Toyota Etios Liva versus Chevrolet Sail UVA

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Toyota Etios Liva has excellent features and brings a well thought after design which appeals to the masses. It has good looks and performance and we compare it with the Chevrolet Sail UVA which is the latest hatchback from the stable of Chevrolet India. It has excellent features and brings very good performance to the B segment hatchbacks market. Let’s see how the Etios Liva fares against its rival from Chevy in our car comparison today.

Looks and design:

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Toyota Etios Liva has been well designed and brings clean and understated styling which may not appeal to everyone but will welcomed by most people who like neutral and simple styling. It has a sporty character and brings OEM skirts and rear spoiler which adds to the character of this hatchback. Toyota has done well to take care while building this car and the build quality, fit and finish of the Etios Liva is very good.

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Chevrolet Sail UVA has contemporary styling yet remains simple and elegant. It has clean and neutral lines to its exterior design and resembles the larger Cruze sedan. It is a very good looking hatchback in the Indian car market and brings mildly swooping headlamps. It has body colored bumpers with integrated fog lamps and the build quality is excellent. The fit, finish and paint quality is top notch on the Sail UVA.

Looks overall – Toyota Etios Liva 8.5/10
Looks overall – Chevrolet Sail UVA –
8.5/10

Interiors – design, space and features:

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Toyota has given good interiors to the Etios Liva hatchback and it brings airbags, comfortable seats which offer good support to the lumbar and back. It has ample leg and head room to seat 5 passengers inside and brings simple yet elegant dashboard and centre console panel. It has many good features such as a powerful air conditioner and steering mounted audio controls for its music system. It also brings a boot space of 251 liters.

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Chevrolet Sail UVA has good looking interiors which are simple yet elegant and well designed. The interior quality is very good and it has the best in class rear leg room in the hatchback segment. It has very good ingress and egress and the ergonomics are spot on for the driver. It has powerful air con, music system and brings cubby holes, glove box and boot space of 248 liters for storing your travel luggage.

Interiors overall – Toyota Etios Liva 8/10
Interiors overall – Chevrolet Sail UVA
8.5/10

Engine – performance, power, torque, fuel economy, smoothness:

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Toyota Etios Liva brings a 1.2 liter petrol engine which produces 79 BHP at 5600 RPM and a maximum torque of 104 NM at 3100 RPM. ARAI has certified the petrol variant to deliver a maximum fuel efficiency of 18.31 kmpl. Toyota Liva diesel is a 1.4 liter diesel engine which produces a maximum 67 BHP and maximum torque of 170 NM from 1800 RPM to 2400 RPM. ARAI has certified the diesel engine variant to deliver a maximum fuel efficiency of 23.59 kmpl.

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Chevrolet Sail UVA comes with a 1.2 liter S-TEC II petrol engine which makes 79 BHP and 108 NM of max torque. It has been rated by ARAI to deliver a max fuel efficiency of 18.3kmpl. The diesel variant makes 77 BHP at 4000 RPM and 205 NM of torque at 1750 RPM. It has been rated by ARAI to deliver 22.1 kmpl. Both engine variants are available in a 5 speed manual transmission options only and offer very good drivability and highway performance.

Engine overall – Toyota Etios Liva 8.5/10
Engine overall – Chevrolet Sail UVA
8.5/10

Suspension – Ride, comfort and handling:

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Toyota Etios Liva is a car with agile handling capabilities. It has very good driving dynamics and appeals to many different types of driving enthusiasts. It has very good handling in the city over bad roads and high speed stability is quite good. It has a well tuned suspension that ensures good ride quality over bad roads as well. The steering unit is light weighted and ABS + EBD and powerful brakes ensure ample stopping power.

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Chevrolet Sail UVA is a fantastic handler and brings excellent highway manners with a solid handling package it remains stable around corners and has very good handling. It has a well sorted suspension and Chevy India has done well to adapt to the road conditions prevailing in India and given it powerful brakes which aided with ABS + EBD ensure ample stopping power is always available.

Suspension overall – Toyota Etios Liva – 8/10
Suspension overall –
Chevrolet Sail UVA – 8.5/10

Value for money – sticker price, standard features:

Toyota Etios Liva starts with the price of (ex-showroom Delhi) 3.99 lakhs for the base petrol variant Toyota Liva J, Toyota Liva G is priced at 4.59 lakhs, Toyota Liva G is priced at 5.05 lakhs. Toyota Liva V is priced at 5.49 lakhs and the top variant has been priced at 5.99 lakhs. The diesel variants start from price of (ex-showroom Delhi) 5.54 lakhs for the base variant Toyota Liva Diesel and the middle variant diesel Toyota Liva GD is priced at 5.84 lakhs.

Chevrolet Sail UVA is priced from (ex-showroom Delhi) 4.44lakhs for Chevrolet Sail UVA Petrol Base, Chevrolet Sail UVA Petrol is priced at 4.83 lakhs, Chevrolet Sail UVA Petrol LS ABS is priced at 5.18 lakhs while top petrol variant Chevrolet Sail UVA Petrol LT ABS is priced at 5.57 lakhs. The diesel variants are priced from 5.87 lakhs for Chevrolet Sail UVA Diesel, Chevrolet Sail UVA Diesel LS ABS is priced at 6.19 lakhs and Chevrolet Sail UVA Diesel LT ABS is priced at 6.62 lakhs. It comes with 3 year warranty and 5 years warranty for the drive-train.

Value for money overall – Toyota Etios Liva – 8.5/10
Value for money overall – Chevrolet Sail UVA – 8.5/10

Verdict:

Toyota Etios Liva is a fantastic product from the stable of Toyota and brings many good features including Toyota’s reliability and workmanship. It has very good performance from its engine and chassis and comes across as a fun to drive car in the hatchback segment. Chevrolet Sail UVA is a fantastic car and another rising favorite amongst car enthusiasts in the country owing to its driving dynamics and interior space.

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