2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 custom RS 4WD Specs


OVERVIEW

With a fuel consumption of 42 mpg US - 50.4 mpg UK - 5.6 L/100km, a weight of 2226 lbs (1010 kg), the Daihatsu Tanto 660 custom RS 4WD has a 3 cylinder DOHC engine, a Regular gasoline engine KF-DET. This engine KF-DET produces a maximum power of 64.8 PS (64 bhp - 47.7 kW) at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 102.9 Nm (75.9 lb.ft - 10.5 kg.m) at 3000 rpm. The engine power is transmitted to the road by the four wheel drive (4WD) with a CVT gearbox. For stopping power, the Daihatsu Tanto 660 custom RS 4WD braking system includes drum at the rear and V disk at the front. Stock tire sizes are 165/55 on 15 inch rims at the rear and 165/55 on 15 inch rims at the front. Chassis details - Daihatsu Tanto 660 custom RS 4WD has 3 link rear suspension and strut front suspension for road holding and ride confort.

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Period of ProductionDec 2008 -
Drive Wheels - Traction - Drivetrain4WD
Transmission Gearbox - Number of SpeedsCVT
Engine Size - Displacement - Engine Capacity658 cm3 or 40.1 cu-in
Frame NameCBA-L385S

DAIHATSU TANTO 660 CUSTOM RS 4WD SIZE, DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Exterior Length339.5 cm or 133.66 inches
Exterior Width147.5 cm or 58.07 inches
Exterior Height175 cm or 68.89 inches
Exterior Size (L x W x H)339.5x147.5x175 cm or 133.66x58.07x68.89 inches
Interior Length216 cm or 85.03 inches
Interior Width135 cm or 53.14 inches
Interior Height135.5 cm or 53.34 inches
Interior Size (L x W x H)216x135x135.5 cm or 85.03x53.14x53.34 inches
Wheelbase249 cm or 98.03 inches
Front Axle Length130 cm or 51.18 inches
Rear Axle Length126.5 cm or 49.8 inches
Ride Height - Ground Clearance15.5 cm or 6.1 inches
Weight1010 kg or 2226 lbs
Num. of Seats4
Num. of Doors5
Minimum Turning Circle - Turning Diameter, m4.7
Fuel Tank Capacity8.9 US gallons
7.4 UK gallons
34 L
Seat Rows2
Front/Rear Axis Length130/126.5 cm or 51.18/49.8 inches

DAIHATSU TANTO 660 CUSTOM RS 4WD ENGINE TECHNICAL DATA
Engine CodeKF-DET
Maximum Power - Output - Horsepower64.8 PS or 64 bhp or 47.7 kW
Maximum Power RPM6000 rpm
Maximum Power Output64.8 PS or 64 bhp or 47 kW @ 6000 rpm
Maximum Torque102.9 Nm or 75.9 lb.ft or 10.5 kg.m
Maximum Torque RPM3000 rpm
Maximum Torque Output103 Nm or 75.9 lb.ft or 10.5 kg.m @ 3000 rpm
Engine Type - Number of Cylinders3 cylinder DOHC
Fuel TypeRegular gasoline
Fuel Consumption (10/15 mode)42 mpg US
50.4 mpg UK
5.6 L/100km
Turboturbo
Variable Cylinder Management - VCMNo
Ecological Type2005 emission regulation 75% reduction

DAIHATSU TANTO 660 CUSTOM RS 4WD SUSPENSION
Front Brakes - Disc DimensionsV disk
Rear Brakes - Disс Dimensionsdrum
Front Suspensionstrut
Rear Suspension3 link
Front Tyres - Rims Dimensions165/55 R15
Rear Tyres - Rims Dimensions165/55 R15
Aluminium DiskStandart
4WS - Four-Wheel SteeringNo
Variable Gear Ratio Steering - VGS/VGRSNo
Sport-Tuned SuspensionNo
Low Down SuspensionNo

DAIHATSU TANTO 660 CUSTOM RS 4WD EXTERIOR
SunroofNo
Front SpoilerStandart
Rear SpoilerStandart
Xenon LampsStandart
Front Fog LampsStandart
Rear Fog LampsNo
Ultraviolet Glass ProtectionStandart
Roof RailNo
Big SunroofNo
T Bar RoofNo
Roof EquipmentNo
Targa RoofNo
Hard TopNo
Soft Top-
Canvas Topno
Metal Top-
Magnesium WheelsNo
Side Sliding DoorNo
Sliding DoorsNo
Sliding Electric DoorStandart
Sliding Electric DoorsNo
Door Easy CloserStandart
Power Rear DoorNo
Head Lights WasherNo
Privacy GlassStandart
Winter ComplectationStandart

