2016 Toyota Ractis Review
The Toyota Ractis has been a huge success on the Kenyan market due to its outstanding fuel efficiency, spacious interior, and low cost of maintenance. Thanks to its high top and flat fold seats, it may be designed to transport either passengers or luggage, depending on the situation. Locally, it competes with the Honda Fit, the Nissan Note, and the Mazda Demio.
The first-generation Ractis known as NCP100 was in production from 2005 to 2010. The second-generation Ractis known as NCP120 was in production from 2010 to 2016. Its production ended in 2016 and the Toyota Roomy/Toyota Tank replaced it.
The 2016 Ractis comes with two engine types, which are the 1.5-liter 1 NZ engine and the other is the 1.3-liter 2SZ engine. It incorporates a 4-cylinder engine and has a fuel tank that stores 42 liters of fuel easily.
2016 Toyota Ractis Grades
- Toyota Ractis X – This is the base grade that comes with either the 1.3L or 1.5L engine, 2WD/4WD and steel rims
2. Toyota Ractis G – This is a fully equipped grade that comes with either the 1.3L or 1.5L engine, 2WD/4WD, alloy rims and fog lights
3. Toyota Ractis S – This is sports grade that comes the 1.5L engine, 2WD, alloy rims, fog lights and paddle-shift
2016 Toyota Ractis Interior, Legroom and Interior Space
The Toyota Ractis has a spacious and roomy hatchback thanks to its high roof and flat floor. The seats are set at an elevated position which makes for a natural seating position and an excellent view of the road. It has excellent legroom and can comfortably accommodate tall passengers.
For the 1st row, there are 4 cup/bottle holders, door panel storage, storage spaces below the dashboard, a glovebox, and the center box. For the second row, the storage is on the door pockets.
2016 Toyota Ractis Boot Space
The Toyota Ractis has the largest boot space compared to other hatchbacks. At 429Litres of boot space, the Toyota Ractis scores highly in this regard. When extra space is required, the rear seats can fold flat to create a large boot.
Other Extras: CD/Radio player, Navigation(Optional), Smart-Start, 6 Airbags, Alloy Rims, Fog Lights.
The exterior is more angular than the predecessor with projector LED headlamps at the front and a flat rear with the crystal LED taillights.
2016 Toyota Ractis Fuel Tank Capacity: 4 2Litres
2016 Toyota Ractis Fuel Consumption
2016 Toyota Ractis 1.3L Fuel Consumption: 18.2 km/L
2016 Toyota Ractis 1.5L Fuel Consumption: 16.6km/L
2016 Toyota Ractis Acceleration
2015 Toyota Ractis 1.3L accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 12.4 secs
2015 Toyota Ractis 1.5L accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 11.3 secs
2016 Toyota Ractis Ground Clearance
The 2016 Toyota Ractis has a ground clearance of 5.7 Inches(145mm). This is a low car by Kenyan standards and will not clear some speed bumps. It might be necessary to modify the ground clearance to adjust the car to Kenyan standards. Read our guidelines here on how to safely increase a vehicle’s ground clearance.
2016 Toyota Ractis Reliability
The Toyota Ractis is a dependable car and has the same engines as the Toyota Vitz. However, there is concern regarding CVT transmission, which is known to be delicate. Transmission failure will result from the use of low-quality transmission fluid and infrequent maintenance, hence it is not recommended. There have been reports of electrical failure and engine problems after high-pressure engine wash. Caution is advised against a high-pressure wash in the engine bay. This should be avoided or minimized.
Resale Value: Good
Cost of Ownership: From Ksh.900,000
What we like about the 2016 Toyota Ractis
- Fuel efficiency
- Attractive design
- Interior spacing
What we don’t like
- Spareparts availability
Toyota Ractis is perfect for those who want higher fuel efficiency but don’t want to pay too much. Due to its strong demand, the prices have been going through the roof lately as dealers cash in.
Where To Buy the Toyota Ractis in Kenya
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