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On the outside the Isuzu Crosswind appears to be nothing more than your regular run-of-the-mill SUV. It's exterior styling is somewhat dated in comparison to rivals and the in-cabin experience lacks the degree of luxury that is present in most entry-level Asian SUV's. Nevertheless there are good qualities to this vehicle; the first of which is its relatively competitive price tag, the second is its great fuel economy and the third is its strong and torquey engines that provide great pulling power - these factors alone are probably the reason why we continue to see so many Crosswinds on Philippine roads.
On the inside, the Crosswind has been primarily designed for functionality rather than luxury. The dashboard and trim are all relatively standard consisting of harsh plastics and rough materials that don't look great, but are incredibly durable. Technology in the entry level cabin is also rather limited as to is safety equipment, if you really want to benefit from any kind of entertainment then it would be best to select one of the Sportivo models.
On the road, the Crosswind provides some great pulling power and scores well with regards to fuel efficiency. However if you're looking for pace and acceleration then there are definitely better options out there. Nevertheless despite these flaws a few important things to remember are that the engines in the Crosswind are incredibly durable.
Overall the Crosswind is a great blue-collar SUV that is tough, durable and incredibly well priced. It might lack some of the comfort and luxury features of other SUV's but if you can look past this you'll find a hard working vehicle that's going to last you a hell of a long time.