- Model: Etios 1.5 petrol
- Year: 2013
- Gear Type: Manual
- Boot size: Married+Kids/Large
- Safety Rating: 4
- Add-ons: MP3, Aircon, Electric Windows
- Overall Satisfaction: Loved it
- Listed: August 11, 2014 2:19 pm
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Best featureConsidering its price, there are not many better cars than the Toyota Etios. It is as cheap as some city cars, but it gives me the room of a sedan car with four doors and great boot space. I have the 1.5l petrol engine with 90 hp, which may not seem like a lot, but with the weight of just about 900 kg, it is more than enough to give the Etios the top speed of about 180 km/h. Also, the fuel consumption is at about 7l/100km on average which is satisfactory. When it comes to the design, the Toyota Etios looks surprisingly modern. Large, sharp headlights, lowered fog lights and dark air intake make the front look like it belongs to a far more expensive car. On the inside, the Etios has an interesting design. The centered dashboard instruments are a very nice and unusual touch. All the controls are easy to reach and there is enough room for legs and heads at the back even with three people there. Not abundant, but sufficient. The front seats are reasonably comfortable and they provide good side-support. The boot space is huge, though. With 595l you will rarely need additional storage space. I like the air conditioning feature which cools the car easily and quickly and the fact that there are front and rear electric windows. These are not very common for this kind of money. Even the glovebox is cooled, which is a very nice feature. The Toyota Etios is the car which you will never buy because you fell in love with it, but rather because it is a smart buy. Considering that it is a highly-esteemed Toyota, for the price, it would be difficult to find a better option.
However, the low cost does make the Etios plagued with build quality problems. Plastics of the interior are very hard and they shake on bad roads. Similarly, noise insulation is not very good and you will hear lots of engine and road noise.
Rear seats are like a bench. They are pretty hard and provide almost no support in turns.
The car is not very good for higher speed cruising. The engine is not very powerful and there are only 5 gears, so if you want to drive more than 120 km/h, you will have to bear loads of engine noise and worse fuel efficiency.
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