The Best TOTO Toilet – 2017 Review

The heavy competition in the bathroom industry can make things difficult when picking out a toilet that’s right for you. 

However, there is one brand that has held its own among the most highly rated options. And that’s TOTO toilets.

This brand has experience in manufacturing great products for both low budget and high budget consumers, and is probably one of the best-known manufacturers in the world. And it’s a fact that it’s this insight in the choice that has enabled them to succeed in the industry.

They make such a wide range of toilets that it can be difficult to know where to start your search. That is why I will guide on a journey to find you the best TOTO toilet there is out on the market.

2017’s Review of The Best TOTO Toilet

We spend one hour and 42 minutes on the toilet per week, so it's a very personal decision when it comes to choosing a toilet, especially when picking looking to pick the TOTO toilet. What may suit one person might not suit another person.

Below is the table which shows the top 5 best TOTO toilet on the market and in no particular order. We have gone through the trouble have testing and reviewing each and every individual toilet ourselves and believe these are the top 5 best toilet.

TOTO Toilet



Type: Two-Piece

Bowl Type: Elongated

Water Consumption: 0.9 & 1.6 GPF

Type: One-Piece

Bowl Type: Elongated

Water Consumption: 0.9 & 1.28 GPF

Type: One-Piece

Bowl Type: Both

Water Consumption: 1.6 GPF

Type: One-Piece

Bowl Type: Elongated

Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF

Type: Two-Piece

Bowl Type: Elongated

Water Consumption: 1.28 GPF

What I love about the TOTO CST412MF Aquia toilet, is its sleek modern design. The cotton white color is my favorite and it feels like a white angel gracing my butt with its presence.

With a universal height of 16’’ bowl height, taller than your standard toilet, it will give you a more comfortable natural feeling when sitting.

It has low water consumption due to the dual-max flushing system making it environmentally friendly. The soft flush (for liquid waste) consumes of 0.9 gallons of water, while the heavy flush (for solid waste) consumes 1.6 GPF. With more bang for your buck, you save at least 25% off your water bill compared to your conventional toilet.

Besides the great water saving costs, it refills very quickly after you flush since it uses very little water; it’s usually done by the time I start to wash my hands.

The toilet is fairly easy to install, even a first-timer can do it!

The only negative would be that it does not fully meet ADA specifications and cannot, therefore, be installed in restrooms that are used by the general public or employees.

What We Don't Like

  • Low water consumption - WaterSense certified
  • Dual-max flushing system (0.9 and 1.6 GPF)
  • Easy to install

What We Don't Like

  • Not ADA certified
  • Seat not included

The G500 is a fully automatic toilet and bidet combined, a toilet from the future - just like, “Back to the future”, except you’re living it.

The super technology within this toilet makes it the terminator of all toilets. It has a ridiculous amount of features that it needs it own separate post.

The G500 includes front and rear warm water washing with adjustable temperature and pressure controls. If you’re feeling adventurous, try setting it on the max pressure for your rear.

Say goodbye to freezing toilet seats as it has a heated seated feature with adjustable temperature control. Other technological features include automatic air deodorizer, warm air dryer, illuminated touchpad, 2 user memory, auto open/close lid and auto flush.

Dual Max Cyclone system allows for a low water consumption - 0.9 or 1.28 GPF. With such a low water consumption it makes it WaterSense certified, saving you on water bill cost.

The G500’s design is super sleek, compact and stylish! It is of universal height giving you a better pooping experience. The flush system and SanaGloss glaze means less manual cleaning required on the surface and within the bowl.

Installation can be a little more complex than a conventional toilet. This is mainly due to the need of having an electrical outlet near the toilet to provide power and the possibility of having to transfer the point of water supply to prevent interference with the toilet skirt.

If you can get past the price, you are going to be in love with your toilet... as weird as that might sound. Is it even possible to love a toilet?

Truly one of the best TOTO toilet we have ever seen. Soon, you’ll be imitating your toilet by saying, “I’ll be back” - que Mr Schwarzenegger’s voice.

What We Don't Like

  • The best shitting experience
  • Technological features
  • Sleek compact design
  • Low water consumption - 0.9 GPF and 1.28 GPF

What We Don't Like

  • Pricey - but worth the money
  • Being in love with a toilet
  • Hard to install - get a plumber

Say hello to Mr TOTO Supreme. One of the great features is its handsome look.

It comes in a modern clean look with an elegant low profile design, but not ‘handicap” height. It’s toilet seat height is lower than your conventional ADA height toilets, only 15.5’’.

Perfect for anyone that looking to have their toilet sitting under a window and don’t want the tank too high.

Another benefit of it’s look is its one-piece design as it allows for easy cleaning.

Even with a low water usage of 1.6 GPF, performance and efficiency is not sacrificed. It produces a powerful flush that is fast and clean with no need for a second flush even for the most challenging debris. This is due to the wide 3-Inch flush valve that is 125 percent larger than conventional 2-Inch flush valves

Installation is fairly easy as even first timers will have no problem. However, if you are doubting your ability as a man, you can always get your local plumber to install it.

Also, don’t worry about going out of your way to purchase a toilet seat as it comes with one. What’s even better, it’s not your typical flimsy plastic seat. It comes with a softClose toilet seat, the latest in innovative smart seat technology - eliminates toilet seat slam by lowering the seat slowly.

However, the most important part is that it is… um… comfortable.

