Toyota Rush 2018 Philippines Review: Price, Interior, Specification, Images

Toyota Rush 2018 Philippines Review: Price, Interior, Specification, Images

Jul 04, 2018

Find out the latest price, specification, interior, exterior as well as beholding more images of the Toyota Rush 2018 Philippines in our full-scale review.

1. Toyota Rush 2018 Review: Introduction

Many of you certainly know that the Toyota Rush is a rebadged Daihatsu Terios which was a small compact sport utility vehicle even before this type of vehicle was defined. Now, this 5 (or 7)-seater comes into a wide range of design tweaks from the sibling Toyota Fortuner, portraying an SUV-MPV shape like its rival Mitsubishi Xpander.

toyota rush 2018 philippines on the road

The Toyota Rush is a rebadged Daihatsu Terios

In the local vehicle industry, the Toyota Rush has created a lot of hype before its official debut. In Toyota family, it’s pitched as a baby Fortuner and is served as an entry-level SUV. Here, the Rush is offered in two seating configurations and three variants: 5-seats (the 1.5E MT, 1.5E AT) and 7-seat (the 1.5G AT). To discover more, keep reading our Toyota Rush Philippines review by ABC.com.

All New 2018 Toyota Rush Full Tour Review

2. Toyota Rush 2018 Exterior

Well, as mentioned, the Toyota Rush exterior strongly resembles a little Fortuner. With overall dimensions of 4,435 mm x 1,695 mm x 1,705 mm (L x W x H), the Rush is obviously bigger than other SUVs in its class. Even, it’s much larger than the Terios. Plus, a 2,685-mm wheelbase helps create more room for the inside. Notably, it is a high ground clearance of 220 mm that makes the Japanese brand mark it as an SUV in lieu of an MPV like the Xpander from the countryman.

toyota rush 2018 philippines dimensions

With overall dimensions of 4,435 mm x 1,695 mm x 1,705 mm, the Rush is obviously bigger than other SUVs in its class

Broadly, the outer design is given lots of sporty elements. In detail, a dark grille surrounds the front fascia and is bordered by sweeping LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights. These features sit high above a bulging and hefty bumper incorporating small fog lamps in the intakes.

toyota rush 2018 philippines exterior

Broadly, the outer design is given lots of sporty elements

As for the rear, the door there is currently a more traditional top hinged design. Besides, flanking this door are LED taillights. Other sporty amenities consist of a shark-fin antenna and a tailgate-mounted spoiler.

toyota rush 2018 philippines exterior

As for the rear, the door there is currently a more traditional top hinged design

Side profile is decked with 16-inch swanky alloy wheels (a bigger set of 17-inch wheels are exclusively given to the top-end G trim).

Taking everything into consideration, the 2018 Toyota Rush exterior is better-looking than its brother Fortuner.

toyota rush 2018 philippines wheel

Side profile is decked with 16-inch swanky alloy wheels

3. Toyota Rush 2018 Interior

Toyota possesses too many 7-seaters and needless to say, it’s unnecessary for the company to look far for inner inspiration. Correspondingly, the Toyota Rush interior is inspired by the Toyota Innova and of course, the Fortuner.

toyota rush 2018 philippines interior

On the dashboard, materials give us a soft feel

On the dashboard, materials give us a soft feel. More strikingly, a 7-inch touchscreen is placed there which is linked with 6 or 8 speakers (depending on particular trims). Also worth of note is Weblink for Android and iOS, apart from the usual connectivity options. Three accessory outlets are on tap for charging your devices.

The 3-spoke steering wheel is adjustable for tilt, albeit not telescopic, and comes with audio controls. Parking yourself in the driver’s seat and you will be provided with a commanding view of the road.

toyota rush 2018 philippines seatings

While the 2018 Toyota Rush interior of the E variant offers 5 seats, the higher-end model G is coddled with an additional seat row

As to space, while the E variants have 5 seats, the higher-end model G is coddled with an additional seat row. Though the 7-seater’s boot is just limited to 213 L when compared to a more cavernous 514-L trunk in the 5-seater, it is refunded with roof rails and dual A/C.

