7 Best Cars Under 1 Million Pesos In 2020 | Philcarreview

Oct 09, 2020

Looking for the best cars under 1 million pesos in 2020? If you are searching for one, we recommend you read this article to make the right decision!

In our modern life, with motorbikes, cars have become a popular transport on the road. There are many models of cars that you can hardly know. Each model has its pros and cons. Thus, in this article, Philcarreview.com is going to review some best cars under 1 million Pesos in 2020 in the Philippinesbased on the following criteria: low-cost, safe and good performance.

You will not be able to take your eyes off these models. 

1. Suzuki APV 

Suzuki APV model is one of the best cars on our list that you can buy at an affordable price. Depending on each variant of Suzuki APV, the price fluctuates from PHP 588 000 to PHP 808 000. There are advantages and disadvantages to this model as below: 

Suzuki APV

Suzuki APV (8 seats)


  • Big capacity with 8 seats. You even can fold the last row of seats to get more space in case of carrying goods.
  • Comfort and fuel economy (around 11, 24 km/l)
  • Steering wheel is very light and easy to control.


  • Its’ engine is a bit noisy
  • Some interiors are made from plastic, and they don’t look beautiful
  • If your family has multiple generations, then a Suzuki APV is a perfect option. Small families can choose this model for good transportation purposes. Except for the noisy engine and the rough look, this model is still highly recommended. 

2. Kia Picanto 

The second best car with a price below 1 million pesos for you is Kia Picanto. We will tell you why!

Kia Picanto

Kia Picanto (5 seats)


  • Wide range of price for customers to choose (varies from PHP 590 000 to PHP 745 000) 
  • Fuel economy 
  • Small and suitable for 4-5 members families
  • Nice design  
  • Convenient for transportation within the city 


  • Small and can’t carry many people as well as belongings (goods, luggage) 

Kia Picanto is also a good model for women because of its small size and easy to drive. However, we only suggest Kia Picanto to small size families due to its features (5 seats with narrow space).   

3. Toyota Vios 

Among Sedan brands, Toyota Vios is one of the most liked models by Filipinos. It also has five seats like Kia Picanto, but it offers customers many options (11 variants) with the price ranges from PHP 662 000 to PHP 999 000. 

Toyota Vios

Toyota Vios (5 seats)


  • Fuel economy
  • Beautiful and modern design from in to out
  • Can satisfy with a wide range of customers, from young to old, from men to women
  • Stability
  • Easy to repair in case the car gets damaged, low maintenance expense


  • Small size and suitable for small families
  • Not good to drive at high speed.

Although many drivers don’t feel safe driving Toyota Vios at high speed (on the highway), It is still a good model of car to buy due to its convenience.

4. BAIC M50S

BAIC M50S is a Chinese car model with 2 variants for customers to choose from. This brand is not very popular, there are only a minority of people who use this brand. Let’s see the pros and cons of BAIC M50S to know why we added it to the list to buy.

BAIC M50S 2020

BAIC M50S (7-8 seats)


  • Big capacity (7-8 seats according to the variant you choose)
  • Beautiful and fashionable design
  • Nice application within the car like other models made by Japan and Germany
  • Easy to repair
  • Wide-angle reversing camera


  • Low popularity as customers don't have a full review of this model before buying

Though BAIC M50S comes from China, it brings users many advantages at a low price. If you have a small budget, it is a good option.

5. Hyundai Reina

Hyundai Reina is not a new name for car users. And is it worth buying? Yes! If you are looking for a cheap and five-seat car then Hyundai Reina is waiting for you.

Hyundai Reina

Hyundai Reina (5 seats)


  • Beautiful outside (glossy black hexagonal light grid, chrome trim, angled fog lights, and small multi-spoke alloy set), and ergonomic interior design
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Many spaces inside the cars are designed to store stuff
  • Big LCD screen for entertainment with different languages


  • Several functions within the car can be spoiled easily after a short time using it.

Several functions inside Hyundai Reina can stop working after a certain time of use. Thus, it requires customers to preserve the car carefully. However, the equipment of this model is cheap to replace. 

6. Nissan Almera 

If you are looking for a cheap and comfortable car for your family, then you can’t miss the model from Nissan named Nissan Almera. This five-seat model provides five variants with the price changing from PHP 657,000 to PHP 933,000. 

Nissan Almera

Nissan Almera (5 seats)


  • Reasonable price
  • Strong and simple engine
  • Comfortable to use


  • Not fuel efficiency
  • The expense for maintenance service is higher than other brands

7. Volkswagen Santana

Volkswagen is famous for its luxury and expensive types of cars from Germany. I guess you must be surprised that it is on our list today! Yes, buying the Santana variant, you will be served all services and techniques by Volkswagen. Like other competitors in cheap car models, Volkswagen Santana attracts its customers by very affordable price, around PHP 868 000 to PHP 993 000.

Volkswagen Santana 2019

Volkswagen Santana (5 seats)


  • Good price for a premium brand of car
  • Fuel economy
  • Comfort for users


For maintenance service, they don’t have many centers around the country. Thus, it is a bit difficult for customers to go and check the car regularly.


Above are our suggestions for the best cars under 1 million pesos in 2020 for you. Depending on your priority for a car to buy: comfort, convenience, beautiful look or just cheap, we hope you can choose a suitable transport for your family and loved ones. 

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