2010 Toyota Urban Cruiser: Road Test

2010 Toyota Urban Cruiser: Road Test Published on November 1st, 2009 by Maurizio Manna Toyota Urban Cruiser compact SUV is the new home of the Japanese who combines qualities typical of his excellent agility segment thanks to narrow enclosed. We tested for you the Urban Cruiser 1.4 D-4D Luxury AWD, the diesel model more 'rich in terms of equipment. Design and Interiors: The Urban Cruiser is characterized by a very original style with stylistic references to the already used by the Japanese in recent models. The front is imposing as the side view is dominated by the high beltline and visible. With a length of less than 4 feet must deal with Fiat Sedici and Suzuki SX4. The interiors are characterized by plastic, but not exciting the assemblies are well cared for. The instrument panel is original: split up into three main elements that combines the central speedometer and tachometer. Two displays on the two sides welcome the various spies and provide additional guidance. At the center of the cockpit is dominated by the air conditioner controls and from the large display of the navigator. Driving dynamics Four-wheel drive is standard on all diesel versions and also allows the off-road, although the Toyota Urban Cruiser is penalized in this area by the reduced height from the ground (only 14 cm). Its ideal habitat is instead the road, where it shows a behavior quite competitive balance in the mixed substance of a good calibration of the electric power steering and a rather rigid structure. Below expectations but the change, slow and hard in the grafts. The turbo 1.4 engine while not providing sensational performance in consumption and the park is sufficiently quiet. In the city the Toyota Urban Cruiser is appreciated for the raised driving position and the clutch light. The compact size allows agile movements in city traffic. Outside urban centers, the engine proves adequate although some more horsepower 'will not hurt: It is necessary uphill climb. Fair road handling in wet conditions. On the highway the Urban Cruiser offers a good comfort: comfortable for 4 and well soundproofed even at higher speeds. Charges: In the city the consumption is equal to 16.8 km / liter while outside urban centers, the value, stood at 19.6 km / liter. Prices and features: The Toyota Urban Cruiser is available in three trim, base, Sol and Luxury. We start from 17,300 euro for the 1.3 Dual VVT-i petrol 2WD two-wheel drive and get this engine Sol staging involves the addition of Euro 2250 while the Luxury you start from 20,250 Euros. For diesel (all wheel drive) it starts from 20.700 Euro base while Sol is offered at 22,950 euros. The version we tested, the Luxury, starts from 23,650 euros. Standard across the range Urban Cruiser: driver knee airbag, passenger airbag (off), front and side airbags for the head, electric windows front / rear (except the base), bindings, ISOFIX, ESP, alloy wheels (except on the basis ), AUX input (except the base), trip computer, fog lights (except the base), radio cd/mp3, folding exterior mirrors, height-adjustable driver seat, split rear bench seat. A navigation system with speakerphone Bluetooh is offered as an option at 950 euros while the air conditioning is available at 900 Euros for the base (it is standard on Luxury and Sol). Metallic paint costs 500 Euro. Toyota Urban Cruiser benefits from the government incentives for scrapping with a saving of 1500 Euro. Tags: consumption toyota urban cruiser, price toyota urban cruiser, new models toyota, toyota, toyota everybodysuv, Toyota Urban Cruiser Toyota Urban Cruiser ecoincentiv

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