2020 Toyota Rush - Pros and cons

2020 Toyota Rush - Pros and cons

Toyota has managed to put together one of the most comfortable crossovers in the price bracket. The 2020 Toyota Rush is the Japanese carmaker’s impressive 7-seat offering which can be best described as a cross between an SUV and an MPV. The 2020 Toyota Rush is the latest addition to the company’s lineup in the UAE.

2020 Toyota Rush

The 2020 Toyota Rush is one of the only few offerings in the segment which gets a ladder-on-frame chassis which means that the crossover offers incredible off-roading capability as compared to other cars in the category. The ladder-on-frame chassis does result in compromised handling characteristics and there is an understandable body roll which is common in a car of this size. We will now take a look at some highlights of the all-new crossover SUV as well as take a deep look into its drawbacks.

2020 Toyota Rush Price

In the United Arab Emirates, Toyota offers the 2020 Rush in a two variant lineup with prices starting at AED 93000. Check out the 2020 Toyota rush price in UAE -

Variant Price
EX 1.5L AED 68,500
GX 1.5L AED 73,000

2020 Toyota Rush

2020 Toyota Rush Engine

Under the hood, Toyota offers a 1.5-litre engine that powers the crossover SUV. The four-cylinder powerplant comes mated to a standard 4-speed automatic gearbox. Toyota Rush is only available in a rear-wheel-drive setup and it takes 13 seconds to hit the 100 kmph mark while the engine is revving at 3000 RPM. Check out the Toyota Rush specs sheet -

Engine 1.5L Petrol Engine, Inline 4 Cylinder 16 Valve DOHC with Dual VVT-i
Power 103 bhp
Torque 135 Nm
Transmission 4- Speed Automatic
Claimed Fuel Economy 16.3 kmpl

2020 Toyota Rush engine

2020 Toyota Rush Pros

  • Soft Suspension setup: The suspension of the 2020 Toyota Rush has been set up to offer a comfortable and plush ride.
  • Quiet Cabin: The 2020 Rush has one of the most comfortable cabins with excellent insulation and the NVH levels are quite impressive for a car in this price bracket.
  • Off-roading Ability: Even though one cannot hit the dunes with the 2020 Toyota Rush when it comes to taking on challenging terrains, Toyota crossover offers impressive off-road capabilities
  • Low Cost of Ownership: Toyota has designed 2020 Rush to be as affordable as possible
  • Reliability: Equipment offered on the 2020 Toyota rush includes some of the most time-tested and reliable components to have ever been featured in a crossover SUV.
  • Third-Row Seating: One of the only SUVs in the segment that offers third-row seating
  • Utility: The 2020 Rush has been designed to be as utilitarian as possible while keeping in mind the comfort and convenience of its customers. For instance, the crossover comes with 13 cupholders.

2020 Toyota Rush safety

  • A plethora of safety features: The 2020 Toyota Rush comes equipped with a wide range of standard safety features which include reversing camera 360-degree camera, reverse cross-traffic alert, blind spot information system, front departure warning, vehicle stability control, traction control and much more.
  • Impressive legroom: Cabin space offered in the 2020 Toyota Rush is quite impressive and a perfect example of this is the abundance of legroom available for passengers even in the second row.
  • Reclining second-row seat: A feature that is amiss in other crossover SUV in the segment, the 2020 Rush gets reclining feature even for the second-row seats.

2020 Toyota Rush cabin

  • Impressive infotainment features: Toyota Rush gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system as standard across all variants which comes equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other entertainment features such as Aux-in, USB and Bluetooth connectivity are also offered as standard and the infotainment unit comes paired to an 8-speaker sound system.
  • Impressive build quality: Every panel inside the cabin of the 2020 Toyota Rush feels sturdy. Also,  the fit-and-finish of the interior is impeccable.
  • Plenty of cargo space: With 609 litres of payload capacity, the 2020 Rush offers one of the best-in-class storage space.

2020 Toyota Rush Cons

  • Absentee all-wheel-drive system: Lack of a four-wheel-drive system means that even with a ladder-on-frame-chassis, Toyota Rush cannot take on serious off-roading challenges.
  • Obsolete Technology: Reliable as they may be, components like a 4-speed automatic gearbox are not the most efficient piece of kit available in cars of today and customers might argue that the gearbox and other equipment like it feels outdated.

2020 Toyota Rush

  • Uncomfortable second and third-row seats: Even though the legroom is abundant for each row of seats in the 2020 Toyota Rush there is however a lack of under-thigh support in the second and third-row seats.
  • Ill-equipped center console: Toyota Rush’s front center console is not well equipped and even misses out on an armrest.
  • Cramped third-row seats: Passengers in the last row might feel claustrophobic which is understandable considering the segment Toyota Rush is designed for.
  • Low-grade materials: In a true Toyota fashion, the interior has been built with the highest quality and impressive fit-and-finish but the materials used across the cabin feel rather low-grade.

2020 Toyota Rush interior


2020 Toyota Rush is an attractive offering in the segment and with third-row seating, it offers convenience and practicality unparalleled to most rivals in the category. The 1.5 litre engine does feel rather underpowered and takes forever to hit the 100 kmph mark but the ladder-on-frame chassis does offer impressive rear-wheel-drive characteristics and can take on some of the more challenging road surfaces quite easily. With its competitive price, the 2020 Toyota rush is a very well positioned offering that comes equipped with everything a buyer in this segment could need.

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