Toyota Alphard vs Toyota Estima Comparison

Toyota is one of the biggest automakers around the world. The superbly made Toyota Alphard and Toyota Estima are the best-selling cars of theirs in the Tanzanian market especially Toyota Alphard. These are also the progressive automobiles in the minivan group. Not only the Toyota Estima brand but the Toyota Alphard took the market by storm. Both the models have some astonishing features. Be it the handling, appearance, performance or power, one cannot simply ignore the fuel efficiency feature when comparing Toyota Alphard vs Estima.


(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of April 2021.) 

 Toyota Alphard
Toyota Estima
Capacity/Doors4 doors/7 – 8 seating7 seats/4 doors
Torque220Nm – 304Nm190Nm – 344Nm
Top Speed180 km/h180 km/h
0-100 km/h8.0sec – 11.9 sec8.0sec – 11.2 sec
Max Power113 – 220 Bhp150 – 280 Bhp
Engine2.4L – 3.5L2.5L – 3.5L
Fuel Tank Capacity65L65L
Key Features3 Point seat belts with ELR, ABS, EBD, SRS Airbags,

Steering Assisted Vehicle Stability(S-VCS)
ABS, AFS, Curtain Airbags, EBD, EPS,

S-VSC, Side Airbags, SRS Airbags, TRC
GearboxCVTCVT-I or CVT
Fuel Consumption9.5km/L – 19.5km/L9.7km/L – 18km/L
Length x Width x Height4.86×1.83×1.93 m4.79×1.82×1.73 m
BE FORWARD PRICEUSD 990 – 91,150USD 510 – 32,070

 

Exterior and Interior Comparison

 

Toyota Alphard

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The Toyota Alphard is a full-size luxury minivan. Production started from 2002 to the present with a 7 or 8 seating capacity and is available in 3 model lines: Alphard G, Alphard V, and Alphard Hybrid.

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Despite slight visual changes across each generation, the Alphard has reliably maintained an overall stylish and sophisticated design.

(a) Cabin Storage

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Without question, the Toyota Alphard is one of the most comfortable vans we’ve seen in the market.

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The seats are roomy and relaxed and comparable only to business class seats on airlines. I mean, how many vehicles have you seen with lie-flat seats?

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The cabin is well separated from external noise and you can have a conversation while driving down a highway without having to increase your voice. The space for all the 3 rows is excellent and you really can’t ask for anything more.

There are plenty of storage sections doled all over the cabin to store all kinds of things. There are even secret slots for hiding valuables that can only be found with the help of the user manual.

(b) Cargo Space

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With all the 3 rows in use, there’s enough boot space to store about 3 medium-sized luggage. With the 3rd-row seats folded up, the boot space is really big and vast. Additionally, the 2nd-row seats can be slid forward to create an even bigger boot space.

 

Toyota Estima

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The Toyota Estima is among the largest MPV produced by Toyota and known as Toyota Tarago in the Australian market and Toyota Previa in the Asian market.

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It is the second-largest minivan in the Toyota lineup after Toyota Alphard and Toyota Vellfire and below are Toyota Noah and Voxy. Production started from 1990 to 2019.

(b) Cargo Space

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The Toyota Estima has a larger cabin that is roomy, happy, and well-insulated from road–noise.

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The legroom is excellent on all three rows and can accommodate comfortably tall people.

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There are several storage booths in the driver’s cabin; these are useful for storing items such as handbags, smartphones, goggles, beverages, etc.

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At the driver’s cabin, there are 4 cup-holders, a door panel storage, and a glovebox. In the passenger row, there are 2 cup-holders. There is storage on the side pockets in the back row.

(b) Cargo Space

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With all three rows in use, the boot space cannot carry any large luggage. With the 3rd-row seats folded up, the cargo space gets big. Additionally, the 2nd-row seats can be pushed forward to create even bigger cargo space.

 

Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption

 

Toyota Alphard

(a) Engine & Performance

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The Mark Alphard is equipped with 3 engine options, the 2AZ-FE I4 2.4L, 1MZ-FE V6 3.0L, and the 2GR-FSE 3.5L engine that is all mated to a 6 or 7-speed automatic or Super CVT-i gearbox. The 2GR-FSE 3.5L V6 petrol produces 280 HP, the 2AZ-FE 2.4L inline 4-cylinder petrol produces 152 HP and the 1MZ-FE 3.0L V6 petrol produces 220 HP.

(b) Fuel Consumption

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Toyota Alphard’s fuel consumption is around 10.21 km/L for the Alphard equipped with a 3.0L engine, for Alphard with 2.4L engine consumption is 11.6 km/L while the Alphard with 3.5L is around 9.5 km/L and for the Hybrid version is around 19.5 km/L.

 

Toyota Estima

(a) Engine & Performance

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The Toyota Estima is powered by 3 engine options: the 2AZ-FE 2.4L engine, the 2GR-FE 3.5L engine, and the 2AZ-FXE 2.4L hybrid engine. These are linked to either a 6 or 7-speed automatic/Super CVT-I, or a CVT automatic. These are available in both 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive. The 2AZ-FE 2.4L I4 petrol produces 152 HP: the 2AZ-FXE 2.4L hybrid version produces 152 HP and the 2GR-FE 3.5L V6 petrol produces 220 HP.

(b) Fuel Consumption

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Toyota Estima’s fuel consumption is approximately 11.6 km/L for the Estima powered by a 2.4L engine while the Estima with 2.4L hybrid version is around 18 km/L and the Estima with 3.5L is around 9.7 km/L.

 

Final Verdict

From this comparison, we all agree that the Toyota Alphard and the Toyota Estima are both great MPV vehicles with satisfactory features. As we saw, these two cars offer huge interior space for passenger comfort, they offer adequate safety features for that safe ride and they are both great at highway driving. If you are looking to buy one of these two, that will surely be money well spent. But if you need a car that is fuel-efficient between these two cars, then you’ll have to go for the Toyota Premio as the Mark X seems to be a sports car with high power with quick acceleration. Visit our store BE FORWARD.

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

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