7 Best Toto Toilets – For Superior Flushing
Last Updated on September 5, 2023 by toilethaven
There are hundreds of Toto toilet models, and choosing the right one for your bathroom can be daunting. A toilet is a long-term investment, and you want to be sure you buy the best.
The main reason Toto toilets are the best is because they have a very strong flush while using as little water as possible, thanks to their double-cyclone flushing system. The system is also very effective in cleaning and rinsing the bowl, not forgetting that Toto toilets hardly clog.
Toto is the largest toilet manufacturer in the world. It was founded in the year 1917 by the Japanese inventor Kazuchika Okura.
His motivation to start the company came about in 1908 after he visited Europe and was fascinated by the white porcelain flush toilets. At the time, the Japanese were using the old-fashioned squat toilets.
He went back home to try and replicate the “European” toilets back home. In 1914, he released his first flush toilet and founded the Toyo Toki Company in 1917. The company was later renamed to Toto in 1970.
In the year 1964, American Arnold Cohen invented the electronic bidet seat and patented it. His invention was, however, not embraced in North America. He traveled east and licensed his patent to Toto.
Toto improved Cohen’s design and came up with their electronic bidet toilet seat, commonly known as a washlet. The washlet was an instant hit in Japan.
Instead of installing both a toilet and a stand-alone bidet, people would just install the toilet and mount a Toto washlet at the top. Washlets also offered more features than stand-alone bidets, and hence, Toto sold lots of them.
Toto toilets are now sold all over the world and are some of the best toilets you can ever buy. So, of all these models, what are some of the best Toto toilets?
In this post, we will go through 7 of the top-rated Toto toilets and see what makes them a worthwhile investment over other models.
The 7 Best Toto Toilets are:
|Toilet||Style||Flush Rate||Reason to Buy|
|1. Toto Ultramax II||One-piece||1.28 GPF||Best overall|
|2. Toto 700H Neorest||One-piece||0.8/1 GPF||Best high-end|
|3. Toto CST744SL Drake||Two-piece||1.6 GPF||Best mid-range|
|4. Toto Carlyle II||One-piece||1.28 GPF||Best skirted|
|5. Toto Aquia IV||Two-piece||0.8/1.28 GPF||Best dual flush|
|6. Toto Entrada||Two-piece||1.28 GPF||Best budget|
|7. Toto Aquia Wall-Hung Toilet||Two-piece||0.9/1.6 GPF||Best wall-hung|
Review of the Best Toto Toilets
The following is a detailed review of the 7 best Toto toilets. I hope you will have gotten the toilet you want by the time you are done reading this post.
1. Toto Ultramax II
Toto Ultramax II is, in my opinion, the best Toto toilet and also overall best compared to other toilet brands. It is a single flush, two-piece elongated toilet with a comfort/universal height. The colors available are cotton white, colonial white, Sedona beige, bone, and ebony.
Toto Ultramax II is an improved model of the initial Toto Ultramax. Toto Ultramax uses the G max flushing system, while the Toto Ultramax II uses the Toto tornado flushing.
Toto’s G max flushing system uses 1.6 gallons of water per flush, while the Tornado flush uses 1.28 gallons per flush. As a result, the Toto Ultramax II is certified by the EPA’s WaterSense and can, therefore, be sold all over the United States, including California and Texas.
The tornado flush system works by eliminating the need for rim holes and only using two powerful nozzles on each side of the bowl. These nozzles have a sideways orientation by design rather than design.
As the water flows from the tank to the bowl, it is forced out through these nozzles. The nozzles create a centrifugal cyclonic force, which causes the water to swirl in the bowl. This action creates a powerful scrubbing and rinsing action, which is also very effective in waste elimination.
I love the one-piece profile design of the Toto Ultramax II. Unlike in two-piece toilets, where there is a clear gap between the tank and the bowl, this toilet’s design is seamless, which makes it look elegant and stylish. Cleaning it is also so easy and quick.
