Toyota Vios 2018 Philippines: Specs review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Pros & Cons

Nov 21, 2017
Find the latest price, specs, interior, exterior, pros & cons in our full-scale review for the Toyota Vios 2018 Philippines.

Toyota Vios 2018 Philippines - A great hit of Toyota to the local market

Making its first footprint in the auto market in 2002 when car enthusiasts were expecting a far-reaching change in the sedan segment, the Toyota Vios immediately became the center of attention. The Vios was born as a replacement of the Toyota Tercel and successfully brought up sales numbers of the Japanese car giant.

Since then, as its name evokes – “Move Forward”, the Toyota Vios has been one of the best-selling models of the auto manufacturer and also a fierce rival in the sedan segment.

2018 Toyota Vios In Depth Review

It might be interesting to notice that the number of Toyota Vios lover has been drastically increased along with the the launch of its 3 most recent generations. This is one of the main reasons encouraging us to find out what makes the Vios become a great hit of Toyota to the local market.

While we are still unsure when the next-gen Vios which was spotted testing in Thailand a few months ago will come to our shores, let's look through our Toyota Vios 2018 review on Philkotse.com for the current generation to gain a full insight into this iconic vehicle. This is a particular review for the Toyota Vios 1.3 E AT variant.

Angular front of a Toyota Vios 2018

The Toyota Vios has been one of the best-selling models of the Japanese manufacturer

Update: The Toyota Vios 2019 has officially released to the Philippines. Look through our Toyota Vios 2019 Philippines review to have a better comparison of the latest Vios and its predecessor.​

1. Toyota Vios 2018 Exterior

Similar to other Toyota cars, the all new Toyota Vios 2018 also received a great thoroughness from its manufacturer. At first glance, the sedan gets a sleek but sporty exterior. In detail, the front fascia features a glossy radiator grille cleverly connected to the front air intakes. Additionally, the terrifically styled halogen headlights connect closely to the chrome-plated bars, highlighting the Toyota logo at the center of the front. Meanwhile, the bumper is surrounded by black fog lamps, making it more outstanding and delight as well.

The front fascia of the Toyota Vios 2018

The front fascia features a glossy radiator grille cleverly connected to the front air intakes

The sides feature beautiful black B and C pillars, colored door handles and glace indicator mounted wing mirrors. Another refinement of the side is 14-inch/15-inch 8-spoke alloy wheels.

The rear is adorned with civilized taillights with wide chrome plate set on the boot lid and a roof equipped with a sporty antenna, keeping a dynamic style for the Vios.

The taillight of a Toyota Vios 2018

The rear is adorned with civilized taillights with wide chrome plate set on the boot lid

The rear bumper has a reflector, along with rear windscreen window and rear combined lamps to enhance safety of drivers and passengers. Although Vios is considered a compact sedan, the overall dimension of the sedan is 4410mm x 1700mm x 1475mm (L x W x H) and its wheelbase hits the 2550 mm mark, which is a pretty impressive figure in comparison with other vehicles in the same segment.

Angular rear of a Toyota Vios 2018

The rear bumper has a reflector, along with rear windscreen window and rear combined lamps to enhance safety of drivers and passengers

2. Toyota Vios 2018 Interior

2.1. Seating capacity

Stepping inside, thanks to a bump in height and length, the Toyota Vios 2018 interior offers a more spacious cabin compared to previous models. The Vios can carry up to 5 people including a driver and 4 passengers. Adjustable driver seat ensures flexible sitting posture, while the rear row is highly appreciated as it can accommodate tall occupants comfortably.

Cabin space of the Toyota Vios 2018

The Toyota Vios 2018 offers a more spacious cabin compared to previous models

However, the seats seem to be more appropriate for urban driving than off-road driving. In detail, the Vios seats fail to comfort drivers’ lower back as it provides no lumbar support, which might cause backache during long off-road trips.

Interior of the Toyota Vios 2018

The Vios can carry up to 5 people including a driver and 4 passengers

2.2. Infotainment system

The sporty theme of the Toyota Vios is mostly highlighted in the center console and the dashboard which is wrapped by high-qualified plastic. The dashboard is also impressive with a large tachometer display and an analog speedometer.

A tachometer display and an analog speedometer of a Toyota Vios 2018

The dashboard is also impressive with a large tachometer display and an analog speedometer

The infotainment system is equipped with a three-spoke steering wheel which is made of polyurethane with an impressively sporty flat bottom and a triple-gauge display. This gauge is decorated with beautifully-designed dials, providing the Vios interior a youthful and sophisticated look.

