Toyota Previa minivan

The Toyota Previa Is the Supercar of Minivans - Autotrader

Midengine, all-wheel drive and a supercharger: That seems like a recipe for a pretty awesome supercar, but the only vehicle ever built by an established automaker with these specifications was actually a minivan, the Toyota Previa. Sure, Lamborghinis have offered midengine, all-wheel-drive cars, and the Ford GT was fitted with a midengine, supercharged V8, but no manufacturer has created a midengine supercharged, all-wheel-drive vehicle ... except Toyota. In case you're wondering, the engine is in the front - but it's so far back that it's between the axles, technically rendering it a midengine vehicle.

The Toyota Previa was first introduced to the U.S. in 1990 as a replacement for the creatively named Toyota Van, and it was meant to be a serious competitor to the all-dominant Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan. When it first hit American shores, the Previa was offered with a 135-horsepower 4-cylinder, which was mated to either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive was standard, but an all-wheel-drive system was optional.

The Previa's midengine setup had both positive and negative benefits compared to the Chrysler vans, with the primary benefit being increased cabin space for passengers and cargo. On the other hand, the midengine design limited the size of the engine, which proved to be a major problem for American consumers. So Toyota fixed the problem: In 1994, they added a Roots supercharger, which gave the Previa a power increase of 23 hp, pushing it up to 158 hp. That's right: The world's only midengine, supercharged, all-wheel-drive vehicle had ... 158 hp. Unfortunately, the addition of the supercharger coincided with the removal of rear-wheel drive and the manual transmission.

The Previa may not have had the power of the Chrysler vans, but it did have Toyota's usual stellar reliability. Previas have been known for going hundreds upon hundreds of thousands of miles with appropriate maintenance - and even though Toyota replaced the egg-shaped Previa with the Sienna in 1997, it's still not uncommon to see these weird little vans driving around today.

Fits 91 92 93 Toyota Previa Mini Van Headlight Pair Set Both NEW Without Foglights Driver and Passenger
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SBU All Weather Mini Van Car cover fits Toyota Previa 91-97
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  • This high-quality outdoor van cover provides a great protection from: snow, rain, dust, dirt, mold, mildew, sun. This cover is ideal for high moisture climates including...
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True Line Precut Window Tint Kit For Toyota Previa Mini Van 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
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  • Computer precut window tint kit for all side and back windows not including windshield.
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SBU TYVEK, Best Sun Protection Mini Van Car cover fits Toyota Previa 91-97
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