Toyota Liva Review

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Roomy interiors with flat type rear floor. It is of light weight and good ride quality. Affordable price with rich comfort.
Engine needs to be more powerful for better performance. Absence of Automatic Climate Control. No diesel variant is available.
Rs. 476000

Toyota Etios Liva Review

The Toyota has launched its much awaited car Etios Liva with various modifications to the exterior and interiors. The car comes with lot of advanced features but priced reasonably. Some features of Toyota Etios and Toyota Etios Liva are very similar and other features are different.

Toyota Etios Liva Models and Price

The Toyota Etios Liva comes in both petrol and diesel models. The petrol models of the car along with the price details are described below

1) Toyota Etios Liva J – Rs.4,46,276
2) Toyota Etios Liva G – Rs. 4,89,849
3) Toyota Etios Liva G SP – Rs.5,38,559
4) Toyota Etios Liva V – Rs.5,60,356
5) Toyota Etios Liva V SP – Rs.5,99,456
6) Toyota Etios Liva Petrol TRD Sportivo – Rs.6,13,560

On the other hand, the diesel models of the car includes

1) Toyota Etios Liva JD – Rs.5,72,119
2) Toyota Etios Liva GD – Rs.5,99,900
3) Toyota Etios Liva GD SP – Rs.6,38,390
4) Toyota Etios Liva Diesel TRD Sportivo – Rs.6,59,264

It is to be noted that the price details of the car may vary according to the places.

Toyota Etios Liva Colour Options

The colours available for all variants includes Serene Bluish Silver, White, Symphony Silver, Harmony Beige, Celestial Black, Vermillion Red, Ultramarine Blue etc.

Toyota Etios Liva Engine

The engine of the Liva is well and good which ensures better performance, mileage and fuel efficiency. The engines are available in two types such as petrol and diesel. The petrol version of the car is powered by a 1197 cc, 3 NR-FE, Gasoline, 4-cylinder 16V, DOHC engine which delivers the maximum power of 80 PS and peak torque of 104 NM. The diesel version of the car is powered by a four cylinder, 1364 cc, 8 valve SOHC, D-4D engine which churns out the maximum power of 68 PS @ 3800 RPM and peak torque of 170 NM @ 1800-2400 RPM respectively. This is best suited for city riding and the engine is mated to a five speed manual gearbox.

Mileage, Acceleration and Fuel Economy

The Etios Liva is a light body weight vehicle in which the petrol version of the car generates a healthy mileage of about 15 kmpl in city roads and 18.31 kmpl on highways. On the other hand, the diesel version of the car gives 20.32 kmpl in urban roads and 23.59 kmpl on highways. The fuel tank capacity of the car is measured as 45 litres. The Liva petrol can cross 0-100 kmph in just 14 seconds and the Liva diesel can reach 0-100kmph in just 18 seconds. The car boasts a total weight of about 890 kg which plays an important role in displaying high acceleration.

Design and Engineering

Toyota Liva Interior

The Toyota Etios Liva is same as Etios sedan but this car offers five members to take the seat comfortably. The car has a shorter wheelbase and the plastic quality is also not upto the entire satisfaction. The hatchback would definitely satisfy the Indian customers with its good interior features. The Liva is considered to be one of the most comfortable car with best rear seats with large squabs, perfect cushioning and back rest angle which is very suitable for long drives. The front seats are really attractive with perfect padding. The company has designed the interiors with instrument panel with offset AC vents. The AC vents are in round shape which adds more trendy look to the car. The car is well integrated with seven one-litre bottle holders, mobile holder and some useful storage spaces are available. The dashboard of the car is very decent with dual tone three spoke steering wheel which is very stunning. It has the safety belts, tilt steering, rear defogger, rear headrest, electric power steering etc. The Toyota Etios Liva would be a tough competitor to its similar other cars such as Maruti Swift and many more. The dashboard also holds instrument panel which comprises Tachometer, Digital Tripmeter etc. In addition, it has power windows, central locking, front cabin lights, front power outlet etc. The car ensures more comfort even the driver is able to drive efficiently. For entertainment, the car comes with an audio control on steering wheel and powerful remote controlled music system.


The exteriors of the Toyota Etios Liva is not so impressive but it offers a well balanced wheelbase of about 2460 mm. There is no modifications over the grille but it comes with sharp curves. The car is fitted with small lights and tame bumper with two small fog lamps. The side profile of the car looks so elegant with strong and attractive wheels. The exterior of Liva is a little bit similar to the etios with upper and lower grille, headlamps which combined together like a human being smiling face. It has a body coloured rear view mirror as well as good boot space. Just like etios, the liva’s upper grille comes in chrome finish and the lower grille is available in black colour. The car comes with the ground clearance of about 170 mm and it has body colour bumpers. The length of the car is measured as 3775 mm while the width is about 1695 mm and the height of the car is 1510 mm. The top end variant of the car and its diesel variant also possess larger tyres of size 185/60 R15. Apart from the other variants comes affixed with 175/65 R14 size tire which offers the car strong grip even on high speed drives. The size is very large which offers good balance.

Braking, Handling and Safety Features

The Toyota Etios Liva offers better handling while compared with etios sedan since it comes with a shorter wheelbase and ride is also too good. The braking features are really excellent with disc type front brakes and rear drum brakes. With the disc brakes, the controlling and handling of car is quite easy. The front and rear suspensions of the car comes with an independent shock absorbers. Apart from braking, the safety features of the car is also excellent with lot of advanced features. The safety features includes power steering, power windows, remote central locking and dash integrated music system which helps in handling the car more easy. The Liva possess airbags to save driver and passenger at the front in case of collision. In addition, it is well equipped with dual SRS airbags, ABS with EBD, immobilizer to prevent car theft, keyless entry which assures easy driving and no hassles of car-key. Overall, the Toyota Etios Liva is considered to be the safest car along with awesome specifications and features.

* Toyota Liva review and Liva test drive report listed here are done by experts. However advises users to check the Toyota Liva variants personally and decide as per their liking. Mileage figures quoted in the Toyota Liva review are test data and mileage in actual conditions may vary. We test drive Toyota Liva car provided by Toyota.

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