by Venus Zoleta, on category "Car Insurance"
April 29, 2019
Looking to buy a car? Don’t just look at the selling prices. With the rising fuel prices, fuel economy has become all the more important factor in choosing a vehicle nowadays. The less fuel a car consumes and the farther distance it covers per liter, the better it is for a car owner’s wallet. It simply means less frequent trips to the gas station and the ability to save money on gas.
Is the car you’re considering to buy among the fuel efficient cars in the Philippines?
Here are the best-performing vehicles in terms of fuel economy, based on data from the Department of Energy.
Ssangyong may not be as popular as Korean brands like Kia and Hyundai, but it’s actually the fourth largest car manufacturer in Korea. It also has one of the most fuel efficient cars in the Philippines—the nine-seater Rodius. The large hauler suits Pinoy car buyers looking for a reasonably priced family car that can help them save money on gas and transport people and cargo. However, it’s available only at Ssangyong Philippines’ two dealerships in Quezon City and Cebu City as of this writing.
The Countryman is Mini Philippines’ first diesel-powered model, catering to Mini fans who want either a family hauler or a weekend adventure companion. This SUV can seat five people and offers impressive power for both city and off-road driving conditions.
Money-savvy car buyers will never go wrong with a Kia Picanto. Aside from being one of the cheapest cars in the Philippines (with its lowest-priced variant at around PHP 500,000), the Picanto is also among the most fuel efficient cars in the country.
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Suzuki’s affordable hatchback makes it on this list of fuel efficient cars in the Philippines, as it can go 29.14 km per liter on light-traffic highways. Despite its size, it can fit a family of five with ample legroom, headroom, and elbowroom, plus cargo worth 254L.
Suzuki’s entry-level sedan is a value-for-money option if you’re looking for a fuel efficient car priced under PHP 700,000. One of its variants come with the Auto Gear Shift technology that automates gear shifting for the driver, which leads to less fuel consumption.
Practicality meets style in this fuel efficient Hyundai model. Aside from its high fuel economy rating, the Accent boasts of a sophisticated styling for its exterior and lots of storage space in its trunk.
If you’re looking for eco-friendly and fuel efficient cars in the Philippines (and don’t mind paying over PHP 2 million for it), look no further than Toyota’s hybrid car. Being a hybrid makes the Prius emit less carbon dioxide and consume less fuel than most diesel-powered and gasoline-powered vehicles.
The Toyota Vios is the Japanese carmaker’s best-selling model in the Philippines. It isn’t hard to see why. Aside from the affordable price tag, it provides bang for the buck with its high fuel economy rating and low car insurance cost.
This premium SUV from the world-renowned French automaker has an engine that’s powerful yet fuel efficient. Its smaller engine displacement consumes less fuel than larger engines.
The Wigo is one of the most popular Toyota models in the Philippines, mainly for its cheap price and compact size. But one of its lesser-known yet noteworthy features is its fuel efficiency. This Toyota hatchback helps save money on gas with its ability to travel farther per liter.
This affordable Suzuki hatchback is packed with engine technologies that make it consume less fuel. Together with its small and lightweight body, the Alto 800 will surely help you save money on gas.
The Honda CR-V is perfect for families with its balance of performance, versatility, and efficiency. This seven-seater SUV is equipped with technologies such as the Eco Assist System that lead to low fuel consumption, making it one of the most fuel efficient cars in the Philippines.
From its 1.5 liter i-VTEC engine to its Eco Assist technology, this Honda sedan makes a great choice for a fuel efficient car.
This luxury SUV is built for fuel efficiency with its BMW Efficient Dynamics Technology, TwinPower Turbo engines, and lightweight, aerodynamic design.
The Suzuki Swift has a compact, lightweight engine with direct action intake that result in high compression ratio and reduced friction—all of which contribute to lower fuel consumption.
Finding fuel efficient cars in the Philippines isn’t difficult at all, as modern vehicles come equipped with technologies and innovations that reduce fuel consumption and help drivers save money on gas.