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Ever since the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) package was passed into law, fuel prices across the country have skyrocketed. The race is ongoing to be the most frugal motorist (and manufacturer) in the land.

For those of you out there who own a compact sedan or smaller, you might not know how the situation is right now for people with big cars. To shed some light on this, we've put together this short list of big SUVs and vans to show you how much filling a full tank from zero would roughly cost. 

For this table, we used the average fuel prices for the Philippines listed by GlobalPetrolPrices.com for July 2, 2018. The average prices on the site are as follows:

*Gasoline: P54.55 per liter

*Diesel: P43.95 per liter

Vehicle and variant Engine Type of fuel
Fuel tank capacity (liters) Average cost for a full tank
BMW X6 xDrive 30d 3.0-liter turbodiesel Diesel 85 P3,735.75
Ford Explorer 3.5L Sport V6 EcoBoost 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 Gasoline 70.4 P3,840.32
Honda Pilot 3.5 EX L 3.5-liter V6 Gasoline 74 P4,036.70
Mitsubishi Montero Sport GLS Premium 2WD 8AT 2.4-liter turbodiesel Diesel 68 P2,988.60
Nissan Urvan Premium AT 2.5-liter turbodiesel Diesel 65 P2,856.75
Toyota Fortuner 2.4 G Dsl AT 2.4-liter turbodiesel Diesel 80 P3,516
Toyota Fortuner 2.7 G Gas AT 2.7-liter Dual VVT-i Gasoline 80 P4,364

Do note that a bigger fuel tank also equates to better range, so don't look at these figures one-dimensionally. 

Still, be thankful if your car's fuel tank is smaller than the ones listed here. What your ride might lack in cabin room, you get back in savings per full tank. 

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