2024 Toyota Wigo Review

Since it first entered the Philippine market in 2013, the Toyota Wigo has maintained a popular reputation because of its affordability and surprising practicality. After a production run of 10 years, the first generation of the Wigo had to be put to rest with an all-new model. 

Built from the ground up with an all-new platform, the 2024 Toyota Wigo promises to improve upon its predecessor and fill in the gaps where it was lacking. We will put that to the test in this review of the 2024 Toyota Wigo G CVT.

4.0 / 5
2024 Toyota Wigo G CVT Review
Engine Output (HP), Acceleration, Transmission, Handling
Exterior & Interior Design, Quality, Fit and Finish, Ergonomics
Ride Comfort
Cabin Comfort, Suspension, NVH Insulation
Safety and Technology
Convenience Technologies, Active and Passive Safety Features
Value for Money
Amount of the vehicle you get for the price, Fuel Efficiency
What You Will Like
  • Very affordable even in its top variant
  • Decent amount of features for its price
  • Top-notch fuel efficiency from the 1KR-VE engine
What You Won't Like
  • Interior materials are tough
  • Wind noise comes in at a lower speed than expected
How We Do Our Reviews

Let’s start with the strongest point in the Wigo’s arsenal, its price. The top-of-the-line Wigo G CVT variant we’re testing is priced (at the time of writing) at P729,000. Though there is a slight increase in price over the previous generation, it’s still quite an affordable hatchback.

This affordable price is most apparent when you compare it to its rivals. To better illustrate, the Brio RS CVT is priced at P853,000 while the Celerio GL AGS is priced at P754,000. 

Toyota Wigo Exterior

On to the looks, the 2024 Wigo has adopted a more aggressive exterior than before while still retaining a cute aura. As Caco puts it, the 2024 Wigo is akin to a Pomeranian dog that is snarling, it looks angry, but you still want to pinch its cheeks.

Size-wise, the Wigo has grown a few millimeters longer than its previous generation, measuring 3,760 mm long, 1,665 mm wide, and 1,515 mm tall with a 160 mm ground clearance. Adding to its edge over its rivals, the new Wigo also boasts the longest wheelbase over the Brio and Celerio measuring 2,525 mm.

Wigo Rear Quarter

Down the sides, the Wigo is equipped with repeaters on the side mirrors while it rides on 14-inch alloy wheels with disc brakes up front and drum brakes at the rear. Speaking of the rear, the 2024 Wigo’s redesign has given it a much wider rear end. Overall, it’s a refreshing new look that balances the Wigo’s small size with aggressive styling quite well.

Moving inside, starting from the back of the Wigo, you’ll find approximately 200 liters of space or maybe more at the trunk. The rear bench seats can be tumbled over to provide more cargo capacity, however, because the seats don’t fold flat, loading heavy items into the Wigo might be a hassle. On the plus side, the Wigo’s interior is so large we’re able to fit three whole balikbayan boxes inside it with extra room to spare for rucksacks and other items.

Toyota Wigo Trunk

In the second row, the Wigo doesn’t provide a lot in the way of toys or amenities. Despite this, the Wigo does make up for its lack of second-row features with space. Legroom in the second row is more than adequate for average-sized adults even with the front seats moved far back. Meanwhile, headroom is also adequate for your average Filipino except for taller individuals who might feel a bit of a squeeze in the second row. It is possible to transport three adults in the second row in a pinch but expect to sacrifice comfort if doing so.

Toyota Wigo Dashboard

Up front, we see where the changes are most apparent for the 2024 Wigo. Most of the placement of buttons and functions are the same as with the previous generation but Toyota has redesigned it to make it look more modern and pleasant. The downside, however, is the abundance of hard plastics in the interior and the hard seats, it will definitely last for a long time but it sacrifices a bit of comfort.

Toyota Wigo Infotainment

In the tech department, the Wigo is equipped with analog gauges, a digital trip computer, an eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, as well as a reverse camera and digital HVAC controls. Unique to the G variant is the inclusion of a dashcam which will help when plying the streets of Metro Manila.

Toyota Wigo Driving Shot

Behind the wheel of the 2024 Wigo, we were expecting a different experience considering the second generation is built on a new platform and is fitted with a new CVT. If you were expecting it to feel like a different car from before, it isn’t. Driving the new Wigo feels the same as the old one, same quirks even. 

In terms of Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH), wind noise still creeps in below the 100 km/h mark, but, to the Wigo’s credit, overall ambient noise is reduced throughout the cabin. In addition, the transmission makes a whirring noise when you go past 60 km/h, it’s not a deal breaker by any means but it is something owners will have to get used to.

Toyota Wigo Wheels

On to driving feel, the Wigo has a heavy steering wheel which might confound some people, but on the bright side, it communicates the road conditions better to drivers which can help you feel more connected to the car and the road.

The engine is a 1.0-liter inline three-cylinder 12-valve 1.0-liter 1KR-VE DOHC gasoline engine with VVT-i, capable of producing 66 hp and 89 Nm of torque just like it was in the previous generation. The Wigo’s power won’t win you any races for sure, but, thanks to an updated CVT, power delivery is smooth and doesn’t feel lethargic like most CVT’s out there. 

Toyota Wigo Engine

Last but not least, the fuel economy, and this is where the Wigo shines the most. On the highway, we got it up to 29 km/l while inside the city, the Wigo got 10 km/l on fuel consumption.

Toyota Wigo Bumper

Although the driving experience of the Wigo is not far off from its predecessor, the updates across the rest of the hatchback are a good step forward from where it was before. It’s more spacious than before, it looks way better, and the fuel economy is top-notch but best of all, it’s still an affordable hatchback even in the face of inflation. When you consider the price tag of the Wigo and what it provides, compared to its other rivals, the Toyota Wigo provides the best value for your money.

Take a look at the Toyota Wigo G CVT on AutoDeal by browsing the AutoDeal Car Guide. Explore the Wigo along with many more of Toyota's local offerings on AutoDeal.com.ph.



1.0 L

Fuel Type



66 hp @ 6,000 rpm




Name Toyota Wigo 1.0 G CVT
Body Type Hatchback
Price ₱729,000
Transmission Category CVT



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