Toyota Vios 2012 Review, Specs and Price in the Philippines: The power of Compactness and Durability

Jun 25, 2020

Toyota Vios 2012 is a durable vehicle and meets these needs: compact, low fuel consumption and moderate price.

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Toyota Vios 2012 Overview

Officially born in 2003, after 9 years of presence, Toyota Vios 2012 has established its own position with outstanding sales compared to rivals. This is a durable vehicle and meets these needs: compact, low fuel consumption and moderate price.

Toyota Vios 2012 Overview

Capturing customers' needs, Toyota created the legendary model Vios

Price in the Philippines

In June 2020, the price of used/secondhand Toyota Vios 2012 in the Philippines is only from 400000 PHP.

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Exterior Review: How does Toyota Vios 2012 look?

2012 Toyota Vios still carries the unique exterior design features from the previous generation. Still curves, rounded curves around the car's small body. The body is neat and has many feminine features. Vios gives users a simple, lightweight feeling in the style of "durable, solid dress", not picky and fancy.

2012 Toyota Vios exterior

2012 Toyota Vios viewed from the front

2012 Vios is slightly improved at the front, chrome grille with fish gills with 2 horizontal bars, headlights placed deep on the front bumper, fog lamps are also redesigned and located in a lower position on the rear bumper. The rear end has not changed much with the design almost similar to the 2011 version.

2012 Toyota Vios exterior

2012 Toyota Vios has standard exterior equipment such as fog lights, folding power mirrors with body-color & integrated turn signals and brake lights on high.

Interior Review: What’s inside Toyota Vios 2012?

Looking at the whole, we can see that the interior of Toyota Vios 2012 is still not much different from previous generations. Still "minimalistic" to the lowest level of details present in the car. Vios 2012 interior does not have any redundant details, all designed to give passengers convenience and comfort when using the car.

2012 Toyota Vios interior

This car gives the driver a feeling of gentle steering control

Two rows of seats on Vios are also designed quite simply by the main material of felt and leather. With Vios G version, the seats are covered with leather, only Vios E version is equipped with felt seats.

2012 Toyota Vios interior

The seats of the Vios E version are felt seats

Engine & Performance of 2012 Vios

Toyota Vios 2012 is equipped with an I4 VVT-i 1.5L gasoline engine, maximum capacity of 107 HP at 6,000 rpm, maximum torque of 141 Nm at 4,200 rpm. The 4-speed automatic transmission is equipped for Vios G version, particularly for E version equipped with 5-speed manual gearbox.

Vios gives the driver the feeling of gentle control and easy to move in a narrow range. However, when driving at high speeds, the Vios feels bouncy and unsafe. Perhaps, the car is only designed to fit the needs of moving in the city.

2012 Vios Engine

This model uses I4 VVT-i petrol engine 1.5L

2012 Toyota Vios Safety Review

2012 Toyota Vios is equipped with these standard safety types of equipment:

  • 2 airbags for the front row
  • ABS anti-lock braking system
  • Electronic brake-force distribution system EBD
  • Emergency brake assist EBA
  • Anti-theft System

Key Specs of Toyota Vios 2012






Seating Capacity




Fuel Type

Unleaded Petrol

Length (mm)


Width (mm)


Height (mm)


Wheel Base (mm)



Airbag, Dual Front


Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS); Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)    

Verdict: Conclusion about 2012 Vios

In general, experts rated the 2012 Toyota Vios as convenient, compact and worthy of the price. You can find used Toyota Vios or other Toyota price list Philippines at the cheapest price.