10 best cars we've reviewed in 2019 under P1-million
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The year 2019 was full of ups and downs. There were some cars that were so-so and others that were amazing, with equally amazing price tags; meaning they make our wallets tremble in fear. 

However, there are times when a car surpasses the expectations of its price range. You can buy an affordable vehicle by scraping the bottom of the barrel, but that would just be a bad way to spend your money. Information is worth its weight in gold when buying a car, so here are our top 10 highest-rated cars for under P1,000,000 for the year 2019. 

Best cars reviewed in 2019 for less than P1,000,000 - MG 5

Review Rating: 4.1 / 5 

Best cars reviewed in 2019 for less than P1,000,000 - MG 5 Interior

We were able to review this subcompact from MG Philippines in its upper-mid trim level, the Style variant. There is a higher variant in the form of the Alpha, but even that comes in at under P1,000,000. Even if we didn’t get the most decked-out MG 5 in terms of features, the car was roomy with a hefty amount of features. Quite notable was the 10-inch infotainment screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Oh, and it looks quite handsome as well. 

Related: 2020 MG 5 Review
Best cars reviewed in 2019 for less than P1,000,000 - Kia Soluto

Review Rating: 4.0 / 5 

Best cars reviewed in 2019 for less than P1,000,000 - Kia Soluto Interior

Cars have come a long way, granted, but affordable cars have made important strides. The Kia Soluto is one of the pioneers for consumers to settle for more. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are rarities in this price bracket and the Kia Soluto has a rather seamless system. The interior also does not indicate its price point, which is awesome. 

Best cars reviewed in 2019 for less than P1,000,000 - Honda Brio

Review Rating: 4.0 / 5

Best cars reviewed in 2019 for less than P1,000,000 - Honda Brio Interior

One of the pioneers of its class, the Honda Brio is loved a venerated by Honda fans for being an affordable entry-level hatchback that is well put together. This generation ticks all the right boxes in features, fuel efficiency, and handling for its segment. 

Best cars reviewed in 2019 for less than P1,000,000 - Suzuki Dzire

Review Rating: 3.9 / 5

Best cars reviewed in 2019 for less than P1,000,000 - Suzuki Dzire Interior

We rarely get to test small cars with a rear seat that is more featured. In this case, the Dzire has an armrest and a set of air vents for passengers at the back. Another aspect that we liked about this car was the frugal gasoline engine, as well as the high-speed stability. 

Best cars reviewed in 2019 for less than P1,000,000 - Volkswagen Santana

Review Rating: 3.9 / 5 

Best cars reviewed in 2019 for less than P1,000,000 - Volkswagen Santana Interior

A sedan with European styling doesn’t have to break the bank. As is the case with the Volkswagen Santana in its sedan form. Even for a subcompact, it has a lot of space for occupants. It is easy to drive around the city as well, and doing so doesn’t hurt your wallet because of the fuel-efficient engine and 6-speed transmission combo. 

Best cars reviewed in 2019 for less than P1,000,000 - Volkswagen Santana GTS

Review Rating: 3.9 / 5

Best cars reviewed in 2019 for less than P1,000,000 - Volkswagen Santana GTS Interior

Usually, a budget of under P1,000,000 will get you a small hatchback, but in this case, Volkswagen is giving you more in the form of the Volkswagen Santana GTS wagon. It has a lot of space, a frugal engine, and styling that ages gracefully. It’s the most affordable wagon in the Philippines and is a great car under budget. 

Best cars reviewed in 2019 for less than P1,000,000 - Hyundai Reina

Review Rating: 3.8 / 5 

Best cars reviewed in 2019 for less than P1,000,000 - Hyundai Reina Interior

Hyundai has a counterpart to the Kia Soluto in the form of the Hyundai Reina. It’s got a good amount of trunk space and storage space around the cabin. When we reviewed it, we did get a unit with a stick, which was pleasant to use because of the short throws. 

Best cars reviewed in 2019 for less than P1,000,000 - Suzuki Celerio

Review Rating: 3.8 / 5

Best cars reviewed in 2019 for less than P1,000,000 - Suzuki Celerio Interior

We have got to hand it to Suzuki in the small car segment because they know how to maximize space inside a cabin that is tiny. Just because it’s small doesn’t mean it can’t excite, and the Celerio has handling dialed in. Since it is small, it also features great fuel efficiency. 

Best cars reviewed in 2019 for less than P1,000,000 - Chevrolet Spark

Review Rating: 3.8 / 5

Best cars reviewed in 2019 for less than P1,000,000 - Chevrolet Spark Interior

Perhaps this car can Spark some joy with drivers. A spritely engine can be found in this car, and it is loaded with features. Speaking of loading, the cabin itself has a large area for passengers and various bits of cargo that may be taken on a journey. 

Best cars reviewed in 2019 for less than P1,000,000 - Mitsubishi Mirage

Review Rating: 3.7 / 5

Best cars reviewed in 2019 for less than P1,000,000 - Mitsubishi Mirage Interior

Mitsubishi has done something right in the Philippine market with the Mitsubishi Mirage. When fully equipped, the subcompact has features that can be founded in larger cars in different segments, which give it a good value proposition. Pair that with a frugal engine that doesn’t tax your wallet every time you drive, and you have a respectable car for point A to point B affairs. 

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