2021 Toyota Vios Lineup: Which Vios is Suitable For You?
Updated on September 23 2023
Since launching on Philippine shores back in 2002, the Toyota Vios remains at the top of the subcompact hierarchy. From Aparri to Jolo, the Toyota Vios is present on every street corner, car park, or highway. Toyota sold around 32,000 units of the Vios in 2019, making it the leading car model sold in the Philippines.
Toyota has expanded the Vios lineup to ten variants in 2021 (with other sub-variants getting seven airbags), ensuring that a Vios is available for every need and budget. But with no less than ten trim models to choose from, getting a Vios is like picking a treat from a candy store. So which Vios is suitable for you? Let’s find out.
Toyota Vios: Exterior Dimensions
Each Vios variant may come with different tech and safety equipment levels, but the variances between size and exterior dimensions are few and far between.
From the entry-level Vios 1.3 Base to the Vios 1.5 G model, the car measures 4,425mm in length, 1,730mm in width, and 1,475mm tall. It also has a 2,550mm wheelbase. Only the range-topping Vios GR-S is longer by 42mm while still having the same 2,550mm wheelbase.
Toyota Vios: Engine and Drivetrain
The Toyota Vios is available in two engine options. Lower trim models have a 1.3-liter 1NR-FE four-cylinder engine pumping out 98 horsepower and 91 pound-feet of torque, while higher-end variants get a larger 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine (2NR-FE) with 106 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque.
However, the larger engine is exclusive to the Vios 1.5 G and Vios 1.5 GR-S. All Vios models are front-wheel drive (FWD) and are available with a five-speed manual transmission or a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) automatic.
Toyota Vios 1.3 Base MT
The base variant of the Toyota Vios has a 1.3-liter engine and a manual transmission. Even though it’s a base model, it still has a bevy of thoughtful safety and convenience features. It has manual air-conditioning, a 2 DIN CD stereo with two speakers, Bluetooth/AUX/USB connectivity, four-beam halogen headlights, 14-inch steel wheels, anti-lock brakes (ABS), dual front airbags, and a driver knee airbag.
Toyota Vios 1.3 Base MT (Seven Airbags)
The only difference between this Vios variant and the base model are the seven standard airbags for added safety. In total, it has dual front, side, curtain, and knee airbags. Despite this, it still has the same 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission as the base model.
Toyota Vios 1.3 J MT
The Vios 1.3 J MT has a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual transmission. Standard equipment includes a 2 DIN CD stereo system with Bluetooth/USB/AUX connectivity, 14-inch steel wheels with full hubcaps, and dual-front airbags with knee airbags. The Vios 1.3 J is also available with seven airbags.
Toyota Vios 1.3 XE CVT
As the name suggests, the Vios 1.3 XE CVT has a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine and a CVT automatic gearbox. Standard equipment includes a 6.75-inch touchscreen audio system with six speakers, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth/AUX/USB connectivity, manual air-conditioning, and 14-inch steel wheels with full hubcaps. Safety-wise, the Vios 1.3 XE CVT has dual front airbags and knee airbags.
Toyota Vios 1.3 XLE MT
The Vios 1.3 XLE MT has a 1.3-liter engine and a five-speed manual transmission. In addition, it comes with an updated 7-inch infotainment touchscreen display with voice control, a CD player, and four speakers. Connectivity features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB, AUX, and Bluetooth. Additional standard features include manual air-conditioning, 15-inch alloy wheels, and seven airbags.
Toyota Vios 1.3 XLE CVT
The Vios 1.3 XLE has a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine, a CVT gearbox, and a 6.75-inch infotainment screen with six speakers with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity. Other standard features include 15-inch alloy wheels, manual air-conditioning, and seven airbags.
Toyota Vios 1.3 E MT
The Vios 1.3 E MT has a 1.3-liter four-cylinder motor and a five-speed manual transmission. It has the same 6.75-inch infotainment display as the XLE variant with six speakers and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity. In addition, it comes standard with 15-inch alloy wheels and seven airbags.
Toyota Vios 1.3 E CVT
The Vios 1.3 E CVT pairs the 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine with a CVT automatic transmission. Standard features include a 6.75-inch infotainment touchscreen with six speakers, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto/Bluetooth connectivity, and seven airbags.
Toyota Vios 1.5 G MT
The Vios 1.5 G CVT has a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual transmission. In addition, it has many convenience features like automatic air-conditioning, 16-inch alloy wheels, a 6.75-inch touchscreen infotainment system with six speakers, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto/Bluetooth connectivity. Safety-wise, the Vios 1.5 G MT has seven airbags, anti-lock brakes, and a security system with a vehicle immobilizer.
Toyota Vios 1.5 G CVT
The Vios 1.5 G CVT pairs the 1.5-liter engine to a CVT automatic gearbox. It has the same level of equipment as the manual variant with automatic climate control, 16-inch wheels, and a 6.75-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. It also has seven airbags, speed-sending door locks, Sport Drive and Eco-Drive modes, and an immobilizer system.
Toyota Vios 1.5 GR-S CVT
The range-topping Vios 1.5 GR-S CVT pairs a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a new CVT system featuring ten simulated gears and paddle shifters. It also has a 4.2-inch digital screen in the instrument display and a 6.75-inch center touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
In addition, it also has a leather-wrapped shift knob, Gazoo Racing logos, red interior stitching, push-button start, 16-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, and an exclusive body kit. Furthermore, both the Toyota Vios G and GR-S variants are available in White Pearl paint.
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