Toyota Allion is a great mid-size sedan. He continues the orientation towards family sedans announced by his predecessors - Carina / Corona cars, in many respects against the emerging trend, when minivans are associated with a similar purpose. Focusing on demand, Toyota specialists in 2001 created a new model range of cars - Allion / Premio. The basic mechanisms and basic equipment are the same in both cars. In terms of design, style is paramount in Toyota Allion, and the Toyota Premio has been designed as a more prestigious car. The most interesting aspects of Toyota Allion can be considered the volumetric space of the cabin, which puts this model on a par with large-sized cars, and a good capacity of the luggage compartment.
In the maximum configuration, the car will pleasantly surprise its owner with the presence of such options as: xenon headlights, fog lights (front and rear), alloy wheels 17 inches, rear view camera, full power accessories, heated mirrors, rear wiper, optitron instrument panel, a truly generous wood-like interior trim, smart touchscreen multimedia system monitor. Separately, it is worth noting the convenience of Allion seats, high quality upholstery materials. On the rear seats you can sit with great comfort, and the luggage compartment will pleasantly surprise you with its size. The rear seats are equipped with reclining backs and a double transverse folding function, which allows you to get a flat floor.
The car is equipped with 4-cylinder in-line engines with a volume of 1.5, 1.8 and 2 liters with a gas distribution type DOHC and a phase change system VVT-i, which allows you to achieve the perfect balance of power and economy. The youngest engine in the engine range - the 1.5-liter 1NZ-FE develops 109 hp. and is equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission. The next engine - 1.8 liter - is also equipped with an automatic transmission, while on cars with all-wheel drive, its power is 125 hp, and in the front-wheel drive version - 132 hp Models with a 2-liter engine 1AZ-FSE with a capacity of 152 hp equipped with a variator. The car's suspension largely determines its character - Allion shows a high level of comfort on roads with good coverage and decent handling at high speeds. Although at the same time some constructive simplification is noticeable. Front - suspension struts on coil springs, rear - semi-independent suspension (front-wheel drive), however, on 4WD versions it is double-lever. On broken roads, Allion may show some “stiffness”, especially if the car is shod in low-profile tires 195 / 65R15. On the other hand, it is important to note the high reliability of the suspension as a whole and ease of maintenance. The car also has a quite acceptable minimum turning radius - 5.3 meters.
Safety Toyota Allion is at a high level, even by modern standards. The car is equipped with front airbags (driver and passenger), and side airbags and curtain airbags were offered as an option. Allion is equipped with anti-lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and auxiliary braking system (BAS). The body of increased strength, additional stiffeners, seat belts with tension limiters are also the standard for all versions. As an additional safety measure, you can consider the rain sensor, which is present in the top trim levels. Salon claiming luxury, high comfort, ease of use, which can be called the hallmarks of Toyota Allion, to this day impress drivers. On the market, these cars are represented in all their diversity. At the same time, cars with 2-liter engines are not so common, and the most interesting, of course, are versions with a 1.8-liter engine, where all-wheel drive cars make up a significant share, although the budget option with a “one and a half” is quite sufficient for everyday city use .