DAIHATSU TANTO 660 CUSTOM RS 4WD INTERIOR
Power WindowStandart
Power SteeringStandart
Keyless EnterStandart
Cruise ControlNo
Leather SeatNo
Power Adjustable SeatsNo
Front Seat HeaterOption
Power Ajustable Front SeatNo
Removable SeatsNo
Shifter Positioninstrument panel
Steering Locatonright
Steereing Gear Typerack & pinion type with power assist
Ottoman SeatNo
Front Bench SeatStandart
Full Flat Seats 全高1550mmのセミトールスタイルで登場したマックス。4ドア+テールゲートの5ドアワゴンである。2001年のデビュー。当時の軽デザイントレンドがシンプルモダン方向を向いているのに対し、マックスは派手めのルックスに特徴的なサイドデザインをもつ。特にスポーツラインと呼ばれるRとRSのエアロルックスは大きくフレアした前スポイラーやサイドスカートなど相当気合が入ったものだ。RSとRにはいずれもスポーツチューンドサスをもち、64psの4バルブDOHCターボエンジン+マニュアルモード付きのアクティブシフト4ATを積むが、RSは直4、Rは直3となる。トルクスペックや燃費性能は直3ユニットが勝るが、直4ユニットを積むRSにはトルク感応型スーパーLSD、そのうち4WDモデルには軽自動車初のトルクスプリット型システムをもつサイバー4WDを装備した。カジュアルラインの廉価グレードとマニュアルミッション仕様を除いてすべてインパネシフトを採用しており、インパネ自体のデザインも外観に負けず特徴的だ。
Seat Position MemoryNo
Seat LifterOption
Adjustable 3rd RowNo
Walk Throught-
2nd Row Throught-
2nd Rowseparate folding
3nd Row-
Lagage BoxStandart
Engine Start ButtonStandart
EtcOption
Bucket SeatNo

DAIHATSU TANTO 660 CUSTOM RS 4WD SAFETY
Drivers AirbagStandart
Passengers AirbagStandart
Side AirbagOption
ABSABS with EBD ( standard )
Break AssistStandart
Parking RadarNo
Curtain AirbagsNo
2 AirbagsOption
Front MonitorNo
Sides MonitorsNo
Back MonitorNo
Active HeadrestNo
Start Stop SystemNo
Run Flat TiresNo
Air SuspensionNo
Brakes Equipment-
Collision Mitigation SystemNo
Night VisionNo
Lane Keep AssistNo
Distance Control SystemNo
SonarNo
Cenral Diff LockNo
ESCNo
Traction ControlNo
Down Hill AssistNo
AYCNo
SH-4WDNo
Isofix BarStandart
Build-in Child SeatNo
Autocorrected MirrorsOption
Rain SensorNo
Intelligent AFSNo
Alarm SystemStandart
Security AlarmStandart
Road Service-

AMENITY
Air Conditionerautoair conditioning(standard)
Air PurifierNo
RadioStandart
Autoreverse CasetteNo
CD PlayerStandart
MD PalyerOption
Navigation SystemHDD navigation (option)
Mesomorphic Monitoranalog TV tuner (option)
Traffic Jam AssistG-BOOK ALPHA (option)
Audio HDDOption
DVD-audioOption
Additional Sound Equipment-
Rear Entertainment SystemNo
SpeakerStandart
AC PlugNo
Stearing Wheel HeaterNo
Rear Seats HeaterNo
HumidifierNo
Air FilterNo
Antibacterial FilterNo
Оdor AbsorberNo
DehumidifierNo
Intelligent Parking AssistNo
Optional Navigation SystemNo

OTHER
LSDNo


- Present
- Option
- Not Present (or Dealer Option)




By Brian Wong, Reviewed by: Kurt Niebuhr, Updated on April 15, 2024
πŸ“Œ Introduction to the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD
πŸ“Œ Specifications Overview
πŸ“Œ Engine Details and Performance
πŸ“Œ Fuel Efficiency and MPG Ratings
πŸ“Œ Fuel Consumption in Real-World Conditions
πŸ“Œ Fuel Tank Capacity and Range
πŸ“Œ Dimensions and Sizes
πŸ“Œ Wheel and Tire Options
πŸ“Œ Interior Space and Comfort
πŸ“Œ Exterior Dimensions and Design
πŸ“Œ Safety Features and Ratings
πŸ“Œ Technology and Infotainment
πŸ“Œ Pricing and Availability
πŸ“Œ Owner's Experience: Fuel Average
πŸ“Œ Conclusion: The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD in Review
πŸ“Œ Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD FAQ: Your Key Questions Answered

Introduction to the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD is a compact and versatile vehicle that was produced in December 2008 and onwards. This particular model is equipped with a 4WD drivetrain, providing excellent traction and stability in various road conditions.

One of the notable features of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD is its continuously variable transmission (CVT) gearbox, which offers smooth and efficient gear transitions. The heart of this vehicle lies in its engine, with a 658 cm³ displacement, making it compliant with the Kei car regulations in Japan.

In terms of size and dimensions, the exterior of the Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD measures approximately 339.5 cm in length, 147.5 cm in width, and 175 cm in height. This compact size makes it well-suited for city driving and parking. The wheelbase is 249 cm, contributing to stability and ride comfort.

