2016 Toyota VIOS 2NR-FE 1.5 dual VVTI


Reliable but boring


Day running light (DRL) went off at 14000km.

General Comments:

The car is not fun to drive, handles poorly and has a boring CVT gearbox.

Limited space and compartment.

Bought the car because of the reliability. Toyota is well known for its engine and transmissions. Fuel consumption is good, parking is easy, as it is equipped with a reverse camera. Mine got VSC and traction control, braking is safe and proper. Generally, if you are looking for a fun car, the Vios is not the one.

Will update for any faults and flaws.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th December, 2017

21st Dec 2017, 16:16

True! Our family also has a Toyota Vios 1.5 G dual VVTi 2016 model. I agree that it is a reliable and dependable car, but I find it pretty dull and boring. Legroom space in the back is good, but for the driver, things can get uncomfortable, especially in heavy traffic or after a drive in the expressway. Reaching 80-100 kph on the expressway puts a strain on the engine and it already has a hard time maintaining the maximum speed limit here. There is absolutely a lack of enjoyment whenever I drive this car. I drove it more often when it was very new, but later on, I would rather take Uber, take a cab, or take public transportation, although I would still use this to go to rough places or whenever I just feel like it. We also have a 2013 Camry and a newly bought Fortuner, and we would use those often since they are more comfortable to drive and ride in, plus they have a more luxurious feel. This Vios is not too used often since it's just our extra car.

Alex, Philippines.

2004 Toyota VIOS E 1.5 1NZ-FE


Well balanced in between reliability, performance, economy and ride comfort


- Need to repaint it due to it being an old car.

- Moderate fuel consumption, 13.5km/l for mixed town and highway. Cruising at less than 3,000 RPM will save more fuel for the VVT-i engine. The max I can get is 16.2km/l.

- The engine is slightly noisy when at more than 130 km/h.

- Seats are not as comfortable if compared to a Nissan Sentra 1.6SG.

- Rear lamp rubber seal is not strong, easily stores water even after the original was replaced. You need to drill a tiny hole to allow water to leak out when there's heavy rain.

- Yellowish front lamps, which happens to all the same class models.

- Narrow rear passenger legroom, no choice, it was a compact sedan.

- UMW Toyota service center charges are scary, too expensive.

General Comments:

I acquired the car recently, an 11 year old car. All original genuine parts, non-modified from first driving until sold. It was a 1.5E with single airbag, front disc brakes and 14-inch alloy rims only.

- Chassis code NCP42, 1497cc, 1NZ-FE, DOHC, 16V, VVT-i.

- Very good acceleration, max speed up to 170km/h, all stock original, non-modified.

- Good noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) level.

- Equipped with a good 4-speaker audio system.

- Simple and stylish, well built compact sedan.

- Good balance between ride and handling with driving comfort.

- Low maintenance, less problematic electronics and reliable mechanical parts.

- Mechanical throttling system using a throttle cable.

- Proven reliable, so far no big issues, wear & tear.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2015

2007 Toyota VIOS S 1.5


Very good car for people on a budget, but slightly below Toyota standards


- The side window is always making vibrating noises.

- Engine can be noisy at 120 km/h.

- Not as good fuel economy as claimed by the fans.. about 13km/l for mix town and highway.. and I am a very light-footed person, mind you..

- Seats are not very comfortable. No lumbar support..

- Don't go to a Toyota service center as they are a bunch of arrogant nincompoops.

General Comments:

- Pretty good acceleration on the highway..

- Good sound system and love the steering wheel control.

- Darn good looking car. Spacious and well designed.

-Love the reverse sensor as it is fast and accurate..

-handles good for a Japanese car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2009