Stop & Start technology
Toyota’s Stop & Start* system automatically switches off the engine when the vehicle is stopped. Featuring an immediate restart with virtually no engine sound or vibration, the system delivers significant reductions in CO2 emissions during urban driving, and can lower average fuel consumption by up to 3%, depending on driving conditions.
Stop & Start automatically stops the engine when the shift lever is moved to the neutral position and the clutch pedal is released, enhancing fuel economy. The engine will automatically restart, within less than half a second, when the clutch pedal is depressed.
Toyota Stop & Start technology allows for the continued operation of the air-conditioning system.
With the air-conditioning in use, the engine will not stop if the desired cabin temperature has not been reached. When that temperature is reached, the air-conditioner will switch to ‘ECO-run loading’, allowing the engine to automatically stop. The engine will automatically restart in the event of low battery charge, or if the vehicle begins to move, in the interest of safety.
In conjunction with the Stop & Start system, an ‘ECO’ indicator will illuminate during every automatic stop. An ECO counter also displays the elapsed time of stops during each drive, and a re-settable ECO odo-counter displays the vehicle’s total accumulated idling stop time.
*Fitment of Stop & Start varies by model and engine. See Specs and Prices section of individual models to confirm availability.