Returning to Ho Chi Minh City after a trip to celebrate National Day 2.9, Mr. Van Thanh was satisfied with the Toyota Avanza Premio CVT he just bought in July 2022. The trip to Ho Chi Minh City – Da Lat – Nha Trang was enough for him to realize that this is the most perfect car for multi-purpose needs in the price range of 500 – 600 million VND, from design, equipment, technology, interior space. failure and operation.
The trip of Mr. Van Thanh’s family passed a number of passes. The 1.5L 4-cylinder engine equipped on a 7-seater model makes many people think that Avanza Premio is easily exhausted, but the opposite is true. In a car with 6 people and many personal belongings for a 4-day trip, Toyota Avanza Premio still easily overcomes winding passes, slopes or sleeve bends in Da Lat.
Thanh quite likes the sport driving mode and manual transmission mode. The driver can take the initiative in all situations, such as overtaking other vehicles or going up/downhill, wanting to actively control speed and gears. The CVT automatic transmission is smooth and comfortable, capable of dividing gears very effectively.
As a versatile MPV model in the popular segment, it is of course difficult to demand perfection from the Toyota Avanza Premio. Thanh shared, the car had to wait for “full” to load and climb the slope, but the 1.5L engine did not show weakness.
“The Avanza Premio is equipped with electric power assist, making driving light and relaxing. In the low speed range, the steering wheel compacts when operating at both low and high speed ranges. The only thing is that the steering wheel of this car has to turn around many times, going on the pass is not really like, “said Thanh.
In addition, Mr. Thanh also rated the suspension a bit stiff. Going through speed bumps will not be pleasant, but in return, going on asphalt, cornering or going downhill is sure, providing good balance. The chassis is 205 mm high, equivalent to a pickup truck or an SUV, so it is very easy to enter the bad road, not to calculate too much but just step on the gas.
Toyota Avanza Premio has an overall length of 4,395 mm. This makes the Japanese MPV model easier to manage in the city, while the interior space is still spacious and optimal. On the last trip, he and his wife sat in the first row, grandparents in the back seat and two young children in the 3rd row, everyone felt comfortable with spacious legroom and headroom.
“The second row of the Avanza Premio is quite good, because it can slide in about a hand and the backrest can be reclined. Thanks to that, the 2nd row seats can balance the space with the 3rd row seats, while the ability to adjust the backrest is quite suitable for older people who can go far and significantly reduce fatigue and back pain.” .
“Luggage space is just enough for 6 people to go out for a long time. In the afternoon, because I bought some more sundries, I folded one side of the seat in the 3rd row so I could comfortably store things,” Thanh said.
Inside the cabin of Avanza Premio also owns many valuable amenities, including a steering wheel integrated with many function buttons, 8-inch screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, instrument cluster with multi-information display. 4.2 inch tin. Mechanical air conditioner but with electronic screen. The second row of seats has two USB charging ports and an armrest.
“A small detail that I have always liked on Toyota MPVs is the cup holder in front of the air-conditioning vents, useful in places with hot weather. Thanks to that, my family always has cool water to enjoy during the trip.”
“The point that I do not like is that the Toyota Avanza Premio is equipped with felt seats, although it is more clingy than leather seats, but it is hot and sweaty, but to ask for too much at the price range of 500-600 million VND is a bit difficult. Felt seats, upholstered in leather, I think it’s okay, because this ‘degree’ of detail does not affect safety or the electrical system, leading to a loss of warranty like other equipment, “said Thanh.
Thanh said, the meter reads in the range of 17-18 km/l, equivalent to 5.5-5.9 l/100 km because of running “full” load and steep pass. If operating more gently, the car can go up to 21-22 km / l, equivalent to 4.55-4.76 l / 100 km, lower than the fuel consumption of Avanza Premio CVT announced by Toyota last time. respectively, are 5.5 liters / 100 km, 6.3 liters / 100 km and 7.7 liters / 100km, respectively for out-of-town, mixed and urban conditions. This level of fuel consumption is assessed by Mr. Thanh as economical. Moreover, Avanza Premio also carries the “gene” of Toyota, which has a reputation for durability.
“A car that converges enough value of durability, quality, comfort, comfort and very economical cost of use. Avanza Premio is enough to express individual differences and styles, and can be used for many purposes,” said Mr. Van Thanh.