Suzuki APV 2018 Review: Big car with extreme fuel efficient feature

Jun 16, 2020

If you are wondering to find a good van, the 2018 Suzuki APV is not a bad choice with a polite design and a powerful engine.

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Suzuki APV 2018 Overview

Suzuki APV 2018 - a front engine front wheel drive MPV was released to replace the outgoing Suzuki Every. It is also known as the Suzuki APV Arene and the Mitsubishi Maven in other regions of the world (because the APV was also sold by Mitsubishi Motors in Indonesia). To know more about this van, keep reading our Suzuki APV 2018 Philippines review by

Suzuki APV 2018

In the Philippines, the Suzuki APV 2018 is available in three variants: GA, GLX and SGX.

Suzuki APV 2018 Philippines: Price and Variants available

Suzuki APV Price Philippines 2018
Model Price
Suzuki APV GA 1.6L MT MC P588,000
Suzuki APV GLX 1.6L MT MC P808,000
Suzuki APV Utility Van SGX P660,000

2018 Suzuki APV Exterior Review: Boxy and Elegant

The overall exterior of the Suzuki APV 2018 has a quite boxy design typical of a MPV from a Japanese manufacturer. The front end houses a rectangular grille with dual chrome accents, trapezium side swept headlights, large rectangular air intake and standard circular fog lights. A standard case tailgate and rectangular stacked taillights are placed in the rear end.

A lot of 14-inch steel wheels (in the GA trim) and bigger 15-inch alloys (in the GLX and SGX) help this model moving, including solidness and sportiness. Talking about measurements, the passage level APV measures 4,155 mm long, 1,655 mm wide and 1,865 mm in height. Better quality models are 75 mm longer. All variations have a long wheelbase of 2,625 mm and a 180 mm ground clearance.

Suzuki APV 2018 Exterior

The APV is decked with shiny body lines on its façade and sides that make it elegant than a usual van

Suzuki APV 2018 Exterior

2018 Suzuki APV Interior Review: As spacious as possible

The overall interior of the 2018 Suzuki APV provides a good space for an MPV with just enough comfort. Standard features in the car include air conditioning, 4-speaker 2 tweeter stereo speaker system, power steering, power windows, power lock doors and a tachometer. The interior of this model combines black and beige plastic. The car seat system is covered in beige fabric.

Inside the cabin space is spacious enough for 7 people. These seven seats are streamlined in 3 rows to provide wide aisle for passengers. Being a van and the APV's boot space is strongly sizable. With the second and third lines collapsed, you can get a "grotto" of up to 3,400L to store stuff.

Suzuki APV 2018 Interior

The interior of the car is mostly bright beige tones

Suzuki APV 2018 Interior

Inside the cabin space is spacious enough for 7 people

Engine & Performance of Suzuki APV 2018

Powering all the variants of the 2018 APV is a 1.6-liter SOHC gasoline engine which produces 91hp and 127Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission sends power to the rear wheels. However, many owners say that they need a 6th gear because doing 3500rpm on the freeway at 100kmp/h is too high it should be in sixth gear doing 2750rpm

Suzuki APV 2018 Engine

The engine is light and compact that maintains low carbon emission, decent fuel economy and low friction for better performance.

2018 Suzuki APV Key Specs


2018 Suzuki APV 1.6 Type II GLX

2018 Suzuki APV 1.6 Utility Van

2018 Suzuki APV 1.6 GA

Body Type



Silver, Magenta, Black




Engine Type

In-Line 4

Engine Displacement






Fuel Tank Capacity





Rear-Wheel Drive - RWD

Exterior Dimensions

4230 x 1655 x 1865


4155 x 1655 x 1855


Seating Capacity





6-speaker stereo

No. of Airbags


2018 Suzuki APV Review: Final recommendations

To sum it up, the Suzuki APV 2018 Philippines is a good choice for a van with a spacious cabin, powerful and efficient engine. However, APV is a bit overpriced, has no ABS and has to compete with competitors in the same segment such as Toyota Probox, Toyota Corolla Axio Fielder, Mitsubishi Ek, the Airwave Honda and other 7 Seater cars.

Suzuki APV 2018

APV 2018 is a strong van model to consider