Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Review: 2013 Toyota Vios 1.5 G A/T

Photos by Ulysses Ang
Fifty percent of the Philippine passenger car market—by any standard, a car that’s as sellable as this is also the most influential. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise then that the all-new Toyota Vios is the most important car of the year. Forget cup car racing or DJ parties, I finally got behind the wheel of this hotly-anticipated vehicle and here’s my verdict: damn, they got it right this time.

With “Waku Doki” or “Fun to Drive” firmly drilled into my head, I can’t help but love the Vios’s new sheet metal that’s aggressive and dynamic. Clearly, the Vios takes its design cues from the likes of the 86 and RAV4 with its highly angular theme; well, maybe except for the 185/60R15 wheels and tires (the all-new Vios screams to run on 16’s at the very least).



Upfront, the new face is striking with an upper grille that seems to traverse through the projector-equipped headlamps. The lower grille is shaped in a trapezoidal fashion with a textured, blacked-out finish just like the 86. The head-turning frontend is matched at the back with the sharply creased taillights for a truly futuristic look. The sharply raked windshield and rear glass connote a very aerodynamic shape emphasized only by the use of aerodynamic fins on the headlights, side mirrors, and taillights. Even the roof is curved with catamaran-style cut to channel airflow much more efficiently. Clearly, the Vios is designed to be aerodynamic resulting in a surprisingly quiet cabin; wind noise is kept low even at triple digit speeds enabling me to carry a regular conversation over a Bluetooth-hands free phone—something close to impossible in the previous generation model.

With an exterior stretched in almost every direction (the wheelbase remains the same), the Vios promises even more cabin space with more head, knee, and shoulder room than ever before. In reality though, Toyota has successfully accomplished this to a degree. Sitting in front, I simply loved the additional room, especially around the hips, knees, and legs. The Vios eschews the latest trend towards deep dashboards and goes for a shallower design that improves exterior visibility and makes this car feel smaller and more compact than it is, perfect for jostling around in traffic. Drivers sit much higher and more upright than any of its sub-compact contemporaries and this takes some getting used to. Still, I found the Vios’s controls easy to master and they all fell within easy reach. The instrument cluster, moving from its controversial center location to a more conventional one, is legible with nice, clear numerals. But I certainly miss the adjustable dimmer function.



Over at the back is where things become more of a mixed bag. Rear seat comfort has been improved with large, individual, and adjustable headrests for everyone and safety’s been upped thanks to three-point seatbelts for everyone. Those with young children will love the fact that the Vios comes standard (at least in the 1.5 G trim) with ISOFIX child seat anchors as well. Despite all these improvements, the Vios’s rear accommodation is good for two at the most. The sharply angled rear glass robs useful headroom for those who have above average height. This is more so for those who’re stuck riding in the middle. I’m 170 centimeters or 5’7”, and my head’s already brushing the ceiling. Imagine if we were to go over a pothole. This certainly won’t be a pleasing experience.

In terms of luggage space, Toyota claims the Vios can swallow up to four golf bags; and I won’t dispute this since the Vios does appear to have one of the biggest and deepest trunks in its class. However, what I didn’t like is the lack of storage compartments for passengers. Yes, there’s a center console bin just in front of the shifter, but it’s barely enough to fit an iPod nano. The center arm console, though tall, is quite narrow. And though there are the cup holders located in front of the driver and passenger air conditioning vents, it can’t fit even a short-sized Starbucks latte. And even if you did manage to squeeze one in there, good luck in pulling it out without spilling a drop.



Gripes about the Vios’s cubby holes and rear seat room aside, I still give it two thumbs up when it comes to designing a thoroughly modern and classy interior. The dashboard is simply lovely with its dramatic lines, chrome accents, and molded stitching. Yes, the plastics are still hard to the touch, but the fit and finish are consistent. The two-tone black and beige color scheme is a ballsy move given the propensity for the colors to be mismatched, but the execution is excellent creating an airy feel for everyone inside. But of course, I can imagine it’s a pain to keep clean.

With multimedia connectivity fast becoming an important feature, the Vios finally moves to the digital age with full iPod connectivity through its integrated head unit. The six-speaker system is nothing to write home about, but it’s good and crisp; and at least you can command it through your fingers via the steering wheel buttons. The cool-blue illumination on the stereo (also used on the multi-information display) does tend to wash out in bright sunlight, but it’s not that of a big deal.

Now to the driving aspect.



