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 (09-18)
  • 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 Model Reviews

Toyota Avensis Hatchback 1997 - 2003

3 out of 5
Toyota Avensis Hatchback 1997 - 2003

New price range:
£12,840 - £19,730

Used price range:
£267 - £2,352

Ride comfort, refinement, reliability, equipment.
Styling is uninspiring.

Toyota Avensis Tourer 2009 - 2015

4 out of 5
Toyota Avensis Tourer 2009 - 2015

New price range:
£18,570 - £29,455

Used price range:
£1,850 - £10,897

Incredibly refined and quiet, superb build quality, low-emission diesel, good standard equipment, plenty of boot space
Rather drab styling, still has 'worthy-but-dull' image of older Avensis

Toyota Avensis Saloon 2009 - 2018

4 out of 5
Toyota Avensis Saloon 2009 - 2018

New price range:
£17,320 - £27,805

Used price range:
£1,758 - £18,582

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 Competitors

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Ford Mondeo

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