Isuzu Crosswind vs Mitsubishi Adventure vs Toyota Innova

By Botchi Santos
 
Hi, Botchi!

We're choosing between a Mitsubishi Adventure GLS Sport Diesel, an Isuzu Crosswind XTI or XT and a Toyota Innova. It will be our first brand new vehicle and we want it to be worth it. Please help us decide.

Thanks!

Ringo


Hi, Ringo!

Great to hear from you! I'm hoping all is well on your end.

Regarding your query, no doubt the Toyota Innova is the best choice. In fact, it is almost unfair to compare the Toyota Innova with the Mitsubishi Adventure or the Isuzu Crosswind as the Innova is many times more refined, spacious and comfortable. I personally love the top-model Innova V with the 2.5 liter D4-D engine and captain's seats in the middle but it is quite pricey. The Innova is a more refined MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) rather than the more agricultural AUV (Asean Utility Veihicle).

Instead of the Adventure, it is the Mitsubishi Fuzion you should be looking at as it is even better--interior-wise--compared with the Innova. Unfortunately, they still do not have a diesel variant. If they had a diesel engine for this, the Fuzion would be perfect. Right now, it sits second next to the Innova V. Like the Toyota Innova, is an MPV rather than an AUV.

The Adventure is okay, but it's nothing great. It is old, but very tough and simple inside and out so keeping it long-term is worthwhile as it will be very affordable to maintain so it would be third on my list. A lot of tourist taxis and shuttle services use an Adventure for a very good set of reasons: it's tough, simple and affordable. It's very decent to drive, AUV or not.

The Isuzu Crosswind is quite a poor choice. The seats lack support which makes it very tiresome to use on a long drive. The engine is loud and not very strong and the ride is much bouncier, in my opinion, compared to the Adventure. And it is expensive for what you pay for.

Good luck on your purchase!

