Review: 2016 Toyota Innova 2.8 V Car for the perfect family

Are you looking for the perfect family vehicle? Are you torn on where based Pickup Passenger Vehicle (PPV) to get? Well, may also terminate the search now because you see the main 7-seater best in the business. Of course, it does not have the SUV body style masculine you've been lusting over, but you do not have to care. 2016 Toyota Innova best fits the needs of your family.

Price P 1445000 to 2.8 V, there will naturally be some concern against going to Innova; after all, it is priced in the same bracket as some PPVs middle class. But what it does not say in the brochure of any good packaging is Toyota. PPVs compared not only to others but also to its predecessor, it has a spacious interior. Not only offers excellent shoulder and legroom in each row, but there is no shortage of headroom anywhere also. The second seat row captain, standard features on the V class as before, slides and reclines, but now tumbles also for easy access to the third row. Meanwhile, third-row seats still offers genuine space for three adults, but now comes with adjustable headrests for all people.

Review: 2016 Toyota Innova 2.8 V

There is only one problem with the packaging Innova and that has to do with how the third line is when not in use. Fold it easier to believe spring-loaded mechanism and a rear seat belt anchors strategic godsends, but must remain in the middle headrest gap when not in use awkward. Another example is when the second-row passengers decided to lie down a bit, only to have them hit headrests flipped up the third row. Finally, anchored by just using a hook and some Velcro, the third row is not secured well enough. Going through the hole enough to cause the seat to come crashing down. In fact, it happened twice in the course of the week and is caused by outdated Velcro straps.

Doubting the third-row seat side, there is nothing more to complain about the interior Innova. The first generation model sets the benchmark when it was first launched in 2005 and the all-new continue to live up to that expectation. This full sweep and curve, highlighting the almost organic approach to styling. It is also very easy to use with large, clear buttons marked with logical placement. Rods, switches, and controls are also well-damped well, feel crisp. Interior plastics are still not out of a variety of soft-touch, but they consistently finished and feels solid and well-wearing. Those with young children may be exposed to a rope-like finish on the door panels a little attention. They not only attract dirt (libag), but they can be a pain to clean, too.

Review: 2016 Toyota Innova 2.8 V

The driving position compared to the previous Innova more like a car dashboard with a set high. It offers excellent visibility in all areas, especially the front, making it easy to navigate through small spaces. Steering, though offering adjustments for both tilt and reach still falls naturally in the hand, but the new seats do more than make up for it with great support.

Review: 2016 Toyota Innova 2.8 V

The biggest cause for concern is the potential buyer Innova powertrain and not for obvious reasons. Without question, there are a lot of power under the hood. The new generation of four-cylinder diesel engine 2.8-liter, with 171 horsepower and 360 Nm of torque, offers a locomotive-like power delivery in certain situations. Indeed it was not refined as one would hope for, suffered non-linear throttle and overzealous (jerky) automatic transmission, it makes it more adept at handling a full load or an impromptu drag race with Fortuners previous generation. The biggest question marks in fuel economy. With a displacement by several 300-cc compared to the previous D-4D, some have called Innova potential to be a gas guzzler. It really does not happen.

Review: 2016 Toyota Innova 2.8 V

Review: 2016 Toyota Innova 2.8 V

It's simple physics, really. Innova powerful motors combined with the same curb weight means less inertia to overcome. This means the new 2.8 V can easily match or even better the previous generation 2.5 V: 9:17 km / L vs 9.09 km / L, despite the decline in average speed of 3 km / h (14 km / h) , The better the ratio of power-to-weight and more forward gears also means the highway excellent economic figures: 15.38 km / L (average speed of 76 km / h with the ECO off). ECO involves smoothing jerkiness and extract additional 4.23 km / l on the highway (19.61 km / L).

Rise in double Wishbone front and four-link coil spring rear suspension, Innova managed to improve its road manners. It feels much more natural in the handling of curves and angles, despite the hefty steering still need more change to get out. In a straight line, it was surprisingly stable and quiet with only a slightly lift the wheel past 140 km / h. And thanks to the hardened frame, it is better able to absorb a large hole. Some shocks are still coming in through the steering column, but it was easy plusher and more comfortable than any PPV, especially on the sidewalk. It was not designed for off-roading, it offers some cushion against floods, with 176 millimeters of ground clearance and wading depth of 500 millimeters of water.

Design-wise, Innova should visually convey the strength and toughness; in other words, it looks like an SUV. And while it is not working properly, it appears more refined, upscale and modern. The right amount of chrome trim bits along with the lights and add emaciation give a tinge of luxury and presence. Along with the upscale look of this, Toyota also has been cast in almost all: LED light automatic, power mirrors folding, automatic climate control, navigation touchscreen GPS, trays backrest forward, ambience interior lighting, push button start / stop with keyless entry passive, 7 airbags, anti-lock brakes, stability control and rear parking sensors. Surprisingly, they removed the seat-leather sin considering this is P 1.5 million MPV.

There is a huge demand in the segment of PPV and it is only one of the two segments is currently developing in the local automotive industry. However, for the promise of all the SUVs' to be a horse of modern Filipino families, they were soundly beaten by MPV that started it all: the Toyota Innova. Innova may not offer or a macho styling towering high rises sought by some buyers out there, but there is no doubt that it came out as a better packaged, more refined, and more ready to be a practical everyday car. When it comes to buying the best family car, if the mind on the heart beat, the all-new Innova comes out on top.

2016 Toyota Innova 2.8 V
Ownership2016 Toyota Innova 2.8 V
Year Introduced2016
Vehicle ClassificationEntry-Level MPV
The Basics
Body Type5-door MPV
Engine / DriveF/R
Under the Hood
Displacement (liters)2.8
AspirationCommon Rail, Turbo
Layout / # of CylindersI4
BHP @ rpm171 @ 3,600
Nm @ rpm360 @ 1,200-3,400
Fuel / Min. OctaneDiesel
Transmission6-speed AT
Cruise ControlNo
Dimensions and Weights
Length (mm)4,735
Width (mm)1,830
Height (mm)1,795
Wheelbase (mm)2,750
Curb Weight (kg)N/A
Suspension and Tires
Front SuspensionIndependent, Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension4-Link, Coil Spring
Front BrakesVented Disc
Rear BrakesDrum
TiresYokohama Blue Earth E70 205/65 R 16 H (f & r)
Safety Features
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)Yes
Traction / Stability ControlYes
Parking SensorsYes, Rear
Exterior Features
Fog LampsYes, Front
Auto LightsYes
Auto WipersNo
Interior Features
Steering Wheel AdjustmentTilt/Telescopic
Steering Wheel MaterialLeather
Seating AdjustmentManual
Seating SurfaceFabric
Folding Rear SeatYes, 60/40 (2nd row); 50/50 (3rd row)
On-Board ComputerYes
Convenience Features
Power SteeringYes
Power Door LocksYes
Power WindowsYes
Power MirrorsYes, with Fold
Climate ControlYes, Dual Zone
Audio SystemStereo
No. of Speakers6
Steering Wheel ControlsYes