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Toyota Tarago

The ubiquitous Toyota Tarago passenger van has been on sale in Australia continuously since the late 1980s - and it's managed to maintain its unique Australian identity over four generations.

Named after a small town in southern NSW, the Tarago is an eight-seat van that has not been given a significant face-lift since 2009, but still manages to sell everything from the $45,490 Tarago GLi to the $65,261 Tarago Ultima V6 in respectable numbers.

The first generation of Tarago was based on the 1983 TownAce, while three subsequent generations have all been based on Toyota's Previa. The most recent iteration was released way back in 2006, and updated slightly in 2016.

Toyota Tarago Seats

The following Toyota Tarago is available in both seven and eight seat configurations. The GLi and 4-cylinder GLX variants come with eight seats, with room for seven in the V6 GLX and Ultima. The GLi and 4-cylinder GLX variants only come with Grey fabric seat trim, with Black premium fabric reserved for the V6 GLX and Ultima.

Toyota Tarago Seats

Toyota Tarago Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Toyota Tarago varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $45,490 and going to $65,261 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 People mover 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $45,490 $65,261
2020 People mover 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $45,490 $65,261
2019 People mover 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $30,400 $57,200
2018 People mover 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $28,000 $53,130
2017 People mover 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $25,400 $48,290
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Toyota Tarago Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Toyota Tarago here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Which big family cars do you recommend?

    I don’t believe there’s an SUV that would meet your needs. The best and most sensible solution would be a peoplemover, like a Toyota Tarago, Hyundai iMax, VW Transporter.

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  • How can I fix the fuel pump on my '95 Toyota Tarago?

    You haven’t told us anything that might help to identify the problem you want to fix. I guess you want to replace the pump, which is an electric pump in the fuel tank. Take it to a mechanic and get them to fix it.

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  • What is the best 7 seater to buy on a tight budget?

    Your budget of $5000 is a problem. Whatever you buy will be old and have a lot of kilometres on the clock. I wouldn’t recommend an early Kia Carnival, they had engine troubles, the Tarago would seem your best, even though the car you buy will have a done a lot of kilometres. Toyotas are generally reliable over the long term, parts are readily available for them, and they’re easy to work on for the average mechanic.

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  • Buying a Tarago imported from Japan

    Presumably you will go through an importer to get your vehicle, not Toyota, so the importer is the one responsible for the compliance. Toyota Aust. won't be interested; it doesn't import the model you want and won't have applied for local compliance for it.

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Toyota Tarago Dimensions

The dimensions of the Toyota Tarago People mover vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 People mover 1750x1800x4795 mm 145 mm
2019 People mover 1750x1800x4795 mm 145 mm
2018 People mover 1750x1800x4795 mm 145 mm
2017 People mover 1750x1800x4795 mm 145 mm
2016 People mover 1750x1800x4795 mm 145 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota Tarago Dimensions

Toyota Tarago Interior

The Toyota Tarago had one busy interior. As these images show, there was a lot going on with its dashboard, with the sweeping instrument cluster not to everyone's tastes, while the lack of a centre console pushed the gear selector up into the centre stack, where a busy set of climate controls and a touchscreen multimedia system were surrounded by gloss-black trim. Leather could be had in certain variants.

Shown above are interior details for the Toyota Tarago 2016.

Toyota Tarago Fuel Consumption

The Toyota Tarago is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 8.9L/100km for People mover /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 People mover 8.9L/100km 2.4L ULP CVT AUTO
2020 People mover 10.2L/100km 3.5L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2019 People mover 8.9L/100km 2.4L ULP CVT AUTO
2019 People mover 10.2L/100km 3.5L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2018 People mover 8.9L/100km 2.4L ULP CVT AUTO
2018 People mover 10.2L/100km 3.5L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2017 People mover 8.9L/100km 2.4L ULP CVT AUTO
2017 People mover 10.2L/100km 3.5L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2016 People mover 8.9L/100km 2.4L ULP CVT AUTO
2016 People mover 10.2L/100km 3.5L PULP 6 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Toyota Tarago Pricing and Specs for 2020

Toyota Tarago Towing Capacity

The Toyota Tarago has maximum towing capacity of 1600kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 People mover 1600kg 1600kg
2019 People mover 1600kg 1600kg
2018 People mover 1600kg 1600kg
2017 People mover 1600kg 1600kg
2016 People mover 1600kg 1600kg
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Toyota Tarago Wheel Size

The Toyota Tarago has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 215x65 R16 for People mover in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 16x6.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 People mover 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
2019 People mover 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
2018 People mover 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
2017 People mover 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
2016 People mover 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota Tarago Wheel Sizes

Toyota Tarago Colours

  • Glacier White
  • Ebony
  • Crystal Pearl
  • Silver Pearl
  • Ice Titanium
  • Wildfire
  • Rustic Brown
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.