Terrific Toyota twins: Spec-checking the Avanza and Veloz

Terrific Toyota twins: Spec-checking the Avanza and Veloz

Don't call it an Avanza.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What are the variants and prices of the 2022 Toyota Avanza?

    The 2022 Avanza is available in four trim levels (J, E MT, E CVT, and G), which retail from P813,000 to P1.039 million.
  • What are the variants and prices of the 2022 Toyota Veloz?

    Pricing for the all-new Veloz starts at P1.185 million for the Veloz 1.5 G and P1.225 million for the Veloz 1.5 V CVT.
  • While the recently launched Veloz shares numerous bits and pieces with the 2022 Avanza, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) insists that the new small SUV is a totally unique model from the MPV.  

    When you look closely, though, it seems that what TMP's doing is no marketing ploy — Toyota really did its best in creating the 2022 Veloz into a mold of its own.

    Among the differences the 2022 Veloz has over its MPV counterpart is positioned front and center. Compared to the Avanza's slim lights and wide front grille that recalls the Vios' front end, the Veloz wears larger headlamps and a triangular grille placed higher up the fascia. Now, the Veloz's face looks like that of the Corolla Cross' or RAV4's. 

    Viewed from the side, the 2022 Veloz continues its SUV imaging with larger 17-inch alloy wheels, as well as the black over fenders that go around the bottom half of the car's body. That's something the Veloz units spec-ed for our Asian neighbors don't wear. 

    2022-Toyota-Veloz-on-the-Road

    2022 Toyota Avanza

    At the rear, Toyota has given the 2022 Veloz an LED light bar to further distinguish the SUV from the MPV. Rear bumper details and bold Veloz badging once again make this SUV unique. 

    It's also in the safety department where the SUV distinguishes itself. Its Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) arsenal includes a pre-collision system, 360-degree camera, automatic high beam, blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert (RCTA), pre-collision system, and lane departure warning. 

    2022-Toyota-Veloz-rear-left-profile-far-1

    2022 Toyota Avanza

    All of these are on top of the 2022 Avanza's reversing camera and sensors. Both vehicles, meanwhile, share the RCTA, vehicle stability control, and six airbags.  

    Our game of spot-the-differences doesn't end there. Inside, the Veloz cabin adds white and gloss black trim pieces, ambient lighting, and semi-leather seats. In terms of features, the Veloz adds two more speakers for a total of six, automatic climate control, and an inch-larger infotainment screen at nine inches. 

    2022-Toyota-Veloz-Cockpit-view-12022-Toyota-Veloz-Badge-on-Dash-1

    Now, what about those shared bits and pieces? The 2022 Avanza and Veloz share a 1.5-liter engine that generates 106hp and 138Nm of torque. Both vehicles use a CVT, and a new front-wheel drive layout that underpins a three-row, seven-seater cabin. 

    Fancy doing some car-camping? Well, the 2022 Avanza and Veloz are certainly up for it with their Long Sofa Mode rear seating configuration. In Long Sofa Mode, the second-row seatbacks fold back to meet the cushions of the third-row seats, creating a flat surface in which one can lay down or lounge on. 

    2022 Toyota Veloz

    Speaking of flat surfaces, both vehicles' second- and third-row perches can fold and create an unobstructed cargo area to fit bits and bobs of various shapes and sizes. 

    And so, the Avanza and Veloz appear to be twins that share stylish, practical, and equipment-rich qualities. In what areas are these vehicles similar and different? Check out the spec sheets of the top of the line Avanza (1.5 G CVT) and Veloz (1.5 V CVT) to find out. 

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Toyota Avanza 1.5 G CVT 

     

     

    Toyota Veloz 1.5 V CVT 

     

     

    Overall Length (mm)

    4,395

    4,475

    Overall Width (mm)

    1,730

    1,775

    Overall Height (mm)

    1,700

    1,700

    Ground Clearance (mm)

    190

    190

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2,750

    2,750

    Seating Capacity

    Seven

    Seven

    Engine Model

    2NR-VE

    2NR-VE

    Engine Type

    Four-cylinder, Inline, 16-Valve Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC), with VVT-i

     

    Four-cylinder, Inline, 16-Valve Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC), with VVT-i

     

    Displacement (cc)

    1,496

    1,496

    Maximum Power Output (ps/rpm)

    106/6,000

    106/6,000

    Maximum Torque (Nm/rpm)

    138/4,200

    138/4,200

    Transmission

    CVT

    CVT

    Drive

    Front Wheel Drive

     

    Front Wheel Drive

     

    Fuel Tank (L)

    43

    43

    Curb Weight (kg)

    1,140

    1,140

    Suspension

    Front: MacPherson Strut 

    Rear: Torsion Beam 

     