With the very same platform, very same 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, and very same 4-speed automatic, you’ll walk away thinking the all-new model to behave the exact same way as before. Well, I’m happy to tell you that it doesn’t.

Surprisingly, the all-new Vios feels much more sorted with a sportier, more refined, and more comfortable driving experience than ever before. For starters, it’s quieter with just a hint of engine coarseness permeating the cabin, and it continues to be so until around 120-130 km/h, when road noise starts to be noticeable. Next, the steering feels more responsive through corners and though the Vios still tends to roll and understeer through a sharp corner, it does feel much more planted and stable than before. Then, the chassis feels better tuned to absorb the punishing undulating roads in Manila (say, those Ninja potholes caused by overnight rains). Lastly, the brakes which were a Waterloo of the previous models bite well and have a very linear pedal feel. Even the exterior visibility is excellent save for the rear view mirrors which I find too tapered, causing motorbikes to fall countlessly into the Vios’s blind spot.



And despite having a carryover engine and a transmission that’s down a gear (or two) compared to the competition, the Vios can surprisingly haul ass. It’s capable of speeds past 140-150 km/h on a long stretch and still manages to return the best city fuel mileage of any gasoline-powered sub-compact: 11.3 km/L, which is itself a ten percent improvement from the previous model. On the highway, this figure climbs up to 17.2 km/L when the “Eco” coaching light is followed religiously (you actually can’t turn it off).

Even before it was available to the public, Toyota predicted a huge uptick in Vios sales and considering the P 847,000 price, it’s certainly possible. Indeed, the all-new Vios is destined to bring Toyota’s product-led transformation to the mainstream. The undisputed leader in its segment, the all-new third-generation Vios aims to cement that further by adding style and sportiness to its highly successful combination of practicality, reliability, and value for money.



2013 Toyota Vios 1.5 G A/T
 
Ownership 1.5 G A/T
Year Introduced 2013
Vehicle Classification Sub-Compact
The Basics
Body Type 4-door sedan
Seating 5
Engine / Drive F/F
Under the Hood
Displacement (liters) 1.5
Aspiration NA
Layout / # of Cylinders Inline 4
BHP @ rpm 107 @ 6,000
Nm @ rpm 142 @ 4,200
Fuel / Min. Octane Unleaded / 93~
Transmission 4 AT
Cruise Control No
Dimensions and Weights
Length (mm) 4,410
Width (mm) 1,700
Height (mm) 1,475
Wheelbase (mm) 2,550
Curb Weight (kg) 1,060
Suspension and Tires
Front Suspension Independent, MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Torsion Beam Axle
Front Brakes Vented Disc
Rear Brakes Disc
Tires 185/60R15
Wheels Alloy
Safety Features
Airbags 2
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) Yes
Traction / Stability Control No
Parking Sensors No
Exterior Features
Headlights Halogen
Fog Lamps Front
Auto Lights No
Auto Wipers No
Interior Features
Steering Wheel Adjustment Tilt
Steering Wheel Material Leather
Seating Adjustment Manual
Seating Surface Fabric
Folding Rear Seat No
On-Board Computer Yes
Convenience Features
Power Steering Yes
Power Door Locks Yes
Power Windows Yes
Power Mirrors Yes, with Fold
Climate Control No
Audio System Stereo
CD
MP3
Aux
USB
No. of Speakers 6
Steering Wheel Controls Yes

102 comments:

  1. " the Vios’s rear accommodation is good for four at the most" hey, would you really squeeze 4 people at the back seats?

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    1. Good catch. Managed to do the correction.

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  2. "still manages to return the best city fuel mileage of any small car" Have you driven the honda city and hyundai accent diesel???

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    1. I meant gasoline powered small cars. Updated the story.

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    2. Surprisingly, the Vios (even the old one) does better fuel consumption figures than the City or Jazz in the city. When it comes to highway driving though, the City and Jazz do better.

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  3. Wait till the new mirage g4 comes out, better specs, lcd screen, push button start, automatic AC and better mileage. :)

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    1. We'll see. If ever there's a car that can probably compete with the Vios, the Mirage G4 can do it. Though, I'm really worried with the fuel consumption. When I tested the Mirage, it didn't do too well.

      http://www.carguide.ph/2013/05/review-2013-mitsubishi-mirage-gls-cvt.html

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    2. there are cars that can compete with vios..but definitely NOT the mirage G4..mechanically speaking its a crap..as for the exterior styling..its also a crap..binawi lg nila sa lcd,push start and auto ac na hindi mo naman ma.e.enjoy sa ganitong class ng sasakyan..even interior materials look like crap..owww..sorry..seriously mirage has no contest against vios..i dont even know what the hell mitsubishi was thinking when they built this car..its a total piece of shit with toys inside..

