2021 Toyota Innova: Which variant to buy?

2021 Toyota Innova: Which variant to buy?

Toyota Innova is a popular road trip-ready multi-purpose vehicle all around the world, including Malaysia, where it just received an update. Yes, the new Innova facelift is now official and comes at a starting price of RM 111,622. It gets a number of new features and new styling enhancements that should help Toyota to lure in more customers and garner higher sales.

In terms of exterior design, the new Innova features a sportier bumper, trapezoid-shaped grille, and redesigned headlights at the front. However, the rear end gets a black tailgate garnish between the L-shaped tail lights.

2021 Toyota Innova front and rear

The new 2021 Toyota Innova has a total of three variants - E, G, and X. In today’s guide, we will explain each one of them so that you can get a better idea as to which one you should buy. But before that, let’s have a look at the variant-wise price list.

2021 Toyota Innova Price


Price (on-the-road, excluding insurance, and including ongoing SST exemption)

Toyota Innova 2.0E

RM 111,622

Toyota Innova 2.0G

RM 121,483

Toyota Innova 2.0X

RM 129,677

2021 Toyota Innova cabin

Toyota Innova 2.0E

This is the most affordable 2021 Toyota Innova which retails for RM 111,622. At this price, you will get the following features-

  • Automatic halogen multi-reflector headlamps with follow me home function, manual leveling, and daytime running bulbs
  • Black and silver finish on the front grille
  • Front and rear fog lights
  • 16-inch wheels
  • Power adjustable wing mirrors with turn signal lamp
  • Body-colored door handles
  • Six exterior shades - Medium Silver Metallic, Phantom Brown Metallic, Attitude Black Mica, Silver Metallic, Super White II, and a new Bronze Mica Metallic
  • Standard instrument panel
  • Urethane steering wheel and gear knob
  • Six speaker CD Player with Tuner, MP3, AUX-Jack, USB & Bluetooth
  • Manual air conditioning - front and rear
  • Fabric seats
  • 6-way manually adjustable driver seat and 4-way manual adjustable front passenger seat

2021 Toyota Innova engine

As for the engine, the MPV boasts a 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder petrol mill producing 139 PS of maximum power at 5,600 rpm and 183 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels. The available drive modes are Normal, Eco and Power. The engine and transmission combination in the 2021 Toyota Innova specs sheet remains common for all the variants.

Talking about the standard safety features, the MPV gets seven airbags (driver, front passenger, side, curtain, and driver’s knee), ABS with EBD and brake assist, vehicle stability control with traction control, hill-start assist control, emergency stop signal, and front/rear parking sensors. 

2021 Toyota Innova cabin

Toyota Innova 2.0G

Moving on, the G variant sits at number two in the Innova's lineup and gets some add-on features along with the above-mentioned ones. And thus, it is a bit more expensive than the base E. The added features are:

  • Chrome with grey paint finish on the front grille
  • Chrome finishing on wing mirrors and door handles
  • Optitron meter panel with a 4.2-inch TFT multi-info display
  • Nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity
  • Automatic air conditioning - front and rear
  • Keyless entry/ignition
  • Leather-wrapped steering and gear knob
  • Folding second-row seat-back tables
  • Easy-close tailgate
  • Blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert

2021 Toyota Innova safety

The Innova 2.0 G is also equipped with Toyota Vehicle Telematics System as standard, which uses GPS and GSM technology to track the vehicle’s movements. Also available is a 3D Panoramic View Monitor. The optional kit available for the variant includes a wireless mobile charger and front/rear digital video recorders.

Toyota Innova 2.0X

At the top of the range sits the Innova 2.0 X, which is priced at RM 129,677. It is quite expensive than the previous trim and to justify the price difference, it is loaded with a handful of interesting features. They are:

  • Dark Chrome finish on the front grille
  • Automatic LED projector headlamps with follow me home function
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Front LED fog lights
  • Dark grey metallic 17-inch alloys wheels
  • Front/rear bumper spoilers
  • Additional exterior colour - Crimson Spark Red Metallic
  • Second-row captain seats and a center console box
  • Black combination leather upholstery
  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver seat
  • LED ambient lighting

2021 Toyota Innova cabin

So, these were all the three variants of the newly launched 2021 Toyota Innova. We hope this article will help you in choosing the right variant suiting your budget and choices.

Also read: 2021 Toyota Fortuner: Variants explained

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