Toyota Urban resembles Toyota Yaris in many ways. These cruisers definitely have much in common, but the lineup of urban models is adapted for the European continent. The expressive character of the five-door vehicle can’t leave prospective buyers indifferent: it either attracts or not.
Toyota Urban can be equipped either with petrol or diesel engines. The engine, which runs on petrol, is a V16 motor, able to deliver 101 horsepower. The power source is also coupled to the special Stop& Start system, which stops the work of engine and shifts the transmission to the neutral mode. But the moment the driver presses the clutch pedal, the car gets the smooth and straight movement. Another variant of the engine – turbodiesel V6 – produces 90 horsepower. Both the power plants are coupled to 6-speed manual transmission. The amount of fuel consumption is very economical: it is about 4.5 liter of fuel per 100 km. As for diesel engines, the amount of fuel consumption rises to 5 liters/100km, which is relatively small. All-wheel drive Toyota Urban pulls at least 1315 kg, that is why the car makes 100 km/h in 12.7 seconds.
The dimensions of the car: 3930/1725/1540 mm with 2460 mm of wheelbase. These parameters presuppose a spacious cabin and large cargo capacity. Though sufficient in the front, the legroom fails to satisfy adults in the rear. The ceiling is higher than in the near-twin, Toyota Yaris, which adds additional comfort off-road.
The interior of the car is rather practical, though the dashboard is made of plastic and is not very entertaining. The seating enables a very good visibility of the road, while the driver has a high riding position. But the steering is placed surprisingly low. There are three versions of the vehicle, they differ in the amount of options and standard features of the interior. As for the amenities, they are represented by front power windows and a stereo CD-system. The air-conditioning system isn’t included into standard specification. More luxurious versions of Toyota Urban have standard air-conditioning, rear power windows. Leather-upholstered steering wheel, alloy wheels and Bluetooth. But those, willing to get the car of premium-class, may have leather seats and leather upholstery of the cabin. .
The car tackles perfectly well the everyday needs of urban life. It suits the overcrowded streets, because it is very practical and economical.