Toyota Previa: The Premium People Mover

Toyota Previa ,Reviewed by eZhire

The Toyota Previa is one of the oldest badges in the MPV (Multipurpose Vehicle) market and it comes to no surprise that the Toyota Previa has stood the test of time and is still one of the most popular minivans in many markets around the globe from the United States, Europe, UAE, and Asia.


Toyota Previa Overview


The Toyota Previa comes in many names most notably as the Toyota Estima or the Toyota Tarago. It was first introduced in 1990 in Japan, the United States, and the Australian Market and since then have attracted many ardent fans and followers because of its excellent reliability and low cost of ownership.

The Toyota Previa was designed in 1987 by Tokou Fukuichi and David Doyle. The first generation only featured one sliding door depending on where it is sold. The first generation also featured a mid-engine design for increased stability under load.

Fast forward to 2020 the Toyota Previa is now in its third generation and is engineered with the latest technology from the automotive industry. The 2020 Toyota Previa is offered in two variants in the UAE, namely, the S and SE variant. Both variants are powered by the same engine coupled with a 4-speed automatic transmission.


Toyota Previa Exterior


Toyota Previa ,Reviewed by eZhire

The profile of the Toyota Previa is sleek and sharp and closely resembles the aerodynamic bullet trains that ply the Japanese railroads. More than a decade ago the polarizing sleek design of the first generation Toyota Previa generated mixed opinions which contributed to its lackluster sales outside Japan. Despite the early setback, Toyota was committed and have made major design changes to address its shortages.

The third-generation Toyota Previa is a culmination of over 3 decades of development and Toyota’s strict adherence to its kaizen quality control principles.


Toyota Previa S


The Toyota Previa is the base model of the two variants but it is still equipped with the latest gadgets to make the ride more pleasant. This includes front and rear fog lamps as standard, body-colored door handles, 16 in Steel wheels, high mount stop lamp, rear spoiler, and rear window defogger and Halogen headlamps.


Toyota Previa SE


The Toyota Previa SE variant is an improvement over the base model with added premium features like automatic side sliding doors, Roof Rails, 17 in Alloy wheels, HID Headlamps with Auto-leveling and AFS.


Toyota Previa Interior

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Toyota Previa S


The base variant of the Toyota Previa S is equipped with auto air conditioning, push start and smart entry, central power door locks, illuminated entry systems, and cruise control. The rear seats of the Toyota Previa S can also fold 60:40 for the first row, and 60:40 with tumble for the second row. The Toyota Previa S can seat 8 passengers including the driver.

The entertainment system of the Toyota Previa includes 6 speakers that can be controlled through the steering wheel. The S variant is also equipped with cruise control as standard


Toyota Previa SE


The Toyota Previa SE has a more refined interior compared to the S variant.  The steering wheel trim of the Previa SE is leather with wood-trimmed accents. The seats are also upholstered in leather. The 2nd row rear seats are appointed with captains seats for improved comfort. The Previa SE is also equipped with an automatic dim rear view mear with a rear camera for added safety.


Engine Performance and Transmission


Toyota Previa Reviewed by eZhire

The Toyota Previa S and Se are powered by the same 2.4 Litre 4 Cylinder inline gasoline engine with Double Overhead Camshafts (DOHC) and Variable Valve Timing- Intelligent (VVT-I) technology.

The engine can produce up to 168 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 22.8 kg-m of torque at 4000 rpm. It has enough power to speed across long stretches of highway at the same time efficient enough for city driving. The engine is paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission.


Safety Features


The Toyota Previa S and SE are both equipped with the latest active and passive safety systems to help improve safety on the road. Anti-lock brake system (ABS), Vehicle Stability Controls (VSC) and Tyre Inflation pressure warning (TIPW) system come standard in both variants. Dual Airbags, anti-theft system, and front and rear parking sensors are also included.




Toyota Previa has a long and colorful history and it is also one of Toyota’s oldest name badges. For more than 3 decades across 3 generations, the Previa has garnered strong followers of vehicle owners due to its reliability, low cost of ownership, and safety record.

For the tourists, expatriates, and locals who are looking for a premium vehicle that can transport 7-8 passengers comfortably then the Toyota Previa is the perfect car. Toyota Previa rental Dubai has skyrocketed in demand because of its chic styling and family-friendly features. Tourists with families often choose the Toyota Previa when renting a car in Dubai because of its stellar safety record and worry driving experience. Rent a Toyota Previa today and have a care-free driving experience and have peace in mind when driving with the family.



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