The Maxus D60 vs. other similarly priced crossover SUVs

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In recent years, the local automotive industry has seen a surge of crossover SUVs — and one of them is the Maxus D60.

The Maxus D60 was introduced in February of this year, making it a fresh contender in a segment full of industry staples. But before we talk about the competition, let’s see what the Maxus D60 has to offer.

Outside, the vehicle dons a cobweb grille that pretty much looks like the spindle grille from a similarly sounding automotive brand. The radiator grille is flanked by LED headlights complemented by fog lamps placed near the bumper. At the rear are taillights and rear fog lamps.


Step inside the cabin and you’ll be greeted with leather seats, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a leather-wrapped multifunctional steering wheel.

Under the hood, you get a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder, turbocharged, and inter-cooled direct injection gasoline mill mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This powertrain setup creates 166 horses and 250Nm of torque.

In terms of safety, the Maxus D60 packs a bunch of seatbelts and airbags, an electronic parking brake with auto-hold, an electronic stabilization program, parking sensors, a reverse parking camera, a tire pressure monitoring system, and an immobilizer.

It’s currently offered in two variants, the Maxus D60 Elite and the Maxus D60 Pro. These crossovers are priced at P1,258,000 and P1,148,000, respectively.

For those who want to look around before deciding to splash the case, here are some similarly-priced alternatives.

Honda HR-V

The Honda HR-V makes for a great option if you’re looking for something on the sportier side.

Svelte, stylish, and dynamic, the Honda HR-V wears full-LED headlights on each side of its RS-inspired honeycomb grille. LED fog lamps can be found near the RS-spec bumper. At the back are LED tail lamps and a third brake light integrated on the crossover’s tailgate spoiler.


Inside, the Honda HR-V sports leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

Hiding under the bonnet is a 1.8-liter SOHC i-VTEC engine mated to Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology CVT tranny. This allows the HR-V to generate a maximum power output of 103hp with 172Nm of torque.

Safety-wise, you get standard-issue seatbelts and airbags, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability assist (VSA), hill start assist (HSA), emergency stop signal (ESS), a reverse camera, and an immobilizer.

Like the Maxus D60, the Honda HR-V also comes in two variants: the Honda HR-V E CVT and the Honda HR-V Navi CVT. Price is at P1,296,000 and P1,515,000, respectively.

Kia Seltos

Another viable alternative is the Kia Seltos, which basically combines the assets of both previous crossovers. With a look that’s both sporty and somewhat leaning towards street luxury, the Kia Seltos features a unique radiator grille with LED headlamps and LED foglamps. At the back is the same lighting setup with LED taillights and a high-mount stop lamp on the rear spoiler.

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Inside are leatherette and cloth-finished seats, a three-spoke leather steering wheel, a 3.5-inch LCD instrument cluster, and an eight-inch infotainment system.

Powering the Seltos is a 2.0-liter mill mated to the automotive brand’s intelligent variable transmission which creates 146 horses and 179Nm of torque.

Its safety features include airbags and seatbelts, ABS, electronic stability control (ESC), downhill brake control (DBC), and a hill start assist control (HAC).

The Kia Seltos can be had in three variants: the Seltos LX, Seltos EX, and Seltos SX. Pricing is at P1,098,000, P1,198,000, and P1,505,000, respectively.

Photos from Maxus, Honda, and Kia

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