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October 19, 2022

Check Out The Philippine Specs Of The 2023 Hyundai Stargazer

Hyundai Motor Philippines is either ending 2022 with a bang, or starting 2023 on a high note. Either way, here’s their entry to the small MPV segment—the 2023 Stargazer.

The Stargazer (known in some circles as the “Baby Staria”) fuses futuristic style with practical features making it a great fit for Filipino families. Launching on November 8, Hyundai has opened the order books right now at all of its authorized dealerships nationwide.

What’s common on all Stargazer variants?

The Stargazer features what Hyundai calls a One-Curve design which makes for an optimized cabin height, especially at the second and third rows. Upfront, it has a full-width horizontal DRL. At the back, it has a distinctive H-pattern which embodies the connection it makes between East and West.

Inside, the design revolves around Multifunctional Storage Space and this peppers the passengers with versatile storage including small trays, cup holders, extra pockets, picnic tables, and more. The Stargazer comes solely with a 7-seater configuration for the Philippine market. The front passengers are treated to a slim, wide dashboard, while the second-row passengers get seats that recline, slide, and fold in a 60/40 split. The third-row also has the same reclining and folding mechanism, but in a 50/50 split.

What’s under the hood?

For the Philippine market, the Stargazer is powered exclusively by a 1.5-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine with Hyundai’s SmartStream technology. The reduced internal friction contributes to stellar fuel economy that’s further enhance by the standard Intelligent Variable Transmission or IVT. The IVT combines the best attributes of a CVT (fuel economy) and a conventional torque converter automatic (built-in step logic). Cruise control is available on higher variants.

It rides on a platform commonly found with other small MPVs with front MacPherson Struts and a rear torsion beam axle. It also has front vented disc brakes and rear drums. The handbrake is the traditional hand-pulled type.

How many variants are there?

For the Philippine market, the Stargazer comes in three variants:
  • Stargazer 1.5 GL IVT
  • Stargazer 1.5 GLS IVT
  • Stargazer 1.5 GLS Premium IVT
And, it comes in four colors:
  • Magnetic Silver Metallic
  • Midnight Black Pearl
  • Creamy White Pearl
  • Dragon Red Pearl
You can read through to find out the differences per variant, or scroll down to the specs for the complete details. Pricing starts at P 998,000 but the official price list will be revealed closer to launch.

What do you get with the base Stargazer 1.5 GL IVT?

This is as simple as it goes. This variant gets halogen headlights, body-colored door handles, bulb-type rear combination lamps, a bee sting-type antenna, and monotone 16-inch alloy wheels. Inside, it gets a urethane steering wheel, fabric seats, manual air conditioning with two zones (front and back), a standard audio system with line-type display (no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto) and 4 speakers, and a conventional gauge cluster. It also comes with a twist key ignition, but at least all power amenities come standard. Safety-wise, it gets dual SRS airbags and ABS with EBD.

How about if I move up to the Stargazer 1.5 GLS IVT?

Representing what a bulk of Stargazer buyers would opt for, the Stargazer 1.5 GLS IVT has automatic halogen headlights, front fog lights, LED daytime running lights, power folding side mirrors, chrome door handles, and LED+Bulb rear combination lamps. It also swaps the monotone 16-inch alloys for two-tone ones. Inside, it’s got a leatherette steering wheel and seats, vanity mirrors in its sun visors, a center arm rest, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and 6 speakers, and a Supervision instrument cluster. For convenience, it adds an auto up/down driver’s window, smart keyless entry with push-start (this unlocks a remote start function too), and a seat back table. For safety, it adds electronic stability control with hill start assist control, cruise control, manual speed limit assist, parking sensors with rear camera, and a rear seat alert.

What if I want to splurge and get the Stargazer 1.5 GLS Premium IVT?

Regarded as the tech flagship of the Stargazer range, this one is immediately recognizable with its automatic LED headlights. In the cabin, it’s the only one that comes with a wireless device charger. What it lacks in aesthetics and features differentiation, this variant makes itself known in terms of safety. For starters, curtain airbags only are available on this variant. And then, you have the full suite of Hyundai’s SmartSense advanced driver assist system which adds: automatic high beams, blind spot indicators with rear cross traffic alert, lane keeping assist, driver attention warning, safe exit warning, forward collision avoidance for both vehicles and pedestrians, and tire pressure monitoring.

Take note that the photos accompanying this story are that of the the 1.5 GLS Premium variant.

Can I see the full specs?

You’ve gone this far, so here you go.

