If you are looking for cargo capacity, or seating, but worried about adding to your fuel consumption, this Estima hybrid is worth considering. The combined city/highway fuel economy for the Estima hybrid is 20km/L (compare that to the RE4 CR-V which is 11km/L) making this Estima a pretty attractive option! While we haven’t had a second gen Estima hybrid in before, we have had an Alphard hybrid which is a near identical configuration. Achieving something close to that rated fuel economy is possible but will take some getting used to; gentle acceleration, letting the van coast and utilize the motor while the engine shuts down, gentle braking to allow brake regen.
The Toyota Estimas are comfortable, well built vehicles. The build quality is excellent and you’ll be impressed with their attention to detail. This 7 passenger configuration as a stow-away third row. The middle row captains chairs are on long rails with foot-rests and a center tray table, driving ergonomics are comfortable with great visibility. There is bumper sonar, a back-up cam, and cruise control. The main power plant is a 2AZ-FSE 2.4L gas engine, which is a 4cyl VVTi DOHC timing chain producing 150hp for the front wheels. There is a CVT hybrid synergy drive transmission, found in the Prius, and the E-four motor which drives the rear wheels is a 68hp electric motor.
With just 57,800km this hybrid has a long way to go yet. On arrival it will be sold fit and plated at the advertised price. Pricing does not include applicable sales tax.
Please inquire about reserving this Estima while it is in transit!