Used Toyota Avensis Saloon (2003 - 2008) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 17 Jul 2014
4
Aiming for class-leading quality (and perhaps putting into practice some of the things Toyota has learned with its luxury brand, Lexus) the Avensis represents a major leap forward over the original. The interior feels up-market and the Avensis is comfortable drive.
Toyota Avensis Saloon (03-08)
Great reliability, up-market feel, good ride
Fun-seekers should look elsewhere

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£13,865 - £22,985

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£383 - £2,682

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

Aiming for class-leading quality (and perhaps putting into practice some of the things Toyota has learned with its luxury brand, Lexus) the Avensis represents a major leap forward over the original. The interior feels up-market and the Avensis is comfortable drive. The diesel offering was restricted to one 114bhp engine until summer 2005, although three became available, ranging from 124bhp to 175bhp, from summer 2006.

The Avensis scores highly for comfort and should prove to be exceptionally reliable, but does not offer such an engaging drive as the Ford Mondeo, Mazda6 or Peugeot 407.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

5 out of 5

Reliability

5 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

2.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Boot which is big but not high., cruise control and trip computer.  

5 out of 5

Gabriel Ade ,   30 May 2014    ... read more

 Space is generally good, particularly in the boot space.  

5 out of 5

Michael Heffernan ,   28 Oct 2013    ... read more

 Big boot and plenty of internal cabin space plus pretty good mpg.  

4 out of 5

Brian Harrington ,   31 Jul 2013    ... read more

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