Toyota Vanguard Overview

Vanguard was a crossover SUV manufactured and marketed by Toyota Motor Corporation. After initially starting sales as a model exclusive for the domestic market in Japan, this medium-class SUV was also launched in North America, Oceania, Africa, Europe and South America as the RAV4.

Also, under the theme of "Active & Luxury", the new model was equipped with a high driving performance and RAV4 became a new generation of luxury medium SUV with high quality body style, interior and luxurious equipment. Thus, RAV4 has become a legendary famous JDM, specially RAV4 LE, RAV4 XLE, XLE Premium and RAV4 Limited are remarkable.

Popular Keywords and specifications for Toyota Vanguard

Toyota Vanguard was introduced as a medium luxury SUV, but it is not a completely newly developed vehicle. The basic platform and components were from the RAV4. However, it is not a short-body version sold in the U.S. and has been modified for the Japanese market. The exterior design is wild and SUV-like, and the ride quality has been carefully tuned.

Engine & models

Toyota Vanguard ACA33W

ACA33W is the model of the first generation of Toyota Vanguard. The wide, stable body measuring over 1.8m is available in 3-row seating for 7 passengers and 2-row seating for 5 passengers.

2 types of engine are installed: a V6 3.5-liter engine (280 hp) and an inline 4-cylinder 2.4-liter engine (170 hp). The 350S and 240S grades are available with G package, each with 235 wide tires and 18-inch alloy wheels, colored over fenders, and a 4x4 LOCK mode.

The G package features heated multi-adjustable power seats with leather and suede-like artificial leather upholstery.

Toyota Vanguard ACA38W

ACA38W is also the model of the first generation of Toyota Vanguard. The main difference between ACA33W and ACA38W is that ACA33W is 2.4-liter 4x4 and ACA38W is 2.4-liter FF.

So you have both options 4x4 and FF, and the choice is up to you.
If you look for Vanguard for sale for the best price, you should visit our website!

2AZ Engine

The Toyota AZ engine is a family of Toyota’s water-cooled, inline 4-cylinder petrol engines.

The 2AZ engine is a long stroke type engine with a bore (inside diameter) of 88.5 mm, stroke (stroke) of 96.0 mm, and bore stroke ratio of 1.08. The 2AZ engine is a long stroke type engine with a bore (inside diameter) of 88.5 mm, stroke (stroke) of 96.0 mm, and bore stroke ratio of 1.08.

Horsepower per liter of displacement is 71.97 PS/L and torque is 9.7 kgm/L. Horsepower per cylinder (single cylinder volume 590.5 cc) is 42.5 PS and torque is 5.7 kgm.

2GR Engine

The Toyota GR engine is a family of V6 petrol engines from Toyota Motor Corporation. The bank angle is 60 degrees.

2GR-FE produces 280 hp. Fuel economy is on the way to being greatly improved. The 2GR-FSE is mated to a 5-speed or 6-speed automatic transmission.

Search stocks for Toyota Vanguard for sale and others

Toyota Vanguard price

There are several models that are popular in Toyota Vanguard.
We will show the average FOB price range of popular models.

ACA33W US$ 4,000 - 7,500
ACA38W US$ 4,000 - 8,500

Common Issues With Used Toyota Vanguard

Some problems with a vehicle only become apparent after many years of use. However, others are technical issues where manufacturers are forced to issue a recall.

If the manufacturer corrects the issue in time, it most likely will not affect the reliability of your Vanguard. However, there are instances where an issue may have gone unresolved.

For example, a previous owner may not have known about a recall. Alternatively, they may have ignored the manufacturer's recall recommendation.

Fortunately, manufacturers provide needed maintenance for defects for an unlimited amount of time. Accordingly, you'll want to have your mechanic check if any recall fixes were missed if you purchase a used Toyota Vanguard. You can start by having the mechanic check your vehicle history with the VIN number.

Vanguards, especially with 2AZ engines, have been reported to have problems with engine stalls and idling instability due to faulty ISCVs.

Popular Usage

As Vanguard was designed as user-friendly, the ways of using it are varied.

This car looks cool and can be used like a family car, but it also has the characteristics of an SUV, making it as wild as its claim to be a medium luxury SUV.

The Vanguard is available in 2WD and 4WD, with the 4WD version being more stable in snow and on rough roads, and this stability is the secret behind its popularity. It is also reputed to be quiet.

Rivals of Toyota Vanguard

A typical competitor of the Toyota Vanguard is the Honda 3rd generation CR-V.
The third generation CR-V debuted in October 2006, the year before the Vanguard, and has changed its position from a small crossover SUV to a luxury mid-class crossover SUV like the Harrier.

While the top-of-the-line grades were similarly priced for both the Vanguard and CR-V, the Vanguard was powered by a 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine, while the CR-V was powered by a 2.4-liter straight-4 engine with 170 horsepower for all models. It is clear that Vanguard had a large margin of victory in terms of power performance of the higher grades. has such Toyota Vanguard on various grades, models and prices!

Find the Best Used Toyota Vanguard Today!

Hopefully, our overview of the Vanguard has provided you with enough information to make an informed decision. Now, all you need is the best place to find a used Vanguard. has a proven track record of selling top-quality Japanese used cars for more than a decade. We export more than 500 used vehicles every month to more than 100 countries in total.

What's more, we've earned a reputation as trusted sellers. We'll only ship a car with genuine mileage.

All our used vehicles are professionally inspected. We also submit our trucks to a second inspection by a truck inspection expert. You can check more than 140,000 stocks including from auction.

If you're looking for a Vanguard for sale, please feel free to browse our current online inventory.