Volkswagen Santana

4.5 | 10 Review(s)
₱686,000 - 948,000 SRP Price in Manila
Dp ₱137,200 Monthly Payments : ₱11,768 x 60
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  • 180 MPI AT S DP ₱179,600 MA ₱15,596 x 60 Months ₱805,000 SRP View Offers

Volkswagen Santana 2023

Volkswagen Santana 2023 is a 5 Seater Sedan available between a price range of ₱686,000 - 948,000 in the Philippines. It is available in 4 colors, 3 variants, 2 engine, and 2 transmissions option: Manual and Automatic in the Philippines. The Santana dimensions is 4475 mm L x 1706 mm W x 1469 mm H. Over 9 users have reviewed Santana on basis of Features, Mileage, seating comfort, and engine performance. The lowest monthly installment starts from ₱137,200 (for 60 months). Santana top competitors are 5, Manza, M3 and Dzire.

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Volkswagen Santana Specs

Transmission Type
Gasoline Manual
Fuel Type
Gasoline Gasoline
Gasoline 89 hp
Engine Displacement
Gasoline 1498 cc
Santana Specifications

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Santana Pros & Cons

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Things we like in Santana

Extremely affordable in the segment

Premium brand in the Philippines

Very efficient on the fuel economy

Things we don't like in Santana

Safety features aren’t very high

The power feels a little letdown

Recent Updates of Santana

Volkswagen recently launched the 2021 version of their subcompact sedan, the Santana, in the Philippines market. This refreshed version comes with an updated interior along with new 15-inch alloy wheels. Features on the top-end variant include 7-inch touchscreen infotainment, a six-speaker sound system, auto headlights, sunroof, and rear parking distance control to name a few. All variants are powered by a 1.5-litre gasoline engine that makes 109 hp of power and 145 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The base variant 180 MPI AT S comes priced at Php 755,000 while the top-end variant 180 MPI AT SE comes priced at Php 898,000.

Volkswagen Santana Price

The Santana is priced between ₱686,000 and ₱948,000 .

Volkswagen Santana Variants

There are 3 variants available of Santana: MPI MT, 180 MPI AT S and 180 MPI AT SE.

Volkswagen Santana Power-trains

The Santana is powered by a 1395cc 4-cylinder Gasoline engine produces 89 hp of power and 132 Nm of torque and 1498cc 4-cylinder Gasoline engine produces 108 hp of power and 150 Nm of torque.

It comes with the option of a 5-Speed Manual and 6-Speed Automatic transmission gearbox.

Volkswagen Santana Features

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

Features for Comfort & Convenience include Accessory Power Outlet, Central Console Armrest, Bottle Holder, Cup Holders-Front, Air Conditioner, Heater, Keyless Entry and Power Windows Front.

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

Volkswagen Santana Exterior

If we talk about the exterior features then it include Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank, Electric Folding Rear View Mirror and Adjustable Headlights.

Volkswagen Santana Safety

The safety features of the Model includes the Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Child Safety Locks, Anti-Lock Braking System, Ebd, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning, Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts, Crash Sensor, Front Impact Beams, Side Impact Beams, Door Ajar Warning and Engine Check Warning.

Volkswagen Santana Competitors

The Santana Competitors are: MG 5, Tata Manza, Haima M3, Suzuki Dzire and Toyota Vios.

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Volkswagen Santana 2023 Price Philippines

Volkswagen Santana March 2023 prices start from ₱686,000 for base variant MPI MT and goes upto ₱948,000 for top-spec variant .

  • Gasoline
Volkswagen Santana MPI MT
Manual, 5 seats, 1395 cc, 89 hp
₱686,000 (SRP) MA ₱11,777 x 60 Months, DP ₱137,200 View Offers
Volkswagen Santana 180 MPI AT S
Automatic, 5 seats, 1498 cc, 109 hp
₱805,000 (SRP) MA ₱15,596 x 60 Months, DP ₱179,600 View Offers
Volkswagen Santana 180 MPI AT SE
Automatic, 5 seats, 1498 cc, 109 hp
₱948,000 (SRP) MA ₱15,417 x 60 Months, DP ₱179,600 View Offers

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Length 4601 mm
4413 mm
3995 mm
4425 mm
4300 mm
Width 1818 mm
1703 mm
1735 mm
1730 mm
1700 mm
Height 1489 mm
1530 mm
1515 mm
1475 mm
1460 mm
Power 112
Torque 150 Nm
116 Nm
113 Nm
123 Nm
132 Nm
Front Brake Type Ventilated Discs
Ventilated Discs
Ventilated Discs
Ventilated Discs
Rear Brake Type Drums
Alloy Wheels No
Headlamp Type Halogen
Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank Yes
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Compare Variants Of Volkswagen Santana

