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GAC GS3 Pros & Cons

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Things we like in GS3

Spacious cabin

Affordable pricing

Things we don't like in GS3

Steering lacks feel

Inconsistent power delivery

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The GAC GS3 is a 5-seater crossover that offers a balance of affordability and features. With a price range of ₱898,000 to ₱968,000 in the Philippines. It is available in 5 colors and 4 variants, 1.5 GS AT, 1.5L Premiere AT, 1.5 GB AT, and 1.3 Gas Turbo AT GE, with two engine options a 1.5L 113 hp/150 Nm unit and a 1.3L 136hp/202 Nm unit, both of which are paired to a six-speed AVT transmission. The GS3 faces competition from other crossovers in the market, including models like the S1, RX5, ZS, and S2. 

GAC GS3 Price

The GS3 is priced between ₱898,000 and ₱968,000 .

GAC GS3 Variants

There are 4 variants available of GS3: 1.5 GS AT, 1.5L Premiere AT, 1.5 GB AT and 1.3 Gas Turbo AT GE.

GAC GS3 Power-trains

The GS3 is powered by a 1495cc 4-cylinder Gasoline engine produces 113 hp of power and 150 Nm of torque.

It comes with the option of a 6-Speed Automatic transmission gearbox.

GAC GS3 Features

The feature list of GS3 includes Central Locking, Power Door Locks, Anti Theft Device and Engine Immobilizer in terms of security.

Features for Comfort & Convenience include Air Conditioner, Automatic Climate Control, Air Quality Control, Heater, Accessory Power Outlet, Engine Start/Stop Button, Central Console Armrest, Bottle Holder, Keyless Entry, Cruise Control, Power Windows Front, Power Windows Rear, Rear Reading Lamp, Vanity Mirror, Automatic Headlamps and Follow Me Home Headlamps.

Features for Entertainment & communication include USB & Auxiliary Input, Bluetooth Connectivity, FM/AM/Radio, Speakers Front, Speakers Rear, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Integrated 2DIN Audio and Touch Screen.

GAC GS3 Exterior

If we talk about the exterior features then it include Electric Folding Rear View Mirror, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator, Integrated Antenna, Rear Window Wiper, Rear Window Defogger, Adjustable Headlights, Roof Rail, Rear Spoiler and Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank.

GAC GS3 Safety

The safety features of the Model includes the Anti-Lock Braking System, Brake Assist, Ebd, Vehicle Stability Control System, Traction Control, Crash Sensor, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Seat Belt Warning, Rear Seat Belts, Child Safety Locks, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Parking Sensors, Rear Parking Sensors, Rear Camera, Hill-Start Assist Control, Downhill Assist Control, Front Impact Beams, Side Impact Beams, Engine Check Warning and Speed Sensing Door Locks.

GAC GS3 Competitors

The GS3 Competitors are: MG ZS, JAC S2, Chery Tiggo 5x, Chery Tiggo 2 Pro and Toyota Raize.

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GAC GS3 Review 2024

The GAC GS3 is the smallest offering in the SUV lineup from the Chinese carmaker GAC. Designed to compete with the new generation sub-compact SUVs, the GAC GS3 has got the advantage of offering a feel of a bigger car over them at the same price. In the Philippines, GAC has made the GS3 available in three different variants – AT GS, AT Premiere, and AT GE, all of which come standard with petrol-automatic powertrains.

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Brand GAC Philippines
Price ₱898,000 - 968,000
Body Type Crossover


Engine 1495 cc
Transmission Type Automatic
Power Output 113 hp and 150 Nm of torque
Fuel Type Gasoline
Drive Type FWD


Seating Capacity 5 Seater
Width 1825 mm
Length 4350 mm
Height 1655 mm
Cargo Volume 370 L

GAC GS3 Interior & Features

The GAC GS3 has got a decent-looking layout for the cabin, which might not be the most modern place to be seated in, but it gets the job done by being decently equipped with good fit and finish levels. The GS3 gets a conventional instrument console placed within a rounded rectangular housing behind a good-looking three-spoke multifunction steering wheel.

The central layer of the dashboard gets a soft-touch brown upholstery, which is extended on all four-door panels as well. The centre console looks wide with a rounded rectangular panel in the middle, which houses the touchscreen infotainment system with vertical AC vents on either side and an array of buttons for the audio system below it. The lower centre console of the GAC GS3 gets unique rounded rectangular themed buttons for automatic climate control.

The cabin of the GAC GS3 is spacious enough for five passengers and gets a few additional features like leather upholstery, electric sunroof, height-adjustable driver’s seat, and push start-stop button.


