About Toyota Estima

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Toyota Estima Emina


The  Toyota . also known as the  Estima  (エスティマ) in Japan and the Tarago  in Australia, is an MPV vehicle (known as a minivan inNorth America) by Toyota Motor Corporation since The name Previa comes the Italian for preview, as Toyota saw the Previa as a vehicle that preview technologies used in minivans.


1 First (XR10, XR20; 1990–2000)


1.2 Netherlands

1.3 Australia and New

1.4 Philippines

1.5 Additional notes

generation (XR30, XR40;

3 Third generation (XR50;

4 See also

5 References


1993–94: 187.4 in

Width1991–94: 70.9 in (1801 mm)

70.8 in (1798 mm)

Height1991–94 68.7 in (1745 mm)

1995–97 70.1 in (1781 mm)

1991–94 69.1 in (1755 mm)

1995–2001 70.5 in (1791 mm)

The first introduced in 1990, had only one side door for the rear It featured a unique mid-engined platform, where the engine was installed almost (at a 75-degree angle), beneath the seats. Installing the engine in configuration allowed moderately access to thespark plugs, were located underneath a on the upper left-side of the vehicle, removing the front passenger the carpet, and an access panel. All accessories, such as the alternator, steering pump, air conditioning and radiator fan, are accessible the front hood, driven off the of the engine by an accessory driveshaft, and is as the Supplemental Accessory Drive or SADS. This allows for front/rear weight distribution, benefits ride quality andhandling. However, it prevents the installation of a larger while the cost could not be by sharing the platform with vehicles.[ citation needed ]

The first generation Previa was (187.0 in) long and 1,803 mm in) wide. In Japan, two smaller the  Toyota Estima  and  Toyota Estima . were produced, which approximately 110 mm (4.3 in) and 70 mm (2.8 in) shorter the standard model. The reason for the between the smaller Emina and models is the vehicle tax system in which is based on the product of and width of the car. The smaller fall in to a lower tax band. The Emina and Estima Lucida also available with a 2.2 diesel engine (3C-T and

The first generation Previa was in both rear- and all-wheel (calledAll-Trac) and powered by a 135 hp kW) JIS (99 kW) 4-cylinder 2.4-litre injection engine. Available a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual gearbox, this also seated seven or people, with three configurations offered (North only received the seven configurations, however). All configurations a driver and front passenger forward, and a three-seat bench at the rear that splits and flat against the sides of the The 8-seat configuration contains a 2/1 swiveling bench seat in the row, while the 7-seat contain either two independently captain#039;s chairs (referred to as Seating), in the middle row or a two seat offset towards the driver#039;s The third row is also better in the 7-seat version. It was available either 4-wheel disc brakes or front disc/rear drum setup, with Anti-Lock (ABS) as an option.


In the United States, the Previa was from 1991 through It was imported from Japan to compete Corporation#039;ssuccessful Dodge Caravan minivan, and its twins Chrysler and Country and Plymouth Voyager. The Previa became a common vehicle in the US, its relatively high price and fuel economy mainly due to the of Japanese vehicles in the United at a time when domestic were perceived to be of inferior The mid-engine design proved to have a weakness – the inability to engine size, which a significant problem as American were used to having power; the Dodge/Plymouth/Chrysler models sold with available V6 Starting in 1994, Toyota this problem by offering a Roots-type supercharger with air-to-air intercooler, 6psi of boost (these were called the S/C), the engine power up to a competitive (120 kW). Initially, the S/C was only available as an option on the LE in For 1995, the normally-aspirated engine was and the S/C became the standard engine on all levels. The United States version of the was discontinued after the 1997 year, replaced by the more front-wheel-drive, U.S.-designed and -built, Camry-basedSienna. A few have obtained the newer   model (and first Japan-spec Estimas),[ citation ] but the U.S. DOT and EPA restrictions import vehicles are very


In the Netherlands, the Previa the generation was marketed there 1991 and 1998. The only available was a 2.4-litre 4-cylinder Trim levels were (later renamed to i denoting an engine), GL, GLi and GXi. The 2.2-litre version was a popular grey import.

and New Zealand

In Australia, the Tarago in New Zealand) was offered in GL/GLI, and GLX forms with 7-8 passenger from 1991- the end of 1999.

In to the Australian market, there various special edition available, which varied in levels. These include the RV 5-speed manual or 4-speed with 4WD), comemmorative World Cup editions and Getaway. all of the special edition models are between the base GLI and GLX models.

When the later-style update were released in Australia, the top of the GLS model was renamed Ultima and the became a mainstay trim being renamed Getaway II.

Toyota Motors Philippines the Previa in the mid-1990s before the model was discontinued. In recent pre-owned Lucidas and Eminas been imported from and converted to left-hand-drive before sold in the gray market. converted imports still their left-side sliding doors.

