Suzuki XL7 vs. other MPVs in same price point


The Suzuki XL7 was introduced last year in the local MPV segment where it faces tight competition against industry stalwarts. Nevertheless, this crossover MPV has stood its ground for Suzuki and gained a strong following thanks to its bold and rugged features.

Outside, the Suzuki XL7 features a tough-looking exterior which includes a black and chrome front grille flanked by LED headlamps with DRL and front fog lamps. At the side are black wheel arch extensions, blacked-out B-pillars, blacked-out C-pillars, black mudguards, and a silver roof rail sitting at the top. At the rear are LED combination lamps with a high-mount brake lamp.


Inside it features a meter cluster with advanced multi-informational color LCD, a 10-inch touch panel audio system, and a multi-functional D-shaped steering wheel.

Powering the Suzuki XL7 is a 1.5-liter gasoline engine mated to a four-speed automatic gearbox. This powertrain setup makes 103hp and 138Nm of torque.

Safety-wise, Suzuki MPV packs dual SRS airbags, a suite of seatbelts front and back, two Isofix tethers, child-proof rear door locks, side-impact door beams, electronic stability program (ESP), hill hold control, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), an immobilizer, and rear parking sensors.

Suzuki offers the XL7 in a single variant priced at P1,073,000.

Not quite sold with what the Suzuki XL7 has to offer? Check out these MPV alternatives at the same price point.

Toyota Rush

The Toyota Rush is a great option for car buyers that are looking for value for money. Toyota is positioning this as its entry-level SUV.


Its modern-looking exterior offers a chrome grille paired with LED headlamps with line guide at each side and fog lamps down at the bottom. At the rear are LED taillamps, also with line guide, and a high-mount stop lamp integrated with the rear spoiler. It also features a roof rail at the top.

Stepping inside the cabin, you get analog gauges, a multi-functional urethane steering wheel, and a seven-inch display audio with USB, Bluetooth, and Weblink connectivity for Android and Apple devices.

Under the hood is a 1.5-liter engine mated to a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual. The Toyota Rush can reach a maximum power output of 102hp and a maximum torque of 134Nm.

When it comes to safety, the Toyota Rush comes with SRS airbags, a slew of seatbelts, ABS with EBD, child-proof rear door locks, Isofix tethers, vehicle stability control, traction control, hill start assist, and emergency stop signal.

The Toyota Rush gives more options as it comes in three variants: the Rush 1.5 E M/T, Rush 1.5 E A/T, and the Rush 1.5 G A/T. These MPVs are priced at P983,000, P1,023,000, and P1,100,000 respectively.

Mitsubishi Xpander

The Mitsubishi Xpander is also a great choice for those looking for a dependable MPV to move them around the city.


Noticeable exterior features are the dynamic shield front fascia with LED headlamps and fog lamps on each side. Its side profile can be likened to the XL7 with rather large blacked-out trims on the wheel arches, side body moldings, and rear bumper. At the back are LED combination taillights while roof rails are fitted at the top.

Inside, the Mitsubishi Xpander features an analog instrument panel, a 6.9-inch audio display, and multi-functional steering wheels.

In terms of power, the Xpander boasts a 1.5-liter mill mated to a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual. Here, you get 103hp and 141Nm of torque.

To keep occupants safe, the Mitsubishi Xpander comes with its respective set of seatbelts, SRS airbags, active stability control, traction control, hill start assist, ABS with EBD, Isofix tethers, and an emergency stop signal.

The Mitsubishi Xpander is currently offered in four variants: the Xpander GLX MT, Xpander GLX Plus AT, Xpander GLS AT, and Xpander Cross AT. Prices are at P1,008,000, P1,088,000, P1,128,000, and P1,255,000, respectively. 

Photos from Suzuki, Toyota, and Mitsubishi

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