2018 Toyota Rush vs Daihatsu Terios – 2nd Generation, Here are the Differences!

Caruser.net – The second generation Toyota Rush and Daihatsu Terios are officially sold in Indonesia since January 2018, while the introduction was at the end of 2017. As usual, there always difference between the twin Low SUVs. Then we’d like to provide the information in more detail about the different.

Rush and Terios are always made with the same overall shape, but when compared in detail, there are many differences between the two SUVs. For example in terms of exterior accessories, safety features, entertainment features, interior fittings, down to the number of variants and prices.



In terms of price, we already know that Toyota Rush is always more expensive than Daihatsu Terios. Of course in addition to the brand itself, the price difference has implications to the different of features. But Daihatsu Terios is made with more variant options to reach diverse prospects both in terms of needs and available budget.

Here’s the difference in price Rush vs. Terios 2018 based on their respective variants:

Toyota Rush
Rush 1.5 G MT Rp 239,900,000
Rush 1.5 G AT Rp 249,900,000
Rush 1.5 TRD MT Rp 251.300.000
Rush 1.5 TRD AT Rp 261.300.000

Daihatsu Terios
Terios 1.5 X MT Rp 195,200,000
Terios 1.5 X MT Deluxe Rp 205,200,000
Terios 1.5 X AT Deluxe Rp 215,200,000
Terios 1.5 R MT Rp 227,900,000
Terios 1.5 R AT Rp 237,900,000
Terios 1.5 R MT Deluxe Rp 237.900.000
Terios 1.5 R AT Deluxe Rp 247,900,000

From the price list we can conclude that at the highest type, Toyota Rush TRD is more expensive IDR 13.4 Million than the Terios R Deluxe, both manual and matic types.

But for those interested to have this SUV, but only have less than IDR 200 million, they can choose the lowest Terios type, namely Terios X MT which is only IDR 195.2 million.



From the outside view, these two cars can be distinguished quite clearly. For example from a variety of accessories and exterior features. Some striking differences in terms of exterior include:

Chrome accents – Just like the different of Toyota Calya and Daihatsu Sigra, Terios have more chrome accents compared to Rush, especially on the highest type. Terios Grill is fully chromed even looks excessive. But perhaps it is the result of ADM research on the taste of Indonesian people who consider chrome as a visualization of car luxury. While the Toyota Rush has less chrome, even the front grille is accented with black chrome, to look more calm.

Side Body Molding – The appearance of the highest type of both LSUV is clearly visible from the presence of black side body molding on the side door of Toyota Rush TRD Sportivo, while Daihatsu Terios R Deluxe looks plain without the accessories.

Fog Lamp Housing – Toyota Rush TRD is made more muscular with black plastic accents on doors and foglamp housing. While the Daihatsu Terios, fog lamp housing looks standard and wrapped in chrome accents.

Wheel Design – The design of the wheels spoke is also very different. At Toyota Rush, the rims look more sporty with the fan blades model. While on the Terios, it looks more elegant with a more flat star spokes.

Black Accents on the Rear Door – On the back of the Daihatsu Terios, there is a black accent connecting the two taillights. Accents are wide enough to make both lights and the brand logo incorporated in one device. That part is not found on the Toyota Rush trunk door.



Soft Touch Material – Toyota gives more comfort to this Rush 2018 passengers with soft touch material. So we will get some soft touch material on the dashboard and door trim of Toyota Rush that we do not find it on Daihatsu Terios.

Head Rest – Just like Avanza vs Xenia, Rush second row seats have 3 head rest, while the Terios has 2 only, the middle passenger must be willing to sit there without the headrest.

Seat belt – In line with the headrest, Daihatsu Terios center passenger must also willing with 2-point seat belt only, while on Rush, has provided 3-point seat belt that can be pulled from the roof.

Number of Speakers – The Rush TRD Sportivo is equipped with 8 speakers, while Daihatsu Terios highest type has 6 speakers only.



Airbags – Toyota sets a new higher safety standard for Toyota Rush TRD Sportivo, with the presence of 6 airbags just like European cars. the six airbags include dual airbags in front, 2 on the side of the front passenger and 2 more along side the doors. While Daihatsu Terios is still with standard airbag for cars commonly in Indonesia with dual airbags only.

360 Degree View Camera – Daihatsu Terios is given the advantages in terms of 360 view camera feature with a total of 4 cameras, which is 2 on the rearview mirror, 1 on the front grille and 1 in the trunk door. While the Toyota Rush does not have this advanced feature.

Safety Belt Indicator – This feature proves that Toyota is more focused on safety, by pinning the seat belt usage indicators on all seats including 3rd row passenger seats. While Daihatsu Terios is not equipped with this feature, the location of the indicator light is replaced with a slot where to put cards.

For the front seats, if the passenger does not use the seat belt, the indicator will light up and then followed by a fasting sound warning, just like in the Toyota Avanza. As for the second and third row passenger seats, only provide red indicator lights.

That’s the difference of Toyota Rush vs. Daihatsu Terios 2018. Hopefully this information is useful for those who are wondering whether to buy Rush or Terios. Both LSUVs have their respective advantages and disadvantages, in which Rush is superior in terms of safety features, and Terios excels on multimedia features.

If you have additional information about the differences between these two cars, please write them in the comments column of this article.


Abdhi Yan

A car enthusiast who love to write his opinion about dynamic automotive world. The automotive technology development is something amazing to him.

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