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Top 8 Best and Most Popular Used Cars in the Philippines for 2022

Top 8 Best and Most Popular Used Cars in the Philippines for 2022

With all the brands and models available in the second hand market, picking the right car to fit your needs (and wants!) can be a daunting task. Given the several factors to consider when making your purchase, it’s not always easy to find “the one.” Here at Automart.Ph, we’ve compiled a list to help you find the best car that meets your taste and demands. We believe that practicality does not have to compromise performance!

Many Filipinos aspire to have their own vehicles. For most, it’s even a lifelong dream since childhood. During tough economic times, however,  buying a new car isn’t exactly the smartest move. Instead of using up your hard-earned funds to buy a new car, imagine all the other things you could do with the extra cash.  Add it to your investment funds, your health and fitness plans,  or that long-overdue trip you’ve always wanted--All this you can do when you buy a used car. With more savings, the possibilities are pretty much endless.

What’s the best second hand car to buy in the Philippines in 2022? Read up to find your match.

1. Toyota Vios

The Toyota Vios remains to be the top choice in the Philippine subcompact sedan market. As the reigning king in its respective category, we don’t see it stepping down anytime soon. Since it entered the Philippine market in 2003, its continuous evolution has made it a go-to choice among Filipinos. Whether as a taxi, a personal ride, or even a corporate vehicle, the Vios, new or used,  has proven to be a smart choice.

Stylish yet economical, a used Toyota Vios just has so much for everyone to love. Aside from being spacious, fuel-efficient, and ever-reliable, the versatile Toyota Vios is one of the easiest cars to maintain.  For this reason, a used Toyota Vios is always in demand. Its popularity is backed up by its ever-easy to find parts that are highly accessible in local shops or official service centers. Parts are also cheap as Toyota has a manufacturing plant in the country. When the time comes and your car will need a repair, with a second hand  Toyota Vios for a ride, you can guarantee that you won’t be breaking the bank!

Used Toyota Vios

2. Mitsubishi Mirage G4

The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is the brand’s powerful entry into the subcompact sedan category market. In the second hand and repossessed market, it’s also a sought after vehicle.  Physically, it offers a bolder and sportier exterior than its hatchback counterpart. Though its interior is not the most spacious, its trunk space is roomy enough to fit your grocery shopping and weekend getaway essentials.  A true champion in the city, a used  Mitsubishi Mirage G4 tends to the woes of many Filipinos: style, fuel-efficiency, and value for money! With an abundant supply in the second-hand market, a used Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is sure to be reasonably priced. Low on budget? A used Mitsubishi Mirage is one of the second hand market’s best buys.

The Mirage G4 is controlled by a three-chamber 1.2-liter motor. The 1.2-liter force plant produces 77 hp and 100 Nm of torque. Force is sent to the front wheel either by a 5-speed manual or a CVT.

Used Mitsubishi Mirage G4

3. Hyundai Accent

The Hyundai Accent continues to be one of the South Korean brand’s top-selling models, which used to come in either a hatchback or a sedan body. After undergoing multiple upgrades and redesigns to further suit its buyers' needs, it is now only offered as a sedan. A used Hyundai  Accent is even better because it sells really low. For its highly affordable resale value, there are many ways it excels as a used vehicle: it has a chic exterior, serene interior, a highly responsive engine, well-calibrated suspension guaranteed to provide a smooth driving experience. All this, while saving you big bucks.

Powered by a 1.4-liter petrol mill or the more efficient 1.6-liter diesel, the Accent also comes in two options for its transmissions. Appealing and efficient, this small-framed baby makes it ideal for city driving. For those looking for an exceptionally fuel-efficient vehicle with a small frame yet meets your everyday needs,  a used Hyundai Accent certainly does the job.

Used Hyundai Accent

4. Nissan Almera

If you’re looking for a second hand vehicle that isn't too big or small, a used Nissan Almera is something you should definitely consider. As the Japanese brand’s entry to the subcompact sedan category, the Almera is marked by the sleek and curvy features that give it its elegant appeal. Unsurprisingly, it's classy aesthetic balanced with practicality continues to make it popular among Filipinos whether as a personal or family vehicle.  

The five-seater Nissan Almera greets its passenger with generous head and legroom. It is also equipped with pretty much all the standard features needed in a car. It starts with a 1.2-liter engine with 5-speed manual transmission, while a bigger and more powerful choice comes in with a 1.5-liter engine that's either equipped with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. What’s not to like with the Nissan Almera’s immense interior space and its notably low fuel consumption?

Used Nissan Almera

5. Hyundai Reina

The Hyundai Reina fits the bill for first-time car buyers. This subcompact stunner is bang for your buck, being counted among the country’s top vehicle choices below the million-peso price tag that doesn’t compromise on style, space, safety, and power.

It’s spacious and can comfortably fit up to five—well, nowadays, three. The ample 2,570mm wheelbase gives driver and passengers the right room for comfort, while the generous trunk space can store up to 475 liters of cargo.

And it has important safety features such as dual airbags that provide significant occupant protection for the driver and front passenger and an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

Used Hyundai Eon

6. Hyundai Kona

If you’re looking for a compact SUV, the 2021 Hyundai Kona should be at the top of your list. It’s a small car with a big personality and offers punchy performance and agile handling. You can choose from six trim levels, including the new Night edition with its unique edgy styling.

Its base four-cylinder engine is fine, but the optional turbocharged engine feels energetic. The Kona rides smoothly and handles well, plus it gets good gas mileage. Inside, the cabin looks good and feels upscale, and the front seats are superb. It also comes with a nice assortment of features, including a user-friendly infotainment system.

Used Ford Ranger

7. Nissan Urvan NV350

Nissan's latest Urvan model the all-new "NV350 Urvan", is the latest in the companies long running line of workhorse vans. This latest version brings the big van up to date, with a boxy but modern styling. Curved reases on the side give it some character. Like before it's available in multiple styles; cargo, passenger, and the premium variants.

Powering the NV350 Urvan is a 2.5-lite diesel engine with a VGS Turbo Intercooler which produces 127hp and a healthy 356Nm of torque. It's mated to a standard 5-speed manual transmission, the high-spec Premium variant can be had with an optional 5-speed automatic tranny.

Used Ford Ecosport

8. Toyota Wigo

The Toyota Wigo is an entry-level hatchback offered by Toyota Philippines. With its stylish exterior, thrifty 1.0-liter gas engine, and affordable price, it isn’t surprising why it remains to be one of the Philippines’ best-selling cars. Looking for a small car with the best value for money? Get yourself a used Toyota Wigo. Initially marketed towards young urban dwellers and first-time car buyers, this small city car has been a favorite of budget-conscious Filipino car buyers. For those who are extra thrifty and looking for even better deals,  a used Toyota Wigo from the second hand market is ideal.

With the terrible traffic in the Metro, the Wigo’s small dimension certainly makes it the perfect go-to vehicle, allowing you to drive anywhere, even on the tightest streets where larger vehicles won’t dare drive into. Worried about having enough space when parallel parking? Worry not, because your used Toyota Wigo’s got you!

Used Toyota Wigo

Final Thoughts

We hope this list will help you narrow down your choices. Whether it’s for your daily drive to work or something to take your family out on those well-deserved out of town trips, at Automart.Ph, a highly dependable used car is waiting for you.  If you want to learn more about why second-hand cars are smart buys or more news about cheap yet high quality used cars, visit Automart.Ph. You’re just one click away from finding the best deals in the market!

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