2022 Toyota Raize vs Toyota Rush Comparison: Spec Sheet Battle

Updated Apr 14, 2022

Two different models, but close in price.

In this article...

  1. Why compare these two?
  2. Exterior
  3. Interior
  4. Engine & Performance
  5. Safety
  6. Price
  7. Conclusion

Toyota Raize vs Toyota Rush: Why compare these two?

By now, most of you already know that Toyota Motor Philippines has a new subcompact crossover added to its model lineup. This is of course the Toyota Raize, a five-seater model made by Daihatsu.

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Some people however, can’t help but compare it against other existing Toyota models. So how does the Toyota Raize weigh up against the Toyota Rush in terms of specs? 

While this is an out-of-the-box comparison, do note the price of the top-spec Raize 1.0 Turbo is quite close to the mid-spec Rush E 1.5 AT. Specifically, the top-spec Raize is priced at Php 1,031,000, while the Rush E can be had for Php 1,023,000. That’s a mere Php 8,000 difference.
 

Toyota Raize vs Toyota Rush: Exterior

When it comes to size, there’s no doubt that the Toyota Raize is the smaller vehicle. That’s because it has a length of 4,030mm, a width of 1,710mm, and a height of 1,605mm. 

Compare that to the Toyota Rush, which comes with MPV dimensions. It has a length of 4,435mm, a width of 1,695mm, and a height of 1,705mm. 

A picture of the Toyota Rush

The Toyota Rush 1.0 Turbo CVT

Interestingly enough though, the Rush is actually narrower than the Raize. Furthermore, the Rush has a longer wheelbase at 2,685mm compared to the Raize’s 2,525mm. It also has more ground clearance at 220mm, compared to the subcompact crossover’s 200mm of ground clearance.

Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT

Dimensions

Toyota Rush E 1.5 AT

4,030mm

Length

4,435mm

1,710mm

Width

1,695mm

1,605mm

Height

1,705mm

2,525mm

Wheelbase

2,685mm

200mm

Ground Clearance

220mm

When it comes to exterior equipment, both the top-spec Toyota Raize and the mid-spec Toyota Rush come standard with LED headlamps, LED taillights, and front fog lamps. The Raize 1.0 Turbo however, does have power-folding mirrors, which the Rush E variant lacks.

A picture of the Toyota Rush

The Toyota Rush

In turn, the Rush rides on a smaller set of 16-inch alloy wheels. Meanwhile, the Raize 1.0 Turbo gets a set of 17-inch alloy wheels.

Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT

Exterior equipment

Toyota Rush E 1.5 AT

LED

Headlamps

LED

Halogen

Turn signal lamps

Halogen

LED

Taillights

LED

With

Front fog lamps

With

17-inch

Wheel size

16-inch

Alloy 

Wheel type

Alloy

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Toyota Raize vs Toyota Rush: Interior

Inside, the Toyota Raize can seat five, whereas the Toyota Rush can seat up to seven. Both do come standard with manually adjustable front seats. The ones on the Raize though, are clad in a combination of synthetic leather and fabric, while the Rush’s seats are fabric only.

Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT

Interior Equipment

Toyota Rush E 1.5 AT

Synthetic leather/fabric

Seat Material

Fabric

Manual

Driver’s seat adjustment

Manual

Tilt

Steering wheel adjustment

Tilt and Telescopic

Automatic

Air-conditioning type

Manual w/ rear vents

5

Seating capacity

7

The Raize also gets a push-to-start button, a digital gauge cluster, automatic air-conditioning, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Meanwhile, the Rush E comes with a turnkey ignition system, manual air-conditioning, an analog gauge cluster, and a urethane steering wheel.

A picture of the interior of the Toyota Raize

Inside the top-spec Toyota Raize

The Rush does come with a tilt and telescopic steering column while the Raize a tilt-only steering column. The larger vehicle also comes with rear AC vents which are not present on the Raize.

For on-board entertainment systems, the Raize 1.0 Turbo gets a nine-inch touchscreen headunit with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity. 