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  4. 6 Kilometers per Liter ang Fuel Consumption, 128 kilometers or 21 Liters of Fuel, Mas Better Po yan i Biyahe sa Manila to Nueva Ecija. Panalo ang Toyota Vios!!!

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    1. 6km/l is nothing to a fiesta or jazz 9km/l upto 14km/l city only.

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    2. Why would take toyota vios when its design gets broader and heavier and the trunk still the same as the old one and the engine too?
      That 6km/l is bad!!!!

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  5. where is the like button on this ? my sentiments exactly.

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  6. With regards to its fuel efficiency, I would disagree. I drove the same model(1.5 A/T), from subic to manila, using sctex and nlex, but the average I got is only 11.7km/liter. I drove it with rpm not more than 2.5 and my speed is only 80 to 100km/h, expecting I would at least get 17km/liter. And now that I am driving it in manila, it just made things worst.
    If you have some advices and/or techniques I could do to have an efficient driving, please do share it to me.. Thanks..

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    1. Hi. In my case, I did my drive from SLEX all the way to the end of STAR and then back. I kept my speed below 100 actually--around 90 or so. I simply followed the Eco light and that's it. The fact that there wasn't any slow down (I have E-Pass) probably helped.

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  7. I already drove jazz and fiesta, fiesta 2011 and a jazz 2010, city driving fiesta 9-14km/l jazz did the same too but jazz has sohc and lower liter engine. so bravo to fiesta haha

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  8. I dont know what's with all the fuss with the gas efficiency, i drove my 2.5v camry, got 16.3 km/l . everybody knows toyota is all about practicality and gas efficiency.

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  9. ^I presume that's all downhill.

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    1. ahahaha... i guess it is...

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  10. sana po me sumagot.. This or Avanza or the Honda variant na 900k below.. Thanks po..

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  11. if fuel efficiency is your most concern then nothing beats an accent crd!

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  12. sana po me sumagot.. This or Avanza or the Honda variant na 900k below.. Thanks po..

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    1. It honestly depends on what you're looking for in a new car. It's hard to compare the Avanza vs the Vios and the Honda City.

      The Avanza is your only choice if you want a small 7-seater AUV. Though the new Chevrolet Spin is also worth the look, especially the new 1.3-liter diesel.

      As for the Vios or the City, I certainly love the City's engine and transmission, but it sure is getting old. If you can't get a good discount on a City, go for the Vios. With a good discount though, likely, I'd go with the Honda City. Though take note that maintenance cost for the Vios will be lower.

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    2. thanks sir ulysses.. maalin lng kasi dito sa honda or toyota pinagpipilian nmin.. thanks for the reply and more power!

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  13. I still think that Toyota Phils should have put in the push button start at least in the high end edition (G and TRD). It was cooler here in Malaysia where they got the push button ignition.

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  14. 1.3E or the 1.5G.. anu po ba pinagkaiba nila at alin talaga mas better.. Thank You po sana masagot..

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  15. its a red TAXI...

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    1. It doesnt look sporty to me :) ...the exterior looks of this car sucks especially the rear part...but it has a very nice cabin...im attracted by this car's interior rather than its exterior...but i still wouldnt buy this cuz its made to be a taxicab...hate me if u want to but thats reality...sorry for being rude...

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    2. Aha, Pinoy na Pinoy. Nako, crab mentality po yan, Sir. :) Please reflect, your criteria for car selection might not be fit in the car segment you're looking into. And when you go up a segment, no need to "step" on a prior segment. :) God Bless our Country.

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    3. how can you say its "crab mentality"?..u may say i'm a hater or whiner..but crab mentality?..where did that come from?..and cmon dude..its my own opinion about this car..and honestly i dont understand what you're trying to say..sorry for being DUMB..and im not stepping on it..i even mentioned its strong point which is its cabin..and i know this is the subcompact criteria dude..whats up with you man?..or maybe you're some kind of a toyota die hard fan..if thats your point then i totally understand you..pinoy na pinoy ha..

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    4. ur a KIA die HARD fan.. and i understand why you really hate dis car.. but youll be seeing dis car everyday even in your dreams..

