Toyota Allion Review: 2002-2010 Specs Improvement and Changes

Toyota Allion 2002-2010 Review

The Toyota Allion is a compact, dynamic and sporty sedan backed up by Toyota’s world-renowned reliability. Depending on the model year, the Toyota Allion offers a wide range of features that make every drive safe, convenient, and comfortable.

Now we examine the Allion from key years 2002 to 2010 to see how the luxury sedan has evolved.


2002 Toyota Allion

2002 Toyota Allion Review

BROWSE LOW COST 2002 TOYOTA ALLION MODELS

The 2002 Toyota Allion is a member of the model’s first (T240; 2001–2007) generation, with the model code CBA-NZT240 and an average fuel economy of 13km/l.

The Allion is a dynamic and sporty sedan developed with the concepts of “high quality and high functionality” in mind. This is a 5-number FF drive 4-door sedan that is a successor to Toyota’s historic Corona / Carina. All engines are inline 4-cylinder DOHC VVT-i, 109 hp 1.5L, 132 hp or 125 hp 1.8L, 152 hp 2L D-4 (direct injection). The distinctive rear seat has a reclining mechanism and a cushion-triggered split folding mechanism with a removable package tray. All models are equipped with dual airbags, EBD (Electronic Braking Force Distribution Control) ABS, brake assist, and standard seatbelts with pretensioners and force limiters. The 1.5L & 1.8L vehicles are certified by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism as “super-low emission” vehicles, and the  2L vehicles certified as “good-low emission” vehicles.


2003 Toyota Allion

2003 Toyota Allion Review

BROWSE LOW COST 2003 TOYOTA ALLION MODELS

The 2003 Toyota Allion is a member of the model’s first (T240; 2001–2007) generation, with the model code UA-NZT240 and an average fuel economy of 13.6km/l.

Allion is a mid-sized sporty sedan developed for high quality and functionality. All engines are inline 4-cylinder DOHC VVT-i, 109 hp 1.5L, 132 hp or 125 hp 1.8L, 152 hp 2L D-4 (direct injection) with AT transmission. This model year also offers a special Limited A15 G Package and Limited A18 G Package. Based on A15 and A18 models, the special G package equipment (Optitron meter, CD / cassette integrated AM / FM radio with electronic tuner + 6 speakers) was added to create a high-class luxury driving experience.


2004 Toyota Allion

2004 Toyota Allion Review

BROWSE LOW COST 2004 TOYOTA ALLION MODELS

The 2004 Toyota Allion is a member of the model’s first (T240; 2001–2007) generation, with the model code UA-ZZT24 and an average fuel economy of 13.6km/l.

The 2004 Allion features design updates for the front bumper, grille, headlamp, and rear combination lamp. The A20 and A18 versions have 15-inch aluminum wheels, discharge headlamps, and the S package comes with a genuine leather-wrapped steering wheel. All models are equipped with dual airbags, EBD (Electronic Braking Force Distribution Control) ABS, brake assist, and come standard with force-limiting pretension seat belts. By making exhaust emissions cleaner, 1.8L and 2WD vehicles have 75% less emissions, making it environmentally friendly as well as incredibly fun to drive.


2005 Toyota Allion

2005 Toyota Allion Review

BROWSE LOW COST 2005 TOYOTA ALLION MODELS

The 2005 Toyota Allion is a member of the model’s first (T240; 2001–2007) generation, with the model code CBA-NZT240 and an average fuel economy of 13km/l to 16.4km/l. The Toyota Allion is a compact, dynamic and sporty sedan backed up by Toyota’s world-renowned reliability. It features generous legroom for both front and rear passengers, as well as a large boot for all of your belongings. Additionally, and depending on the model year, the Toyota Allion offers a wide range of features that make every drive safe, convenient, and comfortable.

