2014 Toyota Avanza G 1.5 petrol from Malaysia
It's better than the previous one in almost every way
There is a minor scratch on the door trim ever since the first time I received the car from the dealership. Other than that, I haven't got any problems yet.
I bought this car to replace my 6 year old Avanza. Compared to the previous generation, the new Avanza has a more spacious cabin (the most obvious one is the width). Even the additional width itself really affects the comfort of my arm. My child, who likes to spend his time sitting on the third row seat on certain occasions, told me how much more spacious the third row space is.
Even though I've already loved the previous Avanza, the new one is much better. The interior feels a lot more expensive and stylish than the previous one, with some interesting details and complicated 3 dimensional sculptures. The seats are somehow more comfortable (and wider I think). The arm rests in the previous Avanza are not bad, but the ones in this car are a lot more functional to actually rest your arms.
Another major difference is the driving experience. It's a lot more stable and controlled, which might have something to do with the increasing width. The ride quality is also better.
In terms of exterior styling, I personally think the new Avanza looks more modern and interesting, especially in metallic grey. I don't really like the design of the rear lights, which I find to be odd. Overall, I quite like the transformation.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th September, 2015