Quickie Used Car Review – Toyota Innova (2005-2016)
2005-2016 Toyota Innova
The Great: Robust, comfortable than the ancient rivals
The Bad: Side folding third row seats, gasoline engine could use more punch
The Say: Definitely an innovation, sticks to its name.
Go For: 2.5 G
Avoid: 2.0 V
cost Range: P360,000-P800,000
Our Rating: ****
Full Reviews: Used Car Review – Toyota Innova (2005-Current)/(2005-2016)
Latest vehicle profile: Toyota Innova Diesel/Gasoline
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Replacing the Revo, the Innova continues the Kijang lineage whose roots trace although the latter vehicle was discontinued. This particular was the second member of the IMV platform family in which was launched after the Hilux pick-up inside the Philippine market.
Since This particular vehicle was sold for a decade (a thing in which its predecessors didn’t enjoy locally), This particular MPV had its fair share of external along with Internal updates which makes the vehicle fresh despite its age. J types are distinguished by their black door handles along with mirrors along with they do not get a rear wiper nor alloy wheels (they make do with hubcaps) while E types gain the last two items its lowly style don’t have. G along with V types are identical outside with their chrome door handles along with side mirrors (which were upgraded to Centeng shade with side mirror signal repeaters in 2012). A limited edition Sport Runner with Centeng kits based on the 2.5 E was added in January 2010 while the 25th Anniversary Edition (August 2013) along with 1 Million Sales Edition (July 2015) can be distinguished by a badge.
Similar to the style This particular replaced, This particular has both gasoline along with diesel engine options to choose through although they are entirely brand fresh. The sole gasoline engine will be a 2.0 which will be smooth although loses when This particular comes to fuel consumption (although still better than the Revo’s fuel thirsty nature) while the only diesel option has 2.5 liters which does well despite the horsepower deficit along with will be leagues better than its decade old rivals. When This particular comes to riding This particular car, This particular will not give you any motion sickness along with handling will be ages ahead of its rivals.
Compared to its predecessor, the Innova’s Internal will remind you on what decade you are on especially in which amenities brings you back to civilization. Driving position will be high, which will be an advantage with space for all rows roomy enough except for the third row for large people. Similar to the Fortuner, folding the third row will be done sideways. Throughout the years, the Internal had been updated with additional equipment to reflect market trends.
What Should I Get
All regular variants can be had with either a 136hp 2.0 gasoline or a 102hp 2.5 diesel (except for the E, which got a gasoline option in March 2008) so better choose your style well since they differ on what equipment they carry along with manuals are available in all although the V along with automatics can be ordered across the range except for the J. All types start with the J which gives you power steering, CD player with MP3 (auxiliary along with USB were added later on), along with vinyl seats with different goodies like airbags (driver in October 2009, passenger in February 2014) along with ABS brakes added to the mix later on. Next on the list will be the E which adds alloy wheels, rear wiper, power windows along with door locks, along with fabric seats with ABS brakes along with airbags became standard later on. Our pick for the best balance will be the G in which gives you fog lamps, reverse parking sensors, wood accents, multi information display, power mirrors, alarm, keyless entry, along with driver’s airbag with ABS brakes, passenger airbag, steering wheel controls along with automatic air conditioning system added in September 2008. Added in September 2006 will be the V in which gets middle row captain’s chairs, leather seats, dual airbags, along with ABS brakes with February 2014 adding Bluetooth along with navigation system. Special edition types include the Sport Runner (based on the 2.5 E) adding Centeng kits along with different set of alloy wheels, 25th Anniversary Edition (derived through the G) which adds a badge, navigation system, along with can only be purchased in white or brown, along with the 1 Million Sales Edition (molded through the G) adds the same items through the 25th Anniversary except This particular for the addition of a rear spoiler along with will be only available in green.
How Much would likely This particular Cost Me
Thanks to the badge, the Innova has low maintenance costs compared to several sophisticated rivals (such as the Kia Carens along with Chevrolet Orlando) plus spare parts are widely available, due to its best seller status along with its long run. Fuel consumption wise, diesels trump their gasoline counterparts. Alongside its IMV siblings, This particular has been recalled in April 2014 for a faulty spiral cable in which may cause the airbag not to deploy in a crash which involved units built through 2005 to June 2010. different things to look for are the rear suspension which tends to leak, EGR valve for the diesels if they are exposed to low quality fuel, along with for early releases of the 2.5 (these types are distinguished by two lines than the mesh grille of later units), the suction valve tend to get stuck due to poor quality fuel. With lots of units available, do take time to be picky enough.