25 Most Affordable Family Cars In The Philippines

13 min. read By Kia Navarro on

There comes a time in almost every married person’s life when they need to think about finding an affordable family car.

When it comes time to picking a vehicle for your family, there are a lot of important details you need to consider. Will this car be comfortable when you pick up the kids? Is it fuel efficient? Does it have enough space for the whole family?

You would think that looking for an affordable family car is a piece of cake but with all the models and premium offers these days, you wouldn’t know which is better than which! And if you did find the family car of your dreams, the price is thousands over your budget.

Let’s be honest, not everyone can afford the premium cars but who said that a comfortable and affordable family car is impossible to get nowadays? To help you out, here are 25 of the best family cars in the Philippines!

1. Toyota Rush 2019

P968,000 – P1,100,00

The Toyota Rush is one of the best Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) cars available to date!

This affordable five-door, seven-seater SUV car is one of the latest additions to Toyota’s collection.

This car is not just an eye candy, however, getting 5-stars for safety in the ASEAN Car Assessment Program (NCAP). With that kind of safety rating, it is indeed one of the best family cars you can invest in.

Features:

  • Five-door
  • Seven-seater
  • Equipped with a 4 Cylinder, In-line, 16 Valve DOHC, Chain Drive with Dual VVT-i engine
  • 102hp/6000rpm power
  • 134 Nm/4200rpm torque
  • Four-speed automatic and a five-speed Manual
  • A MacPherson Strut/Multi-Link Suspension
  • Tires are Radial
  • There are six airbags inside the car to ensure your maximum safety
Variant Transmission Price
Toyota Rush 1.5 E MT Manual P968,000
Toyota Rush 1.5 E AT Automatic P1,008,000
Toyota Rush 1.5 G AT Automatic P1,100,000

2. Mitsubishi Xpander 2019

P999,000 – P1,175,000

The Mitsubishi Xpander is one of the most competitive MPV cars manufactured by Mitsubishi Philippines!

The Mitsubishi Xpander is also one of the leaders when it comes to affordable 7 – seater cars in the Philippines!

Features:

  • Five-door
  • Seven-seater
  • Dual airbags and ABS with EBD as standard
  • Has a gasoline mileage of 1.5 Liter 4A91 MIVEC
  • 103HP and 141 NM Torque
  • Four-speed Automatic and a five-speed Manual (base GLX) transmission
Variant Transmission Price
Mitsubishi Xpander 1.5 GLX MT Manual P999,000
Mitsubishi Xpander GLX Plus AT Automatic P1,075,000
Mitsubishi Xpander GLS AT Automatic P1,110,000
Mitsubishi Xpander GLS SportAT Automatic P1,175,000

3. Suzuki Vitara 2019

P913,000 – P1,148,000

Suzuki Philippines has blown the country away with this fourth-generation Vitara it’s most recent entry in the subcompact crossover segment!

It is definitely one of those cars that you would just have to take a second look to be sure that the pure elegance you saw was real.

Features:

  • Five-door
  • Five-seater
  • 2393cc 2.5-L V6 inline 4-cylinder petrol engine
  • 163.5 BHP/6000rpm
  • 225NM/4000rpm torque
  • Six-speed Automatic transmission
Variant Transmission/th> Price
Suzuki Vitara / Grand Vitara GL 1.6L AT Automatic P913,000
Suzuki Vitara / Grand Vitara GL + 1.6L – AT Automatic P1,028,000
Suzuki Vitara / Grand Vitara GLX 1.6L – AT Automatic P1,148,000

(Read: Top 10 SUVs In The Philippines: 2019 Edition)

4. Honda Mobilio 2019

P895,000 – P1,085,000

If you are looking for a family car that is not as big as the Toyota Rush or Mitsubishi Xpander, then you should take look at the Honda Mobilio!

This family MUV is a smaller version of a 7-seater MPV but is still one of the leading family cars.

Features:

  • Five-door
  • Two variants:
    • Petrol with 4-cylinder SOHC i-VTEC (16-valve)
    • Diesel with 4-cylinder DOHC i-DTEC
  • Five-speed Manual transmission
  • Seats five to seven people
  • Improved with ABS and EBD safety specs
  • 88kW (120ps)/6600rpm
  • 145Nm/4600 rpm torque
  • Suspension – MacPherson Strut (Front)/Torsion Beam (Rear)
Variant Transmission Price
Honda Mobilio 1.5L E MT Manual P895,000
Honda Mobilio 1.5L V CVT Automatic P968,000
Honda Mobilio 1.5L RS Navi CVT Automatic P1,085,000

5. BAIC M60

P998,000 – P1,068,000

This mid-size MPV has a very sleek and sporty design that is influenced by SUVs. This premium car is made by Beijing Automotive Group Co. (BAIC) and was shown off at the 7th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS). The BAIC M60 is perfect for those who are starting a family!