Inside, the car provides ample interior space with dimensions of approximately 216 cm in length, 135 cm in width, and 135.5 cm in height. With seating for four people across two rows, the interior is designed to maximize comfort and usability.

Powering the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD is a 3-cylinder DOHC engine with the engine code KF-DET. It delivers a maximum power output of 64.8 PS (64 bhp) at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 102.9 Nm at 3000 rpm. The engine runs on regular gasoline and features a turbocharger for enhanced performance.

Fuel efficiency is a key aspect of the Daihatsu Tanto, with a fuel consumption rating of 42 mpg in the 10/15 mode testing cycle. This translates to approximately 5.6 L/100km or 50.4 mpg in the UK. The car meets the 2005 emission regulation standards, with a 75% reduction in emissions.

The suspension system consists of front struts and a rear 3-link setup, ensuring a balanced and comfortable ride. The car rides on 165/55 R15 tires mounted on standard aluminum disks.

In terms of safety, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD comes equipped with essential features such as driver and passenger airbags, ABS with EBD, and brake assist.

This introduction provides a glimpse into the specifications and features of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD, showcasing its compact size, efficient engine, and safety elements, making it a practical choice for urban driving.

Specifications Overview

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD boasts a range of specifications that make it a compelling option in the world of Kei cars. This compact vehicle, produced from December 2008 onwards, is designed to deliver practicality and efficiency.

Drivetrain and Transmission: This particular model features a 4WD (four-wheel drive) system, providing enhanced traction and stability, especially in adverse weather conditions. The transmission is a CVT (continuously variable transmission) gearbox, known for its seamless and efficient gear shifting.

Engine: Powering the Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD is a 658 cm³ engine, adhering to the Kei car regulations. This compact yet capable engine is designated by the code KF-DET and incorporates a turbocharger for improved performance.

Dimensions: In terms of size, this Daihatsu Tanto measures approximately 339.5 cm in length, 147.5 cm in width, and 175 cm in height, making it well-suited for city driving and parking. The wheelbase, at 249 cm, contributes to stability and a comfortable ride.

Interior: Inside the cabin, you'll find generous interior dimensions, with ample space for passengers. The interior is approximately 216 cm long, 135 cm wide, and 135.5 cm high. With seating for four people across two rows, comfort and usability are key attributes.

Fuel Efficiency: The Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD excels in fuel efficiency, with a rating of 42 mpg in the 10/15 mode testing cycle. This translates to approximately 5.6 L/100km or 50.4 mpg in the UK. It's a testament to the car's economical nature.

Safety: Safety features include driver and passenger airbags, as well as ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution) and brake assist, enhancing braking performance in emergency situations.

Emissions: The vehicle meets the 2005 emission regulation standards, with a 75% reduction in emissions compared to older models. This aligns with environmental considerations.

In summary, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD offers a well-rounded set of specifications, combining efficient performance, compact dimensions, and safety features. It caters to urban drivers seeking practicality and fuel economy without compromising on essential features.

Engine Details and Performance

The heart of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD lies in its compact yet capable engine and its commendable performance attributes. This model is engineered to offer a balance of power and efficiency suitable for urban and city driving.

Engine: Under the hood, you'll find a 658 cm³ engine with the designation KF-DET. This 3-cylinder DOHC engine is designed to provide efficient power delivery while meeting the Kei car regulations. The inclusion of a turbocharger enhances the engine's performance, ensuring responsive acceleration.

Maximum Power: The engine produces a maximum power output of 64.8 PS (64 bhp) at 6000 rpm. This power level is well-suited for navigating city streets and highways with ease.

Maximum Torque: The engine generates a maximum torque of 102.9 Nm (75.9 lb.ft) at 3000 rpm. This torque output contributes to brisk acceleration and responsive performance, especially at lower speeds.

Fuel Type: The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD operates on regular gasoline, making it convenient and widely accessible for refueling.

Transmission: Power from the engine is efficiently managed by a CVT (continuously variable transmission) gearbox, known for its smooth and seamless gear transitions. This transmission type enhances the driving experience, especially in stop-and-go city traffic.

Fuel Efficiency: Despite its capable performance, the Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD remains fuel-efficient. It achieves a fuel consumption rating of 42 mpg in the 10/15 mode testing cycle, which translates to approximately 5.6 L/100km or 50.4 mpg in the UK. This level of fuel economy aligns with the car's role as a practical urban vehicle.

Turbocharged: The presence of a turbocharger not only boosts performance but also contributes to the engine's efficiency by optimizing the combustion process.

In conclusion, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD features a compact yet potent engine with turbocharging, delivering a satisfying blend of power and fuel efficiency. This combination ensures a responsive and enjoyable driving experience, making it well-suited for urban environments where agility and efficiency are paramount.

Fuel Efficiency and MPG Ratings

Efficiency is a key hallmark of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD, and this extends to its fuel efficiency and impressive MPG (miles per gallon) ratings. Designed with a focus on economical urban driving, this compact car offers owners the benefit of cost-effective fuel consumption.

