Toyota Wish vs Toyota Estima Comparison

The Toyota Wish and Toyota Estima are multipurpose vehicles that are suitable for family use. Well, they are both popular in the automotive industry, buyers often get confused about which to purchase. Today, we are going to look at both the Toyota Wish and Toyota Estima so by the end of this article you become well informed. Let’s start.

As car manufacturers keep launching new models with a new look, even a car enthusiast will find it hard to remember all the features of a particular model and the differences between its several versions. Take for example The Toyota Wish vs Toyota Estima. 

N.B: Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD prices as of March 2020.

 Toyota WishToyota Estima
Capacity/Doors7 seats/4 doors7 seats/4 doors
Torque176Nm @ 4400 rpm190Nm – 344Nm @4000 - 4700 rpm
Top Speed180 km/h180km/h
0-100 km/h10.8 sec – 11.3 sec8.0sec – 11.2 sec
Max Power144 Bhp / 6400 rpm150 – 280 Bhp @ 6000 -6200 rpm
Engine1.8 – 2.0L2.5L – 3.5L
Fuel Tank Capacity60L65L
Key Features6 SRS Airbags, ABS, Automatic Engine Braking,

S-VSC
ABS, AFS, Curtain Airbags, EBD, EPS, S-VSC, side

airbags, SRS Airbags, TRC
GearboxCVTCVT-I or CVT
Fuel Consumption16.0 km/L9.7km/L – 18km/L
Length x Width x Height4.73×1.84×1.69 m4.79×1.82×1.73 m
BE FORWARD PRICEUSD 920 – 16,390USD 1,000 – 32,070

Interior and Exterior Comparison

Toyota Wish

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The Toyota Wish is a compact Multi-Purpose-Vehicle (MPV) that was in production for two generations from 2003 to 2009 and 2009 – 2017. The first generation is identified by the AE10 code which was produced from 2003 to 2009 and the second generation known as the AE20 was produced from 2009 to 2017. Production of the Wish ceased in 2017 due to competing priorities within Toyota and it was replaced by the Prius V and Sienta.

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(a) Cabin Storage

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On the inside, the Toyota Wish can be defined as simple but functional with a simple layout and controls that are easily accessible to the driver. The space for the first row and second row is enough but on the third row, the space is tight especially for a long journey and is only suitable for children.

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There are several storage sections in the cabin; at first, there are 3 cup holders, a glove box, a center storage tray, and door pockets. On the second row, there is storage on the front seat jacket pockets. On the third row, there are 2 storage sections on the sides.

(b) Cargo Space

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The Toyota Wish has an exciting boot space making it a functional car for medium to large families. The rear seats fold seamlessly into the floor to open space for a large boot that can carry medium luggage.

Toyota Estima

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The Toyota Estima is a large and full MPV that is manufactured and sold predominantly in the Japanese market. It’s sold as the Toyota Tarago in the Australian market and Toyota Previa in Asian markets. It’s the second-largest MPV in the Toyota lineup after the Toyota Vellfire and the Toyota Alphard. Directly below it is the Toyota Voxy and the Toyota Noah.

(a) Cabin Storage

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The Toyota Estima has got a first-class cabin that is roomy, comfortable, and well-insulated from road noise allowing for normal conversations at higher speeds. The space is excellent on all 3 rows and comfortably accommodates tall people. Higher grades come with comfortable seats that have leg support (ottoman) and can lie flat.

There are several storage sections in the cabin that are fit for storing items such as smartphones, beverages, goggles, handbags, etc. In the first row, there are door panel storage, 4 cup-holders, and a glovebox. In the second row, there are 2 cupholders. In the third row, there is storage on the side pockets and 4 cupholders.

(b) Cargo Space

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With all the 3 rows in use, the boot space is slightly small and cannot carry any large luggage. With the third-row seats folded up, the cargo space is really big. Additionally, the second-row seats can be slid forward to create even bigger cargo space.

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Engine and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

Toyota Wish

(a) Engine & Performance

The Wish is powered by two engine options. The 3ZR-FAE 2.0 litre petrol and the 2ZR-FAE 1.8 litre petrol mated to a 7 Speed CVT transmission and available in 2WD or 4WD.
The Toyota Wish is equipped with a 3ZR-FAE I4 2.0 litre petrol engine that produces (114kW), and the Toyota Wish powered by a 2ZR-FAE 1.8 litre petrol engine that produces 105kW.

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(b) Fuel Consumption

The Toyota Wish’s fuel consumption is approximately 16.0 km/L.

Toyota Estima

(a) Engine & Performance

The Toyota Estima comes with 2 engine options; which are the 2AZ-FE 2.4 litre petrol engine and the 2GR-FE 3.5 litre petrol engine, available in both hybrid and normal versions. These engines are mated to either a 6-speed automatic, a 7-speed Super CVT-I, or a CVT automatic and are available in 2WD or 4WD. 

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The Toyota Estima hybrid version is powered by the 2.4 litre petrol engine that produces a 112 kW (150 bhp).

The Toyota Estima powered by 2AZ-FE 2.4 litre petrol engine produces 115 kW (154 bhp) while Toyota Estima with a 3.5 litre petrol V6 engine produces a 235 kW (315 hp).

(b) Fuel Consumption

The Toyota Estima’s fuel consumption is approximately 11.6 km/L for the Estima powered by a 2.4 litre engine. The Toyota Estima hybrid version powered by 2.4 litre petrol engine has a fuel consumption of 18.0km/L while the Toyota Estima with the 3.5 litre petrol engine has a fuel consumption of approximately 9.7km/L

The Verdict

The Toyota Wish and Toyota Estima are like siblings, but differ in specifications. They both seem to be better for long trips and family use, but if you need full luxury, comfortability and performance better choose the  Toyota Estima. From this comparison where we covered the 2012 and above models, we are all witnesses of how far these two models have developed to become better cars in various car technological aspects. Between the two, each car has some advantages over the other, such as a slightly larger cabin of the Estima and the best urban maneuverability of the Toyota Wish. Depending on your preference, any of these two will definitely be a great purchase.

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Written by: Samuel H. Mponezya

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