[edit]Additional notes

The manual Previas (North models) were made 1991 through 1993; of these have superchargers.

in 1992, Previas (North models) came with a side air bag and third brakelight dual airbags becaming on 1994–97 models.

1992–1997 American Previa models came with a swivel on the optional middle-row captain#039;s the 1991 had fixed optional chairs.

Available on Previas the U.S. was an icemaker/refrigerator that as a beverage heater called the Box.

The supercharged engine is from the normally-aspirated engine, due to a decrease in compression ratio. The is engaged on-demand by an electromagnetic based on input from the management system computer Engine Control Unit, or

Previas have optional moonroofs: A power horizontal-sliding glass moonroof above the row of passengers, and a pop-up glass above the front seats.

were also the first van to all US safety standards as pertaining to impact, driver air bag, brake light, ABS, etc.

Gas mileage is below (11-13L/100 km city, 10-11L/100 km the small 4-cyl engine needs to work a bit due to the power:weight ratio of the vehicle, to today#039;s 6-cyl engines. The of the supercharger slightly improves at the expense of slightly higher consumption.

The Previa gives a practically view, excluding the pillars the front doors. This turns the van into a greenhouse, extreme heat in a short of time, although solar glass later became an to help alleviate the problem.

Best van In the United States, are humorously called eggvans, or because of their shape.

In the States, first generation model variations, in order of to highest price/option features, DX, DX All-Trac, DX S/C, LE, LE All-Trac, LE LE S/C All-Trac (where S/C = Supercharged and AllTrac =

The front passenger seat be removed to check to perform a up because there is not enough to remove plug wires.

the Insurance Institute for Highway the 1996 model in the offset crash test, it revealed safety issues: The cabin was unstable, the steering wheel upward all the way to the windshield, the lap belt which allowed the dummy to end up in a reclining position, and there high forces on both of the legs, in which the IIHS it Poor.[1]

[edit]Second generation XR40; 2000–2006)



Transmission(s)4-speed automatic

Toyota Estima Emina


CVT (Hybrid only)

(114.2 in)

Length4,750 mm (187.0 in)

(70.5 in)

Height1,770 mm (69.7 in)

weight1,850 kg (4,100 lb)

The first Previa was sold outside the States until 2000, a new dynamically designed front drive second generation it. The second generation was not available in America. The North American received theToyota Sienna. The generation Previa had a slightly wheelbase (2900 mm) and was both (1790 mm) and lower (1770 mm) the first one; it switched layout and was based on the Camry platform. It was with passenger doors on sides and offered space for up to seven or eight passengers as with the first generation, was as the Estima in Japan and as the Tarago in The range available in Australia was the GLX and Ultima. The Ultima version was as a competitor of the Chrysler#039;s Plymouth

Models sold on the European markets available with both and diesel-powered 4-cylinder engines. The engine was a 2.0 L 1CD-FTV with 116 hp (87 kW) and the one a 2.4 L 2AZ-FE with 156 hp (116 Both models featured a transmission as the part of standard while a 4-speedautomatic was available as an on gasoline-powered model. A 3.0L V6 and Synergy Drive version of the Estima available in Japan.

This generation Estima Hybrid a single electric motor and a its transmission and had been on sale in since June 2001. It was to be the world#039;s first hybrid

Australian models were only with the 2.4 L petrol engine and a automatic.

[edit]Third generation 2006–present)

Third generation

Transmission(s)4-speed automatic

6-speed automatic


(116.1 in)

Length4,795 mm (188.8 in)

(70.9 in)

Height1,750 mm (68.9 in)

weight1,845 kg (4,067.5 lb)

The second Estima Hybrid, currently sold in Japan and Hong uses a drivetrain very to the Lexus RX400h with 2 electric — one for the front wheels a second, rear-mounted electric driving the rear wheels for drive capability.


As with the previous generation, the version of the automobile continued to use a In February 2007, a 3.5L V6 202 kW (271 hp), (250 ft·lbf) torque) available in order for the automobile to competitive against its main in Australia, the JDM Honda Carnival/Sedona and the Hyundai iMax. The engine was widely criticized for torque. Known as the Toyota Australia, it has been the most mover for 3 decades now[4] and to be the highest seller in Australia.

Some of the markets such as Kong and Taiwan announced the V6 3.5L in January 2007.

about this generation was its in Europe. In many parts of the the price setter in this has, since the late been a joint venture vehicle in Portugal by Ford and Volkswagen. By 2004 this was coming to the end of its model life and versions were heavily Competitors found themselves to the discounts or losing market In European markets Toyota-branded often achieve a price but scope for this is not unlimited.Ford’s replacement launched in 2006, was also priced, which offers one as to why Toyota ended Previa sales in where healthier margins are on smaller slightly nimbler minivans and in the hugely lucrative luxury four drive segment.

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