You need plans and a car like the 2010 Toyota Echo RS hatchback, if you’re trying to get somewhere in life. The new and restyled can help. Echo comes available with either two or four doors, because a choice is always good. It’s got a truly energetic 16-valve VVT-i engine, and a spacious cabin, wrapped in some of the freshest sheet metal around. Perhaps most importantly, the Echo features a sticker price that can really help you pursue your dreams. Don’t take our word for it, though – peek at the Echo picture above, read this 2010 Toyota Echo RS hatchback review and get one for yourself!
A tall roof and raised rear deck set the Echo apart, but they also maximize cabin and trunk space. Redesigned headlamps and tail lamps, a chrome grille and available P185/60R15 tires on 15-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers are new, as is the available Appearance Package. On the inside, with seating for five and available 60/40 split fold-down rear seat, there’s nothing to cramp your style. The available Deluxe 3-in-1 AM/FM ETR/Cassette/CD audio system will keep you company, while the center-mounted instrument panel, dual glove compartments and under-seat storage tray will keep you interested. Then, of course, there are the Echo accessories, all of which give your Echo a personal touch.
Once you buy a 2010 Toyota Echo, you’ll want to go out with it all the time. The Echo comes standard with a 16-valve, Variable Valve Timing with intelligence engine that’s remarkably fuel-efficient, achieving 35 miles-per-gallon in the city and 43 miles per gallon on the highway. The Echo also features independent MacPherson strut front suspension, an aluminum alloy cylinder block and engine head, variable muffler valve, and the Toyota Direct Ignition system that eliminates the distributor, rotor and spark plug wires, and enhances reliability. The car also comes available with a host of Echo accessories to enhance performance, such as alloy wheels and more. Review the Echo, review a winner.
A number of Echo RS hatchback reviews also tout the car’s safety features. Some of these features include elevated seating that helps you see the road ahead, and the available Antilock Brake System that can help you deal with unpleasant surprises. The Echo also features front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zones, side-impact door beams, driver and front passenger air bags, and available driver and front passenger seat-mounted side-impact air bags. Finally, the car offers front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters, an energy-absorbing steering column, and hood hold-down hooks. Not too shabby for such a little car.