All sedan cars of Toyota Philippines with price list & brief review

Dec 13, 2019 | Same topic: Best advice for car buyers
To aid car buyers, Phlilkotse lists down all sedan cars of Toyota available in the Philippines. We've also included a short review and price list of their respective variants.

To guide car buyers this Christmas season and beyond, we've listed all the available Toyota branded sedans currently being sold here in the Philippines. We've also thrown in a short-ish review for each model and a price list of each model's variants. 

1. Vios: Best-selling sedan car of Toyota

The veritable lord of sedans here in the Philippines: Toyota Vios is the Philippines’ top-selling model since the initial release of its first-generation back in 2002 as the first generation XP40, which is lovingly nickname “Superman” due to the shape of its grille.

A picture of the face-lifted 2020 Toyota Vios

We don't know what people are calling the all-new, face-lifted Vios yet

As each generation of the Vios came out, it continued to hold to the top spot in terms of sales volume. The same of course is true with the current Yaris ATIV based facelift that we have today. It’s still as popular as its predecessors and is still one of the “bread and butter” among all Toyota models sold in the Philippine market.

Now, why is that?

For those who are unaware of its significance as a car model, the Vios, apart from being used by thousands of young professionals as a daily driver, is also used by several types of public utility transport providers here in the Philippines.

That includes the hundreds of Transportation Network Vehicle Service or TNVS drivers mainly from Grab, and of course, the thousands of more Taxis roaming around the Philippines.

This is because of this sedan’s consistent reliability and the abundance and affordability of spare parts.  Going to the current Toyota Vios, it is now better equipped than its predecessors especially with the XE variant and above.

Inside, the top variants now come with a 7-inch touchscreen with CD/MP3, Weblink for Android and iOS, Bluetooth connectivity, and six speakers (G and G prime).  

A picture of the interior of the Toyota Vios.

The interior of the Toyota Vios has changed a lot for the better

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From XE to G Prime, Toyota also gave it more passive safety equipment like dual front airbags, side airbags, curtain airbags and a knee airbag for the driver. For the rest of the variants, standard features include an anti-lock braking system with EBD, hill-start assist, and vehicle stability control.

In terms of exterior design, the all-new, facelifted Vios now looks like the sedan version of the Toyota Yaris XP150 that’s sold here in the Philippines and most of the Asian markets. While the new look is a bit polarizing, it does have some new equipment to go with it like the LED daytime running lights.

2019 Toyota Vios 1.3E CVT Prime - Full Review

>>> Find out the in-depth review of all Toyota Vios Philippines models

Note also that the Prime variants get the “Prime” body kit which includes a rear spoiler, side skirts, and a front and rear bumper skirt.

Under the hood, the Toyota Vios offers two engine options; the 1.5-liter 2NR-FE which can make up to 106 horsepower and 140 Nm of torque, and the less powerful 1.3-liter 1NR-FE which can make 98 horsepower and 123 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels with a 5-speed manual or a CVT.

Before you start groaning about the CVT, note that the one found aboard the Toyota Vios is made by Aisin, a company that has been making continuously variable transmissions for Toyota since forever. As such, it can be counted on for reliability.  

Toyota Vios price in the Philippines
Variant
Price
Toyota Vios 1.3 Base MT
Php 662,000
Toyota Vios 1.3 E CVT
Php 881,000
Toyota Vios 1.3 E MT
Php 831,000
Toyota Vios 1.3 E Prime CVT
Php 936,000
Toyota Vios 1.3 E Prime MT
Php 886,000
Toyota Vios 1.3 J MT
Php 688,000
Toyota Vios 1.3 XE
Php 738,000
Toyota Vios 1.3 XLE
Php 791,000
Toyota Vios 1.5 G CVT
Php 1,043,000
Toyota Vios 1.5 G MT
Php 984,000
Toyota Vios 1.5 G Prime CVT
Php 1,098,000

>>> Get Toyota Vios downpayment and installment price

2. Camry: Comfortable and practical sedan car of Toyota

While the Corolla is known around the world as that cheap car that can easily reach 500,000 kilometers on its odometer with little maintenance, there’s another model that can do the same thing while not making you feel like a caveman.

Its V6 versions can also make a respectable amount of power from the factory. And many, or rather, a LOT of people have been modifying them up to the point there’s now even Camry competing in NASCAR.

We’re of course talking about, the Toyota Camry.

The Toyota Camry has undergone a lot of changes since it was released initially almost 38 years ago. First, it was classified as a compact car from 1982 – 1998, otherwise known as the narrow-body Camry. Later on, from 1991 to the present, it became a mid-size sedan as the wide-body. Back then, it was a simple but roomy vehicle

A picture of the 2020 Toyota Camry

That very wide grille reminds us of those usually found on Lexus models

Today in the Philippines, the Camry’s current 8th-generation or XV70 is a car that commands respect. It’s the kind of car that can provide comfort, practicality, and reliability for a man/woman who doesn’t waste his time on trivialities. The kind of person who will become a top executive one day.

