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2003 Toyota Echo

2003 Toyota Echo
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The entry-level Toyota sedan is the subcompact 2003 Toyota Echo. With great initial purchase pricing and some of the best fuel economy numbers in the class, the 2003 Toyota Echo is a remarkable buy. The new Echo has a redesigned exterior, to give it a more distinct and sporty appearance, and has a higher quality interior look and feel. This is despite the many competing factors that block such low pricing. For one, the Echo maintains Toyota's commitment to quality, reliability, performance and handling.

The Echo's target demographic is the first-time car buyer on a limited budget but it also being chosen by people who want a second car for practical workhorse purposes. The Echo has comfortable room for five adult passengers who will find climbing in and out quite easy as it has the low floor height of a sedan with a high seating position similar to that of an SUV or minivan.

Available Models
The 2003 Toyota Echo comes as either a 2-door hatchback coupe or a 4-door sedan. These come with a choice between manual or automatic transmissions.

Interior Features
The Echo's interior has been refined for this year with new fabric patterns and interior colors, beige and dark grey, giving it a richer look and feel. Chrome and silver trim elements can be added with the addition of the optional Chrome Package while the distinctive Echo center-mounted instrument cluster can be optionally outfitted with a new speedometer / tachometer combination meter.

Despite its small size, the 2003 Toyota Echo offers spacious accommodations for rear-seat passengers with 35.2 inches of legroom. Details like the rear center armrest add value and customer comfort with a small impact on the bottom line.

The available 60/40 split rear seat adds a new armrest for enhanced rear seat comfort and folds down for cargo carrying versatility.

Exterior Features
Exterior enhancements are a big part of this year's redesign. From the front bumper to the rear, there have been significant alterations: 1.6 inches has been added to the overall length, the front bumper and fenders feature sharper lines and the new chrome-slat grille with horizontal body-color elements looks fresh and sporty. Headlight clusters, which gain a chromed housing, and small round fog lamps, another new option, combine to improve function and styling.

The highly efficient 1.5-liter aluminium alloy 4-cyl engine fuel efficient engine has dual overhead cams and can be coupled with a manual or automatic transmission. The little power-plant pushes 108 hp at 6000rpm and 105 ft-lb of torque at 4'200 rpm. Coupled with the 5-speed manual transmission, the motor gets 35/43 mpg with the standard five-speed manual transmission and 33/38 mpg with the four-speed electronic automatic transmission. A five-speed Echo can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 8.5 seconds. Mascpherson struts add handling and performance capability.

Safety and Security
Toyota has installed basic equipment in the Echo to keep costs down, Anitilock brakes and front side airbags are optional extras.

2003 Toyota Echo Highlights

Toyota has redesigned the exterior of its entry-model ECHO for 2003 to give it a more distinct and sporty appearance' and has enhanced the interior for a higher quality look and feel. In addition' a special options package and five distinctive new colors complement the updated styling.
The car's unique tall profile and cab-forward design provide an exceptionally roomy interior that combines the low floor height of a sedan with a high seating position similar to that of an SUV or minivan. The functional payoff is easy ingress/egress' commanding visibility and room for five.
The 2003 ECHO shows off a whole new look all around. Overall length is increased by 1.6 inches' split equally front and rear for a more balanced stance. The front bumper and fenders feature sharper' more prominent lines' and the new chrome-slat grille with horizontal body-color elements looks fresh off a sport sedan. Headlight clusters gain a chromed housing with a distinctive bulb layout and border for a more expensive-looking appearance. Small round fog lamps' a new option starting in January 2003' accent the bold new front end design.

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Fast Stats
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1.5L 4-Cylinder
108 @ 6,000
4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
4-spd : 35 / 43
5-spd.: 33 / 39

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