Spec-sheet brawl: All the popular midsize SUVs in PH

It's a crowded market
by Drei Laurel | Jan 20, 2019
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The midsize SUV is the bread and butter of just about every major car manufacturer here in the Philippines. Toyota catapulted the segment into household status in the late 2000s, and since then, everyone—the Japanese, Americans, and just about any company that has any business making cars—has stepped up their game.

Now, it’s 2019 and the midsize SUV war is at its peak. Toyota has the Fortuner, Mitsubishi has the Montero Sport, Isuzu has the MU-X, Ford has the Everest, Chevrolet has the Trailblazer, and Nissan has the recently introduced Terra.

Yikes. Is that all of them? They’re the major contenders in the truck platform-turbodiesel segment that’s killing it in the ASEAN market. And that’s a lot of midsize SUVs. If you’re new to car shopping, choosing one that stands out might be a little difficult—especially considering many of these nameplates have similar traits to offer.

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If you find yourself a little intimidated by the sheer number of options available, maybe this will help. We’ve taken all the aforementioned vehicles’ top-of-the-line variants and pitted them against one another in a neat little table. Check each one out spec-by-spec and let us know your pick in the poll below.

Toyota Fortuner 2.8 V 4x4 AT

Isuzu MU-X 3.0 LS 4x4 AT

Mitsubishi Montero Sport GT 4WD AT

Nissan Terra 2.5 VL 4x4 AT

Ford Everest Titanium 3.2L 4x4 AT Premium

Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.8 4x4 Z71 AT

Price (Philippine Peso) 2,245,000 2,095,000 2,164,000 2,096,000 2,239,000 1,998,888
Drive 4x4 4x4 4x4 4x4 4x4 4x4
Seating capacity 7 7 7 7 7 7
Engine 2.8-liter turbodiesel 3.0-liter turbodiesel 2.4-liter turbodiesel 2.5-liter turbodiesel 3.2-liter turbodiesel 2.8-liter turbodiesel
Power 174hp @ 3,400rpm 175hp @ 3,550-3,650rpm 179hp @ 3,500rpm 187hp @ 3,600rpm 197hp @ 3,000rpm 200hp @ 3,800rpm
Torque 450Nm @ 1,600-2,400rpm 380Nm @ 1,800-2,800rpm 430Nm @ 2,500rpm 450Nm @ 2,000rpm 470Nm @ 1,750-2,500rpm 500Nm @ 2,000rpm
Fuel tank capacity (liters) 80 65 68 80 80 76
Transmission Six-speed automatic 6-speed automatic 8-speed automatic 7-speed automatic 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic
Brakes (front/rear) Ventilated disc/ventilated disc Ventilated disc/solid disc Ventilated disc/drum Ventilated disc/drum Ventilated disc/drum Ventilated disc/solid disc
Front suspension Double wishbone with coil spring and stabilizer Independent double wishbone with coil spring and stabilizer Double wishbone with coil spring and stabilizer Independent double wishbone with coil spring and stabilizer Independent double wishbone with coil over shock and anti-roll bar Independent double wishbone with coil over twin tube shock absorber
Rear suspension 4-link with coil spring, stabilizer and lateral rod 5-link coil spring and stabilizer bar 3-link with coil spring and stabilizer bar Multi-link with stabilizer Coil spring with Watts linkage 5-link with coil spring
Wheels 18-inch alloys 18-inch alloys 18-inch alloys 18-inch alloys 20-inch alloys 18-inch alloys
Tires 265/60 R18 255/60 R18 265/60 R18 255/60 R18 265/50 R20 265/60 R18
Seats Leather Leather Leather Leather Leather Leather
Audio system 6.5-inch touchscreen, six speakers 8-inch touchschreen, six speakers 6.75-inch touchscreen, six speakers 7-inch touchscreen, six speakers 8-inch touchscreen, 10 speakers 8-inch touchscreen, 7 speakers
Climate control Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Airbags Driver and passenger, side, curtain Driver and passenger Driver and passenger, side, curtain Driver and passenger, side, curtain Driver and passenger, side, curtain Driver and passenger
Dimensions (mm) 4,795 x 1,855 x 1,835 4,825 x 1,860 x 1,840 4,785 x 1,815 x 1,805 4,885 x 1,865 x 1,835 4,893 x 1,862 x 1,836 4,887 x 2,132 x 1,852
Ground clearance (mm) 225 230 218 225 225 221
Wheelbase (mm) 2,745 2,845 2,800 2,850 2,850 2,845

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    ₱2,100,000
    ₱2,100,000
    Engine
    Inline 2
    Inline 2
    Inline 2
    Power
    160hp
    160hp
    160hp
    Torque
    200nm
    200nm
    200nm
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