Which Toyota SUV would you choose: Rush or Veloz?

Which Toyota SUV would you choose: Rush or Veloz?

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) touts the Rush and Veloz as subcompact SUVs that can seat seven. Despite their similarities, however, the Rush and Veloz play the SUV projection differently. 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

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

    The 2022 Rush is available in three trim levels (E MT, E AT, G AT), which retail from P983,000 to P1.1 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.
  • Perhaps the Rush wants to be a Fortuner when it grows up. The Rush features an imposing grille up front, sleek body lines on the sides, and vertical tail lights that are similar in shape to the midsize SUV's. Black body cladding and 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels follow the function of the SUV-like 220-millimeter ground clearance. 

    Toyota Rush

    Toyota Veloz

    As for the Veloz, it's virtually an Avanza with added SUV-inspired styling. The Veloz's front end sports a grille that's seemingly nicked from the RAV4, sides that sport the Philippine-market-exclusive black overfenders, and a rear end centered by an LED light bar. Around the Veloz's 17-inch alloy rollers is a 190mm ground clearance. 

    Moving inside, the seven-seater cabin of the Rush is outfitted with a seven-inch infotainment screen, eight-speaker audio system, and an accessory socket for phone charging on each of the three rows. There are 13 cup holders inside this family-friendly Rush, too. 

    Toyota Rush

    2022 Toyota Veloz

    Inside the Veloz, the white and gloss black trim pieces, ambient lighting, and semi-leather seats lend classiness to the cabin. 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.

    But perhaps the biggest cabin highlight of the Veloz is its 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. 

    Aside from cossetting its occupants, the Rush and Veloz also want to take them safely along rougher-than-usual roads, too. 

    The rear-wheel drive Rush and front-wheel drive Veloz both pack vehicle stability and traction control, for in case the road gets slippery. When tackling inclines, these SUVs' hill-start control prevents them from backing into other cars or objects. 

    Toyota Rush

    2022-Toyota-Veloz-Rear-Close-on-the-Road-1

    For safer journeys, the Rush and Veloz feature curtain shield airbags, seatbelt reminders, as well as reversing sensors. On top of these, the Veloz places its Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) arsenal. 

    Included in the TSS are all manner of advanced safety functions such as 360-degree camera, automatic high beam, blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert (RCTA), pre-collision system, and lane departure warning.

    Under their hoods, the Rush and Veloz share a 1.5-liter engine. For the former, the engine makes 102hp and 134Nm of torque, while the latter's mill makes 106hp and 138Nm. Depending on variant, the Rush pairs its engine with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic. The Veloz is only available with a CVT. 

    And so the differences between the two SUVs continue, particularly in terms of their specs. Leaf through the spec sheets of the top-of-the-line Rush 1.5 G and Veloz 1.5 V below to see what we mean. 

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Toyota Rush 1.5 G AT 

     

     

    Toyota Veloz 1.5 V CVT 

     

     

    Overall Length (mm)

    4,435

    4,475

    Overall Width (mm)

    1,695

    1,775

    Overall Height (mm)

    1,705

    1,700

    Ground Clearance (mm)

    220

    190

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2,685

    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)

    102/6,000

    106/6,000

    Maximum Torque (Nm/rpm)

    134/4,200

    138/4,200

    Transmission

    Four-Speed Automatic

    CVT

    Drive

    Rear Wheel Drive

     

    Front Wheel Drive

     

    Fuel Tank (L)

    45

    43

    Curb Weight (kg)

    1,870

    1,140

    Suspension

    Front: MacPherson Strut  with Stabilizer

    Rear: Axle Type with 5-Link

     

    Front: MacPherson Strut  

    Rear: Torsion Beam 

     

    Brakes

    Front: Ventilated Discs

    Rear: Drums

    Front: Ventilated Discs

    Rear: Discs 

    Tires and Wheels

    215/60 R17 Alloy

    205/50 R17 Alloy

    Headlamps

    LED with Line Guide 

    Split-Type LED 

    Daytime Running Lights

     Without

    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

    Smoke Chrome

    Material Black  

    Power Tailgate

     

    Without

     

     

    Without

     

    Seat Material

    Fabric Black 

    Fabric + Synthetic Leather

    Seat Type and Adjustment

    Driver: 4-Way Manual

    Front Passenger: 4-Way Manual

    Second Row: 60:40 Split, One Touch Tumble, Slide

    Third Row: 50:50 Tumble 

     

    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

    LED

    With 

    Steering Wheel Material

    Leather 

    Leather

    Shift Knob 

    Leather 

    Leather With Sequential

    Steering Wheel Switch

    Audio and Telephone

    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

    Black 

    With Silver Accent

    Ambient Light

    Without

     

    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

    With 

    Speed-Sensing 

    Air-conditioning System

    Front: Automatic 

    Rear: Manual 

     

    Front: Automatic Digital

    Rear: Manual

     

    Audio Type

    7-Inch Display Audio, CD/MP3, AUX, USB, Bluetooth, Weblink Connect for iOS, Android Auto

     

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

     

    Wireless Charging

    Without

    With

    Speakers

    Eight 

    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, 

     

     

    PVM and Clearance and Back Sonar, Rear Cross Traffic Alert

     

    Blind Spot Monitor

    Without

     With

    Cruise Control 

    Without

    Without

    Available Body Colors

    Bordeaux Mica, White, Silver Mica Metallic, Black Metallic, Dark Red Mica Metallic, Bronze Mica Metallic 

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

    PRICE

    P1.1 million

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

     

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