Top 15 Fuel Efficient Cars in the Philippines

by Venus Zoleta, on category "Car Insurance"

April 29, 2019


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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.

1. Ssangyong Rodius

Fuel Efficient Cars Philippines - Ssangyong Rodius

Fuel Economy Rating: 33.12 km/L

Vehicle type: Multi-purpose vehicle (MPV)

Fuel type: Diesel

Transmission: Automatic

Vehicle price: PHP 1.69 million

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.

2. Mini Countryman

Fuel Efficient Cars Philippines - Mini Countryman

Fuel Economy Rating: 30.64 km/L

Vehicle type: Sport utility vehicle (SUV)

Fuel type: Diesel

Transmission: Automatic

Vehicle price: PHP 3.25 million to PHP 4.55 million

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.

3. Kia Picanto

Fuel Efficient Cars Philippines - Kia Picanto

Fuel Economy Rating: 29.23 km/L

Vehicle type: Hatchback

Fuel type: Gasoline

Transmission: Automatic

Vehicle price: PHP 590,000 to PHP 745,000

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.

Read more: 20 Cheapest Cars You Can Buy Under P700,000

4. Suzuki Celerio

Fuel Efficient Cars Philippines - Suzuki Celerio

Fuel Economy Rating: 29.14 km/L

Vehicle type: Hatchback

Fuel type: Gasoline

Transmission: Manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT)

Vehicle price: MT: PHP 558,000 / CVT: PHP 598,000

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.

5. Suzuki Dzire

Fuel Efficient Cars Philippines - Suzuki Dzire

Fuel Economy Rating: 28.40 km/L

Vehicle type: Sedan

Fuel type: Gasoline

Transmission: Manual or Auto Gear Shift (AGS)

Vehicle price: MT: PHP 638,000 / AGS: 698,000

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.

6. Hyundai Accent

Fuel Efficient Cars Philippines - Hyundai Accent

Fuel Economy Rating: 27.80 km/L

Vehicle type: Sedan

Fuel type: Diesel

Transmission: Automatic

Vehicle price: PHP 798,000 to PHP 998,000

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.

7. Toyota Prius

Fuel Efficient Cars Philippines - Toyota Prius

Fuel Economy Rating: 26.13 km/L

Vehicle type: Hybrid sedan

Transmission: CVT

Vehicle price: Starts at PHP 2.249 million

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.

8. Toyota Vios

Fuel Efficient Cars Philippines - Toyota Vios

Fuel Economy Rating: 25.88 km/L

Vehicle type: Sedan

Fuel type: Gasoline

Transmission: Automatic

Vehicle price: PHP 735,000

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.

Read more: How Much Does Toyota Car Insurance Cost in the Philippines?

9. Peugeot 3008

Fuel Efficient Cars Philippines - Peugeot 3008

Fuel Economy Rating: 25.39 km/L

Vehicle type: SUV

Fuel type: Diesel

Transmission: Automatic

Vehicle price: Starts at PHP 2.89 million

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.

10. Toyota Wigo

Fuel Efficient Cars Philippines - Toyota Wigo

Fuel Economy Rating: 25.19 km/L

Vehicle type: Hatchback

Fuel type: Gasoline

Transmission: Automatic

Vehicle price: PHP 621,000

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.

Read more: Toyota Wigo vs. Hyundai Eon: Choosing the Ideal Mini Hatchback

11. Suzuki Alto 800

Fuel Efficient Cars Philippines - Suzuki Alto 800

Fuel Economy Rating: 24.81 km/L

Vehicle type: Hatchback

Fuel type: Gasoline

Transmission: Manual

Vehicle price: PHP 445,000

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.

12. Honda CR-V

Fuel Efficient Cars Philippines - Honda CR-V

Fuel Economy Rating: 23.96 km/L

Vehicle type: SUV

Fuel type: Diesel

Transmission: Automatic

Vehicle price: PHP 1.688 million to PHP 2.125 million

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.

13. Honda City

Fuel Efficient Cars Philippines - Honda City

Fuel Economy Rating: 23.91 km/L

Vehicle type: Sedan

Fuel type: Gasoline

Transmission: Automatic

Vehicle price: PHP 868,000 to PHP 1.059 million

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.

14. BMW X1

Fuel Efficient Cars Philippines - BMW X1

Fuel Economy Rating: 23.88 km/L

Vehicle type: SUV

Fuel type: Gasoline/Diesel

Transmission: Automatic

Vehicle price: PHP 3.89 million

This luxury SUV is built for fuel efficiency with its BMW Efficient Dynamics Technology, TwinPower Turbo engines, and lightweight, aerodynamic design.

15. Suzuki Swift

Fuel Efficient Cars Philippines - Suzuki Swift

Fuel Economy Rating: 23.27 km/L

Vehicle type: Hatchback

Fuel type: Gasoline

Transmission: Manual

Vehicle price: PHP 755,000

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.

Final Thoughts

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.

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