  • Gasoline
  • Santana MPI MT
    ₱686,000 SRP Price
    Base Variant Features
    • Gasoline
    • Manual
    • Air Conditioner
    • Power Steering
    • Accessory Power Outlet
    • FM/AM/Radio
    • Speakers Front
    • Air Quality Control
    • Power Windows Front
    • Low Fuel Warning Light
    • Foldable Rear Seat
    • Adjustable Seats
    • Rear Seat Headrest
    • Fabric Upholstery
    • Cup Holders-Front
    • Anti-Lock Braking System
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Driver Airbag
    • Passenger Airbag
    • Rear Seat Belts
    • Seat Belt Warning
    • Crash Sensor
    • Door Ajar Warning
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Front Impact Beams
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
    • Adjustable Headlights
    • Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
    • Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
    • Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator
    • Digital Odometer
    • Heater
    • Tacho Meter
    • Height Adjustable Driver Seat
    • Engine Check Warning
    • Ebd
    • Adjustable Steering Column
    • Bottle Holder
    • Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
    • Rear Window Defogger
    • Electronic Multi Tripmeter
    • Digital Clock
    • Integrated 2DIN Audio
    • USB & Auxiliary Input
    • Keyless Entry
    • Anti Theft Device
    • Bluetooth Connectivity
    • Fog Lights Rear
    • Power Door Locks
    • Central Locking
    • Adjustable Headrest
    • Sun Visors
    • ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
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  • Santana 180 MPI AT S
    ₱805,000 SRP Price
    + 3 Additional Feature(s)
    • Gasoline
    • Automatic
    • Tyre Pressure Monitor
    • Touch Screen
    • Apple Carplay/Android Auto
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  • Santana 180 MPI AT SE
    ₱948,000 SRP Price
    + 12 Additional Feature(s)
    • Gasoline
    • Automatic
    • Side Airbag-Front
    • Alloy Wheels
    • Fog Lights Front
    • Speakers Rear
    • Vanity Mirror
    • Automatic Headlamps
    • Cruise Control
    • Sun Roof
    • Follow Me Home Headlamps
    • Rain Sensing Wiper
    • Leather Seats
    • Central Console Armrest
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Volkswagen Santana Review

Volkswagen is considered to be a premium automobile brand in the Philippines owing to its European origin. Moreover, within this country, it is not really known to be a brand that may come up with a subcompact car anytime soon. But yet, here is the Volkswagen Santana, an extremely affordable subcompact sedan, taking on the likes of the Honda City, Toyota Vios, and the Suzuki Ciaz.

Some of the automobile followers in the Philippines would not consider the Santana, based on one notion that says that Volkswagens are expensive. Well, the company seemed to have taken a dip here and has gone on to provide a car that is totally out of the common notion, especially for the domestic market.

The Volkswagen Santana is not ferociously powerful but is more like a quiet, likeable, and efficient car on the block. The engine is smooth to drive and so is the gearbox mechanism. Plus, the designing is simplistic and nothing fancy.

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Volkswagen Santana Interior & Features

The cabin of the Volkswagen is very spacious and wouldn’t feel very different than the Honda City or the Hyundai Accent. The dashboard is clean and the button bits and knobs are not very clustered together. The height of the driver’s seat can be adjusted based on the comfort level. The three-spoke steering wheel has quite a lot of control buttons on it and can even be adjusted as per the driver’s comfort.

A storage box is added to the driver’s side as well, which makes for a very important miscellaneous-carrying space. The seats are covered in good quality fabric that is comfortable as well. However, reading lights are added to the front row only. Instead, the company has gone on to offer an amazing feature built on the air conditioning system. The AC vents now have pollen filters on them.

The entertainment box consists of a 2-speaker system that can be connected via Aux-in, USB and an SD card. As for the radio, there is a roof-mounted antenna for the connection.

Santana Exterior

The Volkswagen Santana is more of a purist-like car with almost no elements of being brash. Despite being a subcompact, it is quite pleasing to the eyes. The car rides on 14-inch wheels and 175-section tyre, which may not be the best in the segment, but is quite capable of pulling the car without losing its grip on the ground.

The front fascia has the company’s trademark slated grille with a lot of chrome on it. The lower nose section has air vents and is accompanied by fog lamps at the two ends. The wheel arches are not very prominent and there aren’t any black cladding anywhere. The headlamps up front do not get projectors or LEDs for a start, but just a pair of halogen bulbs with turn indicators.

The wing mirrors are electrically adjustable and have the turn indicators installed on them. Moreover, these ORVMs, along with the door handles, are body-coloured. The rear boot is slightly uplifted and has thick split tail lights. There is also no such signs of chrome at the rear end but it does house rear fog lamps that come in very handy on dark roads.

Volkswagen Santana Engine & Fuel Consumption

The Volkswagen Santana isn’t the most powerful car around and even has inferior specification sheet to its competitors. The inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine works smoothly and does not have a very high revving engine to burn out a lot of fuel.

