Toyota IST vs Toyota Passo Comparison

Both IST and Passo are known as reliable models from Toyota and we are going to review them today. Both serve as city cars that are suitable for people looking for an economical vehicle. From exteriors to concluding which one you should go for, we are going to make the comparison smooth and easy. We are here to make you understand the real difference between these cars.


(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of February 2021.) 

 Toyota ISTToyota Passo
Capacity/Doors5 seats/5 doors5 seats/5 doors
Torque121.0 Nm (89 lb. ft) at 6000 rpm94.0 Nm (69 lb. ft) at 6000 rpm.
Top Speed180 km/h180 km/h
0-100 km/h11.7 sec - 15.3 sec12.5 sec. - 13.8 sec.
Max Power87 PS (86 bhp - 64 kW) at 6000 rpm71 PS (70 bhp - 52 kW) at 6000 rpm
Engine1.3L – 1.5L1.0L – 1.3L
Fuel Tank Capacity45 litres40 Litres
Key FeaturesDVD Player, Navigation, A/C, 2 Airbags,

Electronic Stability Control
CD Player, 2 Airbags, Push Start, Smart Assist II,

Rear Camera Assist, A/C
GearboxCVTCVT
Fuel Consumption11.5 km/L.22.5 Km/L
Length x Width x Height3.93×1.72×1.52 m3.65×1.66×1.52 m
BE FORWARD PRICEUSD 1,230 – 6,110 USD 580 – 13,190

 

Interior and Exterior Comparison

 

Toyota IST

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Toyota IST was built with the economic characteristics of small Toyota cars, but also with the characteristics of SUV cars. The Toyota IST has some decent sporty looks that appeal to the old and young as well.

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It has a seating capacity of up to 5 passengers with enough legroom space and a central dashboard but when all seats are engaged, not much room is left for luggage. However, if the back seats are not engaged, they can fold it flat creating more space for luggage.

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The exterior design combined the elements of an SUV, like a wide fender aluminum arch and large front grille. Moreover, by attaining a design that was uniform all the way to the back windows, an advanced exterior was achieved.

(a) Cabin Storage

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There are storage compartments in the cabin that are useful for keeping items such as smartphones, documents, and cups. At the driver cabin, there’s a glove-box, 2 cup-holders, door panel storage, and a center tray that reaches the back.

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For the passenger cabin, the storage is on the front seat jacket pockets and the door pockets. For the seat outline, the second-row seat could be folded down, giving more luggage space.

(b) Cargo Space

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For sub-compact, the cargo space is actually large and can carry good-sized luggage. If more space is required, the back seats must be folded flat. The cargo space is enough for a family of 5 people.

 

Toyota Passo

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The Toyota Passo has been in production for 3 generations since 2004. It was produced by Daihatsu which was partly owned by Toyota and then sold as the Daihatsu Boon. Toyota fully acquired the Daihatsu in 2016 and it’s now likely that the Daihatsu Boon name will be dropped completely.

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The instrument panel highlights the extent of the expansive interior. In Moda grade models, magenta accents adorn the audio cluster and seat fabric to emphasize the vehicle’s unique, refined finish. While upholding its outstandingly navigable compact size, the Passo increases the rear legroom by 75 mm to promise a spacious and comfortable interior.

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(a) Cabin Storage

There’s a neo-school feeling to the cabin that is unique and appealing. The knobs are easily accessible to the driver. In terms of space, a tall driver will find it small while a driver of average height will find it enough. For passengers, the space is appropriate for short distances but can be restrictive at long distances. Considering that the Passo is a subcompact, we find it to be well spread out for a car of its class.

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There are some storage sections in the cabin that are fit for storing items such as smartphones, handbags, beverages. At the first row, there is a door panel storage, a glove-box, 2 cup-holders, armrest compartment, center-box, and storage racks under the front seats. On the second row, there are front seat jacket pockets and 2 cup holders.

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(b) Cargo Space

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The cargo space is impartially roomy and can carry good-sized luggage. When extra space is required, the back seats can be folded flat.

 

Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption

 

Toyota IST

(a) Engine & Performance

The IST comes with 2 engine options. These are the 1.3 L 2NZ-FE I4 petrol engine and the 1.5 L 1NZ-FE I4 petrol engine. These are mated to either a 4-speed automatic or a 5-Speed manual transmission. It is available in both 2WD and 4WD.

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Both have a top speed of 180kph. The Toyota IST equipped with 1.5L has a rapid gain in acceleration from 0-100kph in 11.7 secs while the Toyota IST equipped with 1.3L gains 15.3 secs.

(b) Fuel Consumption

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Toyota IST has an average fuel consumption of 11.5 km/L.

 

Toyota Passo

(a) Engine & Performance

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On the other hand, Passo comes with a 1.0 Litre 1KR-FE engine and a 1.3 Litre 1NR-FE 4 cylinder gasoline engine that produces 109HP. These are mated to either a CVT or a manual transmission and available in both 2WD and 4WD.

(b) Fuel Consumption

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Toyota Passo equipped with 1.0L consumes 22.5 Km/L and the one with 1.3L consumes 21.0 Km/L.

 

Final Verdict

As budgets get smaller and times get simpler, the need for economical and reliable vehicles such as the Toyota IST and Toyota Passo is clear. When properly maintained, used Toyota hatchbacks will bring comfort and a pleasurable driving experience.

Both seem to be good enough for city driving. However, the Toyota IST is great for off-road driving.

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

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