5 best crossovers in the Philippines

The Subcompact crossover segment is slowly flooding in with new models left and right with each one vying for a spot on the market available in the Philippines. More and more people are leaning towards these kinds of vehicles thanks to their attractive set of features and their relatively affordable price points. 

That being said, with so many options to choose from it becomes a difficult task to figure out which one will suit you the best and which one comes with the best value for money. That's why we have compiled a quick list of what we think are the best subcompact crossovers that we have reviewed and that you can buy in the country today in no particular order.

Nissan Kicks e-Power

The Nissan Kicks e-Power represents a revolutionary step in the world of compact crossovers. This dynamic vehicle seamlessly blends cutting-edge technology, impressive performance, and eco-friendly credentials to deliver an unforgettable driving experience.

Under the hood, the Kicks e-Power employs a groundbreaking e-Power system, combining a 1.2-liter gasoline engine with an electric motor. This innovative powertrain offers the best of both worlds, providing the instant torque and efficiency of electric propulsion while eliminating range anxiety. The result is a remarkable balance between power and fuel economy.

Whether you're navigating city streets or embarking on a weekend adventure, the Nissan Kicks e-Power redefines the crossover segment with its electrifying performance and sustainable driving.

2021 Kia Stonic yellow

One of the newest additions to the local lineup of Kia Philippines is the Kia Stonic. Coming in with a price tag that is well under P1 million, the South Korean subcompact crossover presents itself as an affordable vehicle. It brings with it an 8-inch infotainment system that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across its variant range. It also comes with a reverse camera, a handy feature to have especially for its price point. While not as powerful as its competitors it does come with a 1.4-liter gasoline engine that produces between 94 to 99hp with 132 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. If you are looking for an affordable crossover with 200mm of ground clearance then you should consider the Kia Stonic for your shortlist.

Toyota Raize

It's one of Toyota’s newest models and its entry into the subcompact crossover segment. The Toyota Raize offers you two engine choices ranging from the 1.2-liter naturally aspirated motor and a 1.0-liter turbo engine. It offers you just the right amount of technology for a competitive price point and even boasts some of the brand’s Toyota Safety Sense technology under the hood. This makes it one of the most competitively priced vehicles available on the market today with wait times for the vehicle reaching about three months just to get a unit.

Toyota Yaris Cross

The Toyota Yaris Cross is a testament to Toyota's commitment to eco-friendly mobility without compromising on versatility and style. This compact hybrid SUV is engineered to deliver exceptional fuel efficiency, a smooth driving experience, and the practicality to tackle any adventure.

With its impressive hybrid technology and versatile interior, the Toyota Yaris Cross HEV is the ideal choice for drivers seeking an eco-conscious, versatile, and reliable compact SUV that excels in both city and highway driving, making it a standout choice in its class. If you are not looking for hybrid power, a traditional gasoline engine is also available.

Mazda CX-3

If you want something a little more stylish with an award-winning design then the Mazda CX-3 could be the crossover for you. It utilizes the brand’s Kodo Design Language and comes powered by a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine that comes with i-Stop technology to help you save on gasoline. It also comes with a 7-inch infotainment system that comes with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto. It also has a 7-speaker BOSE sound system to really liven up the mood in the cabin. On top of all of this, it also comes with a 5-year free service plan which includes free parts and labor which is part of the three-year or 100,000km warranty. 

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