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    5. still sporty.. somehow compared to the older version ng vios sa looks naman talaga naimprove xa at laloh sa interior. at ok lng na taxi car.,. wag na lang color white or yellow para di magmukha talagang taxi.. XD I Love this Car.. specially how practical you want to be.. by the way.. anuh ba tlga mas ok 15" or 16" na gulong.. di ko alam kung anuh ung difference kapag sa laki ng gulong.. sana po masagot.. thanks..

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    6. KIA DIE HARD FAN?..u must be kidding me..i love european inspired cars but not exactly KIA..(FYI i still have that cheap perception for kia despite their big improvement)and dude..ford,mazda & hyundai are some of asian cars that are euro inspired..im not like you dude..and i don't hate the car itself..i hate people like you who praise this car..yes it may be sporty than the car it replaced but there are other cars that look better (exterior only) than this..but again THE CABIN OF THIS CAR IS WAY MUCH BETTER than its competitors.. and dude, may i know what car did you and do you have..and please be honest about it..

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    7. My first car is a toyota celica 90's model.. second hand.. gift for myself after earning from my college to first work.. my second car is a honda city 2011.. and a family car fortuner.. I drove this car already coz s friend of mine have this car.. it's a more comfortable car for me.. even though it only has the very same engine and transmission.. tried and tested n ang toyota sakin.. ung celica ko hanggang ngaun buhay pa at bagong repaint lng at konting kalikot mas better pa sa iba.. by the way its your opinion and I respect it..

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    8. thanks for being such a good sport dude..actually, i dont own a car myself..i still drive my dad's car..way back in college he gave me a used '98 civic liftback..too bad i crashed it..anyway im still driving his good old '96 corolla since high school and his '84 mitsubishi lancer..and we got the sta. fe in '09 after i crashed (again) his '02..i dont mean to brag about cars dude..sorry 'bout that..

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    9. that was '02 nissan sentra by the way...

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    10. kaya naman pala anlakas manglait sa VIOS.. wala ka naman pala talaga sarili oto, nakikigamit lang! :)) man you will appreciate this car once your really the one who invest..from fuel to maintenance etc. about your cab issue, i respect that bro! :) but take into consideration the goodside why most of them use this for a taxi, first:financially practical (the price of the car,its FC and so as maintenance), second: availability of materials nationwide :)) third: quality of the unit itself! :) if you hate taxi type of cars, oh well at Spain, BMW are cabs, at western countries most of the European cars are also used for cabs as compared to Jap cars..oh well! haha I also understand why you hate this car, base on your short story that u've crashed multiple times which your not really the OWNER lol.. I think you prefer speed because of your JERK skills in driving thats why you will not really enjoy this car since this is an economically friendly car / just for servicing per se good for city driving with balanced torque and HP.

      btw i own 1998 toyota corolla, 1996 honda civic, and 2014 toyota vios.

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    11. well i guess everyone got through that stage where they wanna be a speed demon..if you haven't got through that then you maybe a faggot..=)

      the incident in '09 wasn't actually my fault..i did a defensive maneuver in order to avoid a much greater accident..

      there's nothing wrong about this car..its just im not in to it..basically im not in to this category (except for the upcoming honda fit/jazz)..

      and of course i still cant afford to buy my own car..i just turned 25 dude (and you maybe over 35) and currently im in my second contract (as a rating) i guess you know what im trying to say here..and im saving money so i can have one..

      im a very careful shopper that's why i cant let myself be impressed just like that especially on cars..and right now im torn whether i should get the 2014 mazda3 or the 2014 honda fit/jazz..i was about to include the 2014 corolla but toyota brought the one from europe..so its out of my list..

      btw why do you own multiple cars almost in the same category?..did you made one of those into a performance car?..if yes then i fully understand you but if no..then thats almost moronic..cuz most car enthusiast that i know own a car or two (one has to be a performance car and the other one is absolutely an economical car) then either an SUV or a pick up.. =) or maybe you're a car collector not an enthusiast..

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    12. updated.. i have my own vios 2014 1.5G.. :)

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  16. im a filipino working here in the states as a car salesman for toyota. interestingly enough the fact that most toyotas are used as taxis is actualy a good selling point for most customers. The fact that the cars is being used as a taxi means that 1.) its very durable 2.) its very east to maintain 3.) has great fuel consumption.

    I went to the Philippines recently and visited a honda showroom and asked about a honda city and when the salesguy and I were comparing it to a Vios the first thing he said that Vioses are used as taxis. It really makes me wonder why most filipinos are so narrow minded as to see that as abad thing. I mean, BMW's are used as taxis in europe for christs sake.

