The Toyota Rush off-road car, reviews of which are given below, is a five-door crossover. The model entered the Japanese market in early 2006. The project was created in cooperation with the Daihatsu subsidiary. Accordingly, the car is also sold under two brands. Between themselves, the modifications differ only in nameplates, they are put up for sale in the sales offices of both companies. This car has replaced the second generation Rav-4.
In their reviews of Toyota Rush, users mention that the car has identical overall dimensions with its twin brother. In addition, the cars have the same appearance, except for the unique radiator grilles with manufacturer logos, as well as slightly different bumper configurations. In other features of SUVs, one can tracebright, modern and stylish design.
In the front, it should be noted narrow head light elements, a large false grille with chrome trim, along with a powerful bumper. In the profile of the crossover, there is a dynamic silhouette with a distinct slope of the front pillars, the roof is almost flat. The image is complemented by a solid feed and massive doors. The rear of the vehicle as a whole looks strong, standing out with large optics, a large glass tailgate, a reinforced bumper with black plastic scratch protection.
In the salon of Toyota Rush it is rather concise and simple. Interior design is similar to "Daihatsu-Terios". The difference is again expressed in the presence of the manufacturer's nameplates on the steering wheel hub.
Among the main elements, the following details can be distinguished:
- compact and comfortable steering wheel;
- a clear and informative dashboard, the central part of which is occupied by a color display of the multimedia system;
- on-board computer screen;
- an impressive front console with a climate control unit;
- high-quality finishing materials, including soft plastic and special fabric;
- comfortable chairs.
Among the shortcomings in reviews of the Toyota Rush, the owners note the small space in the "gallery", where only children can comfortably accommodate, as well as a rather poor basic package.
The car in question is 4.43 meters long, 1.69 meters wide, and 1.7 meters high. The wheelbase is 2.68 meters and the ground clearance is 22 centimeters. Compared with its predecessor, the length of the updated versions has grown by 17 cm, due to which the distance between the second and first row of seats has increased by 45 mm. The luggage compartment has become 15 cm larger.
At the same time, in the top modifications, the list of additional equipment is very impressive:
- 17" alloy wheels;
- LED headlights;
- rear markers with 3D graphic LEDs;
- assistance when driving uphill;
- 7-inch multimedia device;
- aggregation with smartphones and other gadgets;
- ABS and EBD systems.
Toyota Rush: features and reviews
The SUV is equipped with a power unit of a new formation type 3SZ-VE. The volume leaves 1.5 liters, it was originally developed by Daihatsu specialists. A similar motor configuration is also installed on other versions of machines from the manufacturers in question (Bego, BB, Wits, Buun). In some modifications, the engine is located longitudinally, in others - transversely.
The considered power unit in its design has four cylinders, which are placed in a row. Two camshafts interact with a 16-valve mechanism. The engine is capable of gaining up to 109 horsepower at a speed of 6 thousand rotations perminute. The maximum torque is reached at 4400 rpm and is 14.4 kg/m. It is worth noting that in many countries of Europe, South America and the Middle East, this machine is known under the name "Daihatsu-Terios 2". Unlike the domestic market, 1.3 liter engines can be mounted on export models.
In their reviews of the Toyota Rush, the owners point out one negative point regarding the power units. It has been noticed that after 30 thousand kilometers on domestic roads, a knock is observed in the motor due to the beating of the piston against the sleeve. Such a malfunction is eliminated only by a complete replacement of the engine. It is not so easy to find a motor in free sale, as there has been an increased demand for it lately.
Today, an interesting situation with the car in question is looming in Russia. The fact is that the Daihatsu brand is not officially represented on the domestic market. Accordingly, advertising is also absent. It is imported in small quantities by "gray" dealers, most often from Asia. As indicated in the Toyota Rush reviews, in Russia, right-hand drive versions are predominantly presented, imported from Japan in a used condition.
It is worth noting that since January 2010, the domestic government has raised import duties on used cars. And the off-road vehicles in question only recently fell into the category of three-year-old cars that are beneficial for customs clearance. As a result, the cost of the vehicle has risen sharply, which has affecteddeclining popularity.
Fuel consumption per 100 km is 6.5-7.1 liters. The indicator depends on the vehicle configuration.
In their reviews of Toyota Rush, users find many advantages. In addition to a decent exterior, high build quality and reliability, the owners highlight a number of other advantages. Among them:
- Salon comfort.
- Decent equipment.
- High level of patency.
- Good trunk capacity.
- Smooth ride and good handling.
The car does not have many drawbacks, but they exist, like any other technique. In addition to the above disadvantages, some consumers note several more negative features, namely:
- weak acceleration;
- expensive service and the price of the SUV itself;
- spontaneous activation of the OD/OF function at a speed of 80 km/h;
- weak agility;
- right hand drive;
- pretty simple design.
If you study and summarize the reviews of the owners, the Toyota Rush crossover, the photo of which is given above, justifies the characteristics declared by the manufacturer. The latest versions of 2018, which are not so numerous in Russia, are especially positively evaluated. To describe them briefly, it should be noted that the updated modifications were based on a frame structure.
At the same timeThey decided to equip the novelty only with rear-wheel drive. The role of the power plant is an updated atmospheric four-cylinder engine of the 2NV-VE type. The gasoline engine has a volume of 1.5 liters, produces 105 horsepower, torque is 140 Nm. The unit interacts with a five-speed mechanics or a four-mode automatic. Unlike its predecessor, the new version has become more economical by almost 25%, while the power has dropped by four "horses".