2022 Toyota Avanza vs Toyota Rush Comparison: Spec Sheet Battle

Updated Jan 17, 2023

A duel between two seven-seaters from the same brand

In this article...

  1. Seven-seater sibling rivalry
  2. Exterior
  3. Interior
  4. Engine & Performance
  5. Safety
  6. Price
  7. Conclusion

Toyota Avanza vs Toyota Rush: Seven-seater sibling rivalry

As we know quite well, the Toyota Rush’s natural born competitors in the Philippine 7-seater MPV market segment are the Honda BR-V and the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross. These, including the Rush, however are not just some plain old MPV but are somewhat miniature SUVs.

Toyota however, has several other seven-seater MPVs in its lineup. There’s the Innova, which is larger, and then there’s the all-new 2022 Toyota Avanza, which is much closer to the Rush in size.

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To this end, the question of comparing the Toyota Avanza vs the Toyota Rush might pop up, especially for those in the market for a new family chariot. So, which of these two are better on paper? Let’s find out by comparing the top-spec Avanza G against the top-spec Rush G.

Toyota Avanza vs Toyota Rush: Exterior

Let’s start off by comparing the Toyota Avanza vs the Rush in terms of size. For the Avanza, it comes with a length of 4,395mm, a width of 1,730mm, and a height of 1,700mm. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,750.

A picture of the Avanza parked near a wall.

The all-new 2022 Toyota Avanza

Compare that to the Toyota Rush, which is 4,435mm long, 1,695mm wide, and 1,705mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,685mm.

Avanza G 1.5 CVT

Dimensions

Rush G 1.5 AT

4,395mm

Length

4,435mm

1,730mm

With

1,695mm

1,700mm

Height

1,705mm

2,750mm

Wheelbase

2,685mm

To that end, the Avanza is a fair bit wider than the Rush. The Rush however, is longer and taller from the ground than the latter. The Avanza then comes with a longer wheelbase.

A picture of the Toyota Rush

The Toyota Rush

For exterior equipment, both models come standard with LED headlamps, LED taillights, front fog lamps, power-folding side mirrors, and roof-mounted rear spoilers. The Rush then comes with roof rails, while the Avanza does not.

Moreover, the Rush uses a set of 17-inch alloy wheels, while the Avanza uses a smaller 16-inch set.

Avanza G 1.5 CVT

Exterior Equipment

Rush G 1.5 AT

LED

Headlamps

LED

None

Daytime running lights

With

LED

Turn signal lights

Halogen

LED

Taillights

LED

With

Front fog lamps

With

None

Roof rails

With

16

Wheel size

17

Alloy

Wheel type

Alloy

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Toyota Avanza vs Toyota Rush: Interior

As mentioned, both the Avanza and the Rush can comfortably seat up to seven occupants. Both also come standard with fabric covered seats, a tilt and telescopic steering column, manually adjustable driver’s seats, and rear air-conditioning vents.

Avanza G 1.5 CVT

Interior Equipment

Rush G 1.5 AT

Fabric

Seat material

Fabric

Manual

Driver’s seat adjustment

Manual

Tilt and Telescopic

Steering wheel adjustment

Tilt and Telescopic

Digital type w/ rear vents

Air-conditioning type

Automatic w/rear vents

Push button

Ignition

Push button

7

Seating Capacity

7

The air-conditioning system on the Avanza however, is a digital control-type unit, while the one on the Rush is automatic. The Rush also gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel, while the Avanza has a urethane covered steering wheel.

A picture of the Avanza's interior

The Avanza's cockpit

Other interior features found on both models are a push-to-start button, an analog gauge cluster, 60:40 split-folding seats, among others.

For on-board entertainment, the Avanza meanwhile, gets an eight-inch touchscreen headunit. It has Bluetooth and USB connectivity, but it adds on to those with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It is then linked to a four-piece speaker system.

A picture of the interior of the Rush

Inside the Toyota Rush

Rush meanwhile, gets a smaller seven-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth, USB, and Weblink Smartphone Connectivity software. It has a simpler set of connectivity options, but then it has more speakers numbering at eight.