    Front: MacPherson Strut  

    Rear: Torsion Beam 

     

    Brakes

    Front: Ventilated Discs

    Rear: Drums

    Front: Ventilated Discs

    Rear: Discs 

    Tires and Wheels

    195/60 R16 Alloy

    205/50 R17 Alloy

    Headlamps

    Split-Type LED 

    Split-Type LED 

    Daytime Running Lights

     LED

    LED with Line Guide 

    Turn Signal

    Standard

    LED Sequential

    Front Fog Lamps

    With

    With

    Side Mirrors

    Adjust and Auto Retract

    Adjust and Auto Retract

    Front Grille

    Material Black 

    Material Black  

    Power Tailgate

     

    Without

     

     

    Without

     

    Seat Material

    Fabric Black and Brown Two Tone

    Fabric + Synthetic Leather

    Seat Type and Adjustment

    Driver: 4-Way Manual

    Front Passenger: 4-Way Manual

    Second Row: 60:40 Split, Slide with Long Sofa Mode and Recline

    Third Row: 50:50 Tumble and Long Sofa Mode

     

    Driver: 4-Way Manual

    Front Passenger: 4-Way Manual

    Second Row: 60:40 Split, Slide with Long Sofa Mode and Recline

    Third Row: 50:50 Tumble and Long Sofa Mode

     

    Seatback Table

    Without

    Without

    Information Display

    With

    With 

    Steering Wheel Material

    Urethane

    Leather

    Shift Knob 

    Urethane With Sequential 

    Leather With Sequential

    Steering Wheel Switch

    Audio and MID

    Audio, MID, Drive Mode & Panoramic View Monitor (PVM)

    Sun Visors

    With Passenger Mirror

    With Passenger Mirror

    Inside Door Handle

    Chrome

    Chrome

    Assist Grip

    Front: One

    Rear: Two

    Front: Two

    Rear: Two

    Door Trim

    With Brown Accent

    With Silver Accent

    Ambient Light

    With LED (Center Console, Door Trim) 

     

    With LED (Center Console, Door Trim) 

     

    Glasses Case

    With

    With

    Seat Back Pockets

    With

    With

    Deck Box

    With

    With

    Front Personal Lamp

    With

    With 

    Room Lamp

    With

    With

    Luggage Room Lamp

    With

    With

    Keyless Entry

    With

    With

    Push Start

    With

    With

    Power Steering

    With

    With

    Power Windows

    Driver Window with Jam Protect

    Driver Window with Jam Protect

    Power Door Locks

    Speed-Sensing 

    Speed-Sensing 

    Air-conditioning System

    Front: Manual Digital

    Rear: Manual 

     

    Front: Automatic Digital

    Rear: Manual

     

    Audio Type

    8-Inch Display Audio ,USB, Bluetooth, Apple Carplay, Android Auto

     

    9-Inch Display Audio ,USB, Bluetooth, Apple Carplay, Android Auto, Voice Command

     

    Wireless Charging

    Without

    With

    Speakers

    Four

    Four + Two Tweeters

    SRS Airbags

    Driver,  Passenger, Side, Curtain Shield

    Driver, Front Passenger, Side, Curtain Shield 

    Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)

    With Brake Assist and  Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)

    With Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)

    Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

    With

    With

    Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)

    With

    With

    Pre-Collision System (PCS)

    Without

    With

    Automatic High Beam (AHB) 

    Without With

    Lane Departure Warning (LDW) 

    Without With

    Seatbelts

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

    Second Row: Three-point ELR (x3)

    Third Row: Three-point ELR (x2)

     

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

    Second Row: Three-point ELR (x3)

    Third Row: Three-point ELR (x2)

     

    Child Restraint System

    Isofix and Tether Anchor

    Isofix and Tether Anchor

    Emergency Brake Signal

    With

    With

    Security System 

    Toyota Vehicle Security System (TVSS)

     

    Toyota Vehicle Security System (TVSS)

     

    Parking Support

     

    Reverse Camera and Clearance and Back Sonar, Rear Cross Traffic Alert

     

     

    PVM and Clearance and Back Sonar, Rear Cross Traffic Alert

     

    Blind Spot Monitor

    With

     With

    Cruise Control 

    Without

    Without

    Available Body Colors

    Greenish Gun Metal Mica Metallic, Silver Metallic 4, Black Metallic 1, Dark Red Mica Metallic

    Dark Red Mica Metallic, Black Metallic 1, Purplish Silver Mica Metallic, Platinum White Pearl Mica 

    PRICE

    P1.039 million

    P1.225 million (+P15,000 for Platinum White Pearl Mica) 

     

    Photos from Toyota Motor Philippines, Dylan Afuang, and Kent Flores 

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