Car Reviews: Toyota Avensis 2.2 D-4D T Spirit 5dr — The AA

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Cabin is high thanks to good suppression and a supple ride hatch makes Avensis a family car Diesel engines are powerful yet frugal in the case of the 2.2 Customer satisfaction surveys rate Toyota products

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Driving experience be more involving Over-long lever requires a disproportionate of effort to operate The front the car’s most flattering Toyota’s brand image always rank as high as of its rivals

For a long time a of worthy but dull cars, Toyota has attempted to break the with cars styled and with European tastes in The Avensis is one such car. in three bodystyles (saloon, and estate), the bias is clearly comfort but there is also a emphasis on premium touches a serious effort has been in terms of the choice of materials in the cabin.

There’s no mention in the press for Toyota’s Avensis about the car’s suspension at famous or modelling the engines on proven units. And with good — the Avensis is not that of car.

In reality, the car is based on products from Toyota’s division Lexus than rivals. The biggest difference this Avensis and the previous is the exterior styling. There’s no of it blending into the background time — a criticism at the old model.

To cut the car some slack, its unusual nose is its most feature from most angles it looks refined and And that’s the image Toyota like you to identify with looking at its mid-size contender.

The certainly carries itself more dignity than of its closest rivals, as the emphasis is on cosseting occupants and isolating from the outside world, driver involvement has been This won’t be a cause for for many, though. Toyota its core customers have preferred refinement to a racy

Our verdict on the Toyota Avensis 2.2 T Spirit 5dr

If you’re disillusioned by the emphasis on delivering a sporty by the traditional European manufacturers, the will be the perfect antidote. The cabin, supple ride and road manners put many rivals to shame. The downside is a of driver involvement. However, the includes high levels of comfort and safety kit plus an range of engines.

Costs

Toyotas have rarely the cheapest option in their classes, but on the plus side durability and good aftersales have adequately compensated. the Avensis is one of the better value as it comes with high of standard comfort and safety Repair and insurance costs been reduced and, if with a diesel engine, costs are modest.

Space and practicality

In hatchback the Avensis delivers a reasonable of cabin space, although rear seat passengers struggle in the legroom department. Up it’s, predictably, a different Cabin oddment storage is — door bins, console and glove box are the main for personal clutter. At the rear, the seats easily split style and fold, which in liberates more boot for large loads.

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Comfort

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Car safety

The kit on the Avensis is first class. front, side and curtain come as standard, along an airbag under the steering for the driver. Rear Isofix points are also thrown in the range. On the active front, ABS electronic traction and stability are present.

Driver appeal

Toyota Avensis

the inclusion of racy alloy on certain models, the Avensis is no car. The focus is, as has always the case with the Avensis, on and refinement. As such, wind and noise is low, the seats but supportive and the main controls and easy to use. This is a car biased towards eliminating imperfections and effortless cruising. All deliver above average of refinement, with the diesel particularly impressive in terms of and performance.

Family car appeal

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Quality and image

Toyota scores well in customer surveys, telling all you need to about quality and image Many people buy into the brand purely on the strength of its for building reliable, durable and the good service offered by On the flip side, the company and the car — is sometimes wrongly as being dull. Strong loyalty says otherwise.

As five-door hatchbacks go, the Avensis few surprises. Access to the front is helped by a slightly raised position. Rear access is considering the reduced size of the aperture. Once inside the available is good, though. At the the hatch requires little to raise or lower, and access is

Stereo and ICE (In car entertainment)

The standard set-up is a generous one, as you get a radio with a legible LCD RDS plus a single CD slot and player. With all that lot into the fascia, the unit is on the side. The upside is easy to use with the basic ones on the steering wheel. The car’s speakers do a fine job but radio isn’t always perfect. on the model, the basic ‘turn-by-turn’ can be fiddly, while the optional colour, DVD system is fast but

Access to the car’s large is straightforward

Colours and trim

not the most photogenic car around, its can be improved if you opt for a light exterior Inside the cabin, the atmosphere is subdued. Dark plastics although the car’s centre console does much to the ambience. The car’s cloth is biased more towards than luxury, but the leather (where fitted) is convincing and to the touch.

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