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   Consumer Reviews of Toyota Estima
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OVERALL RATING
 
4 Reviewers
4.5 out of 5
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Comfort
5/5 Reliability
5/5
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Handling
4.5/5 Features
5/5
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Exterior Styling
5/5 Interior Design
5/5
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Value for money
4/5 Engine Performance
4.5/5
4 out of 4 (100%) reviewers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
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Shahrizal
Clutched
5 reviews
42 points
12 forum posts Joined on 15-Mar-2009
Superb Machine  Posted on 21 Feb 2018
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I will recommend this vehicle to a friend
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 5/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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This is the best car for family and long distance driving. Stability, weight, and design play an important role in the wind cut. Well, you can't aspect much to be at top speed as you will end up in the drain!

What I like
Slick design
Interior features

What I do not like
Spare tire difficult to remove

Mywish70
1st Gear
1 reviews
57 points
16 forum posts Joined on 22-Jun-2006
Superb family car. Reliable & spacious  Posted on 16 Aug 2017
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 4/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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Choosing a MPV for a family is always not easy. The father wants horsepower, the wife wants comfort, the children wants fun.

Alas, this is the most proven MPV in the market. What else can I asked for?

The new Estima got the looks! The new bumper looks so much futuristic than all earlier generations. The DRL is super cool and makes the fog lights (not found in this new generation of Estima) looks ancient. The HID LED headlights also add to the cool factor while the 18 inch tire and rims are not only for cosmetic purpose but they serve this hippo very well on the roads.

The new Estima has also dropped the Aeras badge on her butt. I am not complaining though. Just make sure that you got the right model description on your purchase agreement when you sign.

Moonroof, sunroof and dual power sliding doors make the passengers very happy. However, in our kind of climate, the moon and sun roofs will not garner many fans.

The same old 2.4 2AZ-FE engine is trustworthy and it can definitely work for you for the next 10 years.The CVT transmission is so seamless that you do not mind how many speeds are available. Cabin sound proofing is above average and making the ride comfy and quiet.

Second row seats are the best in the house. Lots of levers to keep the passengers busy to customize the seating positions best suited for them.

For the driver, the odometer display has an array of information for you to toggle. Just remember to get your Google translator app handy so that you can take a photo to translate into English. The driver has lots of fun here, the electric seat, cruise control, and not forgetting the Toyota Safety Sense. This comes with the lane departure alert, auto high beam and pre-collision alert.

Lots of storage space for your knick-knack, cup holders and mug holders are available for the 4 passengers in the first 2 rows. Importantly, air con is very strong (too cold). No sweat when riding!

What I like
- Can power auto sliding door in D mode. No need to put to P mode to operate the auto sliding door.
- Toyota reputation of reliability. Proven track record of 2AZ-FE engine.
- Spacious and ease of accessing the third row without flipping down the second row seats. (7 seat model)
- UV protected window glass.
- Can still fit into our car park lot despite her length, width and height. Car height is 1.75 cm. Luckily can still meet the 1.8 m height limit of the multi storey car park in my vicinity.
- Air con vents for second and third rows.

What I do not like
- CEVS surcharge. And upcoming VES surcharge.
- Fuel consumption. Definitely higher than the regular saloon car.
- Floor mats may take some time to install due to the seat tracks on the car floor.

Shahrizal
Clutched
5 reviews
42 points
12 forum posts Joined on 15-Mar-2009
Best MPV  Posted on 18 Jul 2017
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Overall Rating
 
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 5/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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My second MPV, same brand, same model but different year. Most reliable MPV I ever drove. Being 2007 or 2016 model.

What I like
Smooth engine
Super spacious
Classic and elegant look
Well equip with necessary needs
Good fuel consumption for 2.4 and 3 tons of weight car

What I do not like
Should import more 8 seater
Driver feature should be installed more as this car is good for long distance driving

Andy_khoo81
Neutral Newbie
1 reviews
3 points
2 forum posts Joined on 14-Nov-2012
Comfortable as a big family mover.  Posted on 19 Nov 2016
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 5/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 3/5 Engine Performance 4/5
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We have been contemplating between a Honda Odyssey and a 2016 Toyota Estima. The difference is price is $20K higher for the new facelift Estima.
Decided to plunge in for it for the Sense C with Lane Departure warning and Collision Mitigation system. I do not really need auto park assist or blind spot indictors although it will be a plus. My plus points for the Estima is twin moonroof, Auto tailgate, auto twin door functions. The big side mirrors are a great help. Simply love them. If you ask me why I have chosen this for 20K more. I will say, much bigger and higher boot space, more comfortable seating height and less common on the road as of now. (New Facelift model). Fuel consumption with 95 is 9km/L but 80% City drive. I think 550km for a 65L tank. The alarm went off for LDA and it wasn't really irritating or loud but a gentle warning. The Collison brake warning is slightly more imitating but it should have served its purpose.
Overall, a good sized MPV without height limit issues compared with Alphard and Vellfire and a slight bigger version of Odyssey. (IMO) I chose Toyota because of its reliability. I used to drive a Honda Stream and I can say the difference in comfort is really great especially for long distance drivers. My Honda started to have normal wear and tear issues on the 6th year but as the usual stuff. Absorber, Engine Mountings, rotor wear, air con compressor gone and drive shaft worn. All these are pretty anticipated. Hopefully, Toyota will last me for the good 10 years. The absorber is firm but the engine noise is slightly higher on the outside. The interior is relatively quiet, (But cannot compare to Lexus or Hybrid) The interior furnish is awesomely grand. The response on the throttle is slightly slower due to heavier weight. (Gentle on the paddle too). If you have the budget then go for this new Facelift.

What I like
1. Nice and right height and size full sized MPV.
2. New outlook with HID lights.
3. New safety Sense C feature.
4. Simple Front Engine layout.
5. Simple Front display layout.
6. Twin door auto and auto gate.
7. New facelift less common then Odyssey.
8. Very low vibration felt in cabin in idle speed.

What I do not like
1. Require bigger turning Radius (U-Turn phobia.)
2. Fuel consumption is a tag high. (IMO)
3. Start engine sound a bit noisy.
4. Parking is tight in MSVP.
5. Price. :(

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