The Toyota Avanza has been in the MPV market since 2006, and it has raked in a steady number of sales for the Japanese automotive giant. The 2020 Toyota Avanza is now out with better performance, looks, and fuel economy. The utility vehicle holds its own in its class with a high level of appeal in the Asian car market. s
The Exterior Styling
The Avanza hasn’t changed much in terms of exterior looks over the past few generations. Toyota has opted for many facelifts, but in the process, nothing much has changed. Still, the manufacturer has done enough to make the Avanza look more stylish and desirable than before. The front fascia has significant improvements with a Lexus-style grille, slit-like headlights, and a sharp front bumper. The rear, on the other hand, has had little changes with almost everything matching that of the previous generations. Toyota has added chrome accents and reflectors to the rear to make the new Avanza distinguishable. The automobile giant offers attractive colors on the Avanza that sit well with the 15-inch alluring rims.
The monocoque is spacious with enough head, leg, and shoulder room to accommodate large individuals. There is ample space for luggage in the back as well as the option of folding th=down the rear seats for extra storing space.
The dash has a neat instrument cluster that has blue light accents and a beautiful touch-based infotainment system that looks aesthetic. New HVAC controls have been added in place of the buttons and knobs to create an uncluttered look.
When it comes to comfort, the 2020 Avanza has the same seats as before but with contrasting stitching that matches the all-black interior. The third-row seats are still available, and they are a bit more easily accessible this time around, thanks to the upright doors of the new model.
Engine & Performance
The 2020 Avanza has the same 1.5-liter 2NR engine from the previous generation that delivers decent power and performance while being mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. The gear shifts are not very pleasant, but the gearbox is capable enough to help you drive on the highway.
When it comes to fuel economy, the 2NR engine gives 14-16 km/l on the highway. With both city and highway driving, you could expect to get 11-13 km/l out of this vehicle. The fuel economy is decent, partly because the new Avanza has the Dunlop Ensave eco tires that offer less road resistance.
The Toyota Avanza is a daily-driver in all sense of the word, meaning you should not expect a lot out of its road performance. The MPV has significant body-roll thanks to its high center of gravity, and the suspension is not the greatest out there. However, the vehicle performs exceptionally well in slow traffic and tight spaces being highly maneuverable in such conditions.
The 2020 Avanza embodies practicality, and it has the sales numbers to back up that claim. The new model is overall the same, but we believe in the saying, “Why fix something when it’s not broken?”. Therefore, the brand-new Avanza is still the same MPV you love but with fresh new looks.