Which 2022 Toyota Raize variant should you buy? [Comparison Guide]

Updated Jul 11, 2022 | Same topic: Which Car Variant to Buy?

It has four different variants in the Philippine market.

The all-new 2022 Toyota Raize is now available in the Philippines. For those who are still unfamiliar with this model, this is Toyota Philippine's smallest and most affordable crossover offering so far in the country. It can seat up to five, apart from assuming a front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout.

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For the local market, the Toyota Raize comes in four variants. These are the Raize E 1.2 MT, the Raize E 1.2 CVT, Raize G 1.2 CVT, and the Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT. So which of these is the right variant for you?

Toyota Raize Variants: Exterior

On the outside, all Raize variants look similar to each other. For that matter, all come with the same dimensions. Across the board, each variant has a length of 4,030mm, a width of 1,710mm, and a height of 1,605mm. A ground clearance of 200mm is also standard.

A picture of the rear of the Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo from the rear

The top-spec variant from the rear

The top-spec Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT does have some exterior bits not found on the lower-spec trims. These include a larger set of 17-inch alloy wheels, and a two-tone body color scheme.

In turn, the Raize E and G trims come with a smaller set of 16-inch alloy wheels, plus a monotone body color. All do come standard with LED taillights, a rear spoiler, as well as a shark fin antenna.

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The E trim level’s manual and CVT variants also have power-adjustable but manually folding side mirrors. They also have body-color door handles, which are chrome-colored for the G and the 1.0 Turbo trims. Both of the aforementioned higher-spec trims also have power-folding side mirrors, a piano black rear garnish, and LED headlamps.

A picture of the Raize 1.0 Turbo's headlamps.

A closer look at the top-spec Raize's LED headlamps

Toyota Raize Variants: Interior

Inside, the entry-level E MT and E CVT variants come with a urethane steering wheel, and fabric-covered seats. They also come standard with an analog gauge cluster.

On the Raize G and 1.0 Turbo, additional interior features include a push-button start, a digital gauge cluster, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Both higher-spec Raize trims also come with an automatic climate control system, whereas the Raize E trims have a manual climate control system.

A picture of the interior of the Toyota Raize

A peek inside the Toyota Raize's cockpit (top-spec variant pictured)

There are also two different infotainment systems available for the 2022 Toyota Raize. On the E and G variants, they come with an eight-inch head unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Raize E however, only has four speakers, while the Raize G has six.

On the top-spec 1.0 Turbo trim, the size of the touchscreen is bumped up to nine inches. It has the same connectivity options as the smaller unit on the E and G, but like the latter, it also has six speakers.

Other interior features exclusive to the Raize 1.0 Turbo include brushed silver trim pieces.

Toyota Raize Variants: Engine & Performance

For engines, there are two options for the Philippine-spec Toyota Raize. On the Raize E MT, E CVT, and G CVT variants, they all use a 1.2-liter inline-3 gasoline mill that’s capable of making up to 87 horsepower and 113 Nm of torque. As the variant names imply, these trims may either come with a five-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that delivers power to the front wheels.

A picture of the top-spec Raize's engine.

The Toyota Raize's 1.0-liter turbocharged inline-3 gasoline engine

Meanwhile, the Raize’s top-spec trim uses a 1.0-liter turbocharged inline-3 gasoline engine. This three-banger is rated at 97 horsepower and 140 Nm of torque. It also uses a CVT, but paddle shifters are provided for its manual mode.

For suspension systems, all Raize variants use a MacPherson strut for the front and a torsion beam for the rear. All trims also come standard with front disc brakes and rear drum brakes.

Toyota Raize Variants: Safety

For safety, the standard on all Raize trims is anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution, hill-start assist, and stability control.

The top-spec 1.0 Turbo trim adds blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, as well as a rear parking camera. It also comes fitted with six airbags, compared to dual airbags on the Raize E and G trims. All trims also come with an engine immobilizer and rear parking sensors, while only the top-spec variant gets front parking sensors. Only the G and the 1.0 Turbo have a car alarm. All then come standard with speed-sensing door locks.

Toyota Raize Variants: Pricing

Toyota Raize Variants

Price

Raize E 1.2 MT

Php 746,000

Raize E 1.2 CVT

Php 816,000

Raize G 1.2 CVT

Php 906,000

Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT

Php 1,031,000

Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT (White Pearl)

Php 1,036,000

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Toyota Raize Variants: Conclusion

From the specs of the Toyota Raize we described above, it is pretty clear to see that you get what you pay for. The most expensive trim offers the most power and the most safety equipment and onboard features. The power figures on the entry-level E and mid-spec G however, are identical.

A picture of the Toyota Raize in a monotone paint shceme

The entry-level E and the mid-spec G trims have a monotone paint scheme

So, if safety is your priority, then you should get the Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT. The same goes if you like a sportier-feeling crossover. Obviously, budget-conscious buyers should then turn to the Raize E trims. As a middle ground, there’s the Raize G. It might not provide driver-assist features, but it does have more convenience features than the E.

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Know more about Toyota Raize 2024

Toyota Raize

The Toyota Raize is a subcompact crossover for the Philippine market. It is a rebadged version of the Daihatsu Rocky, which was first introduced back in 2019 at the Tokyo Motor Show. 

For the Philippines, the Raize is offered in four variants. Toyota Raize price range starts at Php 751,000 for the entry-level Raize E MT variant, to Php 1,063,000 for the top-spec Raize Turbo CVT variant. 

The Raize has two engine options. Under the hood of the E and G trims is a 1.2-liter inline-3 engine capable of making up to 87 horsepower and 113 Nm of torque. It is then paired with a continuously variable transmission, or a five-speed manual gearbox. The top-spec version then uses a 1.0-liter turbocharged engine making 97 horsepower and 140 Nm of torque. It is then paired with a CVT. For all variants, power is then sent to its front wheels. 

Size-wise, the Toyota Raize is 4,030mm long, 1,710mm wide, and 1,605mm high. It then has a wheelbase length of 2,525mm, and a ground clearance of 200mm. 

Locally, the Toyota Raize competes against the likes of the MG ZS, Ford EcoSport, Kia Stonic, Mazda CX-3, Geely Coolray, among others. 

₱ 751,000 - ₱ 1,068,000

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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