Toyota Vios PROS and CONS
- It offers good safety features
- It has a stylish aesthetics
- CVT gearbox works smoothly in city conditions
- Relatively affordable
- It lacks a lot of features for its base variant
- No automatic climate controls
- The engine isn't very powerful
- Car seats are not comfortable enough
- It has a low fuel efficiency
Overview: A Great Toyota Sedan
Toyota Motor Philippines consistently strengthened its hold in the local automotive industry when it brought the first-generation Toyota Vios in the country. The Toyota Vios has become a household name in the Philippines. No Filipino would not have seen, heard, or experienced the well-known sedan vehicle. One of the highly-utilized cars in the country; either for private and public. Back in 2002, a time when car enthusiasts were expecting a better and far-reaching change in the sedan segment. This is the time when the Toyota Vios immediately became the center of everyone's attention. It had consistently proven to be an affordable and reliable car for everyone.
Through the years, the Toyota Vios has gained the trust and popularity amongst the Filipino masses. The vehicle is well used both in private and business sector. This shows how many rely on the vehicle's quality in terms of overall performance and price point. With the new Toyota Vios offering the same level of safety features on all trim-levels, its really hard not to consider getting one knowing that its one of the most safety and featured packed vehicle in the market.
The Toyota Vios have received a significant rise in its pricing. But remember that you are paying for the reliability plus the vehicle's resale value. The Toyota Vios is amongst the first option for new car buyers since its reliable, have great performance and spacious enough to use even for a small family.
The Toyota Vios is no sports car nor a luxury car. It's a common minimal vehicle that is most trusted in the country. Its competition might come with certain features at a lower price point. but the Toyota brand has clearly established a positive image in the country, where you can't go wrong when buying a Toyota Vehicle. Certainly, no amount of money can outweigh the peace of mind a car manufacturer can provided.
Features: Toyota Vios: Best Selling Model
The All-New Toyota Vios 2019 received a great thoroughness from its manufacturer. The sedan gets a sleek but sporty exterior. The front fascia features a glossy radiator grille, it is cleverly connected to the front air intakes. It has great styled halogen headlights which are connected closely to the chrome-plated bars, which highlights the Toyota logo at the center of the front. The bumper is surrounded by black fog lamps that make it more outstanding and delightful as well. The sides feature has a beautiful black B and C pillars. It has colored door handles and glace indicator mounted wing mirrors. It has a more refined side which is 14-inch/15-inch/16-inch steel/alloy wheels.
The rear has a modernized tail light with wide chrome plate set on the boot lid and a roof equipped with an antenna, keeping a dynamic style for the Vios. The rear bumper has a reflector, along with rear windscreen window and combined lamps to enhance the safety of drivers and passengers.
The Toyota Vios is considered a compact sedan, its overall dimension is 4,425 x 1,730 x 1,475mm. The wheelbase hits the 2550 mm mark, which makes it pretty impressive figure in comparison with other vehicles in the same segment. With its interiors, The Toyota Vios offers a more spacious cabin compared to previous models. The Toyota Vios can carry up to 5 people which includes a driver and 4 passengers. It has an adjustable driver seat which ensures flexible sitting posture and convenience.
Available with the Toyota Vios is a 7-inch touch screen infotainment system that features a Bluetooth connectivity ideal for handsfree phone calls. The trunk can be opened via remote but no push start button on the lower trim-levels.
The Toyota Vios comes with a wide variety of features, but you need to clearly look at the trim-level as not all Vios are offered equal.
Toyota Vios Performance
The Toyota Vios sits on the same platform as with the previous model. The Toyota Vios latest model offers 7 variants: 1.3 Base, which chosen to be mostly used as a taxi, 1.3 J, 1.3 E, 1.3 E PRIME, 1.3 XE, 1.5 G and 1.5 G PRIME. It has their own prowess, both of its transmission, the manual and the automatic transmissions are also available for E and G spec trim levels, while the Base and J models only offers a manual transmission. These two latest models, E and G Grade both have the same specifications. It has an overall width of 4425 mm, overall width of 1730mm and an overall height that is 1475 mm. For the engine types, it both have the capacity of 1497 as well as the maximum output of 80 kW or 106 bhp per 6000 RPM. It also has a maximum torque capacity of 140 per 4200 RPM. The best thing about Toyota Vios is its fuel consumption. The Toyota Vios is built with a CO2 Emission of 147 and Fuel Tank Capacity of 42. the color variety is great. It is available in red mica metallic, white pearl, orange metallic, blue mica metallic, freedom white, silver metallic, alumina jade metallic, and blackish red mica. This is still known as the best-selling vehicle for years now. For the years passed, you can be sure that your money is worth buying this satisfactory vehicle.
