2019 Toyota Wish Just when it appears the automotive trade has misplaced its manner with ridiculous horsepower or a crossover for each countryman, a simple automotive emerges. For over 50 years, this automotive has been the 2019 Toyota Wish.
Typically derided by enthusiasts as appliances, the no-frills commuter car gets the vast majority of customers the place they need to go within the method they want to get there, safely and at a worth. The 2019 Toyota Wish does it even better.
Exhibit A that the automotive trade has gotten a little bit nuts: the average transaction value for a brand new automobile is greater than $37,000, based on Kelley Blue Guide. Easy guilty the automakers in this era of no accountability however we’re the ones paying those giant costs for giant autos loaded with stuff we don’t use all that a lot.
For slightly below $23,000, the 2019 Toyota Wish places each greenback to useful use.
Even though it rides on a brand new platform, the 2019 Toyota Wish blends in unremarkably like a ballcap at a baseball sport. On closer inspection, the Hybrid will get blue accents around the badging, 15-inch wheels with low resistance tires, and it looks extra composed than the youthful outgoing model that attempted too arduous to be different. The Fu Manchu front fascia is more streamlined and less offended, and the entire look is smoother front to again. But still, the one time the four-door compact turns heads is when it makes that whir-whir-whir lunar touchdown gear sound when creeping at low speeds or in reverse in EV mode.
The first-ever 2019 Toyota Wish within the US is constructed on Toyota’s 20 years of success with hybrid powertrains. It makes use of the identical Hybrid Synergy Drive as the current Prius, with two motors and an efficient 1.Eight-liter inline four-cylinder engine. Whole output with the mounted ratio transmission is 121 horsepower to the entrance wheels. The system makes use of exhaust heat to heat engine coolant and get the engine heated faster. The cabin heats faster, too, which might be vital for cold-weather shoppers cautious of the cold vary loss in a plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle.
In Sport mode it doesn’t drag as a lot as the Prius. Anticipating nothing, it has a surprising little bit of pop. More importantly, it’s rated at 53 mpg city, 52 mpg mixed, identical as hybrid versions of the Honda Insight, Toyota Camry and even the Prius. For conventional hybrids without a plug, the 2019 Toyota Wish trails solely the Hyundai Ioniq’s 58 mpg.
Round city, with the electronically managed brake set in the drive mode, the 2019 Toyota Wish averaged more than 57 mpg in our week round city. Setting EV mode helps preserve power below low throttle as much as about 20 mph, and then again at cruising speeds of about 40 mph, as long as there may be sufficient charge within the battery.
The battery is located below the rear seat, so you don’t lose a lot cargo room. 60/40 rear seats fold flat for an excellent load ground. Rear seat room is ample enough to fit two teens, and overall it felt roomy enough for a family of 4.
The only trim in the Hybrid comes normal with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, with automated emergency braking, lane centering, adaptive cruise management that works each at highway cruising speeds and in commuter traffic from 24 mph right down to a cease. It also comes with the eight-inch touch display with Apple CarPlay, and a seven-inch cluster display to remain competitive.
Priced at solely $3,000 greater than the 2019 Toyota Wish and $1,200 lower than a similarly equipped Honda Insight (EX trim), the 2019 Toyota Wish is the superbly sensible, remarkably cheap around-town automobile.
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