MPV matchup: Toyota Innova vs. Maxus G50

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The local multi-purpose vehicle segment has a lot to offer to Filipino car buyers. Those on the market for a roomy MPV often look to one of the longest-running nameplates in the category — the ever-reliable Toyota Innova. But how does a newcomer like the Maxus G50 fare against a segment veteran?

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How many variants does the Toyota Innova have?

    The Toyota Innova is offered in six variants.
  • How many variants does the Maxus G50 have?

    The Maxus G50 is offered in three variants.
  • Interested to find out which among the two make for a better family carrier? Join us as we pit the seasoned Toyota Innova against the fledgling Maxus G50.

    Exterior

     

    Toyota Innova

    Maxus G50

    Dimensions (L x W x H mm)

    4,735 x 1,830 x 1,795

    4,825 x 1,825 x 1,778

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2,750 

    2,800

    Ground clearance (mm)

    178

    150

    Both the Toyota Innova and the Maxus G50 are offered in a wide variety of trim levels. Depending on the variant, the Toyota Innova can come with either multi-reflector halogen headlamps or halogen with LED projector headlights. The range-topping model, however, comes with LED DRLs and fog lamps. Across the board, all variants get bulb-type taillights.

    The same goes with the Maxus G50 with its lower trims getting halogen headlamps while its top-of-the-line models get LED headlamps and LED DRLs, a panoramic sunroof, and a power tailgate.

    In terms of exterior amenities, we’re giving the win to the Maxus G50 because of the additional features it offers.

    Interior

    Inside, the Toyota Innova comes with fabric seats that can be had in either black or brown, depending on the variant. The higher variants come with second-row captain seats with a one-touch tumble function, a 4.2-inch instrument cluster, a seven-inch infotainment system, and ambient lighting.

    Meanwhile, the Maxus G50 offers fabric seats on the lower variants and leather-wrapped seats on the range-topping models. In the same way, the lower variants get an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system while the top-tier model gets a larger 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, plus a wireless charger.

    With its more luxurious interior features — specifically the second-row captain seats — this round goes to the Toyota Innova.

    Engine

    The Toyota Innova packs a 2.8-liter powerplant that can be mated with either a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic giving the MPV a total power output ranging from 168hp to 171hp.

    The Maxus G50, on the other hand, does its best to punch above its weight class with just a 1.5-liter mill. The respectable gasoline engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission which makes 167hp.

    For obvious reasons, the winner of this round is the Toyota Innova.

    Safety

    When it comes to safety, the Toyota Innova offers a suite of features including ABS, vehicle stability control, hill assist control, a reverse camera, and a clearance and back sonar.

    The Maxus G50 has an electronic parking brake with auto hold, an electronic stabilization program, parking sensors front and back, a 360-degree panoramic view camera, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

    With a tad more safety features to offer, we give this round to the Toyota Innova.

    Variants and pricing

    Toyota Innova

    Toyota Innova 2.8L J MTP1,186,000
    Toyota Innova 2.8L E MTP1,258,000
    Toyota Innova 2.8L E ATP1,355,000
    Toyota Innova 2.8L G MTP1,537,000
    Toyota Innova 2.8L G ATP1,607,000
    Toyota Innova 2.8L V ATP1,754,000

    Maxus G50

    Maxus G50 1.5 AT ProP1,088,000
    Maxus G50 1.5 AT EliteP1,168,000
    Maxus G50 1.5 AT PremiumP1,338,000

    Verdict

    If you’re looking for a capable MPV, then the Toyota Innova is the obvious choice. Not only does this matchup’s winner have a wide variety of models for every Filipino family, but it is also powered by a respectable 2.8-liter engine.

    On the other hand, those looking for a budget-friendly option can go with the Maxus G50. For a lower price point, you can get good interiors and a respectable 1.5-liter mill.

    Photos from Toyota and Maxus

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    Toyota Innova vs Maxus G50 Comparison

    Toyota Innova
    • ₱1.186 - ₱1.739 Million
    Maxus G50
    • ₱948,000 - ₱1.338 Million
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