Features:

  • Five-door
  • Seven-seater
  • Turbocharged DOHC inline-4 gasoline
  • 147hp/6000rpm
  • 210NM/2000 – 4500rpm torque
  • Continuously Variable Transmission
  • Suspension – MacPherson (front), semi-independent (rear), coil spring independent / torsion beam
Variant Transmission Price
BAIC M60 Standard 1.5 Turbo CVT CVT P998,000
BAIC M60 Luxury 1.5 Turbo CVT CVT P1,068,000

6. Ford EcoSport 2019

P920,000 – P1,190,000

The Ford EcoSport is an American SUV crossover that is powered by engine options that include the 3-cylinder 1.0L Petrol EcoBoost engine or the 4-cylinder 1.5L petrol. This promising car is very convenient and comfortable for long family drives!

Features:

  • Five-door
  • 1.0L Titanium EcoBoost
  • 121hp/150NM torque
  • Six-speed Automatic and a five-speed Manual transmission
  • Has the capacity to accelerate from 0 – 60 MPH 14 seconds
Variant Transmission Price
Ford EcoSport 1.5 Ambiente MT Manual P920,000
Ford EcoSport 1.5 Trend MT Manual P970,000
Ford EcoSport 1.5 Trend AT Automatic P1,030,000
Ford EcoSport 1.5 Titanium AT Automatic P1,100,000
Ford EcoSport 1.0 EcoBoost Titanium AT Automatic P1,190,000

(Read: What Every Parent Should Know About The Child Safety In Motor Vehicles Act)

7. JAC S3 2019

P890,000 – P940,000

The JAC S3 is dubbed as the largest vehicle that is under P1 million! This family car is a smaller version of an SUV and has a large space for the family to enjoy.

Features:

  • 1.6L gasoline VVT engine
  • 116hp/155Nm torque
  • Headlamp can automatically turn on/off – during light changes
  • Headlamp will stay on for 15s after you have locked your car – feature is for when you head back to your car at night
  • Equipped with a Cruise Control System (CCS)
Variant Transmission Price
JAC S3 1.6 VVT MT Manual P890,000
JAC S3 1.6 VVT CVT CVT P940,000

8. Volkswagen Santana GTS 2019

P998,000

If you are looking for a Subcompact car, then you should consider the Volkswagen Santana GTS!

Last October, Volkswagen introduced this subcompact car at the Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS). It can carry loads that are moderate to heavy.

Features:

  • 1.5-liter gasoline I4
  • 108hp/6000rpm
  • 150Nm/4000rpm torque
  • Six-speed transmission

9. Mazda2 Sedan

P850,00 – P1,055,000

Since we are talking about Subcompact cars, the Mazda2 Sedan is a subcompact car that lives up to its manufacturer’s reputation. Its fuel efficient and can take on long drives!

Features:

Variant Price
2 Sedan SkyActiv S MT P850,000
2 Sedan SkyActiv S AT P890,000
2 Sedan SkyActiv V+ AT P975,000
2 Sedan SkyActiv R AT P1,055,00

10. Nissan Almera 2019

P657,000 – P933,000

The Nissan Almera is a fuel-efficient sedan that is the perfect size for smaller families! The classy look of this car is sure to turn heads.

Features:

  • Four-door
  • Five-seater
  • HR12DE and HR15DE engine type
  • Power of 76ps/6000rpm and 99ps/6000rpm
  • 106Nm/4400rpm and 134Nm/4000rpm torque
  • Four-speed Automatic and five-speed Manual transmission
  • Suspension – MacPherson Struts (with Coil Spring and Stabilizer Bar and Rigid Axle), Torsion Beam
Variant Transmisson Price
Nissan Almera1.2 MT (Euro 4) Manual P657,000
Nissan Almera1.5 E MT (Euro 4) Manual P735,000
Nissan Almera 1.5 E AT (Euro 4) Automatic P824,000
Nissan Almera 1.5 V AT (Euro 4) Automatic P900,000
Nissan Almera 1.5 N-Sport AT Automatic P933,000

11. Chevrolet Sail

P791,888 – P917,888

For a premium subcompact sedan, Chevrolet Sail is one of the best options out there! This is perfectly designed for growing families that are always on the go.

