Drive with Sustainable Mobility and Cutting-edge Technology with Toyota Aqua

by Masashi S. JDM Enthusiast

Toyota Aqua is a compact full hybrid hatchback also known as Toyota Prius C and manufactured by Toyota that was first released in 2011. The fuel consumption is rated at 35 km/l and some users averaging 26 km/l, making the Aqua as the most fuel-efficient car except for plug-in electric vehicles. So if you are into hybrid cars or efficient cars, then this article is meant for you.

Fuel Average

Toyota Aqua has a great fuel economy of about 22-24km/l as some users declared although it is rated at 35 km/l. This means the Aqua can travel about twice the distance that most combustion will over the same amount of fuel. The sole purpose was to make the Aqua the most fuel-efficient “non-plug-in hybrid” compact car considering various factors to lower the car’s drag coefficient. All were engineered with that in mind, enabling the Aqua to attain a drag coefficient of 0.28.

Then they focused on the engine, a 1.5 liter 1NZ-FXE paired with the HSD motor hybrid system with a combined power output of 99 hp for the standard Aqua while the Aqua X has an output power of 112 hp. Toyota Aqua 1NZ-1LM 1.5 – liter engine accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 10.5 sec.

Fuel Tank Capacity

The Toyota Aqua comes with a tank capacity of 36 liters (7.9 gals), weighing about 26 kg, and has a driving range of about 864 km full tank. With such great efficiency, you are sure to be making fewer visits to the gas station, and also save a great amount of money. Suppose you travel 120 kilometers daily, then you’ll only need one visit to the gas station per week.

Interior and Exterior

The Toyota Aqua interior design feels luxurious, spacious, and can accommodate tall people. The passenger’s cabin is ample and tall people will find it acceptable. It also comes with EV Mode, ECO Mode, Nanoe Technology A/C, and Navigator. And safety features including Hill Start Assist Control, ABS with EBD, SRS Airbags, TRC, and VSC. The Toyota Aqua looks like a cross between a Yaris and an Auris with fog lights, chrome trim, and alloy rims.


The Toyota Aqua offers several storage compartments including a door panel storage, a glovebox, the center box, and 5 cup-holders. The boot space is not big enough like other hatchbacks but the passenger seats can be folded in a split configuration and increase extra space.

Stability and Handling

The Toyota Aqua is a quick car that beats its rivals to the 0-100 km/h dash thanks to the electric motor. The steering is defined and sensible making it easy to maneuver the car in tight spaces. It feels cool, calm, and collected at moderate speeds but at higher speeds, the body is too light for comfort.

Toyota Aqua Grades

Toyota Aqua G – This is the luxury grade that comes with electric windows, DVD-AM/FM player, movable headrests, multi-function steering wheel, interior lighting, fog lights, 16-inch alloy rims, and armrests.

Toyota Aqua L – Is the base grade powered with manual windows, plain steering wheel, CD-AM/FM player, fixed headrests, and 14-inch steel rims.

Toyota Aqua S – the intermediate grade with DVD-AM/FM player, electric windows, multi-function steering wheel, interior lighting, movable headrests, fog lights, and 15-inch steel rims.

Toyota Aqua X – Is the sports grade with three-spoke steering wheel, an all-digital binnacle, a 4.2-inch multicolor display, an intuitive and responsive 10.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a 360-degree parking camera atop the center console. The exterior is sporty and features projection and halogen at the front.

Spare Parts Availability

Toyota Aqua service parts are very reasonably priced and commonly available in the car market. Although parts for the hybrid system such as the motors and batteries are costly but you can get the spare parts and other body parts by visiting the Auto Parts store.

Hybrid cars use a combination of petrol and electric motors, however, the batteries that control the electric motor are likely to decline over time and will need a substitute at some point, which is generally around 150,000 to 200,000 miles. The batteries control everything else in the car including the starter and if the batteries are dead, the car is as good as dead. You can now check the Toyota Aqua stocklist for a suitable model for your budget.

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About Masashi S. Junior   JDM Enthusiast

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