Several car buyers are often captivated by the looks of a vehicle, that is why a brand’s design department plays a significant role to ensure that the car is not only aerodynamic but also pleasing to the eyes. In the local automotive market, many affordable sedans deliver in terms of looks, in fact, our team has managed to come up with a list of 8 models that will surely please your eyes and pocket. So without further ado, here are the best-looking sedans that won’t break the bank.
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The Kia Forte is not your average compact sedan, as it does pack more than enough power to give you that exhilarating drive. Of source, its performance is well complemented by the exterior that’s reinforced with several sporty appointments. Opting for the 1.6 Turbo GT AT variant adds a significant amount of exterior upgrades, such as the black and red details, side skirts, its sport-tuned exhaust with chrome finishing, the lip-type black spoiler, and the GT badging. Currently, the Kia Forte GT retails at under P1,700,000, while the rest of its variants sit under the P1,200,000 price range.
The MG 5’s extensive dimensions is then accompanied by a clean yet attractive exterior, it’s just the perfect embodiment of the famous saying that ‘Simplicity is beauty.’ Everything appears to be well-laid out, from the well-planted body lines to the fair amount of chrome accents. Its tires and alloy wheels may vary depending on the variant you purchase. Its prices range starts at under P700,000 and tops at under P1,000,000 pesos.
On the outside, the Volkswagen Lamando doesn’t carry much of that ‘wow’ factor with it being a new nameplate, but it’s sure to age gracefully over time. Like most of its stablemates, it actually stuns you through a simple presentation, and we’re talking Volkswagen aesthetics here. The Lamando flaunts its boxy dimensions with a set of well-pronounced character lines and a fair share of chrome accents. Notably, both variants are almost identical, the two even get the same 17-inch alloys wrapped in 225/50 tires. Currently, both variants of the compact sedan are priced under the P1,750,000 price range.
The Mazda2 is currently the smallest offering in the Japanese automaker’s lineup. Despite that, this subcompact sedan still has a lot to offer including the desirable exterior that’s solely based on the brand’s KODO: Soul of Motion design language. This means the Mazda2 gets a curvaceous body styling that can be accompanied by a lovely range of colors such as the Soul Red Crystal which comes at an additional cost. The sole variant of the Mazda2 retails under the million peso price range.
If you find the Mazda2 a little bit small, then your closest alternative to this is the compact Mazda3. Now, on its third generation, the compact car features a more evolutionary exterior design that can match some of those sedans from other premium brands. You’d be surprised at how affordable this is, with both of its sedan variants priced under the P1,500,000 mark.
Just last year, the all-new Honda City made its way to the Philippine market. Of course, part of its enticing package is the new looks, giving the car a more upscale and sportier feel to it. While the RS benefits from a number of exclusive sporty details, the mid-tier V and S variants still look as desirable as they should. All trims benefit from alloy wheels and LED taillights, while V and RS get larger wheels, and the all-LED front lighting system is exclusive on the RS. Currently, its prices range from P848,000 up to P1,058,000.
It’s one of the most iconic nameplates in the world. The current-generation Honda Civic still appeals to many, especially those who have been avid fans of its previous iterations. It is undoubtedly one of the most good-looking sedans in its segments. After having its Philippine debut back in 2016, the brand has then released its facelift version last 2019, with it still sporting a familiar look, although it gets other notable additions such as a new set of wheels for the RS variant. Pricing of the Civic starts at under P1.2-million pesos and tops at under P1.7-million pesos.
Toyota Corolla Altis
The all-new Toyota Corolla Altis was launched last 2019 with a hybrid option now available for the Philippines market. By the looks of it, the Altis has matured over its predecessor, with it featuring a curvaceous exterior design that looks sleek and modern at the same time. It’s no Camry though, but it can qualify as a chauffeur car that can transport you through your business meetings or fancy events. Prices range from P1,014,000 up to P1,595,000.