In recent years, the high ground clearance segment has become increasingly popular among users due to its reasonable price and high practicality.
On the current market, there are countless high ground clearance models from different brands. When faced with so many choices, consumers often find it difficult to choose a model that suits their needs. Here are some notable CUV models in the price range of 1 billion VND on the market:
Mitsubishi Outlander (825 – 950 million VND)
The Outlander’s sales may not be as impressive as some strong competitors, but it is quite stable over the years thanks to its competitive price and a range of modern features, especially the best-rated safety features in its segment.
In Vietnam, the Mitsubishi Outlander 2022 is officially distributed in 2 versions: 2.0 CVT and 2.0 CVT Premium.
Notable features on the Mitsubishi Outlander include: power-assisted 3-spoke steering wheel with full entertainment system control buttons; a set of 2 analog gauges and a small display showing information; an 8-inch touch screen entertainment system; a camera system that can connect USB, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto; a 6-speaker sound system; anti-glare rearview mirror; one-touch power windows in all positions;… .
The engine in the 2022 Outlander is still a 2.0L I4 MIVEC type, producing a maximum power of 145 horsepower at 6,000 rpm, maximum torque of 196 Nm at 4,200 rpm.
Hyundai Tucson (845 – 1,060 million VND)
The Hyundai Tucson is one of the popular mid-range CUV models in Vietnam. Compared to other competitors in the same segment, the Tucson has the advantage of attractive prices, modern design, spacious interior, leading convenience features in its price range, smooth operation…
The Hyundai Tucson is currently distributed in Vietnam with 4 versions: Standard Petrol, Special Petrol, Turbo HTRAC, Special Diesel.
Notable convenience features on the Hyundai Tucson include: a large-sized center screen that supports Android Auto/Apple Carplay, can connect 2 Bluetooth devices at the same time. The car is equipped with LED interior lights, adjustable in 64 colors, air filter, 4-level adjustable power tailgate, remote start on the key. In addition, some experiential features such as a sunroof are only available on the highest-end version.
The engine options for the Hyundai Tucson include: Smartstream G2.0 gasoline engine with a maximum power of 156 horsepower at 6,200 rpm, maximum torque of 192 Nm at 4,500 rpm. Automatic 6-speed transmission, front-wheel drive system.
Smartstream 1.6 T-GDI petrol engine: It produces a maximum power of 180 horsepower at 5,500 rpm, maximum torque of 265 Nm at 1,500 – 4,500 rpm. Double-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive HTRAC.
Smartstream D2.0 diesel engine produces a maximum power of 186 horsepower at 4,000 rpm, maximum torque of 416 Nm at 2,000 – 2,750 rpm. 8-speed automatic transmission, front-wheel drive system.
Mazda CX-5 (839 – 1,059 million VND)
When it comes to Mazda models, many people will immediately think of luxury and elegance, but with a very affordable price, the Mazda CX-5 is one of the models that combines those aspects.
The Mazda CX-5 is distributed in Vietnam with 4 versions: 2.5 Signature Premium AWD, 2.0 Premium, 2.0 Luxury, 2.0 Deluxe.
The notable convenience features on the Mazda CX-5 include: a 7-inch infotainment display that supports Apple Carplay or Android Auto connectivity, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 3-compartment gauge cluster combining analog display and a 7-inch screen, a dual-zone automatic air conditioning system, separate air vents for the rear seats, a start button, power-adjustable driver’s seat, auto-dimming interior rearview mirror, one-touch power windows, electronic parking brake, Auto Hold,…
The Mazda CX-5 has 2 engine options: the Skyactiv-G with a displacement of 2.0L and the 2.5L Skyactiv-G.
Subaru Forester (969 – 1,199 million VND)
Not a common choice, but the Subaru Forester is always considered an attractive option. In 2014, the Forester was awarded SUV of the Year by Motor Trend and Best Car to Buy 2014 by The Car Connection. The Subaru Forester for the Vietnamese market currently represents an upgrade model in the mid-cycle of the 5th generation, launched at the Vietnam Auto Show 2022.
The Subaru Forester is officially distributed with 3 versions, including: 2.0 i-L, 2.0 i-L EyeSight, and 2.5 i-L EyeSight.
Notable convenience features on the Subaru Forester include: a high-quality leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel with up to 17 function buttons, an 8-inch display with navigation and support for Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity, a 6-speaker/8-speaker sound system depending on the version, virtual assistant, smart vehicle control, online shopping connection, electronic air filter Combi 1.0,…
In addition, the Subaru Forester boasts 26 ADAS features and level 2 autonomous driving capability, which is an advantage compared to its “long-standing” competitors.