If you are easily irritated by the slamming sound as the toilet seat hits hard on the bowl after each toilet use, you will be happy to know that the Toto Ultramax II comes with a soft closing seat and lid. If you would like to take your comfort a notch higher, you can invest in the toilet bidet combo, where the Toto Ultramax II comes with a Toto washlet.
Although cotton white and colonial white are the two most famous Toto toilet colors, the black (ebony) Toto Ultramax II is an absolute beauty. If you would like to experiment with a black toilet, I would not hesitate to recommend it.
Apart from having a powerful flush and looking amazing, the Toto Ultramax II is also a comfortable height toilet. It has a seat height of 17.25 inches, which is comfortable for the tall and seniors to sit and stand up from.
The other Toto Ultramax II dimensions are:
- Depth: 28.375 inches
- Width: 16.625 inches
- Height: 28.75 inches
- Rough-in: 12 inches
As you can see, the Ultramax is quite a compact toilet despite having an elongated bowl. It will, therefore, save you valuable bathroom space.
There is no shortage of factors to show why the Toto Ultramax is one of the best Toto toilets. You would not go wrong with it.
2. Toto Neorest 700H
If you are looking for absolute luxury, then the Toto Neorest 700H is your toilet. It is a dual flush one-piece elongated toilet that features a state-of-the-art Toto washlet. In my opinion, this is the best bidet toilet combo in and out of Toto.
The Toto Neorest 700H will give you a complete, hands-free experience. When you enter the bathroom, a sensor in the toilet will note your presence and immediately prompt the lid to open automatically.
As soon as you are done doing your business, you can choose to flush using the wireless remote control or walk away and let the toilet flush on its own. The toilet lid will also automatically close softly when you walk away.
What is even more interesting is that you will not need to use toilet paper while using this toilet. A nozzle will appear from the back end of the seat and completely clean your posterior as well as feminine parts using warm water.
The nozzle position can be adjusted forwards and backward to ensure it is hitting all the desired spots and accommodate people of different sizes. Its warm water temperature and pressure can be adjusted to each user’s preferences.
Two cleansing features that you will love are the pulsating and oscillating washes. The oscillating wash is when the nozzle moves back and forth rapidly to cleaner over a wider surface area. A pulsating wash involves the use of warm water with alternating strong and soft streams, which creates a massaging sensation.
After you are thoroughly cleaned, a warm air drier with 5 adjustable temperature levels will blow warm air all over you, leaving you fully dried. To take care of any lingering odor, an air deodorizer automatically kicks in, making the room smell fresh throughout.
A heated toilet seat makes sure that you do not have to freeze on the toilet, especially during cold winters. And in case you want to use the toilet during the night, you do not have to turn on the bright bathroom lights. A blue LED nightlight illuminating the bowl will help you navigate your way to the toilet.
Toto Neorest 700h uses Toto’s revolutionary Ewater+, which is basically electrolyzed water to sterilize the nozzle before each use. The same water is sprayed on the bowl, making it wet. The resultant effect is that waste does not stick to the bowl, which helps in flushing and reduces the cleaning frequency.
Neorest 700H is also very water efficient. Being a dual flush toilet, it only uses 0.8 gallons of water to flush liquids and only 1 gallon to flush solids. It uses the Toto tornado flushing system.
The toilet’s seat height is 17.25 inches. It is, therefore, compliant with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Its other dimensions are:
- Depth: 31.44 inches
- Width: 17.625 inches
- Height: 20.75 inches
- Rough-in: 12 inches
The Toto Neorest is clearly one of the most stylish toilets in the market. The only downside to it is that it is quite pricey. Read the comparison between Toto Neorest 750H and 700H in this post.
- Water consumption: 1.0 gallons_per_flush
- Cyclone siphon jet flushing system, ultra-high efficiency (1.0GPF/3.8LPF and 0.8GPF/3.0LPF)
- Convenient remote control
3. Toto CST744SL Drake
Toto Drake is probably one of the most famous Toto toilet models, and it is for good reason. It is both a powerful flushing toilet and also budget-friendly.
If you are, therefore, looking for a powerful flushing Toto toilet but don’t want to spend a lot of money, then the Toto CST744SL Drake is the toilet for you. It is a single flush, one-piece elongated and comfort-height toilet.
