Similar price, different crossovers: Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo vs. Geely Coolray Premium

Similar price, different crossovers: Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo vs. Geely Coolray Premium

Of course, a carmaker as big as Toyota won't miss the crossover craze. Recently, it introduced a crossover contender called the Raize, whose upper-crust variant (namely, the 1.0 Turbo) matches those among the larger bets in the segment, such as Geely's best-selling Coolray (in Premium guise). 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What are the prices of the Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo and Geely Coolray Premium?

    The top-spec Raize 1.0 Turbo retails from P1.31 to P1.36 million, while the mid-spec Coolray Premium goes for P1.88 million.
  • What are the key features of the Raize 1.0 Turbo?

    The Raize Turbo has smart keyless entry, push start ignition, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-enabled nine-inch infotainment screen.
  • What are the key features of the Coolray Premium?

    The Coolray Premium is fitted with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment with QD Link, digital driver's display, and panoramic sunroof.
  • The Raize arrives locally after reaching some success in Japan and other ASEAN markets. The Raize has been known for being Toyota's first attempt at a serious small crossover, with the promise of total reliability, and a turbocharged one-liter three-cylinder engine (culled from the Wigo). 

    It's this turbo triple that powers the local top-trim Raize variant, which produces 98hp and 140Nm of torque from 2,400rpm. A CVT is paired to the turbo variant, as well as the lower Raize variants' NA 1.2-liter engines. The stick-shift is reserved for the entry-level Raize. 

    toyota raize jepang

    On the other hand, the Coolray has been with us around the same time as other international markets. It can be said that the Coolray put Geely on the map by virtue of the model's sleek styling, advanced features, and perhaps its turbocharged 1.5-liter.

    Developed with some help from Geely's new acquisition, Volvo, the Coolray's 1.5 generates 177hp and 250Nm of torque, numbers that are coursed through a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. A standard fit among all Coolray variants — including the mid-spec Coolray Premium — the engine and gearbox combination promise fuel-efficiency and sportiness. 

    geely-coolray

    Quasi-SUV styling is one reason why crossovers are all the rage these days. The Raize tries to deliver on that front with triangular fog light housings up front, and a wraparound rear windscreen that seemingly took inspiration from the first-generation Fortuner

    Depending on the variant, the Raize's 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels underpin a 200-millimeter ground clearance. There's even a selection of bright color options for the Raize 1.0 Turbo that are matched with a black roof, so as to create a sporty look. 

    toyota raize

    A palette of black-over-bright-color options can be had in the Coolray, too. While those options aren't available in the Coolray Premium, what is shared across the range is a body that's shaped more like a hatchback's than an SUV's, prominent rear spoiler, red-and-black front grille, and sharp side flanks.  

    But don't think for a minute that the Coolray is a hatchback, though, as this handsome crossover can be had with 17- to 18-inch wheels that go some way to translating the 196-mm ground clearance. 

    geely-coolray-

    Apart from the engine, the Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT rivals the similarly-priced Coolray Premium in terms of equipment.

    The Raize 1.0 Turbo packs a host of niceties such as smart keyless entry, push start ignition, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-enabled nine-inch infotainment screen. Meanwhile, side airbags, front- and rear parking sensors, and reversing camera are part of the safety kit. 

    Toyota Raize

    geely-coolray-

    The Coolray Premium packs a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment with QD Link, digital driver's display, and panoramic sunroof — all found inside a PVC leather-lined cabin. For safety, the Coolray Premium gets tire pressure monitoring, cruise control, and automatic headlamps. 

    Since it's established that the Raize 1.0 Turbo and Coolray Premium are well-matched in terms of tech specs and kit, what you choose to go for now boils down to this: Do you prefer the tried-and-tested badge, or the brand that's on the rise? 

    And most importantly, which model's spec sheet — as provided below — do you think makes for a better crossover? 

