Top 5 Best Toyota Cars Philippines 2017
Reliability and performance are two words that describe Toyota cars — but it’s not just that. Toyota cars are also very durable; in fact, almost 80 percent of Toyota cars sold 20 years ago are still on the road today. The company’s dedication to making good, quality cars is impressive*, more so with these best 2017 Toyota models that have made it on our top five list.
Toyota RAV 4 (starts from ₱ 1,280,000)
Toyota has something to boast about this car: it’s the first compact crossover SUV ever made in the world.
RAV 4, which stands for “Recreational Active Vehicle with 4-wheel drive” is still an active player in its class — although not as competitive when it comes to style and performance.
But where it shines is in comfort and reliability, making it a must-have for families who value practicality over everything else in a car.
RAV 4 also has good standard features, very spacious interiors, and user-friendly infotainment system. It also has impressive safety features, garnering a spot in the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) 2017 Top Safety Pick+.
|Toyota RAV4 Active 4×2 2.5||₱ 1,280,000|
|Toyota RAV4 Active+ 4×2 2.5||₱ 1,473,000|
|Toyota RAV4 Premium 4×2 2.5||₱ 2,083,000|
Toyota Camry (starts from ₱ 1,575,000)
It’s one of the most popular Toyota cars in the world, and it certainly deserves to be in that spot. Spanning nine generations of upgrades, redesigns, and updated versions, this well-balanced vehicle has done a good job of maintaining good performance and excellent reliability on the road.
Now packing a heftier 3.5 liter V-6 punch instead of its previous 2.5 liter four-cylinder base, the Toyota Camry now offers a more improved ride, impressive safety scores, roomy back seat, and a more comfortable ride.
No wonder it has been extolled by Toyota as their second “world car” after the Corolla.
|Toyota Camry 2.5 G A/T||₱ 1,575,000|
|Toyota Camry 2.5 S A/T||₱ 1,709,000|
|Toyota Camry 3.5 V6 A/T||₱ 2,175,000|
Toyota Corolla Altis (starts from ₱ 896,000)
We think this list would not be complete without this bestselling nameplate in the world.
The Toyota Corolla Altis reached the 40 million mark in July 2013, and we won’t be surprised if it reaches another significant milestone not too far in the future.
One attractive selling point of Corolla is its affordable price. And when you top it all off with its well-known reliability and comfort on the road, then you’ll understand why this vehicle appeals to many drivers today.
Now with either a 1.6 L engine (120 hp) or the 2.0 L engine (143 hp), the 2017 version also has standard advanced safety features such as security alarm, ABS electronic brake assist, and airbags. The V variants also have immobilizers added to the package.
It also features as one of our picks for one of the Top 5 Cheapest Toyota Cars in the Philippines 2017
|Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6 E M/T||₱ 896,000|
|Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6 G A/T||₱ 992,000|
|Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6 V A/T||₱ 1,091,000|
Toyota 86 (starts from ₱ 1,771,000)
The Toyota 86 may be badged as a sports car, but really, this car is versatile enough to take you to work while switching to some fun drifting on the side.
Now with more spacious front seats and foldable back seats for added trunk space, this car is not only fun to drive — but highly attractive as well.
What we love about this car is its exceptional handling, comfortable front seats, and yes — good fuel economy (for the automatic).
Safety is average, however, so don’t buy this car if safety is a priority. On a brighter note, this vehicle actually has one of the best fuel economy rates compared to others in its class, making it a good overall car for anyone easing their way into the fun world of sports cars.
|Toyota 86 2.0 A/T||₱ 1,771,000|
|Toyota 86 2.0 M/T||₱ 1,871,000|
Toyota Prius (starts from ₱ 2,252,000)
Toyota Prius is a full hybrid electric vehicle, but don’t think its only strength is its environment-friendly features.
True, the 2016 Prius Eco ranks as the all-time most fuel efficient, gasoline-powered car available in the US (without plug-in capability), but there’s more to it than that.
Considered the best-selling hybrid car in the world, it promises a comfortable and stable drive, plus excellent fuel economy ratings and exceptional cargo room to place all your things inside.
The Prius variant is a full hybrid electric car, while the Prius C variant is a full-hybrid gasoline-electric car. It was ranked by the EPA as the most fuel-efficient compact car when plug-in electric vehicles are excluded.
Its safety ratings are also quite admirable. Active and passive features such as anti-theft systems, immobilizers, ABS systems, airbags, and wheel skid controls are a standard, so you’re assured of a secure ride on the road.
|Toyota Prius 1.8 Hybrid||₱ 2,252,000|
The five cars we mentioned above give Toyota an edge over the rest, making it the undisputed best-selling car brand in the Philippines. It’s also the second-biggest company in the world. Eighty years after it was started by Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937, Toyota Motors continues to be reliable, strong, and formidable against all its competitors — traits that many of its vehicles also have in spades.
*Here’s the good news: Four out of the five cars mentioned here are also on our list of the most fuel efficient Toyota cars 2017, so you’re getting a huge bonus here.