The 1.4-litre engine is good enough to make a maximum power of 90 horsepower at 5,500 rpm along with a peak torque of 132 Nm that comes at 3,800 rpm. The engine is compliant with the Euro-5 norms and does pretty well to fulfill most of the requirements.


The power thus produced is sent down to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox only. Operating the gear knob in tandem with the clutch works amazingly well and there aren’t a lot of hiccups while cruising on the highways or even crawling down the busy traffic.

As mentioned before, the engine does not gobble up a lot of fuel. Hence, even if you have already covered a long journey at a solo or family drive, the 55-litre capacity tank will still have a lot of fuel left to keep you far from worrying. However, all of this comes at the cost of that extra punch down at the engine throttle.

Santana Braking & Safety

Speaking about the safety, considering the price at which the Volkswagen Santana can be bought, the safety features offered are quite at par. Two airbags are offered as standard, just like any other car in the segment.

The braking is handled by ventilated discs for the front wheels while the rear gets drums only. However, despite the lack of disc brakes on all the sides, ABS is still offered as standard and we all know how good and safe it is to have the feature. However, the lack of EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution) may hurt the buyers slightly.

At the rear row, ISOFIX child seat provision is given, along with three 3-point seatbelts. The front seatbelts have the pretensioner feature, which makes jerks and thrusts in tight braking situations more bearable. Immobiliser and electronic door lock are also added to the package. Another impressive thing about the sedan is that a 14-inch spare wheel is offered as complementary.

Volkswagen Santana Verdict

With the introduction of Santana in the market, the Filipinos have received a more sensible choice in the sub-compact sedan segment. Ones who are not looking for anything fancy, Santana will definitely suffice their requirements in an effective manner. 

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  • Affordable but the name is a let down

    I have listened to Santana the guitarist for decades now, imagine my surprise when I find out Volkswagen has a car by the same name. If you know...

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    Gabriel Feb 06, 2023 for Volkswagen Santana
  • High Affordability and Practical

    The subcompact sedan has been recently rolled out by the renowned carmaking body. As soon as it was launched I grabbed all my sources to reach its...

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    Buwan Feb 09, 2022 for Volkswagen Santana
  • Dazzling Beauty

    The design sparkles all through the body of the car. I fall for it every time I keep my eyes on how splendid it looks when in action. Along with its...

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    Basilio Dec 02, 2021 for Volkswagen Santana
  • Practical, stylish and luxurious

    I was looking for a sedan for daily commute purposes and I always had the Volkswagen Santana at the top of my list. I prefer the German automakers...

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    Dante Aug 16, 2021 for Volkswagen Santana
  • Great performance and easy handling

    I have been riding this car for a couple of months now. Honestly, it has left no room for me to complain. The car is very easy in terms of handling...

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    lyrold Apr 26, 2021 for Volkswagen Santana
  • Highly practical yet affordable

    The Volkswagen Santana is among the highly practical yet affordable entry-level sedan cars in the market of the Philippines. In my opinion, the...

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    Arvin Apr 15, 2021 for Volkswagen Santana
  • Practical and affordable

    The Volkswagen Santana is a highly practical yet affordable entry-level sedan in the market of the Philippines. I must say that Volkswagen has in no...

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    Nathan Apr 13, 2021 for Volkswagen Santana
  • Affordable and practical

    The Volkswagen Santana is an affordable entry-level sedan. But that doesn’t mean Volkswagen has compromised with its features. The styling is like...

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    Joseph Dec 29, 2020 for Volkswagen Santana
  • Highly affordable subcompact sedan

    This latest subcompact sedan drew my attention for the first time while I got stuck in a traffic jam and was waiting. Someone drove on this car and...

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    John Kenneth Oct 16, 2019 for Volkswagen Santana
  • Best car

    I was one of the people who have the notion that Volkswagen is a premium brand and all its cars are expensive. Well, the Santana small sedan defies...

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    Benjie Jun 06, 2018 for Volkswagen Santana
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What is the Volkswagen Santana 2023 Lowest Monthly Installment?

The lowest monthly installment for Volkswagen Santana starts from ₱11,768 for 60 months with DP ₱137,200 .

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What is the power output of Volkswagen Santana 2023?

The Volkswagen Santana delivers 89 hp of maximum power and 132 Nm of maximum torque.

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What is the Length of Volkswagen Santana?

The length of Volkswagen Santana is 4475 mm , while the width is 1706 mm .

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What is the Fuel Tank Capacity of Volkswagen Santana?

The fuel tank capacity of Volkswagen Santana is 55 L .

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What is the Tire Size of Volkswagen Santana?

The Volkswagen Santana tire size is 175/70 R14 .

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What is the Alloy Wheel Size of Volkswagen Santana?

The Volkswagen Santana Alloy Wheel Size is 14 Inch .

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