Toyota Avensis 1.8 review (1997-2003) — MSN Cars UK

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Toyota Avensis 1.8 review

Bodystyle: Hatchback

Engine: 1. 8 4-cyl

Fuel type:

Transmission: 5-speed manual

of test: June 2002

The Avensis hatchback is an often-overlooked in the ultra-competitive large family defined by the Ford Mondeo. It has around in this form late 1997, and also as a four-door saloon or five-door There are four engine including an excellent diesel, and an range of trim options to the company car drivers it’s aimed at.

Where does it fit?

The model is a key Avensis variant, to fleet drivers with its emissions rating and more class-competitive performance. It comes in a of varieties, all tailored specifically for the of sports, luxury or value-seeking It’s priced to slightly the Ford Mondeo, Vauxhall and Renault Laguna, though slightly smaller dimensions and its profile, this seems fair.

Is it for you?

Not if you’re an exciting, dynamic car which out in a crowd and massages your The Avensis is very much an Toyota, one which is ultra-reliable but inside and out, with visual appeal. It is fairly and practical though, and very As it gets older, Toyota is adding more and more equipment too, improving its car status and compensating for a lack of elsewhere.

What does it do well?

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The is an expert at providing an ultra-easy in all condition; the gearchange is light and clutch action is smooth, and the is reasonably precise without too heavy. Equipment levels are – some models featuring advanced features considering the age – while there’s also a variety of trims to choose As you’d expect, refinement is especially from the 1.8-litre it’s usually silent, and remains very smooth when revved hard.

What doesn’t it do well?

hardly the world’s most car, either to look at or to The shape really is entirely and while the interior is very indeed, it too is dull. While the does everything you’d of it on the road, it has no passion – it’s a like a refrigerator or kettle, the job but no more. Space is lacking to newer rivals, though arguably reflect this, as the is cheaper than the competition, and too.

What’s it like to live

It does everything you ask, day in, day but you’ll still never with it. This is fine if not all that interested in cars, but if you your car make you feel a special, the Avensis can’t It’s very economical to run courtesy of cheap servicing, low insurance ratings and its ability to break down or go wrong. is also a little better the class average, though may fall when the new model, is not far off, is launched.

Would we buy it?

We admire the Avensis for its drive and promise of total and we also like the low prices and standard equipment lists. for us it’s just too dull and especially as it’s competing cars with as much as the Ford Mondeo, Nissan and Renault Laguna. They’re all fun in a way the isn’t. If you’re looking for a car and simply as mode of transport, one out – but if you’re after something it probably won’t be the car for you.

Toyota Avensis hatchback I
Toyota Avensis hatchback I
Toyota Avensis hatchback I

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