GS3 Exterior

The GAC GS3 might not be the flashiest looking SUV on the market right now, but for the price segment to which it belongs, it certainly is the biggest SUV with a grand road presence. The overall styling and upright stance of the GAC GS3 make it look balanced and give it a proper SUV-ish stance, despite GAC rightfully calling it a crossover.

At the front, the GAC GS3 has a simple-looking trapezoidal grille, which gets two horizontally laid chrome slats and a rounded GAC logo in between. A pair of angular headlamps assist the front grille by presenting just adjacent to the side edges, which get LED projector headlamps and stripes of daytime running LEDs on their lower edges. Like a traditional SUV, the GAC GS3 also gets thick body cladding and silver skid plates on the front bumper, with the former extending on the side profile too.

The GAC GS3 has got a nice tall stance with an upright bonnet, which looks the best when viewed from the sides. There is a decent amount of body cladding at the bottom of the door panels and wheel arches. The GAC GS3 gets a nice crease flowing through the door panels which meet at the edge of the tail lamps. Even the upper and lower window lines run parallel to each other on the C-pillar, thus giving a floating roof effect to the SUV.

At the back, the GAC GS3 gets wraparound tail lamps which are stretched in the form of the wings of a butterfly. The Z-shaped C-pillar is the main attraction of the rear profile of the SUV. The license plate housing is positioned on the rear bumper, which gets heavy black cladding and rounded exhaust ports at both the corners, above which reflectors are placed.

GAC GS3 Ride & Handling

The GAC GS3 has a sorted mechanical setup under the skin with Macpherson struts at the front and a twisted beam at the rear. While the body control is well under check, the GS3 is not too fun to drive around corners due to a lack of feedback from the steering. However, the ride quality is decently supple for even longer journeys.

GS3 Engine & Fuel Consumption

The GAC GS3 is powered by a 1.3-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which claims to be the most powerful engine for SUVs in its price range. Available solely with a 6-speed automatic transmission, the engine makes a maximum power output of 137 PS and a peak torque output of 202 Nm. While these figures look healthy, the power delivery is inconsistent at times.

GAC GS3 Braking & Safety

The GAC GS3 has a decent list of safety equipment which consists of front, side, and curtain airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control, brake assist, hill hold control, hill descent control, electronic parking brake, parking sensors, and tire pressure monitoring system.

GS3 Verdict

For its price, the GAC GS3 comes across as a practical SUV with all of its basic grounds pretty well sorted. The SUV is decent to drive and keeps you comfortable while it is being driven on the road.

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  • Impressive driving dynamics, nimble handler

    I have had the chance to try out the GAC GS3 amid the rainy city roads and I must say it was an excellent experience. It is a nimble handler that...

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    Mishkat Jan 11, 2024 for GAC GS3
  • Offers a supple ride

    I was not confident about buying the GAC GS3 because it came from a Chinese brand, and my experience with Chinese cars has been bad in the past. But...

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    Adrian Jul 20, 2023 for GAC GS3
  • Simplified yet spacious Gac car

    Reason for which I got specifically drawn towards this model is this has more than enough room to breathe for its riders. Design of this car is quite...

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    Antonio Feb 22, 2023 for GAC GS3
  • Beauty at its best

    Keeping aside the beautifully crafted exterior look, the dashboard in the interior has an additional tincture of class to the whole infrastructure....

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    Dante Feb 18, 2022 for GAC GS3
  • Bombshell Production

    This compact and reliable SUV has left me with no regret over my decision. I have never skipped a single chance of exploring new routes with my new...

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    Esteban Nov 29, 2021 for GAC GS3
  • Absolutely impressive

    The GAC GS3 is one of the best SUVs in the Philippines market. I have driven over 15 SUVs and I personally own 5 others, but I can say that the car...

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    Herren Aug 11, 2021 for GAC GS3
  • The car of tomorrow

    The GAC S3 has been the most recent addition to my stable. While first I was suspicious about its performance in the test drive proved otherwise. I...

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    Anthony Oct 06, 2020 for GAC GS3
  • Handsome, compact SUV

    I was hunting for an entry-level SUV when my eyes fell on this car. I was really impressed by its handsome looks. The Beeswax Yellow paint scheme of...

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    Ichabod Oct 01, 2020 for GAC GS3
  • Premium-looking but affordable

    I am a firm believer in the fact that the Philippines market is run by affordable VFM models. And a lot of automakers have made it big with just this...

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    Cedric Sep 29, 2020 for GAC GS3
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