Released in 1997, the Toyota Avensis competes in the highly competitive mid-sized executