Toyota's advertising campaign referred to the passenger vans (DLX and LE trim levels) as the "Wonderwagon" while the CRG trim level was referred to as the "Cargo Van". The Van used a front mid-engine layout where the driver and front passenger sat directly above the front axle. The VanWagon's short wheelbase contributed to a very bumpy ride but a short turning radius of 15 feet. Deluxe and LE (Limited Edition) versions were offered as well as an ice maker/refrigerator between the front seats in the floorboard, which was connected into the a/c refrigerant lines. The VanWagon also offered dual air conditioning, captains chairs, dual sunroofs (the front tilted and rear opened fully), digital clock, satellite radio controls, fog lights, tachometer, and a tinted glass privacy package. Most LE models had color matched bumpers and front grill along with power mirrors and chrome Toyota emblems, the base models came with black bumpers and a white T-O-Y-O-T-A emblem on the front grill.
The Toyota Van was replaced with the production of the Toyota Previa in 1990.