Toyota Mark X vs Premio Comparison

Toyota is one of the giant automakers around the globe. The superbly made Toyota Mark X and Premio are the best-selling cars in the Tanzanian market. These are also the positive automobiles in the sedan group. Not only the Mark X brand but the Toyota Premio took the market by storm. Both models have some amazing features be it the performance, handling, power, or appearance. One cannot simply disregard the fuel efficiency feature when comparing Mark X vs Toyota Premio.


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

 Toyota Mark XToyota Premio
Capacity/Doors4 doors/5 seating4 doors/5 seating
Torque179 – 280 Nm at 4800 rpm140.0 – 196.0 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Top Speed180 km/h180 km/h
0-100 km/h6.5 sec - 8.4 sec10.0 secs - 11.0 sec
Max Power203 – 321 hp at 6400 rpm110 - 158 PS or 109 bhp or 81 kW @ 6200 rpm
Engine2.5L – 3.5L1.5L – 2.0L
Fuel Tank Capacity71L60L
Key FeaturesABS, Driver Airbag, EBD, Engine

Immobilizer, Passenger Airbag,

Side Airbag, Traction Control
ABS, Parking Sensors, SRS Airbags, Traction Control,

Alloy Rims, auto headlights, Fog Lights(optional),

Side mirror indicators
GearboxCVTCVT
Fuel Consumption10.2km/L – 12.9km/L15km/L – 16.6km/L
Length x Width x Height4.75 × 1.79 × 1.43 m4.59 × 1.69 × 1.47 m
BE FORWARD PRICEUSD 1,090 – 60,750USD 1,440 – 24,220

 

Exterior and Interior Comparison

 

Toyota Mark X

Exterior

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The Toyota Mark X was progressive to attract a younger generation of buyers and it has become popular in Tanzania for a number of reasons.

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First, it’s a well-intentioned competitor to the more expensive German cars and secondly, it has a good quality build borrowing its interior, chassis, and body styling from the Lexus GS. Also, it offers great performance, reliability, and comfort. It competes with the BMW 5 Series, Subaru Legacy, BMW 320i, Nissan Fuga, and Mercedes Benz C200.

(a) Cargo Space

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The Toyota Mark X has a bit of stylishness and class that is not shared with other Japanese cars. It is a wide car with excellent interior and legroom space. The dashboard is elegantly configured with all the buttons and dials easily accessible to the driver. In the first row, the space is outstanding for both passengers and drivers.

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In the second row, the furthest seats have good legroom space but the middle seat is not quite spacious.

(b) Cargo Storage

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The Toyota Mark X has sufficient cabin storage booths. These are suitable for storing items such as sunglasses, handbags, smartphones, beverages, etc. For the 1st row, there is a storage shelf below the dashboard, door panel storage, 4 cups/bottle holders, a glovebox, and the center-box. For the second row, the storage is on the front seat jacket pockets and on door side pockets.

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Toyota Premio

Exterior

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The Toyota Premio is the greatest favorite amongst Tanzanians who love it for its low maintenance costs, style, comfort, and fuel efficiency. It is comparable in size to the Subaru Legacy Saloon, Mercedes C180, Audi A4, and the BMW 318i.

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(a) Cargo Space

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The Toyota Premio is a relaxed car with seats that are well expanded, all with headrests. There’s enough legroom space on both rows. There are numerous storage sections in the Toyota Premio.

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These are useful for storing items such as beverages, smartphones, sunglasses, handbags, etc. For the 1st row, there’s a storage shelf below the dashboard, 4 cup-holders on the center box and door panels, a glovebox, and the center box. For the passenger row, the only storage is the seat jacket pockets.

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(a) Cargo Space

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The boot space for the Toyota Premio is typical on any saloon car. The boot can accommodate medium-sized luggage such as groceries and suitcases. The back seats are foldable to create additional space. However, it cannot carry oversized luggage that station wagons would typically carry.

 

Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption

 

Toyota Mark X

(a) Engine & Performance

The Mark X is equipped with 3 engine options – the 2GR V6 3.5L, and the 3GR-FSE 3.0L, and the 4GR V6 2.5L. All engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The 2GR-FSE 3.5L inline 6-cylinder petrol produces 315 HP, the 3GR-FSE 3.0L inline 6-cylinder petrol produces 228 HP and the 4GR-FSE 2.5L inline 6-cylinder petrol produces 205 HP.

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Some Toyota Mark X variants transfer power to the wheels via a 5-speed or 6-speed automatic and a 6-speed (GRMN) manual transmission.

(b) Fuel Consumption

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Toyota Mark X’s fuel consumption is around 9.7 km/L for the Mark X equipped with a 3.5L engine, for Mark X with 3.0L engine consumption is 10.2km/L while the Mark X with 2.5L is around 12.9km/L.

 

Toyota Premio

(a) Engine & Performance

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Toyota Premio is powered with 3 engine options – the 1NZ 1.5L engine, the 1.8L 2ZR engine, and the 2.0L 3ZR engine which are all mated to an automatic CVT and available in both 2WD and 4WD options. The Toyota Premio with the 1.8L engine only comes with the 4WD option. The 1.5L 1NZ-FE inline 4-cylinder petrol produces the maximum power output of 112 PS (110 bhp) (82 kW) at 6400 rpm, the 1.8L 2ZR inline 4-cylinder petrol produces the maximum power output of 125 PS (123 bhp) (92 kW) at 6000 rpm and the 2.0L 3ZR inline 4-cylinder petrol produces the maximum power output of 158 PS (156 bhp) (116 kW) at 6200 rpm.

(b) Fuel Consumption

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Toyota Premio’s fuel consumption is approximately 16.6km/L for the Toyota Premio powered by a 1.5L engine while the Premio with 1.8L is around 15.3km/L and the Premio with 2.0L is around 15.0km/L.

 

Final Verdict

From this comparison, we all agree that the Toyota Mark X and the Toyota Premio are both great sedan vehicles with adequate features. These two cars offer huge interior space for passenger comfort, they offer sufficient safety features for that safe ride and they are both great at highway driving. If you are looking to buy one of these two, it will surely be money well spent but if you need a car that is more fuel-efficient, then you’ll have to go for the Toyota Premio as the Mark X seems to be a sports car with high power with quick acceleration. Visit our store BE FORWARD now.

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

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