Fuel Consumption Ratings: The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD excels in fuel efficiency, making it an ideal choice for city commuters. In testing, it achieves a fuel consumption rating of 42 mpg in the 10/15 mode testing cycle. This translates to approximately 5.6 L/100km or 50.4 mpg in the UK. These ratings indicate that this vehicle can travel a considerable distance on a relatively small amount of fuel, reducing the need for frequent refueling.

Regular Gasoline: Another advantage of this car's fuel efficiency is its compatibility with regular gasoline. This fuel type is widely available and tends to be more affordable than premium fuels, contributing to overall cost savings for the owner.

Eco-Friendly: The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD aligns with eco-friendly considerations by meeting the 2005 emission regulation standards with a 75% reduction in emissions. This commitment to reduced emissions reflects a responsible approach to environmental impact.

Cost Savings: The efficient fuel consumption not only benefits the environment but also translates into cost savings for the owner. With lower fuel expenses, the Daihatsu Tanto offers an economical solution for daily commuting and urban driving needs.

Practical Urban Vehicle: Given its compact dimensions and impressive fuel efficiency, this vehicle is well-suited for navigating congested city streets, where fuel economy and agility are essential. The ability to travel further on each tank of fuel enhances the overall practicality of the car.

In summary, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD's fuel efficiency and MPG ratings underscore its role as a cost-effective and environmentally responsible urban vehicle. It offers owners the advantage of reduced fuel expenses while contributing to a greener and more sustainable driving experience.

Fuel Consumption in Real-World Conditions

Real-world fuel consumption is a crucial aspect of any vehicle's performance, and the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD demonstrates efficiency not only in official testing but also in practical everyday driving conditions.

Urban Efficiency: In urban environments, where stop-and-go traffic and frequent idling are common, the Daihatsu Tanto's efficiency truly shines. Its compact size and responsive engine make it adept at maneuvering through city streets. This agility translates to reduced fuel consumption, as the engine doesn't have to work as hard to navigate traffic.

Smooth Transmission: The continuously variable transmission (CVT) plays a vital role in real-world fuel economy. It optimizes gear ratios seamlessly, ensuring that the engine operates efficiently at varying speeds. This results in less fuel wastage during acceleration and deceleration.

Responsive Turbocharged Engine: The turbocharged engine delivers power when needed, but it does so efficiently. The turbocharger allows for better torque at lower RPMs, reducing the need to rev the engine excessively, which can contribute to fuel savings.

Practical Commuter: As a practical commuter car, the Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD is often chosen by drivers with daily urban or suburban commutes. Its ability to navigate traffic efficiently and its cost-effective fuel consumption make it a popular choice for those looking to minimize fuel expenses.

Fuel Economy Monitoring: Some models of the Daihatsu Tanto come equipped with fuel economy monitoring systems that provide drivers with real-time feedback on their driving habits. This feature can encourage more fuel-efficient driving and help drivers optimize their fuel economy further.

Overall Efficiency: While official testing yields impressive fuel efficiency ratings, many owners of the Daihatsu Tanto report that these figures hold up well in real-world driving. This consistency between laboratory testing and practical use underscores the vehicle's reliability and efficiency.

In essence, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD doesn't just excel in controlled testing conditions; it continues to demonstrate commendable fuel efficiency in everyday situations. Its design, transmission, and turbocharged engine all contribute to its reputation as a practical and economical choice for urban and suburban commuters.

Fuel Tank Capacity and Range

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD strikes a balance between compact dimensions and a practical fuel tank capacity, ensuring convenience for urban and city driving.

Fuel Tank Capacity: This model is equipped with a fuel tank that has a capacity of approximately 8.9 US gallons or 7.4 UK gallons, which is equivalent to 34 liters. This capacity is well-suited for its role as a commuter vehicle, as it strikes a balance between refueling frequency and overall driving range.

Urban Convenience: The fuel tank capacity of the Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD complements its excellent fuel efficiency. For city and urban driving, this capacity means fewer stops at the gas station, enhancing the convenience of daily commuting.

Driving Range: With its efficient fuel consumption, the Daihatsu Tanto offers a respectable driving range on a full tank of fuel. While the precise range may vary based on driving habits and conditions, owners can expect to cover a substantial distance before needing to refuel.

Cost-Effective: The combination of a moderate fuel tank size and impressive fuel efficiency makes this vehicle a cost-effective choice for those who frequently drive in city traffic. Reduced fuel expenses and fewer refueling stops can lead to long-term savings.

Environmentally Considerate: A moderate fuel tank capacity also aligns with eco-friendly principles. Smaller tanks mean fewer emissions during refueling and less potential for fuel wastage.

Practicality: In addition to its size, the Daihatsu Tanto's fuel tank capacity contributes to the practicality of the vehicle. It's designed to meet the needs of urban and suburban commuters, offering a balance between size, efficiency, and convenience.

In essence, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD features a fuel tank capacity that caters to the demands of city driving. It strikes a practical balance, ensuring that owners can enjoy the convenience of fewer refueling stops while still benefiting from the vehicle's commendable fuel efficiency.

