Hyundai Grand Starex

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₱1.4 - ₱2.57 Million
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Grand Starex Specs
Engine 2476 cc
Transmission Type Manual
Power 99 hp
Seating 10 seats
Ground Clearance 190 mm
Driver Airbag Yes
Power Steering Yes

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Grand Starex Pros & Cons

Things We Like in Grand Starex

Good interior space

Comfortable seats

Good diesel engine

Things We Dont Like in Grand Starex

Lack of safety features

No LED lighting

Out-dated infotainment system

Recent Updates of Grand Starex

The 2020 Hyundai Grand Starex is one of the popular vans in the Philippines market when it comes to practicality and efficiency. This van boasts a large chrome grille at the front flanked by halogen headlamps which gives it a bold appearance. The base variant of Starex is powered by a 2.5-litre TCI engine that churns out 100 PS of power while the top-end variant gets a 2.5-litre CDI engine that produces 170 PS of power. The Starex gets enormous amounts of space on the inside along with captain seats that can be adjusted to face the third row of seats. The AC vents are placed at regular intervals to ensure comfort for all the passengers. As for safety, the Grand Starex includes airbags, ABS with EBD, stability control, crash sensors, and parking sensors. 

Hyundai Grand Starex 2020 Price List

Hyundai Grand Starex August 2020 prices start from ₱1.4 Million for base variant 2.5 GL 5M/T (Dsl) and goes upto ₱2.57 Million for top-spec variant 2.5 CRDi GLS 5AT Urban.

Variant Price list Specifications  
Hyundai Grand Starex 2.5 GL 5M/T (Dsl) ₱1.4 Million*
SRP Price
2476 cc, Manual , 99 hp, Diesel
Hyundai Grand Starex 2.5 CRDi GLS 5AT Urban ₱2.57 Million*
SRP Price
2497 cc, Automatic , 168 hp, Gasoline
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Hyundai Grand Starex Price In Philippines

₱1.4 - ₱2.57 Million
₱1.4 - ₱2.57 Million
₱1.4 - ₱2.57 Million
₱2.62 Million
₱1.4 - ₱2.57 Million

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Hyundai Grand Starex Colors

Grand Starex is available in 4 different colors - Brown, Black, Silver and White.

  • Brown

  • Black

  • Silver

  • White

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Hyundai Grand Starex Fuel Consumption

Fuel Type Mileage (City) Mileage (Highway)
Diesel 13.52

Hyundai Grand Starex Review

  • Grand Starex Overview
  • Hyundai Grand Starex Interior & Features
  • Grand Starex Exterior
  • Hyundai Grand Starex Ride & Handling
  • Grand Starex Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Hyundai Grand Starex Braking & Safety
  • Grand Starex Verdict

Grand Starex Overview

Hyundai launched the first generation Grand Starex almost two decades ago in 1997. Its been selling since then and has satisfied many people. After witnessing success for a decade, Hyundai updated the Grand Starex in 2007. It refreshed things a bit and the van continued to sell. Today, it’s available in the same avatar. However, Hyundai has given a facelift that comes with the top-of-the-range GLS variant. It looks like a modern-day vehicle. But under the hood are the same engine options - 2.5-litre TCI and 2.5-litre CRDi. The starting price of the Hyundai Grand Starex is Php 1.4 million.

Hyundai Grand Starex Interior & Features

The cabin of the Grand Starex has been done in beige theme. This enhances the roomy feeling of the cabin. The 2018 Grand Starex GLS model also has the same color scheme. There’s a sufficient amount of space for the passengers with enough leg and headroom. The seats are meant to provide good support and comfort.

The steering wheel comes with an optional leather wrap. It has got various mounted controls. Behind it sits a simple meter cluster which shows a tachometer, speedometer, fuel gauge, and engine temp. There’s a small MID for other information. The centre console of the dashboard is very busy in the Grand Starex. It contains two vertically stacked AC vents separated by the 7-inch entertainment screen which supports AM/FM radio, CD, USB, and AUX. Below it is various controls for the manual AC. And then we have the gear lever as an integrated part of the dashboard.

For the comfort of all people on board, there are ceiling-mounted AC vents. And the AC system of the Grand Starex is extremely powerful to cool down a vehicle of its dimensions. There are many cubby holes provided to store items for your convenience. The boot capacity is decent with the last row seats upright but you can always utilise the foldable feature to increase the boot space anytime.

Grand Starex Exterior

Hyundai has finally provided a facelift to the Grand Starex for the 2018 model. The catch here is that only the top-of-the-line GLS variant gets the new exterior. The other variants will continue to have the same old looks. They look pretty decent in today’s advanced world of automobiles. The front fascia of the Grand Starex welcomes you with two large halogen headlamps that offer a good amount of illumination. It would have been so much better if there were LED headlights instead of the conventional halogens. Anyway, they get the job done. And somehow the distinctive design of the headlamps are very Hyundai-ish.

The front radiator grille of the Grand Starex gets a chrome treatment for reflecting a bit of premiumness. The two wide horizontal chrome slats do work wonders and enhance the attractiveness of the van. At the centre of the front grille sits the Hyundai brand logo. The front bumper gets two fog lamps and the bumper itself isn’t body colored but black, which matches WITH the cladding on the sides of the vehicle.

