Toyota Vellfire V can accommodate 8 passengers

Toyota Vellfire Review: “Seats and maneuverability exceed expectation, can accommodate 8 passengers” by Naoto Shimazaki

In terms of the riding feel, silence, driving performance, the Vellfire does not lose to high class sedans, according to the customers’ direct evaluation. With this, Toyota has yet again produced a high quality product that meets the expectations of their customers.

The test drive car used was a Vellfire V grade, which has an 8-passenger seating. Expectedly, you won’t feel inferior riding this car, juxtaposed with a luxury car, because of its interior appearance. Particularly, its second row seats feature practical functions such as the tip up and 720mm slide seats. In addition to that, when you’re seated, this class can guarantee you a pleasant feeling like no other. The vehicle uses bench seats, and its left and right seats can accomodate three people. Using the arm rests at the center and near the door while sitting, and its thick cushion and flexible seat cover would make passengers feel comfortable, giving seven riders the pleasure of having individual seats. This is a typical minivan of this class, which you can use to entertain your guests.

The third row seating has a huge space, just like the other grades. Furthermore, if the second and third row seats would share legroom, it would make a more comfortable sitting experience.

It has fascinating, elegant wood panel which one may consider as “furnishing”, and it has numerous welcoming features: the completion of all its parts including the console, its good build, the ambient light in the ceiling, clocks, etc.

Its Idling Stop System is efficient; its 2.5L engine produces a smooth maneuverability, and it has a light power performance. Its smooth riding feel does not fail every driver’s dream.

â–  5 Star Rating
Packaging: ★★★★★
Interior / Comfort: ★★★★★
Power Source: ★★★★★
Footwork: ★★★★★
Recommendation: ★★★★★

Naoto Shimazaki | Automotive Journalist (AJAJ Member)

Born in Tokyo in 1958. He worked at an editing and publishing company for nine years after graduating from university. In 1991, he began working freelance after working as a writer, editor and photographer for magazines and independent publications. Since then, he has continued to expand his activities as a writer for magazines and the web. He approaches cars and journalism from the viewpoint of an everyday user.

(Translated by Claire Marie Sausora)