Toyota Avanza 2019 Philippines Review

8.0 Price: ₱731,000 |Body type: SUV/MPV
The Avanza 2019 model is considered as one of the most affordable MPV in the local market. Read our Toyota Avanza 2019 Philippines Review to know why.

For Filipinos looking at a reliable and practical people carrier, the MPV is a popular choice given its high-seating capacity and functionality.

Among the range of MPVs in the market, Toyota’s entry-level Avanza definitely ranks among the top choices. Let's explore this well-known Toyota Avanza specs by specs with in this review article. 

1. Toyota Avanza 2019: Exterior

The new 2019 Toyota Avanza exterior remains the same design styling from its previous predecessor. However, it now comes with a sharper look including a sharper grille, redesigned front fascia through the lighting system. 

Moving to the rear, Avanza 2019 gets redesigned taillights which are armed with aero fins to ease the airflow and reduce noises of wind. Toyota Avanza sported a basic yet contemporary design, in a small and light package.

Toyota Avanza 2019 exterior

Toyota Avanza 2019 comes with a sharp and sleek design.

2. Toyota Avanza 2019: Interior

Impressed so far on the exterior? More surprises await inside as well, with a redesigned dashboard and several functions such as a new instrument panel, digital A/C controls, and an updated infotainment system.

A classy-looking cabin is definitely not something this MPV lacks, with its black/brown or black/grey color theme interior. It's foldable 50:50 rear seats expand the Avanza’s cargo capabilities for those times when you need extra cargo space.

Toyota Avanza rear seats

Toyota Avanza's comfortable rear passenger seat

Your infotainment needs are met with either a 2 DIN stereo system or a 6.2-inch touchscreen. The A/C meanwhile features a dual aircon digital system.

Safety features for occupants include dual SRS airbags, ABS with electronic brake distribution, and ISOFIX child seat safety anchors. Standard Toyota Vehicle Security System ensures that your Avanza stays out of unwanted hands.

2019 Toyota Avanza dashboard

A classy-looking cabin of 2019 Avanza

3. Toyota Avanza 2019 Philippines: Engine

As mentioned, the 2019 Avanza comes with either a 1.3L or 1.5L DOHC powerplant, both equipped with Dual VVT-i technology. The former produces 95 hp and 121 Nm of torque, while the packs 103 hp and 136 Nm of torque. Transmission options include a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic.

2019 Toyota Avanza engine

The 2019 Avanza comes with a five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmission options

4. Toyota Avanza 2019 Philippines: Riding and Handling

The seven-seat cabin (five on the base J variant) plus the generous cargo space make the Avanza ideal for long drives. The 3-point ELR seat belts all around give its passengers the assurance of a safe ride ahead.

The five-door Avanza also has illuminated turn signals integrated into the side mirrors, while the electronically-assisted rack and pinion steering make it agile and maneuverable in corners

Toyota Avanza 2019 on the road

This MPV is perfect for a long drive or family trip

5. Toyota Avanza 2019 Philippines Review: Final Thoughts

Through the years, the Toyota Avanza has managed to remain among the more popular MPVs in the market, with practicality and reliability always at the forefront of its design considerations. But whether or not the latest enhancements and improvements will be enough to make it pull light years ahead of its competition remains to be seen. 

Nonetheless, the reimagined 2019 Toyota Avanza is a perfect entry-level MPV for families looking for affordable people carriers.

Source: Hanna Sanchez

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