Toyota Corolla Fielder Overview
Toyota Corolla Fielder is one of the most popular Toyotas in Kenya. This is for a good reason. The Fielder is a very practical car. It’s classy and stylish (especially the newer models), it’s powerful, very spacious, and quite fuel-efficient. It is a multipurpose vehicle, that can be used by farmers in the countryside but still look good in the office parking lot of a Managerial building.
The Toyota Corolla Fielder was first debuted in the market in August 2000 replacing the Corolla Wagon in the Japanese Market. Under the theme of “Value of new century car”, its main components such as engine, platform and suspensions were renewed.
The Toyota Corolla Fielder is equipped with a 1.5-liter 1NZ or a 1.8 liter 2ZR-FAE engine that features the Valvematic Variable valve lift technology. It is available in both automatic and manual transmissions. Toyota’s engine in the Corolla Fielder is quite powerful and provides enough power to this spacious workhorse. The automatic version has a hybrid and a CVT option.
The fielder Hybrid variants, which on top of being powerful, are also very fuel-efficient include the:
HYBRID G AEROTOURER
The interior of the Toyota Fielder is simple and utilitarian, in conformity with Toyota’s design style. The instrument panel is two-toned and gradually slopes to the door trim to provide the impression of space. In addition, depending on the grade, the instrument panel is designed with wood grain and metal.
Legroom & Space
The Fielder has enough legroom in the front seats to comfortably fit any tall person.
The 2nd-row outer seats also have adequate legroom except for the middle seat, which feels a bit small due to the center control organizer which takes up quite some space. The shoulder space is however enough for the three passengers.
The Fielder has a lot of cabin storage as is the case with Toyota’s design style. Storage compartments include the Glove Box, Center Control Organizer, Front Door Side Pockets, and Rear Seat Pockets
The major selling point for this car is the boot space, beating most of its competitors in this section. The boot space is big enough to fit around 4 average-sized suitcases. This is enough storage to carry a family’s luggage during a road trip or to carry equipment for a mobile business.
The back seats can also be folded to convert the Fielder into a minivan capable of carrying a large load. This is a feature that most of its major competitors don’t have.
Most Toyota Fielder models have a simple, clean, and appealing exterior design. The models from 2015 however stand out the most, with a slightly arched chrome grille connecting the two headlamps and a huge aggressive bottom grille.
Depending on the grade the Toyota Fielder also comes with front and rear fog lights, roof rails, alloy rims, and spoiler.
The Corolla Fielder provides great value on safety, which is why it comes with a comprehensive system that includes both active and preventive protection. All variants come standard with an ABS system with EBD, stable braking, and VSC and TRC systems, all of which help to ensure proper movement and vehicle stability over time.
Automatic headlamp controls, a dimming rearview mirror, gas-disperging lamps with automatic leveling, directional indicators, windshield washer jets, and a wide spray are included in the more expensive trims of the car.
1,496cc – 110 horsepower (FF) Manual Vehicle 17.2km/L, CVT Vehicle 18.0km/L
1,496cc – 105 horsepower (4WD) CVT Vehicle 15.0km/L
1,797cc – 136 horsepower (FF) CVT Vehicle 16.8km/L
1,797cc – 125 horsepower (4WD) CVT Vehicle 14.4km/L
Fuel Tank Capacity: 50 Litres
When unaltered, the Toyota Fielder has a ground clearance of 6.3 inches. This is perfect for Kenyan roads. However, the vehicle may not be able to pass some speed bumps and other road barriers when fully loaded. You may need to raise ground clearance in this instance.
Price in Kenya
The price of Toyota Corolla Fielder in Kenya will range from 500,000 KES to around 1,000,000 KES for locally used cars. Here is the prices for newly imported Toyota Fielder:
|2014||1,380,000 ~ 1,550,000 KES|
|2015||1,380,000 ~ 1,550,000 KES|
|2016||1,520,000 ~ 1,620,000 KES|
|2017||1,680,000 ~ 1,900,000 KES|
|2018||2,000,000 ~ 2,100,000 KES|
|2019||2,300,000 ~ 2,500,000 KES|
|2020||2,400,000 ~ 2,700,000 KES|
The Toyota Corolla Fielder, as you can see, is a vehicle with a lot of possibilities. It’s a sturdy, stylish, and all-around practical wagon, ideal for business or for transporting the entire family, as well as any additional luggage they may bring.