In comparison, the Rush E gets a smaller seven-inch headunit that instead uses a proprietary smartphone mirroring software. Like the one on the Raize though, it still has Bluetooth and USB connectivity. 

A picture of the interior of the Toyota Rush

The Toyota Rush's cockpit

Of note, both headunits are then linked to a six-piece speaker system.

Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT

On-board tech

Toyota Rush E 1.5 AT

9-inch touchscreen

Infotainment system

7-inch touchscreen

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB

Connectivity options

Other smartphone mirroring, Bluetooth, USB

6

# of speakers

6

With

Power-folding side mirror

None

Toyota Raize vs Toyota Rush: Engine & Performance

Under the hood, the top-spec Raize uses a 1.0-liter inline-3 turbocharged gasoline engine. This engine can then produce up to 97 horsepower and 140 Nm. It is paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with paddle shifters for its manual model. Power is then sent to its front wheels.

A picture of the Toyota Raize's engine

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

In turn, the Toyota Rush E uses a naturally-aspirated 1.5-liter inline-4 capable of making 102 horsepower and 134 Nm of torque. Instead of a CVT, it uses a four-speed automatic gearbox, which sends power to its rear wheels.

So while smaller, the Raize’s three-banger actually makes more torque compared to the Rush’s 1.5-liter inline-4. That said, the Rush can still make a bit more horsepower, though the difference of five horsepower is marginal at best. 

The Raize is built on a fully monocoque chassis. The Rush meanwhile uses a unique chassis which is a combination of a unibody frame and a body-on-frame chassis. To this end, the Rush is more of an SUV compared to the Raize crossover. 

A picture of the Toyota Rush's engine

The Rush's 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine

And while both use a MacPherson strut front suspension, the Raize uses a rear torsion beam while the Rush uses a 5-link axle type rear suspension.

For braking, the Raize gets a front disc brake and a rear drum brake. In turn, the Rush comes with disc brakes all around.

Specs

Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT

Toyota Rush E 1.5 AT

Engine

Inline-3 turbocharged gasoline

Inline-4 gasoline

Displacement

1.0-liters

1.5-liters

Transmission

CVT

4-speed AT

Horsepower

97 horsepower

102 horsepower

Torque

140 Nm

134 Nm

Drivetrain

FWD

RWD

Toyota Raize vs Toyota Rush: Safety

For safety, both models come standard with anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution. Both also have stability control, ISOFIX child seat anchors, rear-view camera, rear parking sensors, and hill-start assist. 

The Raize does have blind-spot detection and rear-cross traffic alert, both of which are unavailable on the Toyota Rush. 

On the flipside, the Rush gets more airbags numbering at seven, while the Raize only gets six.

Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT

Safety equipment 

Toyota Rush E 1.5 AT

6

Airbags

7

With

Anti-lock braking w/ EBD

With

With

Reverse camera

With

With

Hill-start assist

With

With

Stability control

With

With

ISOFIX

With

With

Blind-spot detection

None

With

Engine immobilizer

With

With

Security Alarm

With

Toyota Raize vs Toyota Rush: Price

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

 

Toyota Rush Variants

Price

Rush E 1.5 MT

Php 983,000

Rush E 1.5 AT

Php 1,023,000

Rush G 1.5 AT

Php 1,100,000

Toyota Raize vs Toyota Rush: Conclusion

Comparing the Toyota Raize vs the Toyota Rush is like comparing apples and oranges. That’s because they serve vastly different purposes in the context of the Philippine automotive market.

A picture of the rear of the Toyota Raize

The Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo from the rear

Then again, some buyers might want to go for the Rush E instead of the Raize 1.0 Turbo to “get their money’s worth.” Because you know, it can seat more. Some with kids might also turn to the Rush because it might be “a car they can grow into”.

A picture of the rear of the Toyota Rush

The Toyota Rush from the rear

Do note though that the top-spec Raize does offer more tech compared to the older Rush. It is also more compact and easier to maneuver around tight urban streets.

For more car comparisons like this, keep it here on Philkotse.
 

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Author

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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