Talking about the side, the Hyundai Grand Starex carries itself pretty well from this angle. The proportions seem to be done just right. There are mild creases above the wheel arches that act as an interesting design element. We also like how Hyundai has nicely aligned the door handles of the front and rear doors. Of course, the rear door slides open. The 16-inch alloy wheels feel a bit tiny for this large size vehicle.

Moving towards the rear part of the Grand Starex, the windscreen is decently big and there’s a wiper to keep it clean. Below the windscreen is a plain and simple lift type boot lid that looks nice irrespective of the fact that it hasn’t been overloaded with complicated design elements. Hyundai has also found just the correct dimensions of the two vertical tail light clusters. There’s even a roof-mounted spoiler that accommodates the High Mount Stop Lamp (HMSL).

As far as the updated GLS model is concerned, its front fascia has been revamped for a fresh and modern design. The headlamps are sleek and stylish. The front grille has been changed too. It is much bigger and contains more chrome slats than before. The front bumper designed has been tweaked as well. The side profile of the 2018 Grand Starex has been improved by implementing a new side skirt and new design alloy wheels. The rear end of the van remains more or less the same with an addition of a roof-mounted spoiler.

Hyundai Grand Starex Ride & Handling

The suspension setup on the Grand Starex includes MacPherson w/ Coil Spring for the front and Rigid Axle 5-Link w/ Coil Spring for the rear. Together they work to provide you with a good ride quality. They handle potholes and bumps on the roads pretty well. Being driven in this large van will be a comfortable affair.

The Hydraulic Power Steering (HPS) gives a proper feedback of what the front wheels are doing. This gives a certain amount of confidence to drive the Grand Starex at high speeds. Also, the long wheelbase and strong body structure make the vehicle.

Grand Starex Engine & Fuel Consumption

The Hyundai Grand Starex comes with two engine options. The first one is a 2.5-litreTCI engine that produces 100 PS of power and 225 Nm of torque. It comes only with a 5-speed manual transmission. The other engine is a 2.5-litre CRDi unit which churns out 170 PS and generates 441 Nm of torque at 2000 to 2250 revs. Available with the GLS trim, this engine is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission.

In terms of performance, the CRDi engine appears to be a better option because of its high torque output at low revs. This will make it easier for the Grand Starex to get going from a standstill and even cruise at high speeds without stressing the engine too much. Since it’s a Hyundai and a van, it’s expected of it to churn out good fuel efficiency numbers. Expect to get around 12-13 kmpl from the CRDi unit.

Hyundai Grand Starex Braking & Safety

Hyundai has provided the Grand Starex with disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. They provide a good amount of braking force to stop this heavy van. Also, the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) aids in enhancing the braking performance. In terms of safety features, we get Electronic Stability Program (ESP), dual airbags, keyless entry with alarm, and reverse parking sensors.

Grand Starex Verdict

With over two decades of experience in comfortably carrying people from point A to point B, the Hyundai Grand Starex is a capable family van. It can easily accommodate up to 10 people. There are a few convenient and comfort-related features that make travelling in the Grand Starex better. This van can double up as a business vehicle for commuting purposes. There are areas of improvements which we are expecting Hyundai to address in the next iteration of the vehicle. With a starting price of Php 1.4 million, the Grand Starex gets a thumbs up from us.

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    Ranj Feb 19, 2020 for Hyundai Grand Starex

    I have a small transport agency where I own a fleet of cars that are used as public transport. When I wanted to expand to big family vans, I was unsure of which one to buy. I finally opted for the Hyundai Grand Starex because it was within my budget and would get the job done. It has a comfortable Read More

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    Eman Sep 11, 2019 for Hyundai Grand Starex

    When it comes to MPVs many of us would not consider a Hyundai, which is something I almost did. Our family is big and we all love to travel together, it is just more fun that way. We started looking at various options and finally end up at the Hyundai showroom to check out the Starex. We liked the overall Read More

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    Ken Oct 03, 2018 for Hyundai Grand Starex

    I have always wanted to be a tourist planner since I loved traveling. My father used to take us to very beautiful places when I was small and I guess I got that from him. I took up the occupation of tourist planner and my business was dong well for a few years. I decided to lift up the game Read More

Hyundai Grand Starex FAQ

What are the Safety Features Available in Hyundai Grand Starex?

The safety features available in Hyundai Grand Starex Below:

Feature Value
Driver Airbag Yes
Side Airbag-Front No
Side Airbag-Rear No
Anti-Lock Braking System No
Vehicle Stability Control System No
Day & Night Rear View Mirror Yes
Parking Sensors No
Crash Sensor Yes
Front Impact Beams Yes
Side Impact Beams Yes
Engine Check Warning Yes
What are the Dimensions of Hyundai Grand Starex?

Below are the Dimensions of Hyundai Grand Starex:

Feature Value
Seating Capacity 10 seats
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 75 L
Wheel Base 3200 mm
No Of Doors 5
Length 5150 mm
Kerb Weight 2154 kg
Width 1920 mm
Height 1925 mm
Ground Clearance 190 mm
Gross Weight 2850 kg
What is the Engine Capacity of Hyundai Grand Starex?

Hyundai Grand Starex comes with 2 variants. The Top variant 2.5 CRDi GLS 5AT Urban:

Engine Specification
Engine 2497 cc
Power 168 hp

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