Toto Drake uses the Toto’s G Max flushing system. The G Max flushing system is well known for powerful flushing as a result of using a 3-inch wide flush valve and 1.6 gallons of water per flush. This means that the toilet is able to push more water using less time, which is what creates a strong flush.
Unfortunately, due to its water consumption, which is more than the prerequisite 1.28 gallons per flush, Toto Drake does not meet the requirements of WaterSense as well as the California Energy Commission (CEC). It, therefore, cannot be sold in states such as California and Texas, which have some of the stringiest water conservation laws.
The Drake’s bowl rim height is 16.5 inches, which increases to a seat height of 17.5 inches after installing a seat. It is, therefore, an ADA-compliant toilet, which is very comfortable as well as helpful for the tall, seniors, and disabled.
Another thing to note is that the Toto Drake does not come with a toilet seat. That means you will need to buy one separately. You may opt to buy an ordinary toilet seat or go with a Toto washlet.
The dimensions of the Toto CST744SL Drake are:
- Depth: 28.625 inches
- Width: 19.5 inches
- Height: 30.75 inches
- Rough-in: 12 inches
For its flushing power and price, The Toto Drake elongated bowl and tank is a toilet you should really consider, especially if you are on a budget.
- Item may ship in more than one box and may arrive separately
- G-Max flushing system, low consumption (1.6GPF/6.0LPF), Elongated front bowl and tank set, less seat
- Universal Height, Two-piece design with high-profile tank
Toto Drake vs Toto Drake II
Toto Drake II is a model of the Toto Drake. It is still a two-piece elongated toilet but high profile, which also looks nicer than the Toto Drake.
The major difference between the Toto Drake and the Drake II is in their water consumption. While the Toto Drake uses 1.6 gallons of water per flush, the Toto Drake II uses only 1.28 gallons per flush.
Another difference is the flushing system. The Toto Drake uses the G Max flushing system, while the Toto Drake II uses the Tornado flush system. This is also called the E Max flushing system, which is an improvement to the older G Max flushing system.
The Toto Drake II is, therefore, compliant with EPA’s WaterSense requirements. Apart from that, it complies with the standards of the California Green Building Standard Code (CalGreen). Its sale in California is therefore not restricted.
The surface of the Toto Drake II is coated using Cefiontect, which is Toto’s Sana gloss. Cefiontect glaze inhibits the adherence of dirt on the toilet, which makes it easier to clean and also makes it look shiny. Toto Drake does not have the Cefiontect glaze.
Drake II’s bowl rim is slightly shorter than that of the Toto Drake. While the Toto Drake has a rim height of 16.5 inches, the Toto Drake II has a rim height of 16.125 inches. Both of them are, therefore ADA compliant toilets.
The other dimensions of the Toto Drake II are:
- Depth: 28.5 inches
- Width: 17.25 inches
- Height: 30 inches
- Rough-in: 12 inches
Although the Toto Drake II is slightly more expensive than the Toto Drake, it is such an elegant toilet that I would recommend it to anyone willing to spend a little more money.
More on the Toto Drake vs. Toto Drake II in this detailed post.
- Item may ship in more than one box and may arrive separately
- Double Cyclone Technology.does not come with a seat, it is just a bowl C454CUFG#01) and a tank (ST454E#01).
- Powerful, quiet flush every time
4. Toto Carlyle II
Toto makes a few skirted toilets, Toto Carlyle II being one of them. A skirted toilet is a toilet with a concealed trapway, which is a very modern and cool design.
A skirted trapway eliminates all nooks and crannies, for instance, the toilet bolts and caps section, leaving the toilet looking smooth and seamless. It is even better if the toilet has a one-piece design. Apart from just looking elegant, cleaning and maintaining the toilet’s hygiene is very easy.
The Toto Carlyle II is a single flush; one-piece elongated skirted toilet that also features a comfortable height. It is the skirted version of the Toto Ultramax II. Apart from the skirted design, the Toto Carlyle II and Toto Ultramax II are completely similar, including all their other features.
