Toyota Raize vs. Kia Stonic vs. Hyundai Venue: 3-Way Comparison

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The Toyota Raize, a lovechild of the Toyota and Daihatsu partnership has recently been launched locally. While the Raize had been teased numerously at the tail end of last year and even before its “official” launch a few weeks ago, it’s still garnering a lot of positive press and consumer attention post-launch. Come to think of it, anything slapped with a Toyota badge will garner a lot of attention locally.

The Raize actually has a lot going for it, it’s supposedly a compact crossover priced around the same range as the popular Vios sedan, making the Raize a true alternative should anyone want something taller. Not only is it a Toyota, it also comes pretty well spec’ed for a vehicle in its price range.

The All New Toyota Raize 02 • Toyota Raize vs. Kia Stonic vs. Hyundai Venue: 3-Way Comparison

However, it’s not alone in the “reasonably priced and well spec’ed” compact crossover segment, a few models have already been in the market well before the Raize was launched, namely the Kia Stonic and the Hyundai Venue.

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So is the Raize deserving of the attention? Is it the true value for money king in its class? Let’s compare them, shall we?

Do take note that for the purpose of this comparison we chose to highlight the top-of-the-line variants of each model.

Below are the criteria we used, which are based on what we think matters most to the consumers.

toyota raize 2022 philippines • Toyota Raize vs. Kia Stonic vs. Hyundai Venue: 3-Way Comparison

Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT

Dimensions (Length x Width x Height): 4,030mm x 1,710mm x 1,605mm

Ground clearance: 200mm

Engine: 1.0 Liter 3-cylinder turbocharged with VVT-I, Gasoline

Power and Torque: 98PS and 140Nm

Transmission: CVT

Fuel Tank Capacity: 36 Liters

Infotainment: 9” Display Audio with Apple Carplay, Android Auto

Safety: Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Driver + Passenger + Side + Curtain Shield Airbags, Anti-Lock Braking System, Vehicle Stability Control, Hill-Start Assist Control.

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Price: Php 1,031,000

Kia Stonic • Toyota Raize vs. Kia Stonic vs. Hyundai Venue: 3-Way Comparison

Kia Stonic EX AT

Dimensions (Length x Width x Height): 4,100mm x 1,735mm x 1,533mm

Ground clearance: 185mm

Engine: 1.4 Liter In-line 4 Cylinders, DOHC, D-CVVT Petrol

Power and Torque: 100PS and 132Nm

Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic

Fuel Tank Capacity: 43 Liters

Infotainment: 8” Touchscreen Display with Apple Carplay, Android Auto

Safety: Driver and Passenger Airbags, Anti Lock Braking System, Electronic Stability Control, Hill-Start Assist Control.

Price: Php 955,000

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Hyundai Venue 1.6 GLS 6AT

Dimensions (Length x Width x Height): 4,040mm x 1,770mm x 1,590mm

Ground clearance: 170mm

Engine: Gamma 1.6 MPI

Power and Torque: 123PS and 151Nm

Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic

Fuel Tank Capacity: 45 Liters

Infotainment: 8” Integrated LCD Display with Apple Carplay, Android Auto

Safety: Driver and Passenger Airbag, Traction Control, Electronic Stability Program, Anti-lock Braking System.

Price: Php 985,000

Judging by these specs and criteria alone, the new Toyota Raize is actually priced considerably higher than its closest competitors, it also comes up the shortest in terms of power, torque and fuel capacity.

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When it comes to size the three cars more or less are matched and that goes also for the Infotainment options and standard safety equipment.

Between the three models, we think that the Kia Stonic EX AT is actually the best value overall, only being trumped by the Hyundai Venue in terms of power and torque (not by much) and by the Raize in terms of Airbags and ground clearance, not to mention the Stonic is also the most affordable option.

It’s no surprise then that the Stonic is actually quite the popular car already, though I’d hazard a guess that because the Toyota Raize is…well…a Toyota droves of people will still end up buying it.

Pablo Salapantan

Pablo Salapantan

Pablo's first word was probably "Car", and this has developed into a personal passion that has consumed his professional life as well.

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