All Allion engines are inline 4-cylinder with DOHC VVT-i, with three displacement grades–a 109 horsepower 1.5L A15 model, a 125 horsepower 1.8L A18 model, and a 155 horsepower 2L direct injection A20 model. The 1.8L also has a full-time 4WD system that works to cover rotation differences between front and rear wheels. The A18 and A15 G packages are equipped with CD player and Optitron speedometer, while the A20 and A18 add 15 inch aluminum wheels and discharge headlights, along with the S system’s genuine leather console. All versions are floor-shift automatic transmissions, a 4-speed for the A15 and A18 and a continuous variable transmission for the A20. There are also several upgrades available on limited edition Premium 1.5FL and 1.8XL models, A15 G packages, and A18 G packages, equipping the Allion with woodgrain & genuine leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel, discharge headlights, and raindrop detecting front wiper systems to give a little luxury to this practical favorite.


2006 Toyota Allion

2006 toyota allion review

BROWSE LOW COST 2006 TOYOTA ALLION MODELS

The 2006 Toyota Allion is a member of the model’s first (T240; 2001–2007) generation, with the model code CBA-NZT240 and an average fuel economy of 13km/l to 16.4km/l. Under the bonnet you will find a range of fuel efficient four-cylinder, DOHC VVT-i, 1.9 L of 109 horsepower, 1.8L of 132 horsepower or 125 horsepower engines. In addition to being practical, the Allion is also sporty and fun to drive. In addition, some models of the Allion even have special specifications to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Toyota’s establishment. This is quite a unique vehicle that is loads of fun to drive.

All Allion engines are inline 4-cylinder with DOHC VVT-i, with three displacement grades–a 109 horsepower 1.5L A15 model, choice of 132 or 125 horsepower 1.8L A18 model, and a 155 horsepower 2L direct injection A20 model. The 1.8L also has a full-time 4WD system that works to cover rotation differences between front and rear wheels. The A18 and A15 G packages are equipped with CD player and Optitron speedometer, while the A20 and A18 add 15 inch aluminum wheels and discharge headlights, along with the S system’s genuine leather console. There is an additional “standard business” package of features focused on providing just enough amenities without overly complicating the interior. All versions are floor-shift automatic transmissions, 4-speed for the A15 and A18 and a continuous variable transmission for the A20. This year also includes the special-edition 60 year anniversary model, commemorating 60 years since the company’s channel establishment. These beautiful details include a smoke-like front grille, plated outside door handle and door belt molding, woodgrain and leather-wrapped three spoke steering wheel and UV-cut privacy glass.


2007 Toyota Allion

2007 Toyota Allion Review

BROWSE LOW COST 2007 TOYOTA ALLION MODELS

The 2007 Toyota Allion is a member of the model’s second (T260; 2007–present) generation, with the model code DBA-NZT260 and an average fuel economy of 14.4km/l to 18km/l. The Toyota Allion is a compact, dynamic and sporty sedan backed up by Toyota’s world-renowned reliability. It features generous legroom for both front and rear passengers, as well as a large boot for all of your belongings. Additionally, and depending on the model year, the Toyota Allion offers a wide range of features that make every drive safe, convenient, and comfortable.

This is the first in the Allion’s second generation lineup, aiming for “the complete 5-door sedan experience.” Combining sportiness and sophistication, the arcing front hood and bumper meet the strong and solid rear trunk and wheel house. All Allion engines are inline 4-cylinder with DOHC VVT-i, with three displacement grades – a 109 horsepower 1.5L A15 model, a 125 horsepower 1.8L A18 model, and a 155 horsepower 2L direct injection A20 model. The 1.8L also has a full-time 4WD system that works to cover rotation differences between front and rear wheels. All versions are floor-shift automatic transmissions, a 4-speed for the A15 and A18 and a continuous variable transmission for the A20. Four-wheel drive is also offered on vehicles equipped with the new 1.8L 2ZR-FE direct-injection engine. The economical A18 and A15 G packages come with color back monitor, Optitron meter, 5.8-inch display with CD/AM/FM+ 6 speaker entertainment system, and leather wrapped steering. The highest grade S package comes with even more features and innovative technology, with smart entry and start systems as well as HDD navigation that supports G-Book mX, including one of the first ever integrated Map on Demand services that updates navigation maps while driving. The head-rest and split double-folding seat redesign also help increase functionality of the rear seat arrangement to maximize capacity without maximizing size.


