Nov 10, 2016 (updated : Jun 5, 2018)

Best Cars of May 2018 in the Philippines

After looking at the data for the month of May, we're here to provide you the top ten most popular cars in the Philippines based on actual user access statistics.

Shopping for a car can be a huge challenge because of the large investment involved. We're here to make things easier by presenting you with the list of the best car deals on the market, and from this, we've looked at the data and gleaned which cars are the most popular. Using data collated from the usage of Priceprice.com's website, we tracked which cars got the most attention from buyers looking to add a pair of wheels to their day. Let's take a look at which cars were the most in-demand.

10. Isuzu Elf

The Isuzu Elf is a workhorse truck known for its dependability, power and affordable price. It's an all-purpose heavy-duty truck that is small but filled with enough horsepower from its diesel engine to pull heavy loads. The powerful suspension makes sure that it can carry those loads as well, and this coupled with its attractive pricing making it a staple work truck all around the country.

9. Toyota Innova

The popular Toyota Innova continues to wow the market, with a blend of features that makes it ideal for many applications. It's the ultimate MPV, with a large cabin that can accommodate seven people comfortably, and multiple configurations allowing eight people or even converting the rear into cargo space gives it a versatility few can match, and it has the power to do carry it all, either with a 2.8L diesel engine or a 2.0L gas engine. Popular both for personal use and for business use, the Innova is another one of Toyota's most popular models still going strong today.

8. Honda Civic

The Honda Civic has evolved throughout the years and has become one of Honda's premier automobiles. You can see the Japanese car maker's commitment to quality and detail with its smooth and aggressive styling, whether you are looking for a sedan, a sports coupe, or a hatchback, and the powerful V-TEC engine now comes in 1.5L, 1.8L, and 2.0L versions, making this a luxuriant and powerful car that is both practical and a symbol of prestige. It remains popular after all this time and is Honda's best product in the market today.

7. Mitsubishi Xpander

The Mitsubishi Xpander is Mitsubishi's answer to the SUV/MPV crossover segment, and it's proven to be a very popular model so far. Competing with the Honda BR-V and the Toyota Rush, the Xpander is priced more around the Avanza and makes for a very attractive package, combining a 1.5L engine with some stylish looks, that SUV capability and a price that undercuts both the BR-V and the Rush. This seven-seater crossover is shaping up to be a powerful force in the local market and should remain popular for a long time.

6. Toyota Vios

The country's subcompact segment has been dominated by the Toyota Vios for the past decade, ever since it took the mantle from the Corolla. Basically a slightly smaller, less powerful version of the Corolla Altis, the Vios remains popular for its much more affordable price tag, making the Vios an excellent choice for city driving and even on long trips on the highway. The Vios is available in 1.3L to 1.5L variants today and is a common sight around the metro whether as a family car, a bachelor's wheels, as business vehicles or taxi, and is common among ride-sharing service like Grab.

5. Suzuki Multicab/Carry

The Suzuki Multicab/Carry is one of the most popular models in the country and is perfect for just about all utility applications. It's a small and affordable workhorse truck that can also be converted into a minivan and has a 1,493cc engine capable of carrying that haul for the daily grind. It's pretty much better than anything else on the market at this price and has the versatility to make it useful in just about any situation.

4. Toyota Rush

The SUV market has been very popular for the past decade in the country, and this very competitive segment sees the birth of a new competitor: the Toyota Rush. It brings the styling and features of the Fortuner and shrinks it down to the crossover subcompact SUV segment, with a strong suspension and a higher road clearance that makes it as easy to bring off-road as it to drive the city streets. The Toyota Rush comes with a 1.5L engine and is available in manual and automatic transmission. It's poised to take on this mini crossover segment and compete with other similar SUVs with the roughly the same amount of engine power.

3. Toyota Fortuner

The Toyota Fortuner has been a mainstay in the local market for a long time, and it has the all the power, rugged durability you could want, all in a package that has just the right amount of luxury to remind you that you're not riding an Econovan. Available in both diesel and gasoline models, the Fortuner is great for riding around the metro and is also great on off-road adventure trails, making it a prime choice for anyone looking for a good-sized SUV.

2. Toyota HiAce

The Toyota HiAce is the largest van in Toyota's lineup and has passenger and cargo capacity in spades. It also has the power to run them all, with a powerful 2.5L diesel engine. The huge body has ample space for 15 people, and more if you don't mind squeezing in. The rear seats can be converted to cargo space as needed, making it popular for many applications from business cargo hauling to ferrying tourists to remote locations, to everyday family use. It's also quite a bit more luxurious than some other options for this purpose, giving it an extra edge. It's the most economical van in the market in terms of the number of people you can carry if that's what you're looking for.

1. Toyota Hilux

The most popular automobile in the country is still the Toyota Hilux, a mainstay in the list and one of the most iconic cars in the Toyota brand. This pickup is the ultimate workhorse, with a rugged dependability that has become something of a legend thanks to shows like Top Gear going through all sorts of shenanigans to try to destroy it (and failing). With its legendary reliability and the ability to run for years without maintenance, the Hilux is a great buy that you know will last for years to come. It is available today in 2.4L diesel engine varieties.

There are some legitimate concerns in the automotive market thanks to new laws that are passing into service this year, but the cars industry is moving on and even introducing new exciting models that have already worked their way into the Filipino mindshare. Be sure to continue checking out more listings for the best deals on your car of choice here at Priceprice.com

Top 10 Most Popular Cars of May 2018

  1. Toyota Hilux
  2. Toyota HiAce
  3. Toyota Fortuner
  4. Toyota Rush
  5. Suzuki Multicab/Carry
  6. Toyota Vios
  7. Mitsubishi Xpander
  8. Honda Civic
  9. Toyota Innova
  10. Isuzu Elf