The New 2023 Toyota Rush Review, Specs, and Price release

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2023 Toyota RushSince its introduction on December 14, 2006, the Toyota Rush has been a competitor in the compact SUV market. Originally manufactured by Toyota, the Toyota Rush, which belongs to the C-Segment SUV category, is now also manufactured by Daihatsu to accommodate rising demand. The Toyota Rush comes with a 1.5L 2NR-VE engine and manual or automatic transmission options.Here, we’ll go over the Toyota Rush model in further detail, which is available as a cost-effective SUV alternative. The G and TRD Sportivo models of the Toyota Rush are offered with 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic gearboxes, respectively.


2023 Toyota Rush

2023 Toyota Rush Exterior

2023 Toyota Rush underwent massive changes in its second generation. Starting from the exterior, the profile of the car looks very different where the front looks more aggressive with sharp lines that are present on the front of the car.The lights are now made sharper and modern than before, equipped with LED technology as well. These lights flank a large upper grille with black-chrome accents that give the impression of a grim SUV typical, besides functioning to cool the engine, of course.In addition, the foglamp housing at the bottom is larger with a black plastic finish like the bumper. At the bottom, you also get an underguard as standard, with the TRD variant having a more macho model than the G variant.


2023 Toyota Rush


Turning to the side, we can immediately realize that the second generation Toyota Rush is much longer than its predecessor. How not, the length of the car increased by 230 mm. The ground clearance also increases to 220 mm which further increases the cruising range of this car, the bottom of the car comes with a body cladding like most SUVs. However, the installation of side molding on the TRD variant in our opinion is a bit excessive.Toyota Rush comes in two rim sizes. In the G variant, you will get two-tone alloy rims with a size of 16 inches, for the TRD Sportivo variant the profile is increased to 17 inches which makes the side profile of the car look more proportional and less sharp.Turning to the back, of course it feels strange to see the Toyota Rush without the Konde model spare tire that has become an identity in the first generation. However, we assess that the rear design is now more modern with a horizontal stop lamp model that provides quite good visibility for passengers behind.Turning to the bottom, you will find the rear underguard combined with the body cladding with a black finish, making it seem like you are ready to go on an adventure to various places.
2023 Toyota Rush

2023 Toyota Rush Interior

Changes to the exterior of the 2023 Toyota Rush are also offset by a completely changed cabin. We start from the dashboard, which comes in a two-tone concept that looks very macho and elegant at the same time, especially with the special soft-touch material for the TRD Sportivo variant.In the center console, there is Auto A/C with digital display which gives a modern and practical impression when setting the AC. Above it, there is a 7-inch head unit that supports Bluetooth, USB, AUX, to Miracast connectivity.In the cockpit, you will find a three-spoke steering wheel with a pretty cool model. Not only cool in design, the steering wheel can also be adjusted tilt, don’t forget to also attach an Audio controller.As a 7-seater car, of course it is important for the Toyota Rush to provide a sense of comfort in each row of seats. As a result, the layout of the cabin layout is reconfigured to ensure each row has sufficient flexibility.The first row seating position is now made more commanding, which provides better visibility while driving. Meanwhile, for the second row get 45 mm, with the seat can be shifted back and forth for the third row.How about the third row space? Using a new body design, third-row passenger accommodation is much more feasible with adequate leg and headroom. However, due to the sitting position that tends to be high, the rear seats are more optimal for passengers with a height of under 170 cm.
2023 Toyota Rush Interior
Toyota In terms of security, the Toyota Rush is very complete. Even more complete some of the other models that are more expensive. We start with the passive safety features, there are already 6 SRS airbags in the car cabin, two in front, two side airbags, and the rest are curtain airbags.There are also headrests for seven passengers combined with the same number of seat belts. The seat belt reminder feature also applies not only to front passengers, but to the third row.These features are also combined with various modern safety devices such as Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), and Hill-Start Assist (HSA). Amazingly, all these security features are available as standard in all variants, not just the highest variant.To assist the car parking process, a rear-parking camera feature is also embedded which is also standard in all variants. With these complete safety features, it’s no wonder the Toyota Rush gets five stars from the ASEAN New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).
2023 Toyota Rush Interior

2023 Toyota Rush Powertrain

Toyota Rush comes in one engine variant, 2NR-VE with Dual VVT-i technology which can adjust valve openings based on engine needs. The kitchen runway with a capacity of 1,496 cc produces 102 HP at 6,000 rpm, with a torque of 136 Nm at 4,200 rpm.When compared, the current engine performance is not as good as the 3SZ-VE used in the previous generation with a power of 106 HP.Comes with a choice of 5-speed manual transmission or 4-speed automatic, the Toyota All-New Rush is claimed to have a driving character that is more suitable for urban traffic.
2023 Toyota Rush Engine
For performance, this machine is not exactly special, it tends to be slow. Acceleration from 0-100 was crushed in 13.5 seconds, this makes sense considering the power-to-weight ratio is not as good as the Avanza, which also uses a 2NR-VE engine.The suspension characteristics of this SUV are made more rigid than its predecessors, but are still in a reasonable stage. As a result, the driving feels more stable in all fields, although it still leaves body roll. The power steering is also lighter, which makes it easier to maneuver at low speeds.Although the 2NR-VE engine is claimed to be fuel efficient, the Toyota Rush’s fuel consumption is also not very special. Referring to remote testing, the Toyota Rush automatic transmission recorded a consumption of 11.5 km / liter for use in the city at a speed of 22 km / hour.Meanwhile, the Rush toll route recorded better numbers, which is around 16 km/liter. It is recorded at an average speed of 90 km/h. Not exactly bad, though not impressive.

2023 Toyota Rush Price release

The price of the Toyota Rush 2023 is also different in each variant. Where the entry level variant of the Toyota Rush G MT is priced at IDR 255 million and the Toyota Rush TRD Sportivo AT as the highest variant gets a price of IDR 275 million.