Unlike other toilet manufacturers, Toto does not make 10 and 14-inch rough-in toilets but only toilets with a rough-in of 12 inches. It, therefore, becomes difficult if you have an old toilet with a rough-in of either 10 or 14 that you need to replace with a modern Toto Toilet.
And that is where the Toto Carlyle II and other skirted Toto toilets come in. Although these toilets are made with a rough-in of 12 inches, you can adjust them into either 10 or 14-inch rough-in toilets using Toto’s unfit adapter.
The Toto unifit adapter is only compatible with the Toto skirted toilet models only. Using other models, you can replace a 14-inch rough-in toilet with a 12-inch rough-in toilet, but a 2-inch gap will be left between the toilet and the wall. A toilet with a rough-in of 10 cannot be replaced with a 12-inch rough-in toilet.
- 1.28 gallons per flush Tornado Flush system with a powerful centrifugal rinse
- CEFIONTECT glaze gives the bowl a lubricious quality that prevents waste from adhering
- SoftClose seat included. No more slammed lids!
Toto Carlyle II vs. Toto Vespin II
Toto Vespin II is a single flush two-piece elongated and skirted toilet with a comfortable height. It is the skirted version of the Toto Drake II.
If you like the Toto Drake II but would like the skirted version of it, then the Toto Vespin II is the toilet for you. It has a rough-in of 12 inches, but it can be converted to either a 10 or a 14-inch rough-in toilet using the Toto unifit adapter.
The major difference between the Toto Carlyle and the Toto Vespin is that the Toto Carlyle II is a one-piece toilet while the Toto Vespin II is a two-piece toilet.
When it comes to the toilet design, I don’t think there is a superior one to the other. The decision to buy either a one-piece or a two-piece toilet comes down to one’s own preference.
Please note that while the Toto Carlyle II comes with a soft-close toilet seat, the Vespin II comes without a seat. You will therefore need to buy one separately. Other than that, these 2 toilets are almost similar.
The Toto Carlyle II is, however, more expensive than the Toto Vespin II, the same way the Ultramax II is more expensive than the Toto Drake II.
I have also written a comparison between the Toto Vespin II and Toto Carlyle II. Read it here.
Below is an image of the elegant Toto Vespin II
- Vespin Cotton Two Piece Elongated SanaGloss Toilet with Double Cyclone Flush System
5. Toto Aquia IV
There are several models of the Toto Aquia toilet, but the Toto Aquia IV is, in my opinion, the best of them all. Toto Aquia toilet models are different from other Toto toilets in that they are fully skirted and are also dual flush.
Toto Aquia IV is a dual flush two-piece elongated standard height skirted toilet. It is an improved version of the famous Toto Aquia II.
Let us look at the features and specifications of the Toto Aquia IV and then compare them with those of the Toto Aquia II. That way, you will be able to know what model is the best for you to buy.
Aquia IV uses Toto’s Tornado flush system. In this model, the flushing system utilizes the extra-large 3-inch flush valve, 2 powerful nozzles, and a fully glazed trapway. As a result, the Aquia IV is a powerful flushing toilet with a quieter flush than most of the other Toto toilets.
Its flush buttons are installed on the lid at the top of the toilet. The bigger button is for a full flush, which is basically for flushing solids, while the smaller button is for half a flush used to flush down liquids.
For every flush, the toilet will use either 1.28 or 0.8 gallons of water, which is very efficient. The Aquia IV is, therefore, WaterSense and CalGreen compliant, meaning it can be sold all over the United States without restrictions.
Another advantage of the Aquia IV is that even though it has a rough-in of 12 inches, it can also be installed in bathrooms with a 10 or 14-inch rough-in. You will only need to buy the Toto unifit adapter.
The dimensions of the Toto Aquia IV are:
- Depth: 27.56 inches
- Width: 15.5 inches
- Height: 29.25 inches
- Seat height: 17 inches
The one thing you can notice here is that the Aquia IV has a shorter depth than most Toto toilets, or any other toilet for that matter. For people who want to save every bathroom inch, this might be a great choice for them.
