There’s a new MPV in the market, and it boasts a mix features rolled into one affordable package. What we’re referring to is the Maxus G50, the eight-seater that AC Motors launched in our market earlier this week.
Given our market’s affinity for spacious and compact people-haulers, a lot of you guys took notice. Plus, there’s also the fact that the G50 takes aim right at the Toyota Innova—arguably one of the most popular vehicles in the segment—making things even more interesting.
Now, we’re guessing a lot of people are wondering how the G50 actually stacks up against the Innova, so we’ll help you guys out and put these two vehicles head to head on paper. For this comparo, we’ll be pitting the top-spec Maxus G50 against the petrol-powered Toyota Innova.
First off, the newcomer. The G50 arrives packing a 1.5-liter in-line-four turbopetrol that’s capable of 167hp and 250Nm of torque mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. This top-of-the-line variant comes with a plethora of added niceties, including a 12.3-inch infotainment system, a 360-degree view monitor, a wireless smartphone charger, a power tailgate, a panoramic sunroof, auto-folding side mirrors, and automatic LED headlamps.
Next up, the veteran. As mentioned, the Toyota Innova we chose here is the gasoline-powered one, with a 2.0-liter in-line-four petrol mill capable of 136hp and 183Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Like the G50, it also comes equipped with features such as a keyless entry system, push-start ignition, and automatic climate control, but it doesn’t get the frills like the sunroof and automatic liftgate.
Price-wise, the top-spec G50 (P1,288,000) undercuts the mid-variant Toyota Innova (P1,320,000) by just a bit. Which do you think is the better deal here? If you want to see how these two actually look side-by-side on paper, we listed down the full specs below. You can check them out yourself, and tell us your pick afterwards.
2020 Maxus G50 1.5T Premium DCT
2020 Toyota Innova 2.0 G Gasoline AT
|Price (Philippine Peso)||1,288,000||1,320,000|
|Engine setup||1.5-liter turbopetrol||2.0-liter I4|
|Transmission||7-speed DCT||6-speed automatic|
|Fuel tank capacity (L)||50||55|
|Brakes (front/rear)||Disc/disc||Ventilated disc/drum|
|Wheels||17-inch alloy||16-inch alloy|
|Tires||215/55 R17||205/65 R16|
|Front suspension||Independent MacPherson strut||Independent coil spring, double wishbone with stabilizer|
|Rear suspension||Torsion beam||Four-link coil spring|
|Infotainment system||12.3-inch touchscreen with 6 speakers||Display audio with 6 speakers|
|Automatic climate control||Yes||Yes|
|Interior ambient lighting||None||Yes|
|Mobile wireless charging||Yes||None|
|Parking assist feature||360-degree view monitor||Rear parking sensors|
|Auto-folding side mirrors||Yes||None|
|Dimensions (mm)||4,825 x 1,825 x 1,778 (1,800 with roof rail)||4,735 x 1,830 x 1,795|