Toyota Avensis

Toyota Avensis information: everything you need to know if you own a Toyota Avensis, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about Toyota’s Mondeo rival. Click on the links below for all of CAR Magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Toyota Avensis car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive content.

Background
The Toyota Avensis is a saloon in the mold of the Ford Mondeo and VW Passat. There’s also an estate version, the Avensis Tourer.  For more information on the Toyota Avensis, click on our further stories on the links below. 

60sec road test
If one word sums up the Toyota Avensis, ‘beige’ about covers it. There are no glaring faults, but no sparkle either. The interior will never fall apart but it’s entirely forgettable, as is the driving experience. It got tidied up with a mid-life facelift a short while back, but we were still too comatose from driving it the first time to notice. An entirely adequate car that does its job well enough, but devoid of character.

The one we’d buy
2.0 D-4D

The one we’d avoid like the plague
1.8 V-matic

Rivals to consider
Ford Mondeo, Mazda 6, Peugeot 508, Vauxhall Insignia, VW Passat

For
Decent warranty, seven seats standard

Against
Bland interior, access to rearmost seats tricky

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