Toyota Avensis

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When it comes to battling it out in the large family car segment, first and foremost you need to stand out against the talented Ford Mondeo, Vauxhall Insignia and VW Passat.

  • Toyota Avensis Saloon (09 on)
  • Toyota Avensis Tourer (09-15)
  • Toyota Avensis Tourer (03-08)
  • Toyota Avensis Hatchback (03-08)
  • Toyota Avensis Saloon (03-08)
  • Toyota Avensis Hatchback (97-03)

When it comes to battling it out in the large family car segment, first and foremost you need to stand out against the talented Ford Mondeo, Vauxhall Insignia and VW Passat.

Back when the Toyota Avensis was first launched in 1997, it may not have stood out for style or handling but it proved reliable and robust instead - a car to buy with your head, if not your heart.

That first generation was available as five-door hatchback, four-door saloon and estate models, with a mixture of petrol and diesel engines, plus automatic and manual gearboxes.

Replaced in 2003, the hatchback, saloon and Tourer line up continued while the engines were comprehensively upgraded throughout its life – including the addition of a 175bhp version of the 2.2-litre diesel.

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Most Popular New and Used Model Reviews

Toyota Avensis Saloon 2009 on

4 out of 5
Toyota Avensis Saloon 2009 on

New price range:
£17,320 - £27,805

Used price range:
£2,311 - £18,012

Upmarket looks and feel, impressive refinement, high comfort levels, low-emission diesel
Struggles to shake off 'worthy-but-dull' image of previous Avensis, uninspiring to drive

Toyota Avensis Touring Sports 2015 on

3.5 out of 5
Toyota Avensis Touring Sports 2015 on

New price range:
£19,885 - £29,140

Used price range:
£7,876 - £18,924

  • Safe
  • Comfortable
  • Reliable
  • Practical
  • Five-year warranty
  • Not that interesting
  • Rivals better in various respects

Toyota Avensis Tourer 2003 - 2008

4 out of 5
Toyota Avensis Tourer 2003 - 2008

New price range:
£15,630 - £23,250

Used price range:
£509 - £3,185

Supple ride, reliability, huge load space
Fun-seekers should look elsewhere.

Toyota Avensis Competitors

Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat

Ford Mondeo

Ford Mondeo

Mazda 6

Mazda 6