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    1. Mr. Antonio Salazar, kudos to you, Sir! Pareho po tayo ng pananaw. I totally agree that BMWs are used as taxis in Europe, and I've seen a lot of Mercs used as taxis in the Middle East. And yet pinoys who think that toyota cars are "cheap" simply because they're used as taxis here in the Philippines don't bash Mercs & BMWs. Tama kayo Sir, makitid lang talaga ang mga utak nila.

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    2. nowadays toyota together with honda is more focused in marketing rather than redesigning their cars..just look at ford and mazda..even korean cars are almost kicking their ass..whats happening toyota and honda?..its sad to read comments on foreign car reviews about your cars..its sad to see you follow the path of suzuki and mitsubishi..although i was a very huge fan of mitsubishi years ago..i cant believe mitsubishi ran out of ideas..whats wrong with you guys?..c'mon wake up already..

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    3. then why is that audi and volkswagen are not used as taxis?..and one more thing..mr. salazar you said you're a sales man for toyota in the states right?..then let me ask you this..why is vios not sold in US?..we all know vios is not a global model and we all know why is a certain car not sold in countries like US and europe FOR CHRIST SAKE!..and why is vios not available in US mr. toyota sales man in the states?..in my opinion cars that are not sold globally are low in quality and cannot pass certain tests..

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    4. ^ because americans are huge...

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    5. indeed they are..but the question is; why is chev sonic and ford fiesta available in US..as well as hyundai accent and kia rio..mazda2 is even there..and these cars fall in the same category where the vios is..subcompacts..WHY..

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    6. To the guy who was asking why the Vios is not sold in the states. Well sorry to burst your bubble but it is sold here. But its not called a Vios rather its called a Toyota Yaris Sedan. The name "vios" is used for the variant sold in Asia Pacific countries, although they are the same car. Same thing in the middle east, they dont have a "Vios" there rather its called a Yaris Sedan.

      Your claim that the vios or the yaris is not a global model is as flawed as your grasp of cars.

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    7. i know vios is named yaris sedan in other countries..and it is available in UAE and other countries..and hey,are you really a toyota sales man in USA..you indeed burst my bubble but let me burst yours too..sorry but toyota in U S A , EUROPE and AUSTRALIA does not have 2014 yaris sedan in their line up..there is yaris hatchback though..and its still the same for that car..(australia still have the old model of yaris sedan)..how about that?..yaris sedan in USA?..you must be kidding me..

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    8. in canada yaris hatchback is already refreshed and it does not share the looks of the 2014 vios.. >=)

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    9. You never said you were talking about 2014 model. You just said, in general, that the Vios is not sold in the US. Are you new to the car industry? Read back your post. You were saying the Vios (or the Yaris Sedan) was never sold in the USA, you never mentioned what year or model you just said VIOS.

      Btw you also that audis and volks arent used as taxis? really? try researching more before you start talking. You might end up eating your words and looking like a world class dummy.

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    10. cmon man..what year model is being reviewed here..whats wrong with you?..

      i maybe wrong about audi and volks not being used as taxis cuz i was not able to research before firing back..but im sure were talking about about the 2014 vios here..that means you also ate your own puke..

      and one more thing..yaris sedan was despised in states..and i bet you know what i mean..

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    11. No you didnt. You just said that the VIOS was never sold in the states. Stop making excuses and admit you made a mistake. Just like you were wrong about Audis and Volks. Dummy.

      Also you said the yaris sedan was despised in the states? really? where did you get this info from? Im pretty damn sure your just making a hunch and saying things out of the blue without any proof whatsover. That is why you always end up looking like an idiot, idiot.

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  17. Just to shut you up, Autofocus and other CREDIBLE groups did not award the Vios CAR OF THE YEAR 2013 for nothing.
    Please keep the discussion in proper perspective, sorry haters. No good is done from hating. Crab mentality = pulling others down (the vios buying crowd, for example) ayan sana naintindihan mo na kung bakit

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  18. Baka gusto mo translate ko pa message mo in simple terms - ANG PANGIT NG VIOS NYO, MAS MAGANDA HIGH QUALITY EUROCAR KO!
    Hindi ba yun crab mentality? Hmmmmm...

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    1. wow ang yaman mo bay, pwede pahingi ng mga pinaglumaan mo?

