Toyota Vios E CVT: Similar look but best engine in the segment

Mar 20, 2017
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User's rating 5.0
Toyota Vios 2016 Philippines takes on the appearance of its previous version with outdated look and drab inside space yet offers a more powerful engine.
Overview

Toyota Vios 2016 Philippines: Stronger engine yet same old appearance

Toyota Vios E

Toyota Vios E is one of the cars attracted the greatest interest from the market.

Regarded as one of the cars attracted the greatest interest from the market, the Toyota Vios has topped the best-selling cars in the Philippines not only in the small-car segment but also in the passenger-car market. The sedan has occupied the car market in the country, plying the roads as service vehicles and even taxi fleets. The new Vios version would get buyers excited with its stronger engine, but at the same time, make a disappointing impression by its same old appearance.
Exterior

Toyota Vios 2016 Philippines Exterior: Almost similar to its predecessor

Toyota Vios E's headlamps

Large headlamps that sweep back into the fenders are mounted on each side of the subtle grill.

The new Toyota Vios E CVT’s changes are under its body. Its appearance still looks almost similar to other previous versions that seem quite familiar to Filipinos.

Large headlamps that sweep back into the fenders are mounted on each side of the subtle grill.
The lower grille is under cover of a black cladding. This gives the Toyota Vios a big mouth, which is reinforced with the standard fog lights on its two sides.

Toyota Vios E CVT incorporates some bland design features, save a few character lines and curves down the center. A lower bumper is lacking its distinctive or interesting features.

According to some car experts, Toyota Vios E CVT might not seem to change the lights and the wheels much at all. But even if it did, their constant design language is not as attractive as its other main competitors.

Toyota Vios E CVT is expected to inherit some design details from the gorgeous new Prius, which was presented at the 6th Philippine International Motor Show.
Interior

Toyota Vios 2016 Philippines Interior: Too much black plastic

Toyota Vios E's dashboard

Toyota Vios E CVT offers an old and simple interior space with too much black plastic inside.
Toyota Vios E CVT's cabin

The driving position is generally convenient.

Toyota Vios E CVT offers an old and simple interior space with too much black plastic inside, not much different from the previous ones. However, a roomy cabin and comfortable seats are strong points of practicality, which might be a reason for why it has constantly gained vast popularity in the market. The driving position is generally convenient although some say the steering wheel should be adjustable to fit the drivers' arm's length.

Accessories

Toyota Vios 2016 Philippines Accessories

The center console of Toyota Vios E

The center console of Toyota Vios E

Toyota Vios E CVT provides the center console using textured gloss-black trim that is adorned with some beautiful silver details.
Operation

Toyota Vios 2016 Philippines: Engine & Performance

Toyota Vios E CVT is fitted with more powerful engines - the 1.3-liter and 1.5-liter NR inline-4 powerplants, compared to its older Vioses' 1.3-liter and 1.5-liter NZ inline-4 units.  The 1.3-liter, twin-cam, 16-valve engine produces an output of 98 horsepower and 123 Nm of torque.

Toyota Vios E CVT owns a much improved engine with variable-valve timing for both the intake and exhaust sides, which obviously aims at better performance and efficient fuel consumption.
Toyota Vios E

Toyota Vios would be one of the most favorite cars for racers

A new continuously variable transmission (CVT) replaced the antiquated 4-speed automatic in this updated Vios. The new transmission offers a sequential-shift mode with seven simulated ratios.

With a better engine than previous versions, Toyota Vios E CVT has been a special vehicle that might no longer appear in the middle of the Vios’ range but grunts at the top of the segment. However, some experienced drivers said that they devoted more attentions to a normal vehicle with at least six speeds.

Toyota Vios would be one of the most favorite cars for racers thanks to its extensive experiences in racing but we advise you to consider other options for better feel of the wheel, brake pedals and an overall engaging drive.
Conclusion

Toyota Vios 2016 Philippines: Conclusion

Toyota Vios E

Toyota Vios E CVT become the most powerful cars in its segment.

Toyota Vios E CVT maintains its great strength in the subcompact car segment by providing a roomy and enjoyable driving space for users. In this updated version, it marked a significant upgrade with the new powerplant, which makes Toyota Vios E CVT become the most powerful cars in its segment.

Toyota Vios E CVT is expected to make a real breakthrough in the automotive industry and could ram up the tough race among well-known automaker brands in the world.

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