2023 Hyundai Stargazer Philippine Specifications

Hyundai Stargazer Dimensions & Weights
  • Overall Length: 4,460 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,780 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,695 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,780 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 185 mm
Hyundai Stargazer Engine & Transmission
  • Engine Type: 1.5-liter SmartStream G DOHC D-CVVT 16V 4-cylinder
  • Displacement: 1,497 cc
  • Maximum Output: 115 PS @ 6,300 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 144 Nm @ 4,500 rpm
  • Fuel Type: Petrol, 91 RON octane minimum
  • Fuel Tank Size: 40 liters
  • Emissions Rating: Euro 4
Hyundai Stargazer Steering
  • Type: Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS)
  • Steering Wheel Material: PVC (1.5 GL), Artificial Leather (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Steering Wheel Adjust: Tilt/Telescopic
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls: With
  • Cruise Control: Yes (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Drive Mode Select: Yes (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
Hyundai Stargazer Chassis
  • Front Brakes: 15-inch Vented Disc
  • Rear Brakes: 9-inch Drum
  • Tires & Wheels: 16-inch Monotone (1.5 GL), 16-inch Two-Tone (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Spare Tire: Full-Size, Steel
  • Parking Brake: Hand-Type
  • Front Suspension: Independent, MacPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension: CTBA
Hyundai Stargazer Exterior Features
  • Headlights: Halogen (1.5 GL, 1.5 GLS), LED (1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Front Fog Lamps (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Auto Light Control (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Daytime Running Lights (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Power Adjust Body-Colored Side View Mirror with Repeater
  • Power Folding Side View Mirror (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Door Handles: Body Color (1.5 GL), Chrome (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Rear Spoiler with High-Mount Stop Lamp
  • Rear Combination Lamp: Bulb (1.5 GL), LED+Bulb (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Front Grille: Body-Color (1.5 GL), Black/Chrome (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Antenna: Conventional (1.5 GL), Sharks Fin (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Front & Rear Wipers
  • High-Mount Stop Lamp
Hyundai Stargazer Interior Features
  • Seats: Fabric (1.5 GL), Leatherette (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • 2nd Row: 60/40 Split Folding, Sliding, Reclining
  • 3rd Row: 50/50 Split Folding, Reclining
  • Adjustable Headrests
  • Center Arm Rest (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Seat Back Pocket (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Overhead Console w/ Lamp
  • Inside Door Handles: Black (1.5 GL), Metal Painted (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Driver & Passenger Sun Visor w/ Vanity Mirror (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Console Box
  • Room Lamp
  • Audio System: Standard w/ Mono LCD (1.5 GL), 8-inch Touchscreen w/ Apple CarPlay, Android Auto (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Speakers: 4 (1.5 GL), 6 (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Instrument Cluster: Conventional w/ 3.5-inch TFT LCD (1.5 GL), Supervision w/4.2-inch TFT LCD (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
Hyundai Stargazer Convenience Features
  • Power Windows (w/ Auto Up/Down for Driver for 1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Central Door Lock
  • Remote Engine Start (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Remote Driver’s Side Window Open (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Smart Key with Button Start (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Immobilizer
  • Manual Air Conditioning w/ Rear Vents
  • Wireless Charger (1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Seatback Tray (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Charging Ports: USB x 1 (1.5 GL), USB x 3 (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Illuminated Center Console (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
Hyundai Stargazer Safety & Security Features
  • Dual SRS Airbags
  • Side and Curtain Airbags (1.5 GLS Premium)
  • ABS with EBD
  • Electronic Stability Control (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Hill-start Assist Control (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • High Beam Assist (1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert Avoidance Assist (1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Driver Attention Warning (1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Safe Exit Warning (1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Manual Speed Limit Assist (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Rear View Monitor (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Rear Seat Alert (1.5 GLS, 1.5 GLS Premium)
  • Upper and Lower Child Seat Anchors


  1. Arguably, this is Hyundai's most important vehicle launch since the establishment of HMPH. This will make or break Hyundai's bid to re-establish themselves as a major player in the Philippine market. I believe this has to get close or even beat the current value champs of the segment, the Avanza and Veloz, to make a dent. So far, packaging is not at the level of the Toyotas (6 airbags reserved for GLS Premium and no ESC on base trim for example) but it is competitive against say the Xpander for example. Hoping to see this on the roads and take Hyundai back to a frontrunning brand again though!

  2. Safe exit alert and rear occupant alert were innovations introduced with Santa Fe current body and it's nice to see them fitted in the Stargazer. I hope Hyundai will put these in the more expensive Tucson.

  3. PREPARE TO WANT ONE as Hyundai Slogan. It's get ready to rumble against the likes of Toyota Avanza, Suzuki Ertiga, incoming Honda BRV and the Best selling in the Market Mitsubishi Expander. This Stargazer definitely the new king of MPV in 2023 and becomes the best ever selling vehicle of Hyundai in the Philippines.

  4. Their entry-level, 3rd-world MPV gets Smart Sense ADAS but not the Creta, Tucson & Santa Fe. Not very smart. A ~1.9M PHP global model SUV doesn't get Smart Sense?!? I'd be insulted if I was a recent Tucson buyer.

    1. The Creta has Hyundai Smartsense ADAS on the top of the line variant. Kindly see the Creta article posted in this website.

    2. That doesn't invalidate my point genius. Kindly think more please, thanks.


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