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Toyota Etios
₹ 6,48,760 - 8,61,586

CarHunt Ratings  6.6/10

Pros
  • Low ownership cost
  • Fuel efficient diesel engine
  • Spacious; standard safety kit
Cons
  • Cab image
  • Center mounted instrument console
  • Interior design

Etios

Wrapup

 With 2nd refresh in last 3 years, this is the most practical Etios yet. It's comfortable, mechanically solid and has decent safety kit for its price. Unimaginative appearance and few bits like stick out in an otherwise value-for-money preposition. Still a head-over-heart call.  

CarHunt Ratings

Overall  6.6/10

  • Ride Handing

    Ride & Handing

    6.5

  • Ride Handing

    Fuel Efficiency

    7

  • Ride Handing

    Engine & Gearbox

    6.5

  • Ride Handing

    Asking Price

    6.5

  • Ride Handing

    Comfort

    6

  • Ride Handing

    Resale Value

    7.5

  • Ride Handing

    Safety

    6.5

  • Ride Handing

    Maintenance

    8

  • Ride Handing

    Ergonomics

    6.5

  • Ride Handing

    Looks

    5

Highlights

Price Range
  • Base (P)

     6,48,760

  • Top (P)

     7,51,586

  • Base (D)

     7,28,519

  • Top (D)

     8,61,586

Variants
  • Petrol

    4

  • Diesel

    4

  • CNG/LPG

    0

  • Total

    8

Fuel Efficiency
  • Petrol MT

    16.78 kmpl 

  • Diesel MT

    23.59 kmpl 

  • Petrol AT

    NA 

  • Diesel AT

    NA 

Car Life Cycle
  • Launch Year

    2010

  • 1st Gen

    2010

  • Current Gen

    1st

  • Last Updated

    2014

  • Next Gen

    NA

Variant(s) to go for
Warranty
  • 3 years

  • 1,00,000 kms

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On The Road Prices

Quick Review

  Right after its inception in 2010 for the Indian market, Etios managed to clock decent numbers for Toyota in India. Being a Toyota, Etios remains a very reliable sedan with quite mundane three box sedan appeal. To entice Indian buyers, Toyota soon added some cosmetic tweaks on the outside as well as inside for an upmarket feel. The biggest change on the outside is its bold new chrome grille with a V shaped chrome bar that houses the Toyota badging in a rectangular chrome insert. With raised bonnet creases at the centre and angular sweptback headlamps, Etios manages to appear quite decent onto the eye. The only downside will be its orthodox front bumper that looks quite dated with small fog lamp inserts on the corners and a large air dam at the center. The sedan doesn’t really excite you from the sides as well with a standard sedan like roofline and a very blurry shoulder line onto the sides. It appears, as if Toyota has really kept this car for mass market and more towards a commercial use with not much afterthoughts on its exterior appeal. The only savior are the newly appointed electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs with turn indicators onto the side. 

  Its box design continues at the back as well with a thick chrome bar below the boot lid and decent looking sweptback tail light cluster. Now, if you don’t really admire its simple and mundane exterior design, Toyota also offers its accessory arm i.e. TRD Sportivo with the Etios to add that extra spark and sportiness to this sedan. What you get is a stylish front lip spoiler along with side skirts and an attractively finished rear bumper in addition to a spoiler on the trunk as well to jazz up the drive.

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