Toyota Corolla Spacio vs Toyota Raum

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The Toyota Corolla Spacio vs Toyota Raum, the most common minivans in many places in the world. If you go for a stylish, spacious, and small minivan in the form of a compact car. Then in such a case the two of them are a perfect choice. Both cars entered the market in 1997.


It captured a huge segment of the market. It has captured the market that is looking for a cross between a compact car and a minivan. Here, we are comparing the two vehicles so that we can make an informed decision when we buy a car of our choice. Let us discover more in terms of features and other related things.

Toyota Corolla Spacio vs Toyota Raum: Exterior

Toyota Corolla Spacio Exterior

The first model was released into the market in 1997. It is also known as the Corolla verso. Later the first generation was replaced by the second generation in 2001. However this time there were improvements.

In the year 2004, the third-generation model unveiled, and this time with more advanced features. The advanced feature includes giving a choice to the buyer between two engines- 1.6 liters and 1.8 liter and diesel engine choices of 2.0 liters or 2.2 liters.

Toyota Raum Exterior

The first-generation model, released in the market in the month of May 1997. The second generation unveiled in the month of May 2003. In Japan, it known as the Toyota Netz. The word Raum was adopted from the German Word for space and this car is extremely spacious from inside. Toyota Raum is a small compact minivan with rear sliding doors.

The first generation was later replaced by the second generation in May 2003. It together comes up with advanced features such as enhanced protection. It has electronically controlled sliding doors for rearview.

Toyota Corolla Spacio vs Toyota Raum: Interior

Toyota Corolla Spacio Dashboard
Toyota Corolla Spacio Interior

The interior of the Toyota Corolla Spacio 2nd generation is way bigger than the 1st generation. Some of the features including an adjustable driver and passenger front seat. The seats are adjustable manually both horizontally and vertically. The second-row seats are easily adjustable and can move forward as well as backward. The second row can have three adults as space increased. There is an addition of third-row seats which means you can have two additional passengers, mostly children.

Some of the improvements that you will admire about the car are that the C pillar and D pillar is painted with the color of the car. This makes the car look stylish and uniform all around.

Other features

The tires are 14 inches. The car is low to the ground. It becomes easier for children and the elders to board. It is also easy to load cargo into the Corolla Spacio car. The back or trunk doors open sideways and the two rear sliding doors are joined together.

Toyota Raum Dashboard
Toyota Raum Interior

Toyota Raum, equipped with a column shift lever and foot parking brake. Which allows drivers to walk through the front seats. The rear seats can fold in a forty/sixty split to make them flat and enjoy seating arrangements. Raum’s rear trunk opens horizontally, making it possible to open/close the door in easy posture and to load the luggage in narrow spaces. Toyota Raum car’s interior colored in a 2-tone style, with anti-bacterial disposal for steering, shift lever, front door side handle, and front door armrest.

The one interesting feature of the Toyota Raum car is the body and door configuration. 1st, the small 14-inch tires, and the low floor make entry and exit very easy. Like many MPVs, the Toyota Raum has conventional front doors and 2 sliding side doors, but with one key difference. Instead of the front and sliding doors latching to a common pillar, they latch to each other.

Toyota Corolla Spacio vs Toyota Raum: Engine

Toyota Corolla Spacio Engine
Toyota Corolla Spacio Engine

The second-generation Toyota Spacio came in an EFI engine but the latter comes in 1.5 liters, 4 cylinders VT-I engine with an output of 110 horsepower. There is also a bigger 1.8-liter engine. The drive train has two-wheel, front-wheel drive while the transmission is automatic 5 speed. But it is also easy to find a 5-speed manual gearbox.

The vehicle is similar in feature and size. But from the space point of view Spacio has more ground clearance in comparison with Raum.

Toyota Raum Engine
Toyota Raum Engine

It has a 1.5-liter four-cylinder DOHC engine, with the only option of four-speed automatic transmission. The Drive system can be chosen between FF and 4WD (four-wheel-drive). For safety management, the Toyota Raum car model adopts a collision safety body, ABS, brake assisting system, Dual SRS Airbag, pre-tensioner, and force remitter seatbelts as its standard equipment.

All grades are equipped with 1.5 L DOHC (Dual Overhead Camshaft) engine as well as four-speed automatic transmission. The transmission gear shifter is a gated-shifter. Located on the vehicle’s instrument panel.

Toyota Corolla Spacio vs Toyota Raum: Boot Space

Toyota Corolla Spacio Boot Space
Toyota Corolla Spacio Boot Space

The total cargo volume for the Toyota Corolla Spacio is 14.7 cubic feet/416 liters.

Toyota Raum Boot Space
Toyota Raum Boot Space

Toyota Raum car is quite low to the ground. Thus making it easier for children and also the elderly to board. It is also easy to load cargo into the car. The back/trunk door opens sideways

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