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  19. BAHALA KAU SA BUHAY NIYO BSTA GUZTO KO ANG 1.5G AT VIOS 2014 ko.. :D

    Ask ko lng.. about sa gasoline na gamit nyo.. anuh kalimitan na kinakarga nyo sa ngine na 1.5.. 9+ Octane?

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    1. technically crab mentality means; if i cant have it neither you can have it..i totally disagree on how you understand the word..if he hates this car so be it..if you love it so be it..you must respect each other's opinion..and the way i see it..you're also a whiner..you're also a hater of a certain car..its just this time that guy hates the car you adore that's why you react almost violently..and by the way the 2013 Philippine car of the year isn't actually vios..its mitsubshi mirage..and in my opinion mirage is a total crap..

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    2. dude vios won the people's choice award..not that the award was given by autofocus to vios as a car of the year..if you love vios saksak mo sa baga mo but you cant stop other people to speak what in their mind..and dude honestly speaking this vios is not even sold in japan..what the fuck does that mean?..of course it won the people's choice award because it caught the eye of stereotypes..if you know what i mean..if you're a true car enthusiast then you would consider the pros and cons of a car and not easily fall in love with it without knowing what are the bad sides of it..and most of all if you are a true car enthusiast then you don't have that stereotype shit about cars..i hope you get what im trying to say here..

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    3. sagutin nyo n lng po ung tanong ko about sa gasoline na usaually gngamit nyo sa 1.5 engine ng vios ung luma.. kung anuh mas maganda sa makina at mas fuel efficient.. :(

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    4. vios is not a performance car..there'll be no problem using unleaded gas..and of course premium gasoline is more efficient..

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    5. Depende sa gamit mo pre. Kung city driving 2-3 passengers ka lang or minsan mag-isa ka lang, ok na ang 91Octane Unleaded. Magaan naman ang vios sa 1.5. Pero kung gusto mo ng mabilis na response or especially sa malayuang byahe na may karga ka 5 passengers (4 sa liko, 1 sa harap), mag 95Octane ka para kahit papaano, madali lang mag overtake ng magovertake. Pero kung ang driving mood mo is "Tipid mode" mapa long or short journey, kahit mag 91Octane k lang. By the way 1.5G MT Vios Gen2 gamit ko. Iba kasi ang hatak ng 1.5G AT sa 1.5MT.

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  20. sana ung vios dito sa pinas eh kagaya sa ibang bansa.. dami pa rin pala pinagkaiba.. pero fuel efficient pa rin nmn at mas maganda ang drive at handling nya,.. ilang weeks pa lng samin 1.5g AT.. and Love driving it from our house to tagaytay.. :)

    ito nga pla ung isang review ng vios from outside ph..

    http://www.oneshift.com/articles/viewarticlephoto.php?artid=7943#20130715131543091

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  21. first-time car buyers and young families

    kung mas better sasakyan nyo dito then so be it. sabi nga nila pantaxi lng daw vios, try nyo kaya bumili nito? baka nga wla kau pambili nito eh. saka bat ba nga ito gngawang taxi? pde naman mirage dba? pde dn naman chev? pde din hyundai?

    Durable Reliable and Tested

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    1. "baka nga wla kau pambili nito eh" - one must not speak like that..were speaking our minds about cars here..only ignorant people speak like that..

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    2. tama ako kabibili ko lang ng vios 2014 10days palang super ganda super tipid mabilis den namn sya,,,, kung ang hanap nyo ay mabilis bumili kayo ng erplano, at yung mga nag sasabi na taxi ang vios PAKSHET kayo ni ilaw nga ng kotse wala kayo eh. mag ipon kayo ng kayo ay makabili ng VIOS. para matigil mga nguso nyo. I LOVE VIOS

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  22. its because mirage's fuel efficiency is terrible that's why its not being used as a taxi..this new vios is undeniably a good car..chev aveo (now sonic) is also used as taxi..hyundai accent and kia rio is also used as taxi..and these cars are all good cars made to be durable, reliable and tested..all mainstream brands are made reliable, durable and tested..

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  23. technically anu po pinagkaiba ng unleaded sa premium and ok po ba na premium na lng lagay ko sa 1.5g na vios? thnx po.. and pahabol..

    SHELL? PETRON? CALTEX? alin po ba mas gngamit nyo..

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    1. that's a redundant question..

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    2. shell petron oh caltex?