Features:

  • Five-door
  • Five-seater
  • 1.5L DOHC DVVT and 1.3L DOHC VVT engine type
  • 109hp/6000rpm and 100hp/6000rpm
  • 141 Nm/4000rpm and 127Nm/4000rpm torque
  • 4-speed- AT with active select and 5-speed- MT – Hydraulic Type transmission
  • Suspension – MacPherson strut-type and stabilizer bar / Rear torsion beam non-independent suspension
Variant Transmission Price
Chevrolet Sail 1.3 LT Manual P791,888
Chevrolet Sail 1.5 LT Automatic P865,888
Chevrolet Sail 1.5 LTZ Automatic P917,888

12. Nissan Juke 2019

P1,021,000

The Nissan Juke is a unique-looking family car that is perfect for families who are looking for a fuel-efficient premium car! This car is perfect for your out of town trips and daily commutes.

Features:

  • Five-door
  • Five-seater
  • HR16DE Engine type
  • 116ps/5600rpm
  • 154 Nm/4000rpm torque
  • Has a XTRONIC CVT for transmission
  • Suspension – Independent MacPherson Strut (Front) and Torsion Beam Axle (Rear)

(Read: Top 7 Affordable Toyota Cars In The Philippines: Price List And Buying Tips)

13. Honda Civic 2019

P1,115,000 – P1,608,000

Out of all the Sedan family cars, the Honda Civic has got to be one of the most popular ones out there! This car has a little bit of everything. Equipped with up-to-date technology, a powerful engine that can take on long trips, and a modern classy look this is definitely the ideal car for small to medium-sized families.

Features:

  • Has three (3) different body types:
    • 2-door coupe
    • 4-door sedan
    • 5-door hatchback
  • Three types of engines to chose from:
    • 1.8L R18z I4
    • 2.0L K20C2 I4
    • 1.5L L15B7 I4 (turbo)
  • Seven-speed Continuously Variable Transmission
Variant Transmission Price
Honda Civic 1.8 S CVT Automatic P1,115,000
Honda Civic 1.8 E CVT Automatic P1,185,000
Honda Civic 1.5 RS Turbo CVT Automatic P1,608,000

14. Toyota Wigo

P557,000 – P696,000

This car can hold up to four adults comfortably, making it good for a family with tweens and teens. There is also a fair amount of space at the back for all your things making it great for family activities.

Features:

  • Five-door
  • Five-seater
  • 6 Cylinder In-Line, 12 Valve, DOHC with VVT-I engine type
  • 66ps/6000rpm
  • 89Nm/4400rpm torque
  • 4-Speed A/T and 6-Speed M/T for transmission
  • Suspension – MacPherson Strut with Coil Spring / Semi-Independent Torsion Axle Beam, Coil Spring
Variant Transmission Price
Toyota Wigo 1.0 E MT Manual P557,000
Toyota Wigo 1.0 G MT Manual P596,000
Toyota Wigo 1.0 G AT Automatic P631,000
Toyota Wigo 1.0 TRD AT Automatic P696,000

15. Honda All-New Brio 2019

P585,000 – P732,000

Honda Brio is a force to watch out for in the road with its impressive i-VTEC engine! Despite being on the budget-friendly category, this car delivers on its promises of smooth and powerful drives.

Features:

  • Five-door
  • Four-seater
  • SOHC i-VTEC 16-valve engine type
  • 90ps/6000rpm
  • 100Nm/4800rpm torque
  • 5MT / 5AT transmission
  • Suspension – McPherson Strut with Stabilizer (Front) and Torsion Beam (Rear)
Variant Transmission Price
Honda Brio 1.2 S MT Manual P585,000
Honda Brio 1.2 V CVT Automatic P646,000
Honda Brio 1.2 RS CVT Automatic P727,000
Honda Brio 1.2 RS Black Top Automatic P732,000

(Read: The Seat Belt Law In The Philippines And Why You Should Take It Seriously)

16. Chevrolet Spark

P694,888 – P859,888

This mini hatchback is often compared to a Mini Cooper or a Toyota Aygo due to its roomy interior, modern technology and city style. If you are a family of five who lives in the city, then you should consider checking the Chevrolet Spark out!

