Toyota Avanza: Buyer’s Guide

Toyota Avanza: Buyer’s Guide

When it comes to the family haulers in Malaysia, the country got a good number of models offering comfort and convenience to the customers. The Avanza is one such MPV from the house of Toyota that garnered much attention since its first launch in 2004. It received a thorough facelift last year featuring a better exterior which not only looks decent but also reminds us of some of the more expensive models of the brand’s lineup.

If you are among the prospective buyers looking to put down some real money on the seven-seater Toyota Avanza, you have come to the right place. Here we answer all your questions regarding the Japanese MPV. So let’s get started with its price.

Toyota Avanza front and rear

Toyota Avanza price

Available in three different variants, the Toyota Avanza price in Malaysia starts at RM 77,963. Have a look at the complete price list.


Price (On-the-road  including SST, without insurance)

Toyota Avanza 1.5E (AT)

RM 77,963

Toyota Avanza 1.5S (AT)

RM 80,848

Toyota Avanza 1.5S+ (AT)

RM 84,848

Toyota Avanza exterior

Toyota Avanza front

In the latest avatar, the Avanza looks more promising and convincing than the model it replaces. The MPV’s neatly sculpted front face incorporates a bold chrome-laden upper grille and an aggressively-molded bumper. The LED headlights feature a split design. With the top portion assigned to the actual headlamps, while the bottom part houses the turn signals and running lights. The next best thing on the front is the huge multi-slate vent that gives it most of its character and is further linked to the fog lamps.

Toyot Avanza headlight

At the rear end, the main highlights are a sporty bumper and a premium chrome garnish between the large L-shaped tail lamps. The shark fin antenna, distinctive roof spoiler, and 15-inch alloy wheels also make this MPV look appealing in profile.

Dimensionally, it measures 4,200 mm long, 1,660 mm wide, 1,695 mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2,655 mm. The ground clearance reads 180 mm.

Toyota Avanza colour options include Super White II, Silver Mica Metallic, Dark Red Mica Metallic, and Black Metallic.

Toyota Avanza interior 

Toyota always nails it when it comes to the cars’ interior ergonomics and practicality, and the Avanza MPV is no different in this. It gets an array of nifty features like automatic climate control with rear vents, power-retractable wing mirrors, parking sensors with a reversing camera, steering wheel with tilt adjustment, USB charging ports, power windows, footrest, luggage tray, bag hook, and a spacious boot.

Toyota Avanza touchscreen

For infotainment, the base trims come with a 2-DIN head unit with a CD player with tuner, AUX, MP3, USB, and Bluetooth, while the top-spec variant gets a 6.75-inch touchscreen system with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay support. A sporty driver’s instrument cluster with a multi-information digital display is also available in the top two trims. For upholstery, fabric seat material comes as standard.

With the 2019 model, the automaker has also brought down the noise, vibration, and harshness levels inside the MPV for extra comfort.

Toyota Avanza engine and fuel efficiency

Powering the MPV is a 1.5-litre four-popper gasoline unit that generates a maximum power of 105 PS at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 136 Nm at 4,200 rpm. The power is sent down to the rear wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission. It takes 13.5 seconds to reach 100 kmph before topping the maximum speed of 180 kmph. The fuel economy of the Toyota Avanza is rated at 13 kmpl.

Toyota Avanza safety 

Toyota Avanza blind spot monitor

Toyota has fitted the Avanza with a number of safety features, which include two SRS airbags (driver and front passenger), an Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), rear parking sensors, collapsible steering column, ISOFIX, and 3 Point ELR seat belt in all three rows.  The range-topping 1.5S+ also gets some advanced safety techs like Front Digital Video Recorder, and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. 

Optional features include roof-mounted monitor, rear digital video recorder, and Toyota premium security & solar film.

Toyota Avanza service and maintenance 

Toyota Avanza comes with a five-year/unlimited mileage warranty that covers a comprehensive list of services. The periodic maintenance could be done after every 6-months or 10,000 km, whichever comes first. 

Toyota Avanza front

Toyota Avanza competitors

In the Malaysian automotive arena, Toyota’s MPV fights a neck to neck battle against the Honda BR-V, Perodua Aruz, and Perodua Alza.

Also read: Toyota Avanza vs Honda BR-V: The better 7-seater MPV?


Toyota Avanza is a nice fit for big families who like to travel together. It comes with Toyota’s classic hallmarks of reliability, long-lastingness, and dependability, making it an option that you can trust to be at your side for years to come.

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