TOYOTA VIOS MANUAL TRANSMISSION 1.3 GASOLINE ENGINE – 5 SEATER
Toyota vios 1.3-liter 1NR-FE Dual VVT-i four-cylinder gasoline (98hp and 123Nm).The engines are mated to either one of two transmissions: CVT and five-speed manual.
At the core of this iteration is a 1.3-liter dual VVTi engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission.Toyota wanted to meet the demand for a more frugal mill while adding a bit of power in the process. So was this achieved?
After over 1,000km, I must say it was not as frugal (though better than previous model) as I expected. It did about 14-15km/L on the Highway . I kept things at 80kph along San Rafael, Palawan,Philippines north road, which yielded about the same. City driving during the most congested times was around a thirsty 8km/L.
Overtaking can be a bit daunting, especially if you’re used to driving more powerful vehicles. Going up San vicente ,Palawan ,Philippines north road, you can definitely notice the engine straining from the low to mid-revs, especially on steep sections, but eventually picks up between 4,000-5,000rpm (sweet spot for best torque).