Toyota Etios Petrol J Review
True Value for Money CarTuesday, April 15, 2014
Toyota Etios is a C-segment sedan. It is available with two fuel options as diesel and petrol. The petrol engine is offered in three models named Etios J, G and V. The diesel engine is also offered in three models named Etios JD, GD and VD. The dimensions of this sedan are 4268mm (length), 1695mm (width), 1510mm (height) with wheelbase of 2550mm and ground clearance of 174mm.
The petrol variant is 4-cylinder 16V DOHC engine that makes 1496cc of displacement. Etios petrol uses electronic fuel injection (EFI) as fuel injection system. The power generated by this engine is 89 bhp at 5600 rpm and the maximum torque generated by this engine is 132 Nm at 3000 rpm. The Etios petrol gives an average mileage of 16.78 kmpl (on highways) and 12 kmpl (in city). With the 5-speed manual transmission it can reach a mark of 100 kmpl in 19 seconds and has a top speed of 178 kmpl. The kerb weight of Etios petrol is 920kg for J, 935kg for G, and 945kg for V variant. Similarly the kerb weight of Etios diesel is 995kg for JD, 1015kg for GD and 1020kg for VD variant. The diesel variant of Etios is 4-cylinder 8V SOHC D-4D engine that makes 1364cc of displacement. This diesel engine generates 67 bhp of power at 3800 rpm and the maximum torque generated by this engine is 170 Nm ranging between 1800-2400 rpm. It uses common rail direct injection (CRDi) as fuel supply system. The average mileage of Etios diesel is 23.59 kmpl (on highways) and 16 kmpl (in city). The electrically powered three spokes steering wheel makes minimum turning radius of 4.9 metres. The boot space offered by the Etios is 595 litres and its fuel tank capacity is 45 litres.
Toyota Etios - The Real Sedan
The independent McPherson strut is used as the front suspension while the non-independent Torsion beam is used as the rear suspension. The ventilated disc brakes are used in front wheels while the drum brakes are used in rear wheels. The music system installed in Etios is 2 DIN that supports CD, MP3, AM/FM and USB that is played over four inbuilt speakers. The higher end model of Etios also has option for Aux-in and Bluetooth connectivity. Along with body colored bumpers the front grille of Etios is Matte Black in J & JD variant, Single Chrome in G & GD variant and Double Chrome in V & VD variant. The outside rear view mirrors are electrically controlled and have an option for mounted side turn indicators in high end models. The door handles and the ORVM have the same color as the body of Etios.
The air conditioner of this sedan is equipped with clean air filter, heater and it also cools the glove compartment. All the windows are electrically powered and the driver side window has auto down function. The safety features of Etios include dual SRS airbags for driver and passenger, central locking, engine immobilizer, keyless entry and door ajar warning. The anti-lock braking system (ABS) with EBD is optional and available as part of safety package.
The higher end models of Etios have twelve spoke alloy wheels and front fog lamps. It is offered in six vibrant colors named Celestial Black, Classic Grey, Vermilion Red, Harmony Beige, Symphony Silver and White. The ex-showroom price of Toyota Etios in Delhi ranges between 5.45 lakh to 8.25 lakh depending upon the variant and accessories (approx., may vary).