Top 5 of the best pick up trucks in the Philippines in 2020

Sep 29, 2020

Amongst many pick-up trucks out there right now, which is the one for you? Check out our article on Best Pick Up Trucks Philippines 2020 now to figure it out!

Pick-up trucks have always been a top favorite by Filippino. They are comfortable and have huge versatility. Plus, these vehicles got exempt from excise taxes, making them cheaper but still have no much less to offer than SUVs or luxury sedans. With all the models available in 2020, it is easy for buyers to be overwhelmed.

In this article, Philcarnews.com will give you our top 5 of Best Pick Up Trucks in the Philippines in 2020! Let's get started!

1. Best pick up truck in the Philippines 2020: Toyota Hilux

The Toyota Hilux is known as the indestructible pick-up truck and is well-loved by the Filipinos. It is the first car ever to reach the north pole, and the 2019 modified version of it claimed the win of the 2019 Dakar Rally. The Hilux even survived and was still able to start after Top Gear UK's drowning test in the ocean and parking it on top of a building then exploded it later on test.

In addition to the older versions' stylish, rugged capability, the new generation cars such as the Hilux Conquest 2.8-liter G 4x4 AT equips with a 6.5-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth, six speakers, and can play DVDs.

The Hilux equips a decent safety system including all you need in a car: ABS with EBD, 7 airbags, stability and traction control, trailer sway control and hill start assist.

Toyota Hilux angular front

The Toyota Hilux is known as the indestructible pick-up truck and is well-loved by the Filipinos

  Top of the line Specifications
Model  2020 Toyota Hilux 
Class  Mid-size Pick-up truck 
Power  174 hp 
Torque  450 Nm 
Transmission  Six-speed automatic 
Engine  2.8-liter 1GD-FTV Inline-4 Turbo Diesel 
Capacity 
Starting price  Php 939,000 

2. Best pick up truck in the Philippines 2020: Mitsubishi Strada 

The best selling point of the Strada is probably the striking look of it. While we can't say that it is not tough or not capable, Strada's attractive exterior designs stand out in today's market segment. 

The Strada uses the Super Select II, a brilliant and easy to use yet very robust 4x4 system that can help you in all situations. This very same system belongs to what helps Mitsubishi win a total of 12 wins, and 161 stage wins at the Dakar Rally - the Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution.

Mitsubishi Strada front view

The best selling point of the Strada is probably the striking look of it

The Strada also has more premium interiors than most cars available in the Philippines: Cruise control, dual-zone climate control system, parking sensors, and an 8-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth navigation.

It also comes with full safety features such as ABS with EBD, stability and traction control, seven airbags, etc. 

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  Top of the line Specifications
Model  2020 Mitsubishi Strada
Class  Mid-size Pick-up truck 
Power  179 Hp
Torque  430 Nm
Transmission  Six-speed automatic 
Engine  2.4-liter Inline-4 turbo diesel
Capacity 
Starting price  Php 1,175,000 

3. Best pick up truck in the Philippines 2020: Isuzu D-Max

The Isuzu D-Max 2nd generation is also a quite popular choice for pick-up truck buyers. Isuzu is known for being the diesel specialist that can make reliable engines that can give you the right power amount when you call for it. 

The 3rd version of this car is already being sold in Thailand, so that they will hit the Philippines in no time. The buyers will have the chance to own the newer version of this superb vehicle soon. 

Though utilitarian in comparison to others on this list, the D-Max's interior is still very amenities. It also has a competent safety equipment set.

Isuzu D-Max angular front

The Isuzu D-Max 2nd generation is also a quite popular choice for pick-up truck buyers

  Top of the line Specifications
Model  2020 Isuzu D-Max
Class  Mid-size Pick-up truck 
Power  179 Hp
Torque  430 Nm
Transmission  Six-speed automatic 
Engine  2.4-liter Inline-4 Variable Geometry Turbo Diesel
Capacity 
Starting price  Php 1,175,000 

4. Best pick up truck Philippines 2020: Ford Ranger

Since the 80s, Ford has used the name Ford Ranger on a total of three different vehicles. Though all of them are tough trucks, the one that stands out the most to the current public is the T6 Ranger.

Nowadays, the Ford Ranger brings many flavors to the table, from the simple yet robust XLS to the mighty Ranger Raptor. Though the Ranger Raptor originally comes from a different truck market segment, we still have the 2.0 Ranger Biturbo Wildtrak that shares the same engine. 

The Ranger features are no joke either, especially on the Wildtrak variants. Interior wise, these car equips dual-zone air conditioning, automatic high beams, voice-controlled Syn 3, a windscreen with a USB port.

The Ford Ranger's safety features are top-notch! It comes with ABS with EBD, hill descent and start assist, lane-keeping aid, driver and forward collision alert, rearview parking camera, burglar alarm, and a total of six airbags.

Ford Ranger angular front

The Ranger features are no joke either, especially on the Wildtrak variants

  Top of the line Specifications
Model  2020 Ford Ranger
Class  Mid-size Pick-up truck 
Power  175 Hp
Torque  380 Nm
Transmission  Six-speed automatic 
Engine  3.0-liter Inline-4 Blue Power Turbo Diesel
Capacity 
Starting price  Php 967,000

5. Best pick up truck in the Philippines 2020: Nissan Navara

Nissan has been making these tracks since way back in time. On the market right now, the most high-tech car in terms of on-board safety features is none other than the Nissan Navara D23.

The Navara 2.5L 4x4 VL model comes with the Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite. It takes the car’s safety features to a whole new level. The Navara has four exterior cameras placed on the grille, two side mirrors, and one of the tail-gate. This vehicle can give a configurable display with the close-up function thanks to the cameras.

Nissan Navara angular front and angular rear view

The Navara 2.5L 4x4 VL model comes with the Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite

It also equips sensors all over the car, they help provide a 360-degree around-view monitor, allowing drivers to spot any obstacles on the road. Moreover, there is an object detection system that gives you a warning anytime there is an object nearby along with hill-start assist and hill descent control. 

The starting price of this car is Php 929,000, quite good for what you can get out of it.

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  Top of the line Specifications
Model  2020 Nissan Navara
Class  Mid-size Pick-up truck 
Power  175 Hp
Torque  450 Nm
Transmission  l7-speed automatic with manual mode
Engine  2.5-liter Inline-4 Variable Geometry Turbo Diesel
Capacity 
Starting price  Php 929,000

6. Best pick up truck in the Philippines 2020: Conclusion

That was our article about Best Pick Up Trucks in the Philippines 2020! You can always count on these amazing vehicles to give you a bang for your buck and comfortable riding time. Though right now, the Philippine government is trying to add in excise tax for pick-up trucks again, it's no doubt that many Filipinos would still choose these powerful cars over others anytime any day!

Stay tuned for more useful tips and advice for car buying and selling from our website! Until then, Good luck!

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