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    3. ordinary unleaded nalang yung ilagay mo. wala naman kasing pagbabago sa performance

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  24. Hi boys. Our family has been planning to start a cab business. Recently I've been hearing bad feedback about this 2013 Vios from cab drivers themselves. Lumalaklak daw ng gas/diesel(?) kaya nilalayuan ng mga driver. Puro porma daw. Pinaka okay daw yung gen earlier than this new 2013, So I just want to ask how true this is from Vios13 owners?

    I've been researching and all I gathered was it's basically almost the same with the previous generations. A little help here! :)

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    1. I found the 2013 Vios to be marginally more fuel-efficient than the model it replaces. Again, this is the 1.5-liter model. I can't really say for certain with the 1.3-liter model.

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    2. Thanks! And as far as I know, this 1.5 is too freaking expensive to be used as a cab, considering both the unit cost and the fuel. Tama ba?

      I'm just curious bat di ginagamit dito sa Pinas yung Mercs and other brands for cabs which seem to be more expensive initially pero lamang naman sa katibayan.

      The other two cars we're considering are Rio and the 2014 MirageG4. Can you compare these with Vios, sir?

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    3. for me vios.. more room space both rear and front.. di xa maxado techy pero the drive itself.. very smooth xa,. if you really want a fuel efficeint car then go with mirage g4..

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  25. If you're not owned a vios before, and your're just being a passenger of a cab/taxi, VIOS to be exact. Then go for VIOS, you'll no longer be a passenger, you'll be a driver of your own VIOS TAXI car.Hahaha, what a shit!!!, imagine you'll just spend your money for a real FAMOUS taxi VIOS?Damn!,if you value your money you should a Honda. It values your money until end of iots day, in short, the resale value keeps high.

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    1. tagalog na lng sir

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    2. Wow nakaHonda nga ang Barok naman mag English! Simula palang ng banat mo sablay na haha

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    3. bobo mo sir haha

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    4. If you want people to believe in your bullshit, you should have finished school first before posting nonsense. I bet you own a Civic and think like you're in some Fast and Furious film.

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  26. hahaha nakakatuwa ung mga comments dito :)

    Kakakuha ko lng din ng VIOS 1.5G M/T ko ... and i say na smooth ung performance in terms of driving .. tahimik (since bago) medyo alanganin nga lng sa driver seat kung malaki ka haha .. sa city driving nkaka 8.6 kp/l ako (Beginner pa kasi ako medyo mabigat pa tumapak sa gas :) )

    Reason why i choose VIos?
    -daming good feedbacks e .. and it's my first car so okay na din to :)
    -"Easy" to drive haha
    -Mas tipid sa maintenance
    -ang LAKI ng DISCOUNT! ^_^

    Sa bad side naman
    -Medyo Lumiit ung side mirrors.. (idk why pero naliliitan talga ako)
    -Rear mirror maliit din.. so bumili p ako ng medyo malaki


    Guys pa FC naman manila to Baguio :) may balak kc kami pumunta dun using vios 1.5 g

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    1. sir punta ka na lng sa viosclubphil.com :)

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  27. KABIBILI KO LANG NG VIOS 1.3 E MT 2014 COLOR GREY SUPER GANDA TALAGA SUPER TIPID CABUYAO TO BATANGAS 500 PESOS BALIKAN BUKAS PA AIRCON 80~100 ANG TAKBO SWABENG SWABE, DATI KUNG KOTSE HONDA CITY BENETA KO KASE GUSTO KO TALAGA PORMA NG VIOS ANG BANGIS TALAGA YUNG HONDA KO DATI 800 PESOS CABUYAO TO BATANGAS BALIKAN I SAVE 300 PESOS SA BAGO KUNG VIOS 1.3 E MT.

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  28. Based on the comments here it seems malakas sa gas ang 2014 vios...makes me wonder why..same engine but bigger/heavier body? Is that the reason? I've read on the net Toyota says 15.xx kms/liter for the 1.5 variant which is obviously not true..I mean all carmakers claim better mileage than what is true.

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  29. For more details and reservation dont hesitate to contact.

    Michael-Angelo Defensor
    0908-3516007
    TOYOTA SHAW INC

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  30. I have a 2014 Vios 1.3 E A/T and for me, it averages 7 km/l in the city and around 11 km/l in the highway with the eco light on. Also, if I fill it up with 91 octane, the engine creates a "rattling" sound like its having a hard time compared to no sound when I put in 95 octane. I also heard a lot of people complaining about the mileage and a friend of mine from Toyota Otis told me that its because they basically put in the old engine on a much heavier body thus increasing the cars weight. Overall, its a good car but mileage is poor for a 1.3 engine.