What We Don't Like

  • Soft close toilet Seat included - it’s comfortable
  • Powerful flush that is fast and quiet
  • Siphon jet flushing action (1.6 GPF)
  • 5 year warranty

What We Don't Like

  • Not ADA certified
  • Not waterSense Certified - cannot be used in some US localities due to the water consumption

The next best TOTO toilet is the TOTO Ultramax II Het Double Cyclone toilet. 

The main advantage clearly seen of possessing the TOTO Ultramax II is its level of sound muffling technology that has been assimilated. Above the inhibition of the toilet bang, this toilet also decreases the noise of the flush and the equivalent fill.

The height and shape offers immense comfort from sitting to standing and visa-versa, perfectly designed for users of all ages and condition as it​

The Double Cyclone flushing systems allows for powerful flushing power as the system creates a powerful centrifugal action that cleans the bowl and rim thoroughly with every flush. You just push the lever and the powerful flushing power will ensure stained bowls, returns or any sort of usual unpleasantness are no more.

This toilet is very easy to install due to the toilet being a one-piece type, you will get an assurance of easy installation while ensuring not to occupy too much space in the comfort room.

It is easy to clean due to the one-piece design, Double Cyclone flushing system and SanaGloss glazing. The SanaGloss allows for ion barrier glazing cleans your toilet bowl with every flush. This coupled with the double Cyclone technology that cleans your rim and bowl thoroughly with every flush allows for stress free cleaning.

What We Don't Like

  • Low water consumption (1.28 GPF) - WaterSense Certified
  • Powerful, quiet flush every time
  • Easy to clean due to one piece design, SanaGloss and Double Cyclone flushing system
  • SoftClose toilet seat included

What We Don't Like

  • Pricey - but worth the money

Throw a retirement party for your plunger as I introduce to you the TOTO Drake II.

The main feature of the Drake II is the Double Cyclone flushing technology. It has two outlets which creates a powerful swirling action which guarantees your reminiscence flushed away every time on the first flush. You can hold the handle longer to get more swirling and increase flushing intensity but I have never really needed it as even the quickest flush takes everything away.

The excellent performance and efficiency is not compromised even with a water use of 1.28 GPF. Not only do you get to say bye to your poop forever, but you always save on your water bills, about 20% compared to your conventional 1.6 GPF toilets. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone, except you're hitting your poop away.

Besides excellent flushing power, the Drake II ensures members of the family can enjoy a comfy sleep while using Drake II at night, cheers to its double cyclone system. Although some people may argue that it’s not as quiet as they like due to the ‘glug glug glug’ sound at the end. However, this is based on your plumbing.

The toilet refills very quickly, anywhere from 15 to 20 seconds. This means if you have a large household, it can be used one after another consecutively. Just remember to keep a air freshener nearby.

Installation is fairly easy as a complete beginner can do it. I would say it takes up to 30 minutes. However, if you don’t trust in your ability and don’t mind paying few few hundred dollars, a plumber can do the trick no problem.

What We Don't Like

  • Powerful quiet flush
  • Water efficient (1.28 GPF)
  • Easy to install
  • Toilet refills very quickly

What We Don't Like

  • Not EPA WaterSense certified



TOTO is Japan’s number one manufacturer of sanitary ware and is a brand name known ever since for the improvement of the culture of bathroom since its conception in 1917. Its high-tech inventions and superior quality have made it a household name in Japan.

The Toilet of The Future

The WASHLET is TOTO’s signature product, first launched in 1980. Since then, TOTO has sold 30 million Washlets and virtually become a staple appliance in Japanese homes. Its technological features are outstanding: a sensor-activated lid lifts automatically (and can be heated); a cleansing system using warm-water serves as a bidet with changeable settings, then a dryer; a deodorizer eradicates odours.

Comparison to Other Brands

TOTO is one of the major producers of toilet fixtures worldwide today. One of their main attributes the company has over other is their pride and determination in providing high-quality products and services through ongoing research and development. This is seen with the advancement of technology implemented in their products, especially with their signature Washlet toilet.

Other key significant differences include:

  • Sophisticated designs and colors that will improve the appearance of the bathroom
  • Efficient toilets, meaning they consume very minimal water with every flush - typically around 1.28 GPF
  • Powerful flushing power that rarely clog, unlike other brands
  • Majority of their products are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant. - they help making sitting and standing easier for seniors and disabled people
  • TOTO toilets use common replacement parts, while fixtures from other manufacturers like Kohler and American Standard use parts that are unique to each model of toilet

Final Thoughts - The TOTO Model?

Even though these 5 toilets are the best TOTO toilet that I recommend, I often get asked, “but Tim, what is the best of the best?” Although it’s hard to say as everyone is different, if I had to give an answer, I would say the best TOTO toilet is:

TOTO G500 Washlet with Integrated Toilet

​Trust me on this - This is the only toilet you'll ever need.

I know, I know, it's a bit pricey. Don't worry. I know that money is not made on trees, so for the average consumer, I would say the next best TOTO toilet is:

TOTO Drake II Toilet

When it comes to the best TOTO toilet there are more factors to it. Powerful yet quiet flushing power, low water efficiency efficiency of 1.28 GPF, comfort seat height and shape, ADA compliant, ease of installation and lastly great value for price. TOTO Drake II has it all.

If you enjoy this, don't forget to check out our guide on The Best Toilets for 2017.​

Good luck. Be clean. Stay white.

  • January 24, 2017
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