Dimensions and Sizes

The dimensions and sizes of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD are tailored to meet the demands of urban driving, prioritizing maneuverability and space efficiency.

Exterior Dimensions:
- Length: Approximately 339.5 cm (133.66 inches)
- Width: Approximately 147.5 cm (58.07 inches)
- Height: Approximately 175 cm (68.89 inches)

These exterior dimensions make the Daihatsu Tanto highly maneuverable in city traffic. Its compact size allows for easy parking in tight spaces and effortless navigation through crowded streets.

Exterior Size (L x W x H):
- Approximately 339.5 x 147.5 x 175 cm (133.66 x 58.07 x 68.89 inches)

This overall size ensures that the vehicle remains practical and functional for urban dwellers while providing ample interior space for occupants.

Interior Dimensions:
- Length: Approximately 216 cm (85.03 inches)
- Width: Approximately 135 cm (53.14 inches)
- Height: Approximately 135.5 cm (53.34 inches)

The interior dimensions of the Daihatsu Tanto strike a balance between passenger comfort and efficient use of space. The cabin offers sufficient room for occupants while keeping the overall footprint compact.

Interior Size (L x W x H):
- Approximately 216 x 135 x 135.5 cm (85.03 x 53.14 x 53.34 inches)

These interior measurements underline the vehicle's space efficiency, making it suitable for accommodating four passengers comfortably in a two-row configuration.

Wheelbase:
- Approximately 249 cm (98.03 inches)

The wheelbase contributes to stability and ride comfort, ensuring a balanced distribution of weight across the vehicle.

Ride Height - Ground Clearance:
- Approximately 15.5 cm (6.1 inches)

The ride height provides ample ground clearance for everyday driving, allowing the vehicle to clear common obstacles without issue.

Weight:
- Approximately 1010 kg (2226 lbs)

The vehicle's weight is well-managed, contributing to its agility and fuel efficiency.

Number of Seats:
- 4

The Daihatsu Tanto is configured to seat four passengers comfortably, making it suitable for small families or groups.

Number of Doors:
- 5

With five doors, including a rear hatch, access to the interior is convenient and practical.

Minimum Turning Circle - Turning Diameter, m:
- Approximately 4.7 meters

The small turning radius enhances the vehicle's maneuverability, particularly in tight urban spaces.

In essence, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD's dimensions and sizes are finely tuned to meet the demands of city driving, offering a compact footprint, efficient use of space, and ease of maneuvering, all while providing practicality for everyday use.

Wheel and Tire Options

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD offers a carefully selected set of wheel and tire options, catering to the needs of urban driving and enhancing both performance and style.

Front and Rear Tire Dimensions: The Daihatsu Tanto is equipped with tires of dimensions 165/55 R15 both at the front and rear. These tire dimensions strike a balance between agility and stability. The 15-inch wheels provide ample grip on the road while maintaining a comfortable ride.

Tire Type: The tires are of standard design, offering reliability and longevity. While they are not designed for extreme performance, they suit the vehicle's intended use as a city and urban commuter.

Aluminium Disk: The vehicle comes with standard aluminum wheels. These wheels are lightweight, enhancing the car's overall performance and fuel efficiency.

4WS - Four-Wheel Steering: The Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD does not feature four-wheel steering. This simplifies the vehicle's design and contributes to ease of maintenance.

Variable Gear Ratio Steering - VGS/VGRS: Similarly, variable gear ratio steering is not a feature in this model. The steering system is designed for straightforward and predictable handling.

Sport-Tuned Suspension: The vehicle does not come with a sport-tuned suspension system. Instead, it features a suspension setup that prioritizes ride comfort and everyday usability.

Low Down Suspension: There is no low-down suspension option available for this model. The suspension is tuned for practicality and versatility in urban driving conditions.

In summary, the wheel and tire options of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD are well-suited for its role as a compact and efficient urban vehicle. The standard tire dimensions and aluminum wheels provide a good balance of grip and fuel efficiency, ensuring a comfortable and reliable driving experience for city commuters.

Interior Space and Comfort

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD may be compact on the outside, but it's surprisingly spacious and comfortable on the inside, making it an ideal choice for city commuters and small families.

Passenger Capacity: This model is designed to comfortably seat up to four passengers, providing practicality for daily urban commutes or short trips with friends and family.

Front and Rear Seating: The front and rear seats offer sufficient space for adult occupants. The design maximizes legroom and headroom, ensuring a comfortable ride for everyone.

Front Bench Seat: The front seats are configured in a bench-style layout, enhancing the sense of openness in the cabin. This design also allows for easier access to the rear seats.

Full Flat Seats: The rear seats can be fully folded flat, creating additional cargo space when needed. This versatility is particularly handy for carrying larger items or luggage.

Interior Dimensions: The interior dimensions are carefully optimized to make the most of the available space:
- Length: Approximately 216 cm (85.03 inches)
- Width: Approximately 135 cm (53.14 inches)
- Height: Approximately 135.5 cm (53.34 inches)

These measurements reflect the vehicle's space efficiency, ensuring that passengers have ample room to sit comfortably.

