Toyota Sienta Hybrid G

Toyota Sienta Hybrid Review: “Smooth and easy ride” by Naoto Shimazaki

It felt like an illusion when I saw the all-new Sienta used as a taxi in the downtown area. Seeing the Nissan Cube 3 as a taxi for the first time also felt entirely fresh, but to put it lightly, this gentle impression wasn’t that bad. As I recall, the color was blue on black.

When buying your own car, you often worry about what body color to choose. A car in Air Yellow is considerably noticeable when it passes before your very eyes. Color wise, if I wanted to be on the safe side, I have to test drive the Sienta in White Pearl Crystal Shine color. This is not a boring color, for it is coupled with a unique style and it brings that “particularness” of Japanese-made cars.

Next, should I get the gasoline or the hybrid model? However, the preorder ratio was 50/50. The gasoline model offers nimble performance, but looking at it in the long run, I would still recommend the excellent benefits of the hybrid model’s day-to-day economy.

Regarding the running performance of the hybrid model, I also experienced a slight discomfort when I first used the brakes, I learned to get accustomed to it in an hour (the duration of the test drive) and had no more issues with it. It offers a smooth and easy ride because of its weight (which is 60kg heavier than the gasoline model) and the 16-inch tires that give it a sense of stability.

â–  Five Star Rating
Packaging: ★★★★★
Interior/ Interior Comfort: ★★★★★
Power Source: ★★★★★
Foot Work: ★★★★★
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 Katherine N. Bantiles)