Botchi Santos

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  • maranello_5775 Oct 27 2009 @ 11:58pm
    go for the innova-it's much more spacious than the adventure and more upscale than the crosswind, if only the revo is still available today and is equipped with vvti or d4d then that tops the list.
  • John Martin C. Balinghasay Oct 29 2009 @ 03:00pm
    the sad thing is I think the isuzu company does not have the funds to build a whole new platform for its 3 remaining models and they will just go on until they become the modern equivalent of the jeepney; always updated cosmetically but never improved. Isuzu fans will argue that the engine is the most durable diesel, sure it is and it does not matter if its the slowest and the noisiest. It does not matter also that the Crosswind platform is more than 10 years old since it was called the Hi-lander and does not offer the comfort and space of modern competitors not to mention the horrific handling and bouncy ride just like a jeepney. . .
  • rndiv1 Jun 20 2010 @ 08:44pm
    @NIP kung kaya nyo ang maintenance ang D4-D kapag nagkaproblema go for innova. pero kung gusto nyo ng subok na at maaasahan lalo na ng mga namamasada eh dun ka na sa crosswind. yun nga ang subukan ng tibay kung tatagal kung gaagwin mong pamasada. kapag nagluko ang EFI ng innova na nagko-control ng fuel injection ng d4d todas ka na pwedeng tumirik ka or magturn wild ang makina mo. yung mga galing japan na hiace kapag ginawa na ang conversion from right-hand drive to left-hand ang sususnod na mangyayari dun eh titirik na....bakit? kasi sa conversion nagagalaw ang electrical system nun kaya ang daming sakit sa ulo ng mga bumibili ng mapopormang van na ganyan na hindi alam ang consequence.
    sa crosswind direct-injection yan kaya may mga isuzu na 1993 model pa pero hanggang ngayon buhay pa at hataw pa rin.
    kaya nasa sa knowledge ng makina ang pagpili ng sasakyan.
  • TAPHER_313 Feb 13 2011 @ 08:29pm
    hi! bago lang po ako dito sa topgear, but in my personal experience, isuzu diesel is the best diesel, kung sinasabi ng iba dyan na hindi maganda ang isuzu or so what, pero pag matagal na ito sa yo tulad ng aking isuzu sportivo 2006 model turbo A/T i have no problems at all...4years na ito sakin, pero habang tumatagal lalu akong naiimpress.. isuzu diesel is better known as a reliable, rugged, durable... maasahan talaga kahit anong layo pa ang byahe or kahit ano pang klase ang kalsada...subok na matatag....kaya sorry to say para sa mga nagpupumilit dyan na the best ang D4D ng toyota eh sige nga patagalan at patatagan nga tayo sa byahe....
  • angeljam Jun 10 2011 @ 07:00am
    mahina ang body ng innova, ang crosswind maingay at mausok, adventure mahina s hatakan. choice ko crosswind immune nko don, tingnan nyo ang manila puro usok.
  • jules164 Jul 05 2011 @ 04:45pm
    Our family owns a 2002 crosswind XT.. Its 10 years old and has more than 100,000 km. Slightly neglected. Its passed emission testing every year still. Fuel consumption has always been consistent 12 km/L in the city, medium traffic. 16 km out of town. For unexpected repairs - A/C thermostat switch Php5000, just recently replaced radiator Php6300.00 and center steering link Php1700.00. The A/C temp control switch was replaced when it was 4 years old, the replacement is now an analogue switch and seems more reliable. The original radiator had an recurring leak, first repair was successful 3 years ago, now it came back around the same spot, decided to replace the radiator instead. The center link had loosened after 10 years, according to the mechanic, due to regular potholes and rough road conditions. Also now needs repainting on faded hood and faded spots on roof, no rust though, purely cosmetic. Maintenance has been cheap, close to negligible. Driving is around town is easy, good visibility, maneuverability and just the right size. Power is sufficient, but not for racing. Enough for overtaking trucks, and pesky tricycles on two lane provincial highways. If you plan on sticking to speed limits on Philippine roads, this is all the power you need. Hauling abilities are great, comfortable enough for a 5 adults and a lot of camping gear at the back. Uphill climbs are never a worry. nMy neighbor owns an adventure 2007 diesel. I\'ve driven it several times. Drives pretty much like the crosswind. It is quieter at lower speeds, seems just as noisy at highway speeds. Seats have more cushion than the crosswind. Last row jump seats have less space than the crosswind\'s. Just as bouncy at the rear. nMy Aunt owns an 2008 Innova diesel manual, and it is quieter than the crosswind at any speed. Driven it a couple of times. It does pick up speed quicker than either adventure or crosswind. Third row is comfortable, and has good space. \n\nI can\'t speak for my neighbor or aunt if they\'ve made a good buy. Also, their cars aren\'t as old as mine. I don\'t know their fuel consumption or their maintenance costs either. I would like though to say, that the crosswind will last 10 years and will drive and serve you the same way it would when brand new. Test drive the 3 and find the one that you really like. Then ask someone who has owned that kind vehicle for some years. That would be the person to ask if it was indeed a good buy.
    Last modified Jul 05 2011 @ 04:50pm
  • mondragon Jan 05 2012 @ 09:08pm
    sa 3 na yan, ISUZU is #heavy duty.. mitsubishi is 2nd.. remember #1 truck maker ung isuzu..#1 producer ng diesel engines..bsta isuzu, tried & tested (in heaviest & extreme conditions)reliability,durability auv/pick ups/trucks but still with good fuel efficiency.. cgro downside lng pra sa karamihan pinakamaingay na engine/vibrate/mbagal.ganun tlg ksi isuzu means truck.

    mitsubishi on the other hand 4 me is in 2nd place under isuzu.. mas mdami sila sales kc may sedans cla.. at mas all around din i2 mitsubishi kesa sa (toyota at nissan-na medium duty lng tlg-wag na mag feeling)...

    parang NHR FLEXI-TRUCK/ ISUZU I-VAN(#1 heavy duty in terms of payload and use); #2 is the L300 fb,.. ung urvan at hi ace medium duty lng tlg mga yan.. although pwd ndin gwing pang service khit parejo lng cla ng payload ng L300,kia panoramic/hyundai h100..

    sa forum na i2.. crosswind goes 4 its timing gear engine of course reliability/good fuel consumption,auv hauler n pwde pang pamilya din.. ung adventure ms ngfocus sya sa speed-power,more comfort ride.. i think belt pdin ata gamit nila.. sa innova prang mas maluwag lang sya kc ms pampamilya nga compare sa crosswind at mitsubishi na pwde pamasada.. i dont like the looks of inova..prang nissan livina din... parang alanganing kotse.. kum baga pwde male pwde female... ms maluwag lng sa adventure innova but sa gamit ms lamang adventure
  • dmaxred18 Jan 14 2012 @ 12:19pm
    Isuzu Crosswind the Best!!!.. Isuzu Timing Gear the best at low maintenance cost pa!..
  • dmaxred18 Jan 14 2012 @ 12:20pm
    Mas Ok sakin ang engine noise ng Isuzu,. machong macho ang datIng!... di tulad ng innova na parang walley, na parang pambakla yung tunong ng engine nya,.hahaha.. LOL....
  • dmaxred18 Jan 14 2012 @ 12:22pm
    Npapansin ko lang sa taong to, botchi santos: Dude alam kong mitsu fan ka, huwag mo namang i-degrade o i-llok down yung capacity ng isuzu crosswind... mahiya ka naman dude
  • bigtime_son Jan 31 2012 @ 12:36am
    There are things to consider. If you want spacious go to crosswind (I think Botchi had never seen the interior of crosswind. its much spacious than adventure and innova). If you want latest engine with high fuel consumption go for innova. otherwise choose crosswind with old engine but durable and low fuel consumption. it will withstand flood....one reason why crosswind don't have ABS is because its body is hard and not "lata" compared to innova....sorry for being bias but crosswind will out-live the innova and adventure based on my experience. I owned one.
  • mondragon Mar 04 2012 @ 07:29am
    mitsubishi adventure-if ur priority is speed, with a comfort twist quieter engine bcoz of timing belt decent fuel consumption and reliability