4. Toyota Rush 2018 Philippines: Engine & Performance

The Rush 2018 shares the hardware with the Sienta, yet it gets some updates. The 1.5L inline-4 2NR-VE engine with Dual VVT-i can generate 136 Nm at 4,200 rpm and 104 PS at 6,000 rpm. With this heart, the gas mileage has been improved by up to 10%. Transmission choices are a 4-speed automatic and a 5-speed manual. In any case, power flows to the back. This automotive layout separates the Rush from other automobiles in the market that allows the wheels to eke out more power in a more efficient way, especially when taking to hills.

toyota rush 2018 philippines engine

The Rush 2018 shares the 1.5L inline-4 2NR-VE engine with the Sienta

Power steering paves the way for maneuverability while the suspension system is equipped for the uttermost comfort. Other than that, the SUV also has got a tight 5.2-m turning radius for a smooth handling.

toyota rush 2018 models on the road

The SUV has got a tight 5.2-m turning radius for a smooth handling

5. Toyota Rush 2018 Review: Safety & Security

The motor vehicle manufacturer of Japan has so far taken a new approach to give out safety features across the lineup. This is understandable as Toyota always wishes to build the safest vehicles on the roads and the Rush needs no introduction.

toyota rush 2018 philippines safety features

Toyota always wishes to build the safest vehicles on the roads

All the trims are armed with ABS, EBD, 6 airbags, vehicle stability control, reverse camera, parking sensors, hill start assist, emergency stop signal, immobilizer with alarm and traction control. Thanks to such high levels of safety stuff, the Rush has got a 5-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating, pushing back the Mitsubishi Expander when it comes to safety.

6. Toyota Rush 2018 Philippines Price

The Toyota Rush cost ranges from P948,000 to P1,070,000. In general, this price is comparable to its close rival. But obviously, considering all it has to offer, the Rush is definitely worth your hard-earned money.

2018 Toyota Rush Price in the Philippines
Model  Price
Toyota Rush 1.5 E MT P948,000
Toyota Rush 1.5 E AT P988,000
Toyota Rush 1.5 G AT P1,070,000

7. Toyota Rush 2018 Philippines Review: Pros & Cons

Toyota Rush 2018: Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Handsome look
  • Equipped with great equipment levels
  • Advanced safety features
Cons
  • Expensive than the Expander
  • Interior quality should be enhanced

8. Toyota Rush 2018 Specifications

Toyota Rush 2018 Specifications
Overall
Name  Toyota Rush 1.5 G AT
Body Type SUV
Price P1,070,000
Transmission Type Automatic
Engine & Performance
Engine Size 1.5 L
Displacement 1,499 cc
Number of Cylinders 4
Number of Valves 16
Transmission Type 4-Speed Automatic
Power Train Rear-Wheel Drive
Max Output 102 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Max Torque 134 Nm @ 4,200 rpm
Fuel Type Gasoline
Dimensions
Length 4,435 mm
Width 1,695 mm
Height 1,705 mm
Wheelbase 2,685 mm
Turning Circle 10.4 m
Ground Clearance 220 mm
Wading Depth 60 cm
Trunk Capacity 213 L
Number of Doors 5
Number of Seats 7
Features & Technology
Cruise Control No
Front Parking Sensors No
Rear Parking Sensors Yes
Leather Upholstery No
Push Start Button Yes
Wheel Size 17"
Wheels Metal Type Alloy
Airconditioning System Dual Climate Control with automatic front (Dial Type)
Entertainment System Touch Screen 7" Display Audio with CD and MP3 via 8 speakers
Connectivity Aux, USB, and Bluetooth w/ Weblink Connectivity for iOS and Android
Navigation Ready No
Keyless Entry Yes
Roof Rack No
Sunroof No
Electric Adjustable Seats No
Power Steering Yes
Power Windows Yes
Power Outlet Yes
Steering Wheel Audio Control Yes
Active Park Assist No
Hill Start Assist Yes
Safety Features
  • Driver's Airbag
  • Front Passenger's Airbag
  • Side Airbag
  • Curtain Airbag
  • Electronic Brake Distribution
  • ABS
  • Anti-lock Brake System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution
  • Immobilizer
  • Security Alarm
  • Stability Control
  • Electronic Door Locks

9. 2018 Toyota Rush Images

At the end of the day, let’s have a closer look at this hot SUV through these Toyota Rush images.

2018 toyota rush images

2018 toyota rush images

2018 toyota rush images

2018 toyota rush images