2022 Toyota Avanza vs Veloz: What are the differences 

Updated Sep 21, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Is the Veloz just a dressed-up Avanza? Well, not really. 

Toyota Motor Philippines has finally launched the all-new Veloz for the local market. If you remember our previous reports on this model, then you’ll know that Toyota has positioned the Veloz as a separate nameplate from the Avanza. 

A picture of the Toyota Veloz G

The all-new 2022 Toyota Veloz (G variant pictured)

But still, how does the Toyota Veloz differ from the Avanza? Let’s find out by comparing the two.

2022 Toyota Avanza vs Veloz: Exterior 

Style-wise, the Veloz appears bolder than the 2022 Toyota Avanza. That’s because the Veloz has a larger grille, which itself comes in a different mesh pattern.  

The 2022 Toyota Avanza

The 2022 Toyota Avanza

The Veloz’s LED headlamps themselves also look different from the Avanza’s as they are surrounded by a trim piece. The same goes for its foglamp housing just below the headlamps, which each comes with an L-shaped bezel. This provides the newer model’s front fascia with a heftier look.

The 2022 Toyota Veloz V

The 2022 Toyota Veloz V

Furthermore, the headlamps on the Veloz do not appear linked together as they lack the decorative connecting trim piece that’s present on the Avanza. Below the Veloz’s grille, also present is a sizable air intake, as well as an air dam. Those two features in turn, are absent on the simpler-looking Avanza. 

The rear section of the Veloz also looks different from the Avanza’s. It gets a rear air dam, which again, the other Toyota model doesn’t have, plus it comes with an LED strip connecting together its rear taillamps. On the Avanza, the rear lacks the said feature. 

The 2022 Avanza's rear end

The 2022 Avanza's rear end

The Veloz also rides on a set of sportier-looking 17-inch alloy wheels. The Philippine-spec Avanza in turn uses a set of 16-inch or 15-inch wheels depending on the variant. 

Last but not the least, the Veloz is also a bit larger than the Avanza. It has a length of 4,475mm, a width of 1,775mm, and a height of 1,700mm. It also has a ground clearance of 190mm. 

A picture of the rear of the Veloz V

The Veloz V from the rear

The Avanza meanwhile is 4,395mm long, 1,730mm wide, and 1,665mm tall. It then has a ground clearance of 195mm. 

To sum it up, the Avanza is clearly the smaller model. The Veloz though, 5mm less ground clearance. Both models do come with the same wheelbase length of 2,750mm. 

2022 Toyota Avanza vs Veloz: Interior 

The differences between the Avanza and the Veloz extend to their interiors. For starters, the Avanza for the Philippine market gets a one-color scheme, whereas the Veloz gets a two-tone black and white color scheme. 

The Avanza's second row seats

The Avanza's second row seats

Furthermore, even the top-spec Avanza G comes with fabric seats, whereas the Veloz has fabric and leather seats. It also gets some niceties that are absent on the Avanza. These include ambient lighting, a seven-inch digital gauge cluster, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, among others.  

It also appears that the Veloz’s interior gets more in the way of soft-touch surfaces, as well as metallic finishing. In turn, even the top-spec Avanza G gets a simpler interior with more hard plastics. 

The Veloz's second row seats

The Veloz's second row seats

Then again, these two Toyota models do have some similar bits. For instance, both the top-spec Avanza and the upcoming Veloz are kitted out with a push-to-start button, a 12-volt accessory outlet, a multi-function steering wheel, etc.  

2022 Toyota Avanza vs Veloz: Tech & Safety 

For entertainment, the Avanza G gets an eight-inch touchscreen. Compare that to the top-spec Veloz V which gets a slightly larger nine-inch touchscreen. Both do have the same connectivity options. These are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, and USB ports. The Veloz G in turn, also gets an eight-inch infotainment system with the same connectivity options.

The Avanza's front cabin

The Avanza's front cabin

On top of having a larger headunit, the Veloz gets a wireless smartphone charger that isn’t present on the Avanza. The Veloz’s automatic climate control system also features actual knobs, whereas the Avanza uses a simpler control panel with buttons.

For safety, the top-spec Veloz V comes with the Toyota Safety Sense. For those unaware, this is a collection of driver-assist features, and most of these aren’t present on the Philippine-spec Avanza save for a blind-spot monitoring system. 

On the Veloz, this set of features includes a pre-collision system, blind-spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, and many others.   

The Veloz V's front cabin

The Veloz V's front cabin

As expected though, the fancier, better equipped Veloz gets the same standard safety equipment that is present on the Avanza. It will have anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution, stability control, ISOFIX child seat anchors, speed-sensing door locks, a security alarm, hill-start assist, etc. 

But do note that the Veloz also gets a 360-degree camera, whereas the Avanza only gets a standard reverse camera. 

2022 Toyota Avanza vs Veloz: Engine & Performance 

When it comes to engines, the Avanza gets a 1.3-liter or 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine. For the 1.3-liter versions, the said engine can make up to 97 horsepower and 122 Nm of torque. The larger 1.5-liter mill meanwhile can produce up to 105 horsepower and 138 Nm of torque. 

A picture of the Veloz V's engine bay

Both the Avanza G, Veloz G, and Veloz V use the same 1.5-liter engine. (Veloz V pictured)

The Veloz in turn is only available with a 1.5-liter inline-4 engine. Of note, this is the same 2NR-VE that the Avanza G uses.  

The Avanza, as we all know, may come with a five-speed manual gearbox or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The Veloz for the Philippines meanwhile, exclusively uses a CVT.

2022 Toyota Avanza vs Veloz: Price

Being a model with more features, the Veloz is without a surprise, a bit pricier than the Avanza. One can confirm this on their respective price lists below:

2022 Toyota Avanza Variants 


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 

Or you can see Avanza second hand for sale to get better look at the car price.

2022 Toyota Veloz Variants 


Veloz G CVT 

Php 1,185,000 

Veloz V CVT 

Php 1,225,000 

Overall, the Veloz is now on a whole new level in terms of its features. It also looks sportier than the Avanza. To put it simply, it might be positioned similarly to other seven-seater MPVs in the local market. Think Suzuki XL7 to the Ertiga, or the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross to the Xpander. 

If the all-new Toyota Veloz has caught your eye, do check out the Car Guide section for the said model. And for more car news, keep it here on Philkotse.

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


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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