The highlight of the infotainment system lies in the modern audiophiles and a great adjustability for audio centralization, which promises to comfort and relax ears of driver and occupants.

Dashboard area of a Toyota Vios 2018

The sporty theme of the Toyota Vios is mostly highlighted in the center console and the dashboard which is wrapped by high-qualified plastic

3. Toyota Vios 2018 Philippines: Safety features

The all new Toyota Vios 2018 features a kit of safety features including:

  • Driver's Airbag          
  • Electronic Brake Distribution
  • Security Alarm
  • ABS with Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Brake Assist
  • Immobilizer 
  • Electronic Door Locks          

Deployed airbags of the Toyota Vios 2018

The Vios 2018 is equipped with driver's airbag

4. Toyota Vios 2018 Review: Engine & Performance

The Toyota Vios 1.3 E AT is powered by a 1.3-liter dual VVTi engine which is capable of cranking out 98 hp and 123 Nm of torque, works in a conjunction with a 7-speed CVT. Running with this engine, the car offers better driving experience than expected.

Toyota Vios 2018 engine

The Toyota Vios 1.3 E AT is powered by a 1.3-liter dual VVTi engine

However, when running on highways, it is a bit unsure about the Vios’s performance. If this is something you concern the most and is considering between Honda City vs Toyota Vios, the former seems to be a more proper choice. Read our review for the Honda City here to have a better comparison.

In terms of riding comfort, it is unavoidable that the car causes shaking while running on rough or harsh roads. Road noise is another disadvantage for the Vios, even when it runs at low speeds.

5. Toyota Vios 2018 Specs in the Philippines

Toyota Vios 2018 Specs in the Philippines  
Engine
Engine Size 1.3 L 
Displacement 1,329 cc
Number of Cylinders 4
Number of Valves 16
Transmission Category CVT with Sequential Shift
Performance
Power Train Front-Wheel Drive
Max Output (HP) 98 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Max Torque (nm) 123 Nm @ 4,400 rpm
Acceleration Rate n/a
Top Speed n/a
Economy & Environment
Fuel Type Gasoline
CO2 Emission n/a
Fuel Capacity 42 L
Fuel Consumption n/a
Range n/a
Dimensions
Length 4,410 mm
Width 1,700 mm
Height 1,475 mm
Wheelbase 2,550 mm
Turning Circle 10.2 m
Ground Clearance 133 mm
Wading Depth n/a
Trunk Capacity n/a
Max Cargo n/a
Number of Doors 4
Number of Seats 5
Features
Wheel Size 15 in
Wheels Metal Type Alloy
Airconditioning System Manual Dial Cooler
Entertainment System 7-inch Touch Screen display audio with CD/MP3/Bluetooth/Voice Control/Mirror Link
Connectivity Aux and USB
Warranty 3 Years (100,000 km)

6. Toyota Vios 2018 Price in the Philippines

As mentioned earlier, Toyota Vios is a best-seller of the Japanese carmaker in the local market. Not only being a popular choice for sedan car buyers, the vehicle is also preferred by those who are looking for affordable cars to be used as a taxi in the Philippines. ₱617,000 is definitely a bargain price for such a great car.

Toyota Vios 2018 Price in the Philippines
 Variant Price 
Toyota Vios 1.3 Base MT ₱617,000
Toyota Vios 1.3 J MT ₱655,000
Toyota Vios 1.3 E MT ₱768,000
Toyota Vios 1.5 G MT ₱875,000
Toyota Vios 1.5 G MT White Pearl ₱884,000
Toyota Vios 1.5 G AT ₱925,000
Toyota Vios 1.5 G AT White Pearl ₱940,000
Toyota Vios 1.5 TRD AT ₱999,000
Toyota Vios 1.5 TRD AT White Pearl ₱1,014,000

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7. Toyota Vios 2018 Review: Pros and Cons

Through this Toyota Vios 2018 review, we believe that you have already had your own thought about this popular vehicle. And to give you a deeper insight into this Toyota model, we've put together the pros and cons of Toyota Vios 2018 as follows:

Toyota Vios 2018 Review: Pros and Cons  
Pros
  • Excellent design
  • Great Handling
  • Affordable price
Cons
  • Seatings are not comfortable enough
  • Low fuel efficiency

It’s time to draw a conclusion. All things considered, it is undoubted that the all new Toyota Vios 2018 is a good choice for car buyers with a spacious cabin, great features and especially, an affordable price tag.

Hopefully, our article has added one more reason for you to drive home this famous Toyota vehicle.

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