2022 Toyota Avanza – Size comparison versus rivals  

Updated Mar 17, 2022 | Same topic: Best Advice for Car Buyers

How does Toyota’s entry-level MPV measure up to the competition? 

After more than a decade, Toyota Motor Philippines has finally brought the all-new 2022 Avanza to our market. Graduating from the semi-monocoque chassis that defined its first two generations, the latest iteration of the Avanza now rides on the Daihatsu New Global Architecture platform. 

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Among the changes that brings is the shift from a rear-wheel to a front-wheel drivetrain, which is expected to have an effect on ride quality and interior space. But what about the other aspects of the Avanza that long-time owners have grown accustomed to?    

We’ll see how the 202 Toyota Avanza fares against its rivals in the compact MPV segment, namely the Honda BR-V, Mitsubishi Xpander, Suzuki Ertiga, and its own Innova stablemate.  

2022 Toyota Avanza: Summary of specs

The third-generation Toyota Avanza specs start with three trim levels, divided into the base J, midrange E, and the range-topping G. Standard across the range is a length of 4,395mm and width of 1,730mm on a wheelbase of 2,750mm. Meanwhile, the height varies between 1,665mm and 1,700mm. 

2022 Toyota Avanza

The all-new Avanza has changed in some respects while remaining the same in others

Minimum ground clearance for the new Avanza ranges from 180 to 190mm. It rolls on a selection of 15- and 16-inch wheels. Like its competitors, the Avanza continues to offer three-row seating for up to seven occupants. 

The powertrain still consists of two options as far as the Toyota Avanza engine is concerned: a 1.3-liter gasoline offering 97 horsepower and 122 Nm of torque, along with a 1.5-liter version rated at 105 horsepower and 138 Nm of twist. A 5-speed manual transmission is the default offer, while the previous 4-speed automatic has been ditched in favor of a CVT.  

2022 Toyota Avanza vs Honda BR-V

Against the Toyota Avanza dimensions, the Honda BR-V comes in two trim levels that are 61mm longer and 5mm wider. However, it stands up to 23mm lower than the Toyota, and features a wheelbase that’s 88mm shorter. The BR-V does have the upper hand in terms of ground clearance, measuring at 201mm. 

Honda BR-V

Honda BR-V

A set of 16-inch alloy wheels are standard on the BR-V. Power comes in the form of a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine that kicks up 118 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque, slightly higher numbers than the Avanza. A continuously variable transmission is the only gearbox option available for the Honda.

2022 Toyota Avanza vs Mitsubishi Xpander    

Mitsubishi’s MPV offering comes in three trim levels that stand 80mm longer and 20mm wider than the Avanza. The Xpander’s height of 1,695mm is topped only by the Avanza’s G variant at 1,700mm, while the former’s 2,775mm wheelbase exceeds that of the Toyota. Ground clearance for the Mitsubishi ranges between 200mm and 205mm, again edging out the Avanza. 

Mitsubishi Xpander

Mitsubishi Xpander

Driving the Mitsubishi Xpander is a 1.5-liter gasoline engine with variable valve timing that makes 103 horsepower and 141 Nm of torque, almost at par with the Avanza’s figures. Like the Avanza, the Xpander also offers a 5-speed manual gearbox for the base variant, accompanied by a 4-speed automatic on higher trims. Alloy wheels come in either 15- or 16-inch diameter.  

2022 Toyota Avanza vs Suzuki Ertiga

At 4,395mm, the Suzuki Ertiga spans the same length as the Avanza while standing 5mm wider. However, the Suzuki’s 1,690mm height is 10mm lower than the Avanza G trim. A difference of 10mm is also evident in terms of wheelbase, which is in the Avanza’s favor. Ground clearance for the Suzuki is 180mm, identical to all but the top-spec Avanza.

Suzuki Ertiga

Suzuki Ertiga

Spinning the Ertiga’s 15-inch alloy wheels is a 1.5-liter gasoline power unit that puts out 103 horsepower and 138 Nm of torque, similar to the Avanza’s larger engine. Two trim levels are offered on the Ertiga, with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.      

2022 Toyota Avanza vs Toyota Innova

Both the Avanza and Innova are MPV offerings from Toyota Motor Philippines, but the latter stands a healthy 340mm longer, 100mm wider, and up to 130mm higher. A wheelbase of 2,750mm is common between the two, although the Innova sits slightly lower with 178mm of ground clearance.  

Toyota Innova

Toyota Innova

A selection of 15- to 17-inch wheels are available on the Toyota Innova, which comes exclusively with a 2.8-liter diesel engine rated up to 172 horsepower along with a maximum torque of 360 Nm, significantly higher than the Avanza’s. The Innova continues with its rear-wheel drivetrain and ladder-frame platform, offering either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. 

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Know more about Toyota Avanza 2023

Toyota Avanza

The 2023 Toyota Avanza is a seven-seater MPV, which is now in its third-generation model. Locally, there are four trims for this MPV. These include the Avanza J 1.3 MT, the Avanza E 1.3 MT, Avanza E 1.3 CVT, and the Avanza G 1.5 CVT. Toyota Avanza 2023 Price Philippines starts at ₱833,000 for the entry-level J 1.3 MT, while the top-of-the-line Toyota Avanza G 1.5 CVT is priced at ₱1,059,000

Under the hood, the new Avanza either gets a 1.3-liter inline-4 gasoline, or a larger 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine. At max, the 1.3-liter mill can make up to 97 horsepower and 122Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the 1.5-liter can produce up to 105 horsepower and 138 Nm of torque.  

There are two transmissions available to the 2023 Toyota Avanza. Depending on the variant, it either gets a five-speed manual gearbox, or a continuously variable transmission with a gear lever manual mode. As of this new third-gen version, the Avanza is now a front-wheel-drive vehicle. 

Size-wise, the new Avanza has a length of 4,395mm, and a width of 1,730mm. The Avanza G comes with the tallest height at 1,700mm. The E meanwhile comes next with its height of 1,690mm, while the J is the shortest at 1,665mm. All comes with a wheelbase length of 2,750mm. 

Locally, the Avanza rivals the likes of the Suzuki Ertiga, Mitsubishi Xpander, Honda BR-V, among others. 

₱ 833,000 - ₱ 1,059,000

Joseph Paolo Estabillo

Joseph Paolo Estabillo


Joseph holds a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman and has been writing professionally since 1999. He has written episodes for CNN Philippines' motoring show Drive, and has worked on corporate projects for MG Philippines and Pilipinas Shell. Aside from being Philkotse.com’s Content Lead, he also writes content for numerous car dealerships in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Maserati, among others.

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