Top 4 SUVs in the Philippines: Quick Review of Features

If you are thinking of an SUV in getting a car financing loan, better find the model that best fits the purpose. Design is one thing, but the essential factors to consider are safety, comfort, and convenience for you as the driver and your family as passengers.

Below are the top 4 SUVs in the Philippines, including their features to help you decide.

Ford Everest

Ford Everest combines features, performance, and practicality into one. All of its elements, revised from the previous models, are designed and incorporated to create a more balanced offering. This middle-size SUV can manage driving on roads with obstacles typical in the country.

Exterior and interior

Ford Everest 2020 generally has the same look as the previous models, but it stands out with the new details added on its features. These include:

  • LED DRLs (now standard to all variants)
  • Bigger air-intake on the front bumpers
  • Single-piece fog light housing
  • Chrome door handles and side mirrors
  • Redesigned grilles and wheels
  • Roof racks and rain-sensing wipers
  • Auto high beam control for Titanium 4X4 Bi-Turbo
  • Front row seating adjustable electronically in 8 directions
  • The second row can accommodate 2 car boosters
  • The rear row seats foldable via buttons
  • The rear door can be lifted hands free
  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system for wireless connectivity such as the internet, Bluetooth, voice control, and GPS navigation


  • Both variants are powered by diesel
  • The variant Titanium 4×2 has a turbocharged 2.0 liter inline-4, which can create 180 horsepower and 420 nm of torque.
  • The Titanium 4×4 variant has a twin-turbo, 2.0 liter, Inline-4 EcoBlue that can make 210 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque.
  • The peak torque of 4×4 Bi-turbo can be achieved at 1,750 RPM
  • Useful for both rough terrains and family use

Isuzu mu-X

Isuzu m-X is one of the muscular SUVs that does not shy away from the competition. The design, which is a well-balanced pair of functions and style, surely translates to comfort, safety, and convenience.
Because of its utilitarian look, it is a top choice for people who are into vehicles with tough persona.

Exterior and interior

There are seven variants and the differences among them are the chrome details, fender flare colors, ground clearance, wipers, wheel size, and level of stylishness. Some of these are:

  • Its fascia has striking twin LED projector headlights paired with blacked-out grilles
  • LS variants have ground clearance of 220mm and simple-yet-functional 16-inch alloy wheels
  • LS-A variants have 230mm ground clearance and modish 18-inch wheels.
  • The maximum capacity of the roof rails is 60kgs


  • LS variants seemingly look too plain with fabric-clad seats but not heat-absorbing compared to leather
  • LS is equipped with an audio and touchscreen infotainment system
  • LS-A has extra features such as automatic climate control, cruise control, electronically folding rearview mirror, and folding rear table
  • Rear seats can be folded to make extra cargo room
  • Great space for seven people, perfect for family use
  • Fit for long drives, hauling the shopping items, or regular travels from home to office or school

Mitsubishi Montero Sport

Montero Sport already looks sharp and ultra-modern but the recent version raised the bar more through these changes:

Exterior and interior

  • The signature Dynamic Shield protects you and pedestrians while staying in high performance
  • LED headlights similar to Xpander’s and newly-designed 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Repositioned signal lights and fog lamps; removal of crying tail lights and reflectors
  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, HVAC controls, keyless entry, e-parking brake, and power outlet installed at the rear console
  • Mitsubishi Remote Control app for power tailgate, un/locking of doors, and Bluetooth connectivity


  • The same 2.4-liter turbo-diesel 4N15 MIVEC Inline-4 that can make 178 horsepower and 430 nm of torque
  • Steering gears, steering system, and double-wishbone remains the same
  • Automatic transmissions have 8-speed, and manual, on the other hand, has no update yet
  • Mitsubishi Super Select, rear differential lock, and off-road mode selector will make a comeback

Nissan Terra

The newest version of Nissan Terra duplicates the beauty that can be seen from much larger and costlier Nissan models. Driving Nissan Terra on roads, both decent roads and rough terrains, create an unmissable sight.

Exterior and interior

  • Front fascia quite similar to Navarra, posing as a large SUV
  • It has a V-shaped chrome grille, chrome handles, wide chrome boot lid, and LED DRLs
  • Has 18-inch wheels with 225mm ground clearance
  • Installed with Android infotainment system with ergonomically designed center console
  • Design is utilitarian


  • Balanced suspension and fine-tuned double-wishbone for smooth driving
  • Stability during acceleration and braking
  • No engine noise is audible in the cabin
  • Equipped with safety gears such as EBD, airbags, ABS, rear camera (except for base variant), and tire-pressure monitoring/stability control,
  • Nissan Intelligent Mobility for an almost-360-degree view of the surroundings within proximity
  • Most ideal SUV for families and considered a decent escort vehicle for VIPs.