Crossovers have been evolving nowadays, with it being categorized into different sizes. The smallest in the pack, however, is in the subcompact form. Despite it’s shrunk dimensions, buyers still get that crossover DNA, therefore giving you extra ground clearance, better visibility, and an extra boost in practicality. These are perhaps just one of those considerable factors on why many love their crossovers. That said, we’ve managed to put out an alphabetized list of subcompact crossovers that are not only light on the pocket, but are also qualified on those aforementioned traits.
Chevrolet Trax: P1,185,888 - P1,535,888
The Chevrolet Trax has been around in the country since 2015, fast-forward to 2017 and the subcompact crossover received a much-needed makeover. Today, the Trax is still available locally, and notably, its design aged gracefully. Buyers can opt between two variants, namely the LS and the LT. Both trims benefit from a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that puts out a healthy 140 hp and 200 Nm of torque. The said mill is then paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Chery Tiggo 2: P695,000 - P770,000
The Tiggo 2 is the smallest crossover being offered in Cherry's local lineup. Its range-topping trim benefits from other features such as a 9-inch touchscreen head unit with Apple CarPlay. Powering this small wonder is a 1.5L gasoline motor that puts out 114 hp and 141 Nm of torque. The said power plant could either be paired with a 5-speed manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Chery Tiggo 5X: P818,000 - P950,000
When Chery came back to the Philippines, it wanted to establish a new image for its vehicles, therefore providing each segment with a respective competitor. The Chery Tiggo 5X takes over its role of being the brand’s entry to the subcompact crossover segment. As for the powertrain, the only option is a 1.5L gasoline motor, however, buyers can choose between a 5-speed manual or CVT.
Ford EcoSport: P920,000 - P1,190,000
The blue oval badge proudly presents its urban warrior, the Ford EcoSport was actually one of the pioneer models in this segment. It boasts in terms of features and functional look, making it a well-packaged city cruiser. Buyers can opt from a wide range of variants, a total of five to be exact. The majority of the trims will carry the 1.5-liter gasoline engine while the Titanium can be had with a smaller yet more powerful 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine. Unlike most competitors, the EcoSport still has a manual transmission option.
Geely Coolray: P978,000 - P1,198,000
The Geely Coolray packs a lot of attitude and power. Its sporty looks are accompanied by such spirited performance. In fact, this is by far, one of the peppiest vehicles in its segment and that’s all thanks to the small yet mighty 1.5-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine that’s capable of producing 177 hp and 255 Nm of torque. Power is then shifted via a 7-speed wet dual-clutch transmission.
Honda HR-V: P1,295,000 - P1,508,000
The Honda HR-V is somewhat like a raised up Jazz that carries a more powerful heart. Likewise, this Honda also boasts in terms of space and practicality, making it an ideal vehicle for starting families. It’s motivated by a 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine that renders 141 hp and 172 NM of torque. It’s beating heart is then paired with a CVT.
Hyundai Kona: P1,188,000
The Hyundai Kona made its global debut back in 2017, as it features a funky look that’s characterized by the slim daytime running lights and dynamic body character lines. Under its shell, this subcompact crossover is powered by a 2.0-liter gasoline engine that churns out 147 hp and 179 Nm of torque. Power is then shifted via a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Kia Seltos: P1,098,000 - P1,505,000
It’s got the looks, features, and an engine that rewards you with performance and good fuel economy. The Kia Seltos is one of those options in this segment which we think appeals to many, especially to the young ones, given its fresh and vibrant aesthetics. Under the hood of this subcompact crossover is a 2.0-liter gasoline engine that puts out 147 hp and 179 Nm of torque. Power is then shifted via an Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT).
Kia Stonic: P675,000 to P925,000
The South Korean Carmaker will soon expand its crossover lineup with Kia Stonic, which happens to be a smaller option below the Seltos. It’s set to be launched this coming October 15, with three variants available, namely the LX MT, LX AT, and EX AT. All variants get the same engine, which is a 1.4-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine. It will produce 94 hp and 131 Nm of torque for the manual transmission variant and 99 hp for the automatic variants provided with the same torque figures. Notably, this model is even priced affordably, given the early bird rates, with its SRP ranging from P675,000 to P925,000.
MG ZS: P818,888 - P998,888
The MG ZS is the brand’s entry to the subcompact crossover segment. Behind its affordable price range, the MG ZS comes with standout aesthetics as well as a generously equipped cabin for each trim. As for its powertrain, the ZS is run by a 1.6-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine that produces 114 hp and 150 Nm of torque. This makes the MG ZS a proper city cruiser, and it's a good choice for those who are looking into buying their first vehicle. Notably, the aforementioned powerplant could either be paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission or a 5-speed manual.
Suzuki Vitara: P1,038,000 - P1,158,000
The Suzuki Vitara has been quite a familiar nameplate to many already. It’s actually one of the most well-packaged offerings in its segment. Plus, Suzuki is giving buyers a wide range of color options to choose from, there’s even a two-tone combo for a more stylish appeal. Under the hood of the Vitara is a 1.6-liter naturally-aspirated gasoline engine that's paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The said mill is able to produce 115 hp and 156 Nm of torque.
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