On the outside, the above qualifications can be gleaned from the look of the Toyota Camry. It has a very authoritative looking front fascia which an enormous looking grille and the long-wheelbase will definitely tell you that this isn’t some rinky-dink compact but rather, a heftier mid-size sedan.

Also, we appreciate that Toyota didn’t go ham with the wheel design. The spoked wheel is an elegant look that’s suited for what the company is intending for the Camry.

Inside, the higher-spec 2.5V Camry is a well-equipped vehicle especially for the sake of the driver. The steering wheel can be tilted and adjusted for reach automatically, the driver seat is 8-way power-adjustable with lumbar support, the car has cruise control, and the gauge cluster is a 7-inch TFT display.

A picture of the Toyota Camry's interior.

We really appreciate the irregular, asymmetrical shape surrounding the touchscreen unit

>>> Check out the list of all Toyota SUVs in the Philippines to broaden your choice

For the passengers, the front seat and the rear seats are also power-adjustable and the armrest located in the rear comes with controls for the 3-zone climate control and the power sunshade.

The head-unit is also the standard Toyota display audio system that has smartphone mirroring for Android and Apple, and music streaming. All are tied up to a decent sounding six-speaker system.

Under the hood, both variants of the Toyota Camry have the 2.5-liter 2AR-FE inline-4 gasoline engine which is rated to make a very decent 181 horsepower and 231 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front with a six-speed automatic transmission.

The higher trim level also comes with three driving modes; sport, eco, and normal.

Toyota Camry 2020 in-depth review

For safety, the current Philippine-spec Camry is very well equipped. The model comes standard with ABS with EBD, stability control, hill-start assist, dual front airbags, side airbags, curtain airbags, and a knee airbag for the driver. A set of clearance and back sonar sensors.

As you can see from the list of safety stuff above, the Camry doesn’t have a lot of driver-assist-features. That for us is huge a positive as it keeps the driver very much involved with driving the car. That, of course, is a breath of fresh air in this modern age saturated with cars that can scream at you when you veer away from a lane.

We sure hope though that Toyota Philippines will introduce the Toyota Camry TRD which has a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 in the future.  

Toyota Camry price in the Philippines
Variant
Price
Toyota Camry 2.5 G
Php 1,821,000
Toyota Camry 2.5 V
Php 2,007,000

>>> Get Toyota Camry downpayment and installment price

3. Corolla Altis: A reliable sedan car of Toyota

Sitting in between the Toyota Vios and Toyota Camry in terms of price and size, the Toyota Corolla Altis is known simply in other markets around the world as the Corolla. So yes, the Altis is essentially the Corolla.

Currently, the 12th generation being sold here is actually the sedan version of the E210 Toyota Corolla and like the Vios, a lot the Altis’ previous generation units are used as Taxis due to their reliability.

For the 12th gen Toyota Corolla Altis, the non-hybrid versions are powered by the 1ZR-FE engine, 1.6-liter inline-4 gasoline engine that makes around 121 horsepower and 153 Nm of torque.

For the hybrid, its engine is a 1.8-liter gasoline engine that can produce 97 horsepower and 142 Nm. Combine that figure with the electric motors and it makes 121 horsepower, the same output as the other variant.

A picture of the Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid during its launch.

The only thing that sets the Hybrid Corolla Altis apart from the normal Altis is the blue Toyota logo

Both variants have a front-wheel-drive layout but the 1.8 V Hybrid only has a CVT. The rest has a CVT version and a 6-speed manual version. Like the CVT found aboard the Vios, we’re pretty sure that the one aboard the Toyota Corolla Altis is also made by Aisin so it is pretty reliable.

Inside, the Hybrid and the 1.6 V comes with a ton of convenience and comfort features. There’s an 8-way power-adjustable seat of the driver, a 4-way adjustable seat for the front passenger, leather-clad seats, an auto-dimming mirror, a Toyota display audio with T-Link for Android and Apple, six-speakers, and the smart keyless entry.

A picture of the Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid's interior.

The interior of the Altis Hybrid is well arranged but it could sure use more colors. Blue perhaps?

Safe equipment for the top variants includes ABS with EBD, hill-start-assist, stability control, clearance and back sonar, back monitor, dual front airbags, curtain airbags, side airbags, and knee airbags.

The Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8 V Hybrid is the only variant that comes with the Toyota Safety Sense.

Toyota Corolla Altis Philippines price list
Variant
Price
Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6 E MT
Php 999,000
Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6 G CVT
Php 1,115,000
Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6 G MT
Php 1,045,000
Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6 V CVT
Php 1,195,000
Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8 V Hybrid CVT
Php 1,580,000

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Source: C.G.B.Miguel