AT A GLANCE
WHAT IT’S GOT seven airbags, stability control, bluetooth, navigation, toyota link2, voice control (phone and audio only; not for navigation), parking sensors, camera, cloth upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear lever, full size alloy spare, keyless entry and starting, 16-inch alloy wheels with 205/55 dunlop tyres. WHAT IT HASN’T Automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, digital radio, rear seat vents, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto. OWNERSHIP servicing costs $840 over 3 years/60,000km, with intervals of 6 months/10,000km. WHAT WE LIKED Does the basics well. Family-sized cabin with supportive seats and a huge boot. Comfortable driving position with clear vision. Smooth, responsive CVT, reasonable performance and good fuel-efficiency. Safe and secure on rough roads. Cheap to run, absolutely bulletproof and outstanding durability. Seamless Bluetooth connectivity. Full-size spare. WHAT WE DIDN’T Overassisted, vague steering at highway speeds. There’s little finesse or joy in the ride/handling compromise. The engine gets coarse and noisy at the top end. No blind spot monitoring. No digital speedo. Small touchscreen. Why do you need a warning beeper when you select reverse? Short warranty and service intervals.