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The Philippines had the privilege of hosting the global launch of the 2019 Toyota Hiace, which ushered in the sixth generation of the long-running van model. Looking at the latest version, it’s easy to see that the all-new Hiace model is worlds apart from its predecessor. For starters, the engine …

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When it comes to affordable family vehicles, the Suzuki Ertiga and Toyota Avanza are two models that often come to mind. Both cars are known for their fuel efficiency, relatively small footprint, sizable carrying capacity, and of course, a lower price tag than most crossovers and SUVs. The Suzuki Ertiga …

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Let’s face it: the Mitsubishi Xpander is far more popular in the Philippines compared to Honda HR-V. Of course, that doesn’t mean Honda HR-V has nothing to offer.  There are actually three things the HR-V can give you that the Xpander can’t: bigger fuel tank capacity, better pulling power, and …

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Cheapo vs. expensive. Upstart vs. established. David vs. Goliath. This is the face-off we have today, as we compare the top-end models of the Chinese-made Baic BJ20 with the Honda CR-V. The Baic BJ20 was launched globally in 2016, and came into the country last year. It has two available …

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Looking for a good seven-seater MPV for your family? On a budget? Both the Honda Mobilio and Toyota Avanza fit your bill. With a price tag that plays around one-mil, both vehicles won’t completely break the bank. When it comes to MPVs, the Toyota Avanza will always belong on your …

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Both the Chevrolet Trailblazer and Isuzu mu-X are successful SUV nameplates in the Philippines, but did you know that they share the same platform? The two vehicles are the result of a successful partnership between General Motors (GM) and Isuzu, and so you’ll find that they have the same wheelbase …

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Both are German makes. Both are also (somewhat) entry-level cars for their respective nameplates. They also carry plenty of similar features such as TDI diesel engine, six-speed transmission, panoramic sunroof, etc. And with that, it’s only natural for many car buyers to want to compare the Audi A3 and Volkswagen …

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The compact city car category offers so much value these days that pound-for-pound, it’s the class where you get the biggest bang for the buck. It wasn’t that long ago when buying a city car meant you have to compromise on space and refinement, but now, this supposedly entry-level category …

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The Toyota Vios and Honda City are two of the most popular compact sedans in the country today. Mention one in a discussion and the name of the other is inevitably dropped in the conversation–that’s how much people love to compare these two cars. Of course, every car enthusiast worth …

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So, we’re down to the battle of the giants here: the Toyota Hilux versus its equally formidable foe, the Ford Ranger. The question we have here isn’t which pickup is more powerful, because really, they’re both very capable and tough on their own. We think the more appropriate question here …

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The Volkswagen Beetle is not only an iconic car, it is also the bestselling car in the world. So when VW announced that it was going to end production of “The Lovebug” in March this year, suffice to say that many hearts were broken.It’s a good thing though that we …

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Subcompact cars are one of the most practical vehicles you can use in the Philippines. Not only do they offer good fuel efficiency and affordability, but their size allows you to nimble your way through tight spaces better than any huge vehicle ever can. Two of the most popular vehicles …

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Pickup trucks are vehicles that can drive through almost any terrain. With its powerful engine, high ground clearance, and 4×4 capability, pickup trucks are machines that can tackle the road less traveled. The Ford Ranger and the Nissan Navara are among the pickup trucks offered in the Philippine market. As …

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The Terra is Nissan’s latest SUV. Does it have what it takes to unseat the current number 1 SUV in the Philippines, the Toyota Fortuner? Like the Fortuner which takes its design cues from its pickup cousin the Hilux, the Nissan Terra sources its inspiration from the Navara, and with …

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The Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra are two of the most popular sedans in the country today. On the fence on which one to buy? Carmudi compares the specs, pricing and other details of the Hyundai Elantra 2.0 GLS and Honda Civic 1.8 E to help make your car-shopping activity a …

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