Used Toyota Previa (2000 - 2005) Safety & Reliability

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 18 Aug 2014
Previa is one of the MPV world's grandees. It was originally launched in 1990 and was one of the first purpose-built people-carriers on the market.

4 out of 5



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  • Adult Occupant Rating

    4 out of 5
  • Child Protection Rating

    3 out of 5
  • Pedestrian Test Rating

    1 out of 5

Usual airbags and ABS, brake pedal retreats in a collision, fuel cut off, ISOFIX child seat fixing points. More space between the back row of seats and the rear of the vehicle than some rivals. Immobiliser and alarm but it's advisable to fit a tracking system.

5 out of 5


We've heard of no reliability issues, since it went on sale in 2000. The only foreseeable problems are neglectful owners who don't keep to the service schedule, and interior damage from heavy-handed families.

Car check problem points


Can be awkward to park, so check for damage to bumpers, doors.


Too new to tell but must have service history.


Check for damage to the interior from kids, animals.