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2018 Toyota Estima Hybrid Price, Changes, Release Date

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The new 2018 Toyota Estima comes with minor changes compared to the current version. This model is on sale in some markets under the label Previa. It will soon be available in almost all markets.

Combining functionality, design, and safety, the new Estima will include slight design changes and several iterations to the interior as well as the engine.

2018 Toyota Estima front

2018 Toyota Estima – Interior and Exterior Design

The most notable changes in the 2018 Toyota Estima is the space inside. Fans know that the Estima is the second largest minivan in Toyota’s arsenal. The newest version will add a bit more leg room, assuring that this will indeed provide the greatest comfort. To achieve this, the makers of the car expanded the wheelbase to allow for more room inside the car.

Deviating from the traditional car dashboard design, the Estima will feature a cockpit dashboard design instead. The most likely reason for this is the Estima’s new entertainment features and updated technology.

For the exterior, there are some major changes going on for the trim of all 2018 Toyota Estima models. It has redesigned exterior which is suited for better aerodynamics. Also, the driving experience is improved.

Other changes include improved LED daytime running lights, etched guard, and mist lights. If one look closely, they can see that the shape of the wheels underwent a design change as well.

2018 Toyota Estima interior

Under the Hood

Some people think that minivans have poor fuel economy, but the Estima’s hybrid powertrain is a force to be reckoned with. Using a combination of petrol engine and two electric motors it has about 190 hp. The powertrain combines 2.4 liters petrol engine with 13 kW electric motor on the front wheels and 18 kW electric motor on the rear axle. It has a fuel economy of about 47 mpg in combined drive.

In terms of speed, the 2018 Toyota Estima will not wow us with any significant improvements. It has a top speed of 115 mph. From the 0-60 mph, it speeds up in 11 seconds.

2018 Toyota Estima rear

Availability and Cost

The 2018 Toyota Estima is expected to be released in Japan in the last quarter of 2017. Similarly, one thing that shows the change in value and quality of the 2018 Toyota Estima would be the price range which has a significant impact.

The base trim price is about $30,000 while the highest level version has a price of $38,000. It has a price jump because of new design and interior additions.

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  1. What are being called minivans are not mini anymore! This van looks more like the right size for a minivan. What are the exterior dimensions of the Estima? Is this minivan coming to the USA?

    1. Exterior dimensions of Estima: Length: 4780 mm Height: 1760 mm Width: 1820 mm Wheelbase: 2950 mm. The Toyota Estima will not be on the US market.

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