The strengths and flaws of the Toyota Wigo

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The Toyota Wigo is the brand’s best-selling compact hatchback in the Philippines. That said, there’s a good chance that you own one, know someone who owns one, or maybe sat inside one.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How much is the Toyota Wigo?

    The Toyota Wigo is priced from P568,000 to P700,000.
  • How many variants does the Toyota Wigo have?

    The Toyota Wigo is offered locally in four variants: 1.0 VVT-i E M/T, 1.0 VVT-i G M/T, 1.0 VVT-i G A/T, and the 1.0 TRD S AT.
  • Interested to find out whether the Wigo is worth a portion of your savings? Get to know more about the Wigo as we check its strengths and flaws.

    Toyota-Wigo

    Pros

    Small and nimble

    One of the best things about owning a Toyota Wigo is the benefit of its small and compact structure. It measures only 3,660mm long, 1,600mm wide, and 1,520mm tall, which greatly affects the hatchback’s maneuverability, especially when driving in narrow city streets. Likewise, finding a good parking spot even in tight spaces is a breeze.

    Fuel-efficient engine

    The Toyota Wigo packs a fuel-efficient 1.0-liter power plant. The gasoline-powered engine can be mated to either a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic tranny.

    Its engine delivers a respectable 65hp with 89Nm of torque.

    Your P500 gas money will get you to farther destinations compared to driving a gas-guzzling 3.0-liter SUV.

    An affordable option

    Arguably one of the Toyota Wigo’s best features is its affordable price tag — that’s Toyota reliability on the cheap.

    The Toyota Wigo is currently offered in four variants with the cheapest being only P568,000 while the range-topping TRD variant is priced close to an average base model sedan (P700,000).

    For your reference, the base model of the Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback is at P711,000 while the base variant of the Suzuki Swift will set you back P775,000. Now, granted these hatchbacks are fitted with a more powerful 1.2-liter engine but these are the nameplates the Toyota Wigo often competes with.

    Cons

    Hard plastics aplenty

    With an affordable sticker price, it’s obvious that Toyota had to cut costs where they can. On that note, you’ll see plenty of hard plastics and other components in the Toyota Wigo’s cabin that leans toward durability and longevity instead of comfort and luxury.

    The higher variants get a touchscreen display audio though.

    Verdict

    The Toyota Wigo is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea — or coffee. It lacks power and misses the mark, especially when you’re on the market for a sporty and somewhat fancy ride. However, it makes for a good choice for first-time car owners and young Filipino families looking for a car that offers both affordability and reliability.

    As we’ve briefly covered above, the Toyota Wigfo is currently offered in four variants, the 1.0 VVT-i E M/T (P568,000), 1.0 VVT-i G M/T (P623,000), 1.0 VVT-i G A/T (P658,000), and the 1.0 TRD S AT (P700,000).

    Photos from Toyota

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