Features:

  • Five-door
  • Five-seater
  • 1.2L Inline 4 & 1.0L Inline 4 engine type
  • 98hp/6200rpm
  • 128Nm/4400rpm torque
  • Continuously Variable Transmission / 5-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Suspension – MacPherson Strut-Type / Compound Crank (Torsion Beam)
Variant Transmission Price
Chevrolet Spark 1.4 LT MT Manual P694,888
Chevrolet Spark 1.4 LT CVT Automatic P734,888
Chevrolet Spark 1.4 LTZ CVT Automatic P859,888

17. Honda Jazz 2019

P857,000 – P1,078,000

A high performing car that has style, a roomy interior, and a powerful engine, the Jazz is made to give you the best experience on the road as possible. This has got to be one of the classic cars out there and the ideal car to pass on from generations to generations!

Features:

  • Five-door
  • Five-seater
  • Chain Drive SOHC i-VTEC 4 valves per CYL engine type
  • 120ps/6600 rpm
  • 145ps/4800rpm torque
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Suspension – Independent MacPherson Strut with Stabilizer (Front) / H-shaped Torsion Beam with Stabilizer (Rear)
Variant Price
Jazz 1.5 V MT P857,000
Jazz 1.5 V CVT P903,000
Jazz 1.5 VX Navi CVT P998,000
Jazz 1.5 RS Navi CVT P1,078,000

18. New Toyota Vios 2019

P662,000 – P1,113,000

The new Toyota Vios is designed to be fuel-efficient. This model is also equipped with a 7-speed sports sequential transmission that can be seen in premium Toyota models.

Features:

  • Four-door
  • Five-seater
  • Wti, 4 Cylinder In-Line DOHC, 16V EFI engine type
  • 107hp/6000rpm and 85 hp/6000rpm
  • 142 Nm/4200rpm and 122 Nm/4400rpm torque
  • 4-Speed AT and 5-Speed MT transmission
  • Suspension – Macpherson Strut with stabilizer (Front) and Torsion Beam (Rear)
Variant Transmission Price
Toyota Vios 1.3 Base MT Manual P662,000
Toyota Vios 1.3 J MT Automatic P688,000
Toyota Vios 1.3 XE Automatic P738,000
Toyota Vios 1.3 E MT Automatic P831,000
Toyota Vios 1.3 E CVT Automatic P881,000
Toyota Vios E Prime MT Manual P886,000
Toyota Vios 1.3 E Prime CVT Automatic P936,000
Toyota Vios 1.5 G MT Manual P984,000
Toyota Vios 1.5 G MT White Pearl Manual P999,000
Toyota Vios 1.5 G CVT Automatic P1,043,000
Toyota Vios G CVT (White Pearl) Automatic P1,058,000
Toyota Vios G Prime CVT Automatic P1,098,000
Toyota Vios 1.5 G Prime CVT (White Pearl) Automatic P1,113,000

19. Suzuki Ertiga 2019

P728,000 – P978,000

This affordable yet reliable MPV car is definitely worth your time and investment. With its spacious interior that can easily fit seven people and design that is beyond outstanding, you are sure to be the talk of the town with this stylish car!

Features:

  • Five-door
  • Seven-seater
  • K14B engine type
  • 95hp/6000rpm
  • 130 Nm/4000rpm torque
  • Five-speed MT and four-speed AT transmission
  • Suspension – Macpherson Strut with coil spring (Front) and Torsion Beam with coil spring (Rear)
Variant Transmission Price
Suzuki Ertiga GA 1.5 MT Manual P728,000
Suzuki Ertiga GL 1.5 MT Manual P848,000
Suzuki Ertiga GL 1.5 AT Automatic P888,000
Suzuki Ertiga GLX 1.5 AT Automatic P978,000

20. MG ZS

P818,888 – P998,000

This subcompact crossover vehicle came from MG Cars, a British sports car brand. This MG ZS is one of the models perfect for families due to its generous interior space and quality technology!

Features:

  • 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline mill
  • 118 hp and 150 Nm torque
  • Four-speed automatic and five-speed Manual transmission
Variant Transmission Price
MG ZS MT Style Manual P818,888
MG ZS AT Style Automatic P868,888
MG ZS AT Alpha Automatic P998,000

21. Toyota Avanza 2019

P731,000 – P1,065,000

This elegant looking car is equipped with a reliable and efficient engine that gives you a smooth and hassle-free drive with the family!