Seat Position Memory: While this feature is not included in the standard configuration, some variants of the Daihatsu Tanto may offer seat position memory as an optional feature.

Air Conditioning: The vehicle comes equipped with an auto air conditioning system, ensuring a pleasant cabin environment in various weather conditions.

Keyless Entry: Keyless entry is a standard feature, enhancing convenience when entering and exiting the vehicle.

Interior Materials: The interior features materials that balance durability and comfort. While not luxurious, they are practical for everyday use and easy to maintain.

Etc: Additional options and features, such as a stowable rear luggage box, can enhance interior versatility and storage options.

In essence, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD offers a surprisingly spacious and comfortable interior for a vehicle of its size. With well-designed seating, practical features, and a focus on space efficiency, it provides a comfortable and enjoyable driving experience, particularly suited for urban and city use.

Exterior Dimensions and Design

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD boasts an exterior design that perfectly aligns with its role as a compact urban vehicle. Its dimensions and styling are carefully crafted to navigate city streets with ease while making a distinctive statement.

Compact Stature: The Daihatsu Tanto's exterior dimensions are compact, measuring approximately 339.5 cm (133.66 inches) in length, 147.5 cm (58.07 inches) in width, and 175 cm (68.89 inches) in height. This compact size makes it exceptionally maneuverable in congested urban environments and simplifies parking in tight spots.

Modern Styling: The vehicle's exterior design exudes a contemporary and youthful aesthetic. With clean lines, a streamlined profile, and well-integrated features, it maintains a modern and stylish appearance.

Efficient Use of Space: Despite its compact dimensions, the Daihatsu Tanto maximizes interior space, providing ample room for passengers and cargo. The exterior design is optimized for space efficiency, ensuring that the vehicle remains practical and versatile.

Two-Tone Finish: Some variants of the Tanto offer a two-tone exterior finish, adding a touch of personalization and style. This option allows owners to select from various color combinations to suit their preferences.

Front and Rear Spoilers: Standout exterior features include front and rear spoilers that enhance the vehicle's aerodynamics and contribute to its sporty appearance.

Xenon and Fog Lamps: The vehicle is equipped with xenon lamps for improved visibility during nighttime driving. Additionally, it features front fog lamps to enhance safety in adverse weather conditions.

Ultraviolet Glass Protection: The Daihatsu Tanto includes ultraviolet glass protection, reducing the heat and glare from the sun and enhancing passenger comfort.

Rear Hatch: The rear of the vehicle features a convenient hatch, allowing easy access to the cargo area and facilitating the loading and unloading of luggage or groceries.

Roof Equipment: While it doesn't come with a roof rail or roof equipment, the compact design of the Daihatsu Tanto means that owners can efficiently use interior space for cargo storage when needed.

In summary, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD's exterior dimensions and design are perfectly aligned with its role as a practical and stylish urban vehicle. Its compact size, modern styling, and thoughtful features make it an excellent choice for navigating city streets with ease while maintaining a distinctive and contemporary appearance.

Safety Features and Ratings

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD prioritizes safety features to ensure the well-being of its occupants, making it a responsible choice for urban driving and family transportation.

Drivers Airbag: A standard feature, the driver's airbag provides vital protection in the event of a collision.

Passengers Airbag: Likewise, a passenger airbag is included to enhance the safety of front-seat occupants.

Side Airbag: Depending on the variant and optional packages, some versions of the Tanto may offer side airbags, providing additional protection in side-impact accidents.

ABS with EBD: The vehicle comes equipped with an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) that helps maintain steering control during hard braking. Additionally, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) ensures that braking force is distributed optimally to all wheels, enhancing stability.

Brake Assist: Brake assist is a standard feature, aiding in emergency braking situations by increasing brake force when necessary.

Curtain Airbags: While curtain airbags are not included in the standard configuration, they may be available as part of optional safety packages.

2 Airbags: In some variants, two airbags (driver and passenger) are the standard configuration, providing basic frontal collision protection.

Isofix Bar: The presence of an Isofix bar ensures secure attachment for child safety seats, enhancing the safety of young passengers.

Security Alarm: A security alarm system is standard, helping to deter theft and unauthorized access.

Air Conditioning: While not a safety feature per se, the inclusion of air conditioning contributes to passenger comfort and alertness during travel, indirectly contributing to safety.

Keyless Entry: Keyless entry enhances convenience while also offering a degree of security by preventing unauthorized access to the vehicle.

Etc: Depending on the trim level and optional packages selected, additional safety features may be available, allowing buyers to tailor the Tanto's safety options to their specific needs.

In conclusion, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD places a strong emphasis on safety features, offering a range of options to suit various preferences and requirements. Whether it's through airbags, advanced braking systems, or child seat compatibility, the vehicle is designed to prioritize the well-being of its occupants, making it a responsible choice for urban and family driving.

Technology and Infotainment

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD may be a compact urban vehicle, but it still manages to incorporate technology and infotainment features to enhance the driving experience and convenience for occupants.

