It’s known as the Toyota Corolla Fielder but most people simply refer to it as the Toyota Fielder. The saloon version is known as the Toyota Axio. It comes with two engine options; these are the 1.5L 1NZ engine and the 1.8L 2ZR engine available in both automatic and manual transmissions.
2013 Toyota Fielder Grades
- Toyota Fielder X – This comes with the 1.5L engine, automatic or manual transmission and 2WD or 4WD
- Toyota Fielder S – This comes with the 1.8L engine, automatic transmission only, and 2WD or 4WD
Legroom & Space
The Toyota Fielder has a minimalistic and functional interior which is in line with Toyota’s style of design. At the first row, the legroom is good even for tall people. On the second row, the outer seats have adequate legroom but the middle seat feels really crammed.
Cabin Storage: Glove Box, Center Box, Front Door Side Pockets, Rear Seat Pockets
The Toyota Fielder is a practical car that can carry both people and luggage with ease. With the rear seats folded down, it gets transformed into a small van.
Other Extras: Double Din Stereo, AC, Heater, Fog Lights, Roof Rails
Depending on the grade the Toyota Fielder comes with fog lights, roof rails, alloy rims and spoiler.
Toyota Fielder 1500cc Fuel Consumption: 18.0 km/L
Toyota Fielder 1800cc Fuel Consumption: 15.0 km/L
The 1500cc Toyota Fielder accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 10.2 secs.
The 1800cc Toyota Fielder accelerates from 0-100km/h in 8.8 secs.
Fuel Tank Capacity: 50 Litres
The Toyota Fielder has a ground clearance of 6.3 Inches when unmodified. This height may not be a problem if the vehicle is lightly loaded. However, when fully loaded the vehicle may not clear some speed bumps and other road obstacles. In this case, you many need to increase ground clearance. Read our guidelines here on how to safely increase a vehicle’s ground clearance.
Service and Maintenance
Minor Service – After every 5,000km, requires Air Cleaner, Oil Filter, Engine
Major Service – after every 15,000km, requires Air Cleaner, Oil Filter, Fuel Filter, Plugs, Front Brake Pads, Rear Brake Pads(If available), ATF Oil, Engine Oil, ATF Filter
Spare Parts Availability, Cost & Where to buy
The Toyota Fielder spare parts are readily available in all major towns in Kenya. Service parts and suspension parts are easily available, body parts may require time to look. The cost for Toyota Fielder spares in Kenya is pocket friendly and a monthly budget of Ksh. 5,000 will cover maintenance costs. For a list of Toyota Spare Part dealers follow this link
The driving conditions in Kenya are significantly different from those in Japan and Europe. Reliability reviews done for those markets largely do not apply to the Kenyan market. There are differences in roads, fuel, climate, spares, and technical expertise. To give you accurate and reliable local insights, we interview experts such as mechanics and car dealers, who have in-depth knowledge of the Kenyan market. We also test the cars ourselves. Our aim is to give you the right information to enable you make an informed decision when buying a car.
The most common engine on the Toyota Fielder is the 1NZ-FE(1.5L) has been in use on various Toyotas since 1999. It’s regarded as one of the most reliable Toyota Engines and can run for thousands of miles without problems. This is however dependent on regular maintenance, use of quality oils and genuine spares. Failure to do this can lead to
1. Excessive oil consumption
2. Engine Vibrations
3. Engine Knock
The second engine used in the Fielder is the 2ZR-FE (1.8L) which has been in use since 2007. Similar to the 1NZ, it is reliable, with proper maintenance. Below are the problems that might occur with this engine
1. Excessive oil consumption
2. Irregular idling
3. Engine Knock
Resale Value: Good
Toyota Fielder Competitors: Honda Stream, Nissan Wingroad, Mazda Atenza
Cost of Ownership
Purchase Price: Ksh. 1,200,000/-
Comprehensive Insurance: Ksh. 75,000/- Or
3rd Party Insurance: Ksh. 7,000/-
Change of Tyres(If neccessary) Ksh. 20,000/- for 4 Tyres
NB: figures as at Feb 2020
What we like about the 2013 Toyota Fielder
1. Excellent fuel consumption
2. Affordable spare parts
3. Good Resale Value
4. Good cargo capacity
What we don’t like
1. Sluggish acceleration on the 1.5L
2. Wobbly around corners
The Toyota Fielder is an ideal vehicle for business minded people who value practicality and efficiency. It is also a great family car that can carry kids and luggage on a long trip. The Toyota Fielder’s excellent fuel economy coupled with its good carrying capacity makes it a popular car in Kenya.
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