2008 Toyota Allion

2008 Toyota Allion Review

BROWSE LOW COST 2008 TOYOTA ALLION MODELS

The 2008 Toyota Allion is a member of the model’s second (T260; 2007–present) generation, with the model code DBA-NZT260 and an average fuel economy of 13km/l to 16.4km/l.

The 2008 Allion combines sportiness and sophistication to achieve a high performance vehicle with a satisfying driving experience. Equipped with a 2L engine (3ZR-FAE), 1.8L engine, and 1.5L (2WD) engine that employs a new-generation engine valve mechanism  called the “valvematic.” In addition to the A15 G Package and A18 G Package, the “Stylish Edition” has a special gray metallic decoration on the front grille to give it a more refined appearance, as well as a genuine leather wrapped, wood-grain steering wheel.


2009 Toyota Allion

2009 Toyota Allion Review

BROWSE LOW COST 2009 TOYOTA ALLION MODELS

The 2009 Toyota Allion is a member of the model’s second (T260; 2007–present) generation, with the model code DBA-NZT260 and an average fuel economy of 18.6km/l. Under the hood you will find a range of fuel efficient four-cylinder, DOHC VVT-i, 1.9 L of 109 horsepower, 1.8L of 132 horsepower or 125 horsepower engines. In addition to being practical, the Allion is also sporty and fun to drive. Some models of the Allion even have special specifications to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Toyota’s establishment. This is quite a unique vehicle that is loads of fun to drive.

The 2009 Allion engines are inline 4-cylinder with DOHC VVT-i, with three displacement grades – a 109 horsepower 1.5L A15 model, choice of 132 or 125 horsepower 1.8L A18 model, and a 155 horsepower 2L direct injection A20 model. The 1.8L also has a full-time 4WD system that works to cover rotation differences between front and rear wheels. The economical A18 and A15 G packages come with color back monitor, Optitron meter, 5.8-inch display with CD/AM/FM+ 6 speaker entertainment system, and leather wrapped steering. The premium S package and additional “standard business” package of features focused on providing just enough amenities without overly complicating the interior are also options. All versions are floor-shift automatic transmissions, 4-speed for the A15 and A18 and a continuous variable transmission for the A20. This upgrade also increases fuel efficiency by more precisely controlling engine output, and the transmission and alternator systems in the 2WD 1.5L models, ensuring it complies (and then some) with all environmental regulations. The A15 also comes in an A15 G Special Edition, adding a 4-spoke woodgrain and leather steering wheel, special metallic gray front grille decoration, discharge headlamps, and leather wrapped shift knob.


2010 Toyota Allion

2010 Toyota Allion Review

BROWSE LOW COST 2010 TOYOTA ALLION MODELS

The 2010 Toyota Allion is a member of the model’s second (T260; 2007–present) generation, with the model code DBA-NZT260 and an average fuel economy of 18.6km/l to 20km/l.

This sporty yet sophisticated 2010 edition Allion features a radiator grille with a plated horizontal bar and a round triple headlamp, a fog light integrated into the lower grille, a low center of gravity for speed, and 15-inch aluminum wheels.  Along with a 75% reduction in fuel emissions, the basic grades are equipped with a smart entry and start system, Optitron meter, luxury seats, anti-theft system (engine immobilizer system), 15 or 16-inch aluminum wheels, rear and side-mounted spoilers, discharge headlamps, and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob options.


Is the Toyota Allion Right for You?

If you want to know if the Toyota Allion is your best option, see how it fares against the competition in our comparison with the Toyota Premio—Toyota’s competing luxury sedan.

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