2021 Toyota Estima
Despite the Estima is still competitive on the Japanese market and the latest reports suggest that a complete redesign won’t happen in the next couple of years. The original version of this small MPV came almost 29 years ago and we have seen three generations so far.
The current one features a surprisingly long production cycle. It came in 2006, which is way too old for today’s industry standards. However, the 2016 update clearly indicates that the company won’t redesign it so soon. Therefore, the 2021 Toyota Estima is about to continue in the same way, with a familiar design and features.
- Strong reliability
- Upscale cabin
- Standard Safety Sense.
- Old platform
- Lackluster engine
- Reserved for a few exclusive markets
In some aspect, the Estima may be old and outdated, but it actually looks quite attractive, even though it is a minivan. The update from two years ago has brought a typical facelift, which included new front and rear ends. At the front, the Estima now follows the brand’s latest design language in a quite big portion, while the rear end received new headlights and a couple of more novelties.
On the other side, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle is a little bit outdated. Simply, hasn’t received too many updates during these 13 years. Therefore, some experts complain about its driving dynamics, while the efficiency is still on a quite decent level.
The recent update has also brought major interior changes, which is another indicator that the current generation will carry on for some more time. The most notable novelty from this update was a new dashboard, which was almost completely redesigned.
It features new, more attractive lines, as well as much finer materials. Also, there are new, larger screens on the center stack, which come with a bunch of new gadgetry and other tech features.
Just like the current model, the 2021 Toyota Estima will also come well-equipped in terms of safety, as the famous Safety Sense suite is standard. It includes advanced systems like automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection function, lane keep assist etc.
|Dimensions And Weight|
|Engine And Transmission|
|Engine type||4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC|
|Power/torque||127kW (170 bhp)|
|Estimated mpg||11.8 km/l|
|PRICE RANGE: $25,000|
The Estima is no longer available with a V6 engine. So, a familiar 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit is the only gasoline engine in the offer. It delivers around 170 horsepower and 165 pound-feet of torque. It definitely isn’t some impressive amount of power but does the job pretty well. An older-generation hybrid version is in the offer.
2021 Toyota Estima Release Date and Price
Since there are no bigger changes to come, the 2021 Toyota Estima should hit the market sometime late in the year. Base models should go around $25,000.