Used Toyota Avensis Tourer (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 Tourer (03-08)
Supple ride, reliability, huge load space
Fun-seekers should look elsewhere.

New price range:

£15,630 - £23,250

Used price range:

£389 - £2,666

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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...

 Everything. It really is a car for a middle aged dad. Would have like the coldbox on the newer modesl though.  

4 out of 5

J Naik ,   24 Sep 2013    ... read more

 It's got plenty of space for everyday use and the dog. It's mechanically bullet proof. I never doubt it will start in all weathers and on all occasions.  

4 out of 5

Jonathan Thomas ,   09 Apr 2013    ... read more

 Estate with lots of room in the load area for dogs & equipment. Roomy rear seats to transport people comfortably over long distances.  

3 out of 5

Martyn Thompson ,   21 Mar 2013    ... read more

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