Avanza G 1.5 CVT

On-board tech

Rush G 1.5 AT

8-inch touchscreen

Infotainment system

7-inch touchscreen

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB, Bluetooth

Connectivity options

Bluetooth, USB, Weblink

4

Speakers

8

With

Power-folding side mirrors

With

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Toyota Avanza vs Toyota Rush: Engine & Performance

For engines, the top-spec Avanza G uses a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine that’s good for 105 horsepower and 138 Nm of torque. The said engine is then paired with a continuously variable transmission sending power to its front wheels.

In turn, the Toyota Rush G uses a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine that can make up to 102 horsepower and 134 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to its rear wheels via a four-speed automatic gearbox.

A picture of the Toyota Avanza's engine bay

The all-new Avanza's 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine

That said, the Avanza makes a bit more power than the Rush. The difference however, is marginal. Then again, their different drivetrains will certainly mean different handling characteristics.

Furthermore, each model comes with a different rear suspension system. For the Rush, it uses a five-link axle type suspension. The Avanza in turn uses a torsion beam rear end. Both then use a MacPherson strut type suspension for the front.

The Rush also gets disc brakes for all four wheels, whereas only the Avanza’s front wheels are provided with discs. Its rear end then has drum brakes.

A picture of the Toyota Rush's engine bay

The Toyota Rush's longitudinally mounted 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine

As a side-note, the new Avanza no longer shares a platform with the Toyota Rush. It now uses the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA-B), which means that it is now a full-on monocoque model.

On the flip-side, the Philippine-spec Rush uses a half-ladder frame/half monocoque chassis.

Specs

Avanza G 1.5 CVT

Rush G 1.5 AT

Engine

Inline-4 gasoline

Inline-4 gasoline

Displacement

1.5-liters

1.5-liters

Transmission

Continuously variable transmission

Four-speed automatic

Horsepower

105

102

Torque

138 Nm

134 Nm

Toyota Avanza vs Toyota Rush: Safety

Both the Avanza and the Rush are kitted out with what you’d expect from a modern MPV. Both have anti-lock braking, stability control, ISOFIX child seat anchors, speed-sensing door locks, an engine immobilizer, rear parking sensors, a rear camera, hill-start assist, and a security alarm.

The Avanza G however, gets more in the way of safety tech. This is because apart from the aforementioned features, it also has blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert.

Then again, the Toyota Rush has seven airbags, while the Avanza gets a total of six airbags.

Avanza G 1.5 CVT

Safety Equipment

Rush G 1.5 AT

6

Airbags

7

With

Anti-lock braking w/ EBD

With

With

Reverse camera

With

None

Cruise control

None

With

Hill-start assist

With

With

Stability control

With

With

Blind-spot warning

None

With

Engine immobilizer

With

With

Security alarm

With

With

Speed sensing door locks

With

Toyota Avanza vs Toyota Rush: Price

Toyota Avanza Variants

Price

Avanza J 1.3 MT

Php 813,000

Avanza E 1.3 MT

Php 928,000

Avanza E 1.3 CVT

Php 984,000

Avanza G 1.5 CVT

Php 1,039,000

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

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Toyota Avanza vs Toyota Rush: Conclusion

As daily drivers that can carry the entire family, both the Rush and the Avanza can do well. Both are also good at swallowing up cargo with the spacious trunks.

A picture of the Toyota Avanza's rear end

Do you prefer the look of the Avanza's rear end?

The all-new Avanza however, does offer a bit more in terms of interior features. It has a better infotainment system, and it has more in the way of driver-assist tech. So, if safety is a priority, then you might want to lean toward this model.

A picture of the rear of the Toyota Rush

Or do you prefer the rear of the Rush?

The Rush in turn does have its own charms. For starters, it gets an arguably more robust chassis. Plus, some gravitate more towards its rear-wheel-drive layout.

For more 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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