Radio: The standard radio system provides access to AM/FM stations, allowing passengers to enjoy their favorite music and stay informed while on the road.

CD Player: Alongside the radio, a CD player is included as standard equipment. This feature enables the playback of audio CDs, providing additional entertainment options.

MD Player: Some variants may offer an optional MiniDisc (MD) player, which was a popular format for digital audio playback at the time.

Navigation System: The Tanto may be equipped with an HDD navigation system as an optional feature. This system offers GPS navigation and maps, helping drivers find their way efficiently in urban and unfamiliar areas.

Mesomorphic Monitor: An analog TV tuner is an optional feature, allowing passengers to watch television while parked or when the vehicle is stationary.

Traffic Jam Assist: The G-BOOK ALPHA system, available optionally, provides real-time traffic information, helping drivers navigate congested areas and avoid traffic jams.

Audio HDD: Some variants offer an audio HDD option, which allows users to store and access a large collection of music digitally.

DVD-audio: As an optional feature, a DVD-audio system may be available for those looking to enjoy high-quality audio playback.

Speaker: The standard speaker system ensures that audio playback is clear and enjoyable for all passengers.

AC Plug: While not directly related to infotainment, the presence of an AC plug can be handy for charging devices and powering electronics during the drive.

Steering Wheel Controls: Depending on the trim level, the Tanto may offer steering wheel controls for audio and navigation functions, enhancing convenience and safety.

Air Purifier: Although primarily aimed at improving air quality, an air purifier contributes to passenger comfort during the drive.

Etc: Depending on the variant and optional packages chosen, there may be additional technology and infotainment features available to enhance the overall driving experience.

In summary, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD incorporates a range of technology and infotainment features to cater to the needs and preferences of its occupants. Whether it's music playback, navigation, or entertainment options, the vehicle strives to provide a comfortable and enjoyable driving experience within its compact urban-focused design.

Pricing and Availability

When considering the pricing and availability of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD, it's important to keep in mind that factors such as location, condition, and additional features or accessories can influence the final cost of the vehicle. Here, we'll provide a general overview of what potential buyers might expect.

Pricing: The pricing of a used 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD can vary widely depending on various factors. Generally, the cost of a used Tanto from this model year can range from a few thousand dollars to several thousand dollars, with factors like mileage, condition, and optional features playing a significant role in determining the final price.

Availability: Availability can vary by region and market conditions. In some areas, you may find a relatively high number of used Daihatsu Tanto models from this generation available for sale, while in others, they may be less common. It's advisable to check with local dealerships, used car lots, and online marketplaces to get a sense of the availability in your area.

Depreciation: Like most vehicles, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD has experienced depreciation over the years. This means that it can often be more affordable to purchase a used model compared to a new one, making it an attractive option for budget-conscious buyers.

Condition: The condition of the vehicle is a crucial factor in determining its price. Well-maintained vehicles with lower mileage tend to command higher prices. Buyers should carefully inspect any used Tanto they're considering to assess its overall condition.

Additional Costs: Keep in mind that the purchase price is just one aspect of the cost of ownership. Buyers should also factor in ongoing costs such as insurance, fuel, maintenance, and potential repairs.

Optional Features: The availability of optional features and accessories, such as navigation systems, alloy wheels, or upgraded audio systems, can affect both the pricing and desirability of a used Daihatsu Tanto.

Imported Models: In some regions, the Daihatsu Tanto may be available as an imported or second-hand vehicle. Importing a vehicle may involve additional costs and considerations, including compliance with local regulations.

It's advisable for potential buyers to research local listings, compare prices, and thoroughly inspect any used Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD they are interested in to ensure they make an informed decision based on their budget and preferences. Additionally, availability and pricing can change over time, so it's a good idea to stay up to date with the local market conditions and trends.

Owner's Experience: Fuel Average

Owner's experiences with the fuel average of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD can provide valuable insights for prospective buyers. The vehicle's fuel efficiency is a crucial consideration for those looking to minimize their fuel costs and reduce their environmental impact while enjoying the convenience of a compact urban car.

Economical Commuting: Many owners have found the Tanto to be an economical choice for daily commuting and city driving. Its compact size and efficient engine contribute to lower fuel consumption, which can result in savings over time.

Fuel Efficiency: While exact fuel efficiency figures can vary depending on driving habits and conditions, the Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD is generally known for its respectable fuel efficiency. Owners have reported achieving good miles per gallon (mpg) ratings during their daily drives.

Urban Driving: The Tanto's fuel efficiency is particularly appreciated in urban settings, where stop-and-go traffic is common. The vehicle's compact design and fuel-efficient engine make it well-suited for navigating congested city streets without a significant drain on fuel.

Real-World Experience: Owner reviews often highlight that the Tanto's real-world fuel consumption aligns with or even surpasses the manufacturer's claimed figures. This can be reassuring for buyers looking for a reliable estimate of the vehicle's fuel economy.

