Toyota Urban Cruiser 2009-2012 Review | Autocar

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Toyota Urban Cruiser review

The Toyota Urban is a slightly odd-looking device is the unofficial replacement for the three-door a rival for pseudo-SUVs such as the SX4, a challenger for ultra-practicals the Kia Soul and Citroën C3 Picasso – or all of the combined.


Deputy road editor

The left-field Urban name fails to ignite an uninspiring car

Just two models are in UK: the 1.33-litre petrol variant, only comes with drive, and a 1.4-litre diesel is only available with Active Torque Control drive system. Both get six-speed manual gearboxes as

On the outside, Toyota has done a job of hiding the Urban Cruiser’s origins (even its wheelbase is the With those tall a shallow glassline and whopping C-pillars, it’s every bit the The diesel 4×4 gets ride height, too, to the off-road effect.

Inside, the car fails to live up to its vaguely external styling. You sit high the steering wheel remains low), so you do get a relatively lofty of the road ahead, and there’s of practicality. But acres of black on the dash seem a world from what the chunky promises.

There’s room for four although six-footers may find an issue in the rear. And the rear not only splits 60/40 but slides back and forth in

Around town the Urban is relatively accomplished. The 1.33-litre is quiet and smooth, and stop-start to return an official combined economy figure of 50.4mpg CO2 emissions of 129g/km. At motorway the engine revs hard but its fades away into a thrum. Wind noise is well contained, too.

It doesn’t like to be rushed, The engine has less than ft of torque, so you’ll end up thrashing it if you to maintain steady progress on a

The 89bhp 1.4-litre diesel pushes the Urban Cruiser more comfortably than the petrol, and it feels better to the car’s vaguely rugged-looking But it’s not exactly a car that you the open road in. The diesel four-wheel-drive system can apportion up to 50 per of the power to the rear wheels, in normal running the Toyota Cruiser 1.4 D4-D is 100 per cent drive.

Whichever engine you choose and refinement are acceptable but nothing and there’s little pleasure to be from the steering, either; vague around the straight-ahead and the power assistance leaves it devoid of feel. The four-wheel-drive feels the more surefooted of the two but that pushes into earlier than you might if you’re in search of a little road entertainment.

Overall, the Urban Cruiser a bad car, just not particularly However, it should be on your of candidates if you’re looking for a to cope with a couple of and the rush-hour rat run. But that of the market already contains candidates such as the C3 Picasso and Roomster, and the Urban Cruiser a little expensive in comparison, offering an appealing dynamic

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