Which 2021 Toyota Rush variant should you buy? [Comparison Guide]

Updated Oct 20, 2020 | Same topic: Which Car Variant to Buy?

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Toyota Philippines said that the Toyota Rush combines the ruggedness and functionality of a high-end SUV with the spaciousness and versatility of an MPV.

Currently, there are three variants for the Toyota Rush Philippines: E M/T, E A/T, and G. All these variants share many features in common – which makes it hard to choose which of the variants stand out. 

So the question now is, which Rush variant ranks the best? To help you resolve that question, stick around as we’ve listed down everything you need to know before buying the SUV.

Which 2020 Toyota Rush should you buy? – Variant Comparison


Since Toyota wants to classify the Rush as an entry-level SUV in its local new car lineup, it is not a surprise for this vehicle to have a high ground clearance that is measured at 220mm. To put that on a scale, the Toyota Fortuner’s ground clearance is measured at 220mm while the Toyota Avanza’s ground clearance is measured at 200mm.

All variants share the same wheelbase length and overall dimension of 4,435mm in length, 1,695mm in width, and 1,705mm in height. Moreover, only the Toyota Rush G variant offers 17-inch alloy wheels while the E variants have 16-inch alloy wheels.

Aesthetically, the sharp profiles on the side and on the hood of the Rush made it stand out in comparison to its previous generations. All variants are installed with LED headlamps. However, automatic LED headlamps are only available in the G variant.

Image of the toyota rush

Bordeaux Mica color option available only on the G variant

The high-end variant got the upper hand in terms of color options as it is the only variant with a Bordeaux Mica color option. Other options made available for all variants include Black Metallic, Bronze Mica, Dark Red Mica Metallic, Silver Mica Metallic, and White

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In terms of airconditioning, only the G variant offers a Dial Type Dual Automatic Airconditioning – the other two variants are installed with a Push Button Dual Manual Airconditioning

The unique feature all variants offer is the thirteen cupholders placed all across the interior. Now, this is where the difference between the variants is noticeable – the G variant comes with standard seven seats while both the E variants come with standard five seats.

All variants are installed with a 7-inch touch screen display audio with CD/MP3, AUX, USB, Bluetooth, and Weblink for iOS/Android. However, only the G variant comes with eight speakers and a reverse camera, while the E variants are installed with only six speakers.

Toyota Rush 2019 dashboard area

All variant has simple yet smart and reliable

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In terms of power, all variants share the same engine. The Toyota Rush is powered by a 1.5L 4 cylinder inline engine with Dual VVT-I that is capable of generating 102 hp at 6,000 rpm and 134 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm.

All variants run on rear wheels, which help the Rush produce more power if there are passengers at the back because their weight will provide better traction.

Front view of Toyota Rush

Fans are hoping for a diesel option for this SUV

Both the Toyot Rush 1.5 G and Toyota Rush 1.5 E A/T variants have a 4-speed automatic transmission while the 1.5 E M/T has a 5-speed manual transmission.


All variants come with the safety features that include Anti-lock Braking System with EBD, Immobilizer, Security Alarm, Traction Contol, Hill-Start Assist, Electronic Door Locks, Vehicle Stability, and Rear Parking Sensors.         

Toyota Rush crash test in 2018

Toyota Rush crash test in 2018

One of the strong points the Rush offers is the availability of seven airbags for all variants as standard. To top it all up, the Toyota Rush received a 5-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating.


Variants Price
 2020 Toyota Rush G  Php 1,100,000
 2020 Toyota Rush E A/T  Php 1,008,000
 2020 Toyota Rush E M/T  Php 986,000

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Technically, all variants share almost the same features. The key differences of each variant are the transmission, seating capacity, and in-car entertainment system.

If you’re on a tight budget but still wanting to own an SUV, then the Toyota Rush E M/T is the best practical option available because still, you get the same amount of power from the Rush’s higher variants.

But, if you want an automatic transmission for better city driving and third-row seats, then get the Toyota Rush G. In terms of pricing, the two A/T variants don’t make much of a difference – which makes the added features in the high-end variant a fairly reasonable pick.

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Know more about Toyota Rush

Toyota Rush

Toyota Motor Philippines offers the Toyota Rush, a small multi-purpose vehicle set to compete in the country's small SUV segment. In May 2019, it was launched in the Philippines and offered in either a five- or seven-seater configuration. In other ASEAN countries, Toyota Rush is recognized as the Daihatsu Terios. This small MPV is not just one of the most recent additions of Toyota Motor Philippines. It also got some fame in the country's automotive scene because of its five to seven-seat capacity combined with its ground clearance of 220mm. The Toyota Rush is a bit like an SUV, but more compact and more affordable. It makes it more appealing to the car buyers in the country who want a more upmarket car than the Avanza but more budget-friendly than the Fortuner. Sitting under the hood of the Toyota Rush is a 1.5L gasoline engine that can be paired to either a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission. It is equipped with various safety features that make it an ideal car for those who need a multi-purpose vehicle. Toyota Rush is usually compared with Honda BR-V and Mitsubishi Xpander because of the few similarities in terms of seating capacity, size, and style. However, it still owns the title of being the cheapest option among the three vehicles.

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