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    1. Don't want to spoil much since I got to drive the 1.3 E A/T variant as well. Watch out for my future review on it. But yes, the 1.3 E isn't as fuel efficient as the 1.5.

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    2. sir try using the fuel save sa shell.. and mas mag iimprove pa daw ung FC after 5k.. other average 10km/L naka 1.3 dn sila.. sa A/T lower ng kaunti sa MT pero di baba ng 8km/L..

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    3. its normal to get rattling sounds if you are not following the minimum octane rating, at least 93 which is common unleaded.

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    4. According to the owners manual, the minimum octane rating for the VIOS 1.3 E A/T is 91. The rattling sound is now gone but still after 5k (had it serviced and changed the oil to synthetic), the mileage is still 7.5 to 8 km/l city and 10 - 11 km/l highway.

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    5. I clock in 7.5 km/l on my 2015 1.3E A/T Vios for city driving. Rarely gets to 60kp/h and under medium to heavy traffic, and frequent stop and go traffic light condition. Using Caltex Silver 91 and I've heard of the rattling sound occasionally, but have not heard it recently after the 5k servicing.

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  31. our 1.5g A/T current odo is at 1658km and its fuel average at 8.7km/L city driving pati na din pagpunta ng tagaytay twice already (Batangas City- Lemery- Tagaytay) not full tank method kala kalahati lng ako sa pagkakarga. this summer mas matetest pa namin kung makakagala 3mos na xa sa amin and very Happy to Have this car. :)

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  32. Hi Guys! Ako yung nag ask dati ng FC from manila to baguio :) ... Para sa akin okay ung 1.5g M/T na variant.. Pero guys may tanong ako.. Normal ba yung 9.4Km/L na FC City driving?

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  33. May pang bili ng kotse walang pambili ng gas?

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  34. Naka bili ako ng Vios 1.3 E AT.. Ayos naman so far.. 4 months ko nang gamit, more than 6,000km na natatakbo ko.. Satisfied naman :) ang issue ko nung una bakit ayaw ko ng vios ay dahil nga taxi.. pero nung wala pa ako kotse ang lagi kong sinaskayang taxi ay Vios,, then nagtatanong ako sa mga driver ng taxi na nasasakyan ko., dami ko natututunan sa kanila lalo ngayon na vios din sasakyan ko.. Vios is not bad for 1st car, sulit, matibay, matipid, maganda, and BATTLE TESTED kaya pinipili ng mga taxi operators.. Next na balak kong bilhin ay chevy sonic or cruise.. Pero mukhang matatagalan dahil nag eenjoy ako sa kotse ko :)

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  35. Kahit ano pang sabihin ng ibang tao sa kotse mo, basta binili mo ito ng sarili mong pera at pinagpaguran mo - be proud :) oag nga nasa parking ako napakadaming cios kang makikita, minsan nakakatabi ko vios na red din haha.. Napapangiti nalang ako and i realized i made a good choice :)

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  36. full of haters on this planet :) can't we just respect each others opinion? peace

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  37. ganda ng Vios sa ibang bansa. AC buttons pa lang, ulam na!
    Poor PH :(

    http://www.oneshift.com/articles/viewarticlephoto.php?artid=7943#20130715131543091

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  38. This Vios will always return poor gas mileage, especially the 1.3 variants, because of the heavier body. The previous model Vios was ideal at 1.3. Its 1.5 variant was an even better one, small body, bigger engine. I think the new Vios is underpowered at with a 1.3 engine. With a 1.5 engine, it is barely right. I love Toyota for its reliability and service. But the new Honda City gets my vote over the Vios, even if the Honda City looks smaller. It will outperform and have better mileage.

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  39. For 1.5 G vios. Which is better, manual or automatic? Thanks for ur ideas...

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  40. Some of the comments got me LOL-ing! Kind of immature arguing about this and that.

    Anyway I'm gonna get one (or two or three or more after earning from it), make it a taxi, employ someone as a taxi driver and hope in this way I could help them in their financial needs. I look at a Vios as an opportunity car, opportunity for a good business.

    I have a '94 Honda Hatchback by the way, mind you 'was my dream car when I was in first grade, now aiming for a A 45 AMG or WRX STi, of course I also dream of a Lambo, even one prancing horse would be awesome. But for now to get those, I'm gonna need me some Vios.

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