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT

    Geely Coolray Premium

    Overall Length (mm)

    4,030

    4,330

    Overall Width (mm)

    1,710

    1,795

    Overall Height (mm)

    1,605

    1,609

    Ground Clearance (mm) 

    200

    196

    Luggage Capacity  (L)

    369

    330

    Engine Model

    1KR-VET

    G-Power 

    Engine Type

    Turbocharged, Three-cylinder, Inline, 12-Valve Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) with VVT-i

    Turbocharged, Three-cylinder, Inline, 12-Valve  with Dual VVT-i

    Displacement (cc)

    998

    1,477

    Maximum Power Output (hp/rpm)

    97/6,000

    177/5,500

    Maximum Torque (Nm/rpm)

    140/2,000 - 4,000

    255Nm/ 1,500 - 4,000

    Fuel Tank Capacity (L)

    36

    45

    Transmission

    Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

    7-Speed Wet Dual Clutch 

    Drivetrain

    Front-Wheel Drive

    Front-Wheel Drive

    Suspension

    Front: MacPherson Strut 

    Rear: Torsion Beam

    Front: MacPherson Strut 

    Rear: Torsion Beam

    Brakes

    Front: Ventilated Discs

    Rear: Leading-Trailing Drums

    Front: Ventilated Discs

    Rear: Discs 

    Tires and Wheels

    205/60R17 Alloy

     215/55/R18

    Headlamps

    LED with Auto Control and Sequential Turn Signal Lights

     Projector Halogen

    Tail Lamps

    LED

     LED

    Daytime Running Lights

    LED

     LED

    Front Fog Lamps

    With

     LED

    Front Grille

    Black

     Black/Red 

    Seat Material

    Synthetic Leather and Fabric 

     PVC Leather 

    Seat Type and Adjustment

    Driver: Sliding, Reclining, Height

    Front Passenger: Sliding, Reclining

    Second Row: 60:40 Split Folding

    Driver: Sliding, Reclining, Height

    Front Passenger: Sliding, Reclining

    Second Row: 60:40 Split Folding

    Economy Meter

    With

     With

    Drive Mode

    Without

     With

    Instrument Panel

    Seven-inch TFT color LCD display 

     TFT color LCD display 

    Steering Wheel Material

    Three-Spoke Leather with Silver Accent

     

    Three-Spoke Leather with Silver Accent

     

    Steering Wheel Switch

    Audio

     Audio 

    Sun Visors

    With Mirror and Lamp

     

    With Mirror and Lamp

     

    Inside Door Handle

    Chrome

     Silver 

    Assist Grip

    Front: One

    Rear: Two

    Front: One

    Rear: Two

    Door Trim

    Molded, Full Trim with Fabric with Stitching

     

    Fabric with Stitching

     

    Glasses Case

    With

     With

    Seat Back Pockets

    With

     With

    Cool Box

    Without

     Without 

    Front Personal Lamp

    With

     With

    Room Lamp

    With

     With

    Luggage Room Lamp

    With

     With

    Keyless Entry

    Smart Entry

     Smart Entry

    Keyless Start

    With

     With

    Power Windows

     Auto Up/Down with Jam Protect for Driver

     

     Auto Up/Down with Jam Protect for Driver

     

    Power Door Locks

    With

     With

    Air-conditioning System

    Single Zone Automatic Climate Control

     

    Single Zone Automatic Climate Control

     

    Audio Type

    Nine-inch Display Audio with Aux, USB, Bluetooth, Voice Command, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Smart Device Link (SDL)

    10.25-inch Touchscreen with QD Link, Aux, USB, Bluetooth,

     

    Speakers

    Four

     Six 

    SRS Airbags

    Driver, Passenger, Side

     

    Driver, Passenger, Side

     

    Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)

    With Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)

     

    With Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)

     

    Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

    Without

     With

    Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)

    Without

     With

    Pedal Misoperation Control 

    With  With 

    Seatbelts

     

    Front: Three-point ELR with Pretensioner and Force Limiter (x2)

    Second Row: Three-point ELR (x3)

     

    Front: Three-point ELR with Pretensioner and Force Limiter (x2)

    Second Row: Three-point ELR (x3)

    Child Restraint System

    Isofix and Tether Anchor

     

    Isofix and Tether Anchor

     

    Emergency Brake Signal

    Without

     With

    Parking Support

    Reverse Camera and Clearance. Front (x2) and Back (x2) Sonars 

     Back (x2) Sonars 

    Available Body Colors

    Black/White,  Black/Red,  Black/Yellow SE, Black/Silver Metallic, Black/Turquoise MM 

    Orange, Vermilion, White, Silver, Blue 

     

    PRICE

    P1,036,000 (White Pearl/Black)

    P1,031,000

    P1,088,000 

     

    Photos from Toyota, Toyota Motor Philippines, Sojitz G Auto Philippines 

     

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    Toyota Raize vs Geely Coolray Comparison

    Toyota Raize
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    • ₱978,000 - 1.198 Million
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