Features:

  • Five-door
  • Seven-seater
  • 3SZ-VE (1.5G) and K3-VE (1.3E & 1.3J) engine type
  • 103hp/6000rpm and 90hp/6000rpm
  • 136Nm/4400rpm and 117Nm/4400rpm torque
  • Four-speed Automatic or five-speed Manual transmission
Variant Transmission Price
Toyota Avanza 1.3 J MT Manual P731,000
Toyota Avanza 1.3 E MT Manual P864,000
Toyota Avanza 1.3 E AT Automatic P907,000
Toyota Avanza 1.5 G MT Manual P957,000
Toyota Avanza 1.5 G AT Automatic P1,000,000
Toyota Avanza 1.5 Veloz Automatic P1,065,000

(Read: Hatchback Vs. Sedan: Which Car Type Is Right For You?)

22. Hyundai Eon

P508,000 – P576,000

For families of five, you might want to consider this car! Powered by a 0.8L petrol engine, this car is fuel-efficient and comfortable to drive.

Features:

  • Five-door
  • Five-seater
  • U-II 1.6-liter CRDi VGT engine type
  • 55hp/5500rpm
  • 75Nm/4000rpm torque
  • Five-speed Manual transmission
  • Suspension – Macpherson Strut Type (Front) and Torsion Beam Axle (Rear)
Variant Transmission Price
Hyundai Eon 0.8 GLX MT Manual P508,000
Hyundai Eon 0.8 GLX NAVI MT Manual P526,000
Hyundai Eon 0.8 GLX 5MT – CBU P558,000
Hyundai Eon GLX 5MT – CBU (with Android AVN Unit) P576,000

23. Kia Picanto 2019

P590,000 – P745,000

If you and your family love the city life and have a knack for exploring, then this car is perfect for you! Do not let its small exterior fool you – it is quite comfortable and spacious inside.

Features:

  • Five-door
  • Five-seater
  • ‎Kappa 1.2 In-Line 4 Cylinder, Multi-Point Injection engine type
  • 84ps/600rpm power
  • 12.4 kg-m/4000rpm torque
  • Four-speed automatic or five-speed Manual transmission
  • Suspension – MacPherson Strut with Stabilizer, Gas, Coil Spring (Front) / Coupled Torsion Beam Axle, Gas, Coil Spring (Rear)
Variant Transmission Price
Kia Picanto 1.0 LX MT Manual P590,000
Kia Picanto 1.0 LX AT Automatic P635,000
Kia Picanto 1.2 EX MT Manual P700,000
Kia Picanto 1.2 EX AT Automatic P745,000

24. Kia Soluto 2019

P625,000 – P735,000

For a sedan car, the Kia Soluto has a lot of interior room! Sporting a 7-inch touchscreen, you can enjoy long drives with your family in style and comfort.

Features:

  • Four-door
  • Five-seater
  • 1.4L Petrol Engine, 4 Cylinder 16 Valve DOHC engine type
  • 94hp/6000rpm
  • 132Nm/4000rpm torque
  • 5-speed Manual Front-Wheel Drive transmission
  • Suspension – MacPherson Strut, H-Typer Subframe (Front) and V-Beam Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (Rear)
Variant Transmission Price
Kia Soluto 1.4 LX MT Manual P625,000
Kia Soluto 1.4 LX AT Automatic P675,000
Kia Soluto 1.4 EX MT Manual P685,000
Kia Soluto 1.4 EX AT Automatic P735,000

25. Hyundai Reina 2019

P638,000 – P688,000

Hyundai Reina has got to be one of the most affordable and stylish family cars you can get! It is not also just stylish but has a lot to offer too! Check the features below

Features:

  • Four-door
  • Five-seater
  • 1.4 MPI engine type
  • 95ps/6000rpm power
  • 13.5kg-m/4000rpm torque
  • Four-speed Automatic Transmission
  • Suspension – MacPherson Strut with Stabilizer (Front) and Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (Rear)
Variant Transmission Price
Hyundai Reina 1.4 GL MT Manual P638,000
Hyundai Reina 1.4 GL AT Automatic P688,000

About the author

Kia Navarro

Kia Navarro Kia Navarro still lives with her parents. She is, after all, a 24-year-old student who just happens to write content for eCompareMo, which she refers to as "the coolest company she's ever written for."