    toyota innova- number1 CAR maker yan.. some say its not as comfort as nissan,mitsubishi.. but it also has good fuel consumption,reliability... also timing belt-quiet engine.. but more maintenance

    isuzu crosswind- num1 diesel engine producer/truck maker sila... known ang isuzu sa mga diesel engine vehicles kc forte nila un..isuzu crosswind may have similarity with isuzu hi-lander 4 its timing geared engine(noisiest)& vibrations but it has the supreme reliability and fuel efficiency over others... un nga lang dami negative coments kc nga daw, mabagal dw gaya ng truck(truck based kc),maingay,mavibrate.... go for crosswind if u want less maintenance and will serve u almost a lifetime..

    dun sa ngsabi na ms fuel efficient ung innova sa crosswind baka nman todo apak ka sa gas pedal mo sa crosswind AT.. alam mo naman mjo mabgal tlg ang isuzu kumpara sa innova db..eh ung innova konting apak lng sa gas sirit na agad yan...

    the more advanced engine baka ms more maintenance
  • mzklyde_04 Mar 25 2012 @ 09:23pm
    pano po ba mahihila ang 160kph sa crosswind? something engine makeovers? got a crosswind xti 2010 model. pumapalo lng ng 130-140kph sa hiways. :) I'm only 16 guys but I started to drive since 13 palng ako.
  • mondragon Apr 06 2012 @ 08:23am
    mzklyde_04---
    pre student driver k pa lng, sobra kn kung humataw ah hehe.. jan sa 130-140 mo na speed sa xti mu, ncompute nyo ba fuel efficiency rating nyan?pg bmbyahe kb, kw lng mg isa o 10 kau sa ssakyan? importante bro, mtipid padin sya sa fuel.. at reliable engine sya... less maintenance kc timing gears...
    crosswnd din kc is not built 4 speed.. more on power s low gears sya.. delikado mg 160 sa crosswind lalo n timing geared diesel engine yan..truck based.. sisiw lng sa mga gas engined vehicle o mga timing belt/chain na disel engine cgro 160.. pero sa crosswind, sobra2x ung speed n yan
  • mondragon Apr 06 2012 @ 08:32am
    mitsubishi adventure-if ur priority is speed, with a comfort twist quieter engine bcoz of timing belt decent fuel consumption and reliability

    toyota innova- number1 CAR maker yan.. some say its not as comfort as nissan,mitsubishi.. but it also has good fuel consumption,reliability... also timing belt-quiet engine.. but more maintenance

    isuzu crosswind- num1 diesel engine producer/truck maker sila... known ang isuzu sa mga diesel engine vehicles kc forte nila un..isuzu crosswind may have similarity with isuzu hi-lander 4 its timing geared engine(noisiest)& vibrations but it has the supreme reliability and fuel efficiency over others... un nga lang dami negative coments kc nga daw, mabagal dw gaya ng truck(truck based kc),maingay,mavibrate.... go for crosswind if u want less maintenance and will serve u almost a lifetime..

    dun sa ngsabi na ms fuel efficient ung innova sa crosswind baka nman todo apak ka sa gas pedal mo sa crosswind AT.. alam mo naman mjo mabgal tlg ang isuzu kumpara sa innova db..eh ung innova konting apak lng sa gas sirit na agad yan...

    the more advanced engine baka ms more maintenance
  • 4g63mit Aug 03 2012 @ 09:26pm
    i still go to the old adventure the 2000 model which we have till now it has a very powerful engine 4g63 engine. ^_^ hope mit. bring back the old adventure and upgrade the interior and the suspension ^_^
  • aoi_karin Jan 15 2013 @ 09:45pm
    xwind d best. malalakas makina.
  • aoi_karin Jan 15 2013 @ 09:49pm
    id still prefer distributor type rather than crdi efi. mas mahal pyesa efi ska complicated ICs
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