The Subaru Forester 2023 uses an electric motor with two versions: the Eco version is equipped with a 260 kW electric motor (equivalent to 348 horsepower), and the Plus version is equipped with a 300 kW electric motor (equivalent to 402 horsepower). Both versions come with AWD drivetrain.
Honda CR-V (998 – 1,138 million VND)
The Honda CR-V is a highly successful high ground clearance model from the Japanese brand in the Vietnamese market. It is also a familiar face in the Top 10 best-selling car rankings. This model impresses users with its strong and mature appearance compared to competitors in the same segment. In addition, the CR-V is highly appreciated for its impressive performance and top-notch fuel efficiency.
The Honda CR-V is distributed in Vietnam with 4 versions: 1.5E, 1.5G, 1.5L, and 1.5LSE.
The notable convenience features on the Honda CR-V include: a leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel with all function buttons, a digital information display, leather seats (beige), 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, electronic parking brake, automatic hold mode, keyless entry, sensor-operated front door handles, 5-inch touch screen, AUX/Bluetooth/USB/AM/FM connectivity, single-zone automatic air conditioning, and a 4-speaker sound system.
The Honda CR-V uses the same turbocharged 1.5L DOHC VTEC TURBO engine for all versions.
Hyundai Santa Fe (1,055 – 1,375 million VND)
The Hyundai Santa Fe has always shown that it is not an “easy opponent” by continuously updating the latest features and changing its appearance to enhance its competitiveness in the segment. The Hyundai CUV consistently ranks high in the top 10 best-selling car models in Vietnam.
The Hyundai Santa Fe is distributed in Vietnam with 3 versions: regular, special, and premium.
The notable convenience features on the Hyundai Santa Fe include: a 4-way adjustable leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters, electronic transmission shifter, leather seats, leather-wrapped dashboard, power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, separate air vents for rear seats, a 10.25-inch touch screen, wireless charging, and keyless entry.
In addition, the Santa Fe also has an advantage over its “long-standing” competitors in terms of having 26 intelligent features, including 7 features accessible via Wi-Fi connection.
The Hyundai Santa Fe has 2 engine options: the 2.5L Smartstream Theta III gasoline engine (G4KM code) with direct multi-point fuel injection and the 2.2L Smartstream D2.2 diesel engine (D4HE code).
VinFast VF 8 (1,094 – 1,263 million VND)
Compared to the “veterans” mentioned above, the VinFast VF 8 is a relatively young newcomer. However, that doesn’t mean that the Vietnamese brand’s electric vehicle lacks appeal. In its first month of sales, VF 8 made a strong impression by finishing in 3rd place in the Top 10 best-selling cars with 2,730 units delivered to customers.
VinFast VF 8 is currently available in Vietnam with 2 versions: Eco and Plus.
Compared to other D-segment high ground clearance vehicles such as the Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Ford Everest, and Toyota Fortuner, the VinFast VF 8 has a slightly longer wheelbase. This helps the Vietnamese brand’s electric vehicle have superior interior space compared to its competitors.
Furthermore, VinFast VF 8 has a standard of 32 intelligent features, including 7 features that can be accessed via Wi-Fi. Meanwhile, its competitors have a maximum of 12 features.
The notable convenience features on the VinFast VF 8 include: a 15.6-inch multimedia center screen with a large display and full phone connectivity, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth charging ports, 10/8 speakers sound system depending on the version, virtual assistant, smart vehicle control, online shopping connection, electronic games, office utilities, cabin air filter Combi 1.0,…
In addition, the VinFast VF 8 has a plus point compared to its “veteran” competitors, which is 26 ADAS features and level 2 autonomous driving capability.
The 2023 VinFast VF 8 uses an electric motor with two versions: the Eco version is equipped with a 260 kW electric motor (equivalent to 348 horsepower), and the Plus version is equipped with a 300 kW electric motor (equivalent to 402 horsepower). Both versions come with AWD drivetrain.
The world will develop more thanks to clean and sustainable energy sources. The automotive industry is leading the way in the electrification process with a focus on electric vehicles. Electric vehicles have the advantage of reducing CO2 emissions, low maintenance costs, almost no noise, and acceleration. Therefore, electric vehicles will undoubtedly become a priority choice in the near future for Vietnam and the world as a whole.