Besides the small but useful utilities, the highlight of the Venturer version is the safety equipment. In addition to the Anti-lock braking system (ABS), Emergency Brake Support System (BA) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution System (EBD), Innova Venturer is also equipped with many outstanding safety features. such as Electronic Stability System (VSC), Hill Start Assist (HAC), reversing camera, 7 airbags and 2 rear-end sensors.
And yet, the strength of Toyota in general and Innova in particular is the support of third parties. Customers can easily customize the equipment they feel is needed at many toy car stores across the country. The car in the article is modified sports body cladding, Android central screen, 2 screens mounted behind the front headrest, panoramic camera and many other gadgets.
Currently, the best route to Moc Chau is to go through Hoa Lac – Hoa Binh expressway instead of going to the National Highway 6 of the Xuan Mai section as before. This highway is 20 km shorter than the old road and with the current design speed of 80 km / h, you will shorten nearly an hour to travel compared to Xuan Mai. Therefore, you can drive 100 km continuously before stopping at Thung Khe Pass, also known as White Stone Pass.
This route is not so difficult so I “volunteered” to experience the third row of seats before driving at the White Stone Pass – Moc Chau. Because I decided to go out with 7 people, the things that I took away must also be very compact. Despite this, Innova Venturer still holds 2 mid-sized suitcases, 1 backpack and a few other small items even when setting up the 3rd row with a comfortable backrest.
I am 1m7 high and move nearly 100 km in the back seat of the car is not too difficult: the seat back is just enough to not get back fatigue, the legs are still stretched comfortably and the air conditioner reserved for my seat is still cool. . I personally prefer the layout of air-conditioning vents for each row of Innova seats than Mitsubishi Xpander. Not only is the air-con outlet, but the other utilities on Innova Venturer are also very good. It is a spacious armrest, comfortable head space and one more interesting little thing: the cup holder of the third row seats has air-conditioning ventilation, helping the beverage stay cool on the journey. If I have hot drinks, I can cut off the cold wind with a switch. This is a very small detail but useful for those who regularly carry enough 7 people in the car. Moreover, with the chassis shared with Hilux pickup, Toyota Innova Venturer can confidently carry 7 people without being drooping like some MPVs with sedan-based chassis.
After stopping at White Stone Pass, we continued on the road to Ang village pine forest in Moc Chau, with me as the direct driver. Similar to other Innova models, Toyota Innova Venturer also uses a gasoline engine, dual VVT-i, 4-cylinder, 2.0L capacity, 16 DOHC valves producing a maximum capacity of 137 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 183 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. Power is transmitted through a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Turn on the driving mode of Power Mode, the 2.0L engine block roared markedly after each decisive throttle phase. Because the truck is full load (7 people + caliber) and the vehicle itself is not lightweight, it is difficult to use words like “light, flexible, loading” to describe my experience with the car. Innova while climbing the pass. However, if I look closely at the road ahead and take the initiative to put in low gear, I can still pass other cars relatively safely and quickly. The feel of the oil-assisted steering is relatively real and sufficiently compact, sure, although many small-sized drivers will feel that the Innova’s steering is heavier than what they want.
Soundproofing ability of Toyota Innova is relatively good, except of course, the sound of the engine bouncing into the cabin when pedaling throttle. When traveling on a flat road and playing some soft music, wind and tire noise is something you almost do not feel. Another plus point of the smoothness of the car when going straight. Regardless of the deceleration time or large potholes, the Innova also passes quite smoothly, of course can not compare with the more expensive models with better suspension. Ending the 2-day journey with Innova, Innova Venturer’s fuel consumption on the Hanoi – Moc Chau supply road is 10.4 liters / 100 km, a very good number for a car carrying 7 people away. ramps.
As such, Innova can accompany you anywhere, whether just wandering around the inner city, running the long way to visit the countryside or traveling to the mountains. More importantly, the car still provides comfort for all 7 people in the car, whether running on any terrain.
Vi Phạm (Tuoitrethudo)