Now let us compare the Toto Aquia IV to the Toto Aquia II
Toto Aquia IV vs Toto Aquia II
The first difference between these 2 toilets is in their water consumption. Toto Aquia IV uses 1.28/0.8 gallons per flush, while Toto Aquia II uses 1.6/0.9 gallons per flush. Aquia IV is, therefore, more water-efficient than the Aquia II.
Another thing to remember is that while the Aquia IV comes with a soft-close toilet seat, the Aquia II does not come with a seat. One must buy a seat separately.
Toto Aquia IV is also coated with the Cefiontect glaze, which inhibits dirt and mold from sticking to the toilet, making it very easy to clean.
Being the latest model of the Toto Aquia toilets, the Aquia IV is without a doubt the best of them all. It is also slightly more expensive than the Toto Aquia II.
6. Toto Entrada
Toto Entrada is a single flush, two-piece elongated, and comfortable height toilet. It is only available in cotton white and Sedona beige finishes. A model with a round toilet bowl is also available.
The Toto Entrada is a fantastic toilet from Toto, which I wouldn’t hesitate recommending to anyone. What are some of the factors that make Toto Entrada a decent toilet to buy?
- Superior flushing
- Water efficient
- Comfort height
- Elongated/round bowl
Toto Entrada uses Toto’s E Max flushing system, which is known for its water efficiency. For every flush, this toilet uses only 1.28 gallons of water.
As a result, the Entrada is certified by both the EPA’s WaterSense and CalGreen. This means it can be sold in every corner of the United States. The great thing is that despite its low water consumption, this toilet has such a powerful flush you would hardly ever need to flush twice.
The distance from the floor to the top of the seat is 17.25 inches, meaning it is compliant with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Seniors, tall people, and people with limited mobility will find this toilet really easy to use compared to a standard-height toilet.
Unfortunately, the Toto Entrada does not come with a seat, and you will, therefore, need to buy one separately. It also does not have Cefiontect glaze, so you will have to clean it more often than other modern Toto toilets.
Toto Entrada’s dimensions are:
- Depth: 28.625 inches
- Width: 15.25 inches
- Height: 30 inches
- Rough-in: 12 inches
Given its price and flushing performance, Toto Entrada is a decent toilet to buy. It also looks great.
- Clean, modern two-piece elongated bowl and tank set
- E-Max 1.28 GPF flushing system, creates a powerful flush
- Toliet seat NOT included. Must purchase separately
7. Toto Aquia Wall-Hung Toilet
Toto Aquia wall-hung toilet is a dual flush; two-piece elongated toilet with an adjustable bowl rim height. It is only available in a white color finish.
Wall-hung toilets are toilets that are mounted on the bathroom wall. They are more popular in Europe than in North America but are catching up.
Wall-mounted toilets are stylish and more modern than floor-mounted toilets. They are two-piece toilets whereby the tank is concealed in the bathroom wall, meaning that only the bowl is visible.
To install a wall-hung toilet, you need to also buy a frame called a carrier. This is where the tank is housed. The carrier is also used to support the weight of the bowl and that of the toilet user.
In order to conceal the carrier and the tank, a secondary wall is erected in the bathroom. This is one of the reasons why it is not easy to replace a floor-mounted toilet with a wall-hung toilet.
Even though wall-hung toilets are not expensive, the cost of the carrier coupled with the installation cost makes the total cost to be very high. You will also need to involve a professional to help you with the installation, unlike in floor-mounted toilets, which can comfortably be installed on your own.
The Toto Aquia wall-hung toilet uses Toto’s dual max flushing system. For every flush, it will either use 1.6 gallons of water per flush or 0.9 gallons. Basically, the 1.6 gallons is for flushing solids while the 0.9 gallons is for flushing liquids.
Depending on the height you are most comfortable with, this toilet’s bowl rim height can be adjusted from 15 to 19 inches during installation. It can, therefore, be used as a standard height toilet or as a comfort height toilet.
Just like any other modern Toto toilet, the Toto Aquia wall-hung toilet is also coated with the Cefiontect glaze. That, combined with its skirted design, makes it very easy to clean it. The absence of the tank also helps.