Variable Driving Conditions: Some owners have shared their experiences with the Tanto's fuel economy in various driving conditions, from city traffic to highway cruising. These insights can help potential buyers understand how the vehicle performs in different scenarios.

Eco-Friendly Considerations: For environmentally conscious buyers, the Tanto's relatively low fuel consumption can be appealing, as it results in reduced greenhouse gas emissions compared to less fuel-efficient vehicles.

Maintenance and Driving Habits: It's worth noting that regular maintenance and driving habits can significantly impact fuel efficiency. Owners who prioritize proper maintenance and adopt fuel-efficient driving practices tend to get the best mileage out of their Tanto.

Overall Satisfaction: In sum, many owners of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD have shared positive experiences regarding its fuel average. Its efficient performance in urban environments and the satisfaction of achieving good fuel economy contribute to its appeal as a practical and economical choice for daily transportation.

Conclusion: The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD in Review

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD presents a compelling option for those seeking a compact and efficient urban vehicle. With its unique design, practical features, and respectable fuel efficiency, this car has garnered positive reviews from owners and industry experts alike.

Practical Urban Transport: The Tanto's compact dimensions and 4WD capabilities make it a practical choice for urban dwellers. Its small footprint allows for easy maneuvering through congested city streets and tight parking spaces, while the 4WD system provides added traction in adverse weather conditions.

Fuel Efficiency: Fuel efficiency is a standout feature of the Tanto. Owners have consistently reported achieving good mileage, making it an economical choice for daily commuting and city driving. The vehicle's efficient engine and eco-friendly considerations align with modern drivers' desire for reduced fuel consumption and environmental responsibility.

Safety Features: The Tanto prioritizes safety with features such as airbags, ABS with EBD, and optional side airbags. These safety measures provide peace of mind for both drivers and passengers.

Comfort and Convenience: Despite its compact size, the Tanto offers a surprisingly spacious interior. The vehicle's well-designed cabin and features like power windows and keyless entry contribute to a comfortable driving experience.

Technology and Infotainment: The inclusion of technology features such as a radio, CD player, navigation system, and optional infotainment upgrades adds to the overall convenience and entertainment value of the Tanto.

Owner Satisfaction: Many owners have expressed satisfaction with their Tanto, citing its reliability, low operating costs, and practicality as key factors contributing to their positive experiences.

Considerations: While the Tanto offers numerous advantages, prospective buyers should keep in mind factors such as pricing, availability, and the condition of used models. Additionally, individual preferences for optional features and accessories may influence the final decision.

In conclusion, the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD presents a well-rounded package for urban driving. Its combination of fuel efficiency, safety features, and practicality make it an attractive choice for those seeking an economical and reliable vehicle tailored to the demands of city life.

2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD FAQ: Your Key Questions Answered

What are the key specifications of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD?

The 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD features a 660cc engine, 4WD drivetrain, CVT transmission, and a compact design ideal for urban driving.

How does the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD compare to earlier Tanto models?

Compared to earlier Tanto models, the 2008 version offers updated styling, improved safety features, and enhanced fuel efficiency.

Are there different engine options available for the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD?

No, the 2008 Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD is equipped with a 660cc engine (KF-DET) as its sole engine option.

What are the available trim levels for the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD?

The 2008 Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD is primarily offered in a single trim level, with optional features and accessories to customize the vehicle to your preferences.

Does the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD have advanced safety features?

Yes, the 2008 Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD includes safety features such as airbags, ABS with EBD, and optional side airbags for enhanced protection.

How does the fuel efficiency of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD compare to other cars in its class?

The 2008 Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD is known for its excellent fuel efficiency, making it a competitive choice in its class for those seeking economical transportation.

Can you provide information on the interior space and comfort of the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD?

The Tanto offers a surprisingly spacious interior for a compact car, with comfortable seating and convenience features like power windows and keyless entry.

Are there optional technology and infotainment features available for the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD?

Yes, buyers can choose optional technology features such as a navigation system, infotainment upgrades, and more to enhance their driving experience.

What is the typical price range for a used 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD?

The price of a used 2008 Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD can vary depending on factors such as mileage, condition, and optional features, but it generally falls within the range of a few thousand to several thousand dollars.

How does the 2008 Daihatsu Tanto 660 Custom RS 4WD perform in real-world driving conditions?

Many owners have reported positive experiences with the Tanto's real-world performance, achieving good fuel economy and finding it well-suited for urban driving.


Brian Wong - Senior Reviews Editor of cars-directory.net

Brian Wong / Author

Brian Wong is an accomplished automotive journalist and editor with a passion for cars. With over a decade of experience in the industry, he has established himself as a trusted voice in the automotive community. Brian has written extensively about a wide range of topics in the field, from the latest trends in car design to innovative safety features and emerging technologies. As a senior reviews editor, he is responsible for test driving and analyzing the latest cars on the market, providing readers with accurate and objective reviews. His articles are widely read and respected for their depth of knowledge and analysis. Brian is committed to staying at the forefront of the latest developments in the automotive industry, and is dedicated to sharing his expertise and insights with his readers.

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