Toyota Hiace seating capacity of all available variants in the Philippines (2023)

Are you searching for a complete guide on the Toyota Hiace seating capacity in the Philippines? Our post will open the entire knowledge related.

While Western people think it is cooler to drive around with beautiful small cars, Filipinos prefer bigger transportation for cultural reasons. Filipinos love to spend quality time with their extended families instead of going somewhere alone or with theirnuclear family.

Besides family gathering moments, Filipinos also enjoy spendingtimewith their neighborhoods or coworkers. That is why it's seemingly beena normin the local motoring market thatbig vehicle in general and van in particular are of more interest than small city cars. A popular consideration when it comes to van cars is the Toyota Hiace and its wide range of different variants.

So, how big is the Hiace commuter seating capacity? In this article on, you will be finding out the answer in detail.

2020 Toyota Hiace Seating Capacity: Complete Guide

VariantPriceEngineTransmissionSeating capacity
Toyota Super GrandiaPhp 2.4 M to 2.89 M2.8L Diesel6-Speed AT10
Toyota Grandia TourerPhp 2.2 M2.8L Diesel6-Speed AT14
Toyota Grandia 2.8 GL MTPhp 1,98 M2.8L Diesel6-Speed MT12
Toyota Grandia 2.8 GL ATPhp 2.1 M2.8L Diesel6-Speed AT12
Toyota Hiace Commuter 2.8 Deluxe MTPhp 1.6 M2.8L Diesel6-Speed MT15

1. Toyota Super Grandia Seating Capacity

Product overview:

  • Price: Php 2.4 M to Php 2.89 M
  • Engine: 2.8L Diesel
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
  • Seating Capacity: 10

While othervariants can accommodatearound 12 to 15 people, theSuper Grandia can only carry ten people.The reason for this is that this model of Toyota Hiace is equipped withadjustable captain seats.

The Elite and Super Grandia have dual sliding doors. With this feature, it is super easy to get in and get out of the van. It is also safer for people in case of accidents as they can escaprethe vehicle as quickly as possible.

Leathers make the captain seats of Super Grandia look good and high-standard. The base of this van is made by fabric, just like other variants.

Worth of note, even though this model can carry fewer people, it is actually more expensive than the other ones. A top-spec Toyota Hiace priceis around Php 2.4 M to Php 2.89 M, while other models are cheaper by Php 400k to 900k.

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Though the Grandia can carry the least number of passengers, it's actually the costliestvariant in the Hiace lineup

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2. Toyota Grandia Tourer Seating Capacity

Product Overview:

  • Price: Php 2,235,000
  • Engine: 2.8L Diesel
  • Transmission: Six-Speed Automatic
  • Seating Capacity: 14

While Super Grandia - the top-specvariantmentioned above, suitable for a small group of people, Grandia Tourer can carry up to 14 people with ease. People that have big families or big groups of friends or colleagues would appreciate this model.

People also love the appearance of the Grandia Tourer thanks to thepresence of chrome characters on its exterior. This model also looks longer and wider than most other variants due to the generous space it comes with.

This model's price is quite reasonable.Slotted in the middle of the model range, the Toyota Hiace Grandia Tourer therefore is suitable for a big family with an average income.

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The Toyota Hiace Grandia Tourer can carry up to 14 people with ease

3. Toyota Grandia GL Seating Capacity

Toyota Grandia GL has two variants: Grandia 2.8 GL MT and 2.8 GL AT.

Grandia 2.8 GL MT Overview

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  • Price: Php 1,988,000
  • Engine: 2.8L Diesel
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
  • Seating Capacity: 12

Grandia 2.8 GL AT Overview

  • Price: P2,063,000
  • Engine: 2.8L Diesel
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
  • Seating Capacity: 12

Toyota Grandia GL’s engine and transmission are quite similar to other variants. However, it has another extraordinary feature; that is technology.

With this van, you can be in control better while driving. It is also safer for users because Toyota Grandia GL was made with ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) and hill-holder.

If your daily driving often involves rough road conditions, this model would highly be recommended. Moreover, for those who are concerned about driving comfort, you can have a piece of mind knowing that this van comes equipped with an extra cup holder and one display audio that can work well with Bluetooth.

Both Grandia 2.8 GL MT and 2.8 GL AT can carry 12 people along with them, but the prices of those two are slightly different. The price of a Grandia 2.8 GL AT is Php 1,000 more expensive because its transmission is automatic when the other’s transmission is manual. However, both of those two models are similarly good and safe.

4. Toyota Hiace Commuter 2.8 Deluxe MTSeating Capacity

Product Overview:

  • Price: Php 1,605,000
  • Engine: 2.8L Diesel
  • Transmission: six-Speed Manual
  • Seating Capacity: 15

Some people say that the bigger the van, the lower the price. And in this case, that statement is true.

If the first variant - Toyota Super Grandia costs the most significant amount of money while it can only carry ten people, this Toyota Hiace Commuter only costs Php 1,605,000 while its capacity is up to 15 people - the biggest guy in our list.

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Toyota Hiace Commuter is the biggest guy among its siblings yet comes with the cheapest price tag


Toyota Hi-Ace 2020: Model overview & Alternatives

Toyota Hiace overview

The Toyota Hiace currently available for salelaunched earlier this year is a completely revamped version that has been not only given major changes in terms of exterior design but also interior updates.

Speaking of the exterior, the highlights include:

  • Smalle bonnet
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • New fog lights
  • Brand new front bumper in a more angular shape

Under the hood, the 2020 Toyota Hiace now comes offered with a 2.8l engine producing up to 163 hp and 420 nm of torque. And have we mentioned the MacPherson struts suspension equipped for the front and the double-wishbone suspension setup equipped for the rear?

Last but not least, one of the best things about the Hiace is its well-arranged interior design including the dashboard and the seating capacity as we already discussed in the former parts.

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2020 Toyota Hiace Grandia Review Philippines: The king of family vans

Coming from the assumption that you are interested in studying more about other vans available on the market with similar price range and seating configuration, we have suggested two alternatives that might be worth your consideration as follows.

Alternatives to the Toyota Hiace

1. Maxus V80 2020

This one is still good for a big family, and the price is so much lower - only Php 1,190,000. If you are in the market for a vehicle to fulfill the sole task of carrying people, the Maxus V80 is a highly recommended option.

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The minus point of this model is that it looks less stylish than all the Toyota Hiace.

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The Maxus V80 is said to have a more attractive appearance than the Hiace

2. Hyundai Starex 2020

Hyundai Starex 2020 is a new model that was just launched this year 2020. Even though it offers smaller room than the Toyota Hiace, its interior looks more appealing than the latter according to some buyers.

The cost of this van is around Php 2,060,000 which is still affordable considering all the features it comes equipped with.

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If you are more concerned about interior design, then take this Hyundai Grand Starex into account

2020 Toyota Hiace Seating Capacity: Verdict

Buying a car is a complicated process that involves intensive research and of course, a huge amount of money. Hopefully, our post today can be of some help to your car buying process.

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In addition to providing a complete guide on the Toyota Hiace 2020’s seating capacity of all variants, we have also suggested 2 other vans of relatively the same price range and similar seating configuration so that you can broaden your consideration to more brands and models. Good luck with your car search!

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