The dimensions of the Toto Aquia wall-hung toilet bowl are:
- Depth: 21 inches
- Width: 14.18 inches
- Height: 13.75 inches
Please note that the toilet is sold without a seat, meaning you will need to buy one separately. You will also need to buy the carrier separately. While I would recommend that you go with the Toto carrier, you can also use others.
For anyone looking to install a wall-hung toilet, Toto Aquia is the best option. It is not very expensive but looks really great and also works as advertised.
Toto Toilets Buying Guide
What factors should you consider while buying a Toto toilet? The following are some of the factors that I believe should guide you to help you pick the best toilet for your bathroom.
1. Flushing System
Toto toilets have several types of flushing systems. These flushing systems are determined by the amount of water consumed per flush by the toilet and also by how the water enters the bowl.
The one thing that makes Toto toilets stand out as far as flushing is concerned is the use of a 3-inch wide flush valve. The flush valve is the opening at the bottom of the tank through which water enters the bowl from the tank.
Most of the other toilets have a 2-inch flush valve. By using a 3-inch flush valve, water in the tank enters the bowl faster and with more force, which in return creates a powerful flushing action.
The most popular Toto flushing systems are:
- G Max flushing system: The G Max flushing system is used in older Toto toilet models and is regarded by many as the most powerful flushing system. It uses 1.6 gallons of water, which is currently prohibited in some states like California.
- E Max flushing system: The E Max flushing system is the improved version of the G Max flushing system. It uses only 1.28 gallons per flush.
- Dual Max flushing system: The Toto dual max flushing system is basically found in their dual flush toilets. Toto toilets using the dual max flushing system allow the user to use different volumes of water depending on whether they want to flush solids or liquids.
- Tornado flush system: With the tornado flush system, Toto did away with rim holes and introduced two powerful nozzles on each side of the bowl. When you flush the toilet, water enters the bowl from each nozzle, whirling like a cyclone, hence the name double-cyclone flushing system.
No matter what flushing system you decide to choose, Toto toilets always deliver that strong flush every single time.
2. Toilet Dimensions
It is very important that you check out the toilet’s dimensions before you buy it. This is especially important for people with small bathrooms where every inch counts.
One mistake you want to avoid is taking the listed dimensions online. Most of those dimensions are not precise since some are approximations and others are the shipping dimensions.
What you need to do is to search for the specific toilet model on the Toto website. Once on the website, check for the specification sheet. There, you can find out every detail you want to know, as well as the precise toilet’s assembled dimensions.
Apart from the toilet’s depth, width, and height, you should also check out the bowl rim height. A toilet will have either a standard height or a comfort height. Both of these bowl rim heights have their pros and cons. If you would like to read further on that, check out this article.
Another thing that may influence the size of the toilet and, in this instance, its depth is the shape of the bowl. Toilets will either have a round or an elongated bowl.
Round bowls have a length of about 16.5 inches, while elongated bowls have a length of about 18.5 inches. Round toilets, therefore, have a shorter depth and are more appealing for people with tiny bathrooms.
Elongated toilets are, however, more comfortable as they offer the user more surface area to sit on. To read more on the pros and cons of elongated vs. round toilets, check out this post.
3. Toilet Rough-In
A toilet’s rough-in is the distance from its rear finished wall to the center of the drainpipe. The standard toilet rough-in is 12 inches.
Although modern bathrooms are built with a standard rough-in, some old homes were built with a 10 or 14-inch rough-in. This poses a challenge if the owner wants to replace an old toilet with a modern Toto toilet since Toto only makes toilets with a standard rough-in.
Before buying a Toto toilet, or any other toilet for that matter, it is important to make sure that you measure the rough-in of your existing toilet. That way, you will not end up buying a toilet you can’t install.
If you notice that you have a 10 or 14-inch rough-in, buy a skirted Toto toilet. Those are the only models that are compatible with the Toto unifit adapter.
Toto toilets are, in my opinion, the best as far as flushing power is concerned. Although other toilet brands make good toilets, too, Toto toilets are special because of their consistency. Every toilet model they come up with does not disappoint.