The Toyota Estima is the second largest minivan produced by Toyota and sold in the Japanese market. Toyota Estima is known as Toyota Tarago in the Australian market and Toyota Previa in the Asian market. It has become the second-largest MPV in the Toyota lineup after Toyota Vellfire and Toyota Alphard and below are Toyota Voxy and Toyota Noah. Its popularity in the Tanzania market is very low. The Toyota Estima started production from 1990 to 2019.
From 1990 to 2019, the Toyota Estima has manufactured 3 generations. The 1st generation known as the XR10, XR20 was in production from 1990–1999. The 2nd generation known as the XR30, XR40 was in production from 2000–2005, and the 3rd generation known as the XR50 was in production from 2006–2019.
The Toyota Estima is mated with 3 engine options, the 2AZ-FE 2.4-liter engine, the 2GR-FE 3.5-liter engine, and 2AZ-FXE 2.4-liter I4 (hybrid) engine, which is available in both normal and hybrid versions. These are mated to either a 6-speed automatic, a 7-speed Super CVT-I, or a CVT automatic. These are available in both 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive.
Toyota Estima Grades
Toyota Estima AERAS Leather Package – This is a luxury grade that comes with the 2AZ-FE 2.4-Litre engine or 2GR-FE V6 3.4-Litre engine, 7 seater, Automatic AC, and DVD/Radio Player, Smart Start, xenon headlamps with automatic leveling, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, digital speedometer, multifunction steering wheel, body kit, leather seats, and 18-Inch alloy rims. It’s available in both 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive.
Toyota Estima G – This is a mid-grade that is powered with either the 2.4-Litre or 3.4-Litre engine, Smart Start, Automatic AC, and DVD/Radio Player, 7 or 8 seaters, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, multifunction steering wheel, xenon headlamps with automatic leveling, 17-Inch alloy rims and digital speedometer. It’s available in both 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive.
Toyota Estima AERAS – This is a luxury grade that comes with the 2AZ-FE engine 2.4-liter or 2GR-FE V6 3.4-liter engine, body kit, 7 or 8 seaters, Automatic AC, Smart Start, DVD/Radio Player, 18-Inch alloy rims, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, digital speedometer, multifunction steering wheel and xenon headlamps with automatic leveling. It’s available in both 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive.
Toyota Estima X – This comes with the 2.4-liter engine, analog speedometer, 8 seater, Automatic AC, and Smart Start, CD/Radio Player, 16-Inch steel rims, manually adjustable driver’s seat, plain steering wheel and halogen headlamps with manual leveling. It is available in both 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive.
The Toyota Estima has a superior cabin that is comfortable, spacious, and well-insulated from road–noise, allowing for normal conversations at higher speeds. The leg space is excellent on all 3 rows and can accommodate comfortably tall people. Higher grades come with luxurious seats that can lie flat and have leg support.
There are several storage compartments in the driver’s cabin, these are useful for storing items such as beverages, smartphones, handbags, goggles, etc. At the driver’s cabin, there is a door panel storage, 4 cup-holders, and glovebox. In the passenger(s) row, there are 2 cupholders. In the back row, there is storage on the side pockets.
Electric doors, electric tailgate, sunroof, all auto windows, Alpine TV Screen, Engine Start Stop, Navigation and Cruise Control.
Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS), 3 point seat belts with ELR, Steering assisted Vehicle Stability Control(S-VSC), SRS Airbags, Curtain Airbags, Side Airbags, ABS, EBD, Electric Power Steering (EPS) and Traction Control (TRC).
The Toyota Estima has an attractive exterior look, with smooth edges and indicator signs on both side mirrors. It looks like a bigger version of the Toyota wish. Some variants come with fog lights and 18-Inch alloy rims.
Toyota Estima Fuel Consumption
Toyota Estima 2AZ-FE 2.4-litre engine’s fuel consumption is about 11.6 Km/L
Toyota Estima 2AZ-FXE 2.4-litre Hybrid engine’s fuel consumption is about 18.0 Km/L
Toyota Estima 2GR-FE 3.5-litre engine’s fuel consumption is about 9.7 Km/L
Toyota Estima Acceleration
Toyota Estima powered by the 2AZ-FE 2.4-liter engine accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 11.2 sec.
Toyota Estima 2AZ-FXE 2.4-litre Hybrid engine accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 10.5 sec.
Toyota Estima 2GR-FE 3.5-liter engine accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 8.0 sec.
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