The new electronic power steering is light and is easy to maneuver regardless of which speed you are into. Body rolls can still be expected but the over all ride quality has been improved compared to last year's model.
Ride comfort and performance remains similar to the previous model. The Toyota Vios packs enough punch to bring you to your destination. Adequate road noise can still be experienced but is tolerable. One strong feature of the Toyota Vios is how it can handle the humps and bumps of the roads in the Philippines. This may be one of the reasons why it is widely chosen to be a taxi due to its over all ride quality and toughness.
The All-New Toyota Vios 2019 offers safety features including Driver's Airbag, Electronic Brake Distribution, Security Alarm, ABS with Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Brake Assist, Immobilizer, and Electronic Door Locks. About the engine features,
In addition, for the first time, Toyota has packed the Vios with Anti-lock brakes (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Hill-start Assist and seven SRS airbags on all trim-levels. This means that regardless of which trim level you choose, you can expect the same level of protection as with the much pricier trim-levels. This is a big step considering that most base model Toyota Vios are used for Taxi's in the Philippines. Toyota made sure that a passenger safety is to be prioritize at all cost. Even other manufacturers provide the best safety features only on the pricier variants, well, the Toyota Vios regardless which trim-level ensures the maximum safety one vehicle can provide.
The Toyota Vios 1.3 E AT is powered by a 1.3-liter dual VVTi engine. This is capable of cranking out 98 hp and 123 Nm of torque. That very much works in a conjunction with a 7-speed CVT. The Toyota Vios offers a better driving experience than expected. Running on the highway is a bit unsure, this is something you might be a concern of the most. For its riding comfort, it is unavoidable that the car causes shaking while running on rough or harsh roads. Annoying road noise is one of the vehicles downsides, even when it runs at low speeds.
Toyota Vios Exterior
Released at late 2018, the revamped Toyota Vios is a tad bit bigger and wider than the previous model. The most significant changes can be found at the vehicle's front-fascia and a wider trim lineup.
The refreshed Toyota Vios comes with a more aggressive front and back design. Overall, the vehicle is much sportier with its bold look and eye-catching body lines. The most noticeable changes done is with the vehicle's new headlight, grille and front-bumper that resembles the design of the Toyota Yaris and the new Toyota Camry.
At the back, the vehicle also features a new LED tail lamp. Its longer compared than the previous model which gives it a more dynamic look. The new Toyota Vios also features a new daylight running lamp located below the projector-type head lamps but is only available on the higher trim-levels.
Toyota Vios Interior
Inside the Toyota Vios, it shares a big resemblance with its sibling the Toyota Yaris. The overall quality too is better than the previous generation. The Optitron meter features an analog tachometer and speed meter. While a 4.2-inch display at the right shows a digital info on the Vios' odometer, fuel and even a digital speed meter.
At the back, the rear row is now better since it can accommodate tall occupants comfortably. The car seats seem to be more appropriate for urban driving than off-road driving. In detail, the Toyota Vios seats fail to comfort drivers' lower back as it provides no lumbar support, which might cause a backache during long off-road trips. The sporty design of the Toyota Vios center console is one of the highlights with the dashboard that is wrapped with high-qualified plastic. It really matches the large tachometer display with an analog speedometer. The Vios packs a very user-friendly steering wheel controls which looks pretty simple.
The gauge is decorated with a good beautiful design dial. This gives the Toyota Vios interior a youthful and sophisticated look. It highlights in the modern audiophiles and a great adjustability for audio centralization, which promises to comfort and relax ears of driver and occupants.
The trunk space remains the same as with its predecessor. This is actually not good nor bad considering that the Vios is large enough to handle your every day needs, even ideal for a small family of 4.