The 7-seater vehicle market in the Philippines has grown over the past few years. More and more models have been slowly added to this category coming in from almost every price point. That being said, the question now arises, what if you want a car that comes with more than just seven seats? What are your options?
To help you with this we have made a quick list of 8-seater vehicles all available and on sale on the Philippine automotive market today. These vehicles will come from multiple price points but all have the same theme of having seating for at least 8 occupants. The list will also be arranged from the most affordable all the way to the most expensive and will vary in vehicle body types.
Suzuki APV (P733,000 - P875,000)
An affordable entry onto this list is the Suzuki APV. This 8-seater MPV is also one of the older models still available in the Philippine market and comes with a great community behind it. It is powered by a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine that produces 91hp and 127 Nm of torque.
Despite its low figures on paper, it’s still enough to get the vehicle moving at highway speeds. As an older entry don’t expect too much when it comes to features, but it’s still a tried and tested vehicle that will fit those who are on a tight budget. It also fits the bill of being an 8-seater albeit being a bit of a tight squeeze.
Maxus G50 (P948,000 - P1,338,000)
If a family vehicle is what you are after and want a vehicle that can comfortably accommodate eight passengers, then look no further than the Maxus G50. Not only can it sit more than seven occupants comfortably it also comes with an affordable price tag as well. Not to mention it also comes with a turbocharged gasoline engine that helps set it apart from the rest of its competition. Its 2+3+3 seating configuration and big dimensions allow it to have plenty of space inside for passengers to sit comfortably.
Aside from this, the MPV also comes with a host of safety and convenience features such as a 360-degree camera to make sure that the vehicle’s occupants are safe in the event of a crash. The camera also helps with the maneuverability of the vehicle making it easier to drive through tight streets or park in small spaces. Overall it’s a great MPV to consider as even though working on a tight budget can afford it.
Nissan Patrol (P4,548,000)
A seasoned veteran that can go toe to toe with its American rival is the Nissan Patrol. This equally large SUV comes with all the luxury features one might expect from such a big vehicle that comes with an equally large price tag. The leather seats are soft yet supportive and the space is plentiful even for 8-occupants.
Similar to its Ford rival, the Nissan Patrol Royale also comes with a powerful engine under the hood, but unlike its American counterpart, it is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.6-liter V8 gasoline engine that produces 400hp and 560 Nm of torque. The Nissan Patrol Royale is ideal for those looking for big space, and big power, but don’t mind having to pay a hefty gas bill for all the luxury and features that it offers.
Toyota Land Cruiser 300 (P5,210,000 – P5,687,000)
Another large SUV to make it onto the list is the Toyota Land Cruiser. Known for its near-legendary status as a dependable off-roader, this SUV also carries with it more than enough room to comfortably seat eight people.
Unlike its other large SUV rivals that are gasoline-powered, this vehicle runs on diesel instead. It is powered by a twin-turbo V6 diesel engine that produces 302 hp and 700 Nm of torque. It sends power to all four wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Land Cruiser is an ideal SUV to get for those who want an off-road-ready vehicle, that comes with a touch of luxury and a mighty diesel engine under its hood.
Toyota Innova (P1,191,000 - P1,779,000)
The Toyota Innova is a special case that has been added to this list as its pre-facelifted model was a 7-seater vehicle. For its recent facelift, the Japanese automaker has given the vehicle a new headrest for the third row thus increasing its seating capacity to eight occupants. With that change in mind, its V variant has now become a 7-seater instead of its former designation of only being able to seat six occupants.
Nevertheless, the Toyota Innova is a versatile vehicle for those looking for turbo-diesel power under the hood as well as a tried and test platform. While it can be a tight fit especially for those in the third row, the MPV is ideal for those who want an affordable and reliable family vehicle.
The Peugeot Traveller Premium is the brand's entry into the minivan segment. It is quintessentially a minivan with sliding doors on either side with an overall boxy design. While this minivan does come with a 7-seater variant, it also has an 8-seater model. What you do get is a spacious and versatile interior as the seats can be moved around inside the cabin to create more space for cargo when needed. It also has a turbo diesel engine along with a dual sunroof layout. Driving the Traveller Premium is easy thanks to its parking sensor and short nose. Maneuvering is also made easy thanks to its reverse camera.
Chevrolet Tahoe (P4,749,888)
The Chevrolet Tahoe is the brand's entry into the full-size SUV segment in the Philippines. Not only does it come with an 8-seater occupancy but it also has room to spare for cargo as well. What this SUV offers you is big power and big space thanks to its large cabin and its great set of amenities. Speaking of power, the Chevrolet Suburban is powered by a 5.3-liter V8 gasoline engine that produces 355hp and 516 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission.
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