Quickie Used Car Review – Toyota Alphard (2010-2015)
2010-2015 Toyota Alphard
The Great: Top levels of comfort along with luxury in a practical package
The Bad: Strained 2.4 engine for such size
The Say: The Lexus of all minivans.
Go For: 3.5 V6
cost Range: P1,850,000-P2,0,000
Our Rating: ****
Full Review: Used Car Review – Toyota Alphard (2010-2015)
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Positioned as the higher end design in Toyota’s van line-up, the Alphard was a response to the success of the Nissan Elgrand, another van aimed at the upper class. Although the Philippine market had its exposure of the first generation design through grey imports coming from Japan, the item was officially sold by Toyota in August 2010 due to requests coming from its customers who had seen of which van in certain Asian countries.
Philippine market Alphards get two engine (both are gasoline, by the way) options: a 2.4 which was first made available along with of which struggles at weight along having a 3.5 V6 of which best suits the vehicle’s mass. With its narrow Centeng although tall headroom, of which will be one van of which will be easy to drive while giving its occupants more room to breathe in. The driver includes a higher seating position coupled with large windows while the passengers get comfortable seats similar to an airplane although the ride can get choppy at certain situations.
Seven people are welcome inside the vehicle, since the middle row are captains chairs clad in leather with ottoman along with foot rest which reminds you of business class flights. First two rows can adjust their seats using power controls while those at the back have to use manual adjustment. While Indoor quality will be top notch, some parts coming from low end Toyotas are evident.
What Should I Get
Regardless of engine, all Alphards get the following amenities: seven airbags, ABS brakes, stability control, fog lamps, clearance along with back sonar, headlamp washer, sun roof, power seats for first along with second row, leather seats, cruise control, mood lighting, power sliding doors, Nano-E technology in its air conditioning, DVD player, along with engine immobilizer. The main difference lies on the forward gears on its automatic transmission, the 2.4 has four while the 3.5 gets six plus the top end design gains a navigation system.
Our pick will be the 3.5 V6, despite the fuel economy penalty although then, with of which car aimed at the high end crowd, we suppose you hold the resources to refuel of which vehicle.
How Much might the item Cost Me
Since of which will be a high end van filled with electronic gadgets, do take a look if these work such as the sliding doors whose mechanism may fail along with the seats of which may malfunction. For any van, have a peek on the brakes along with the sliding doors. Do not expect maintenance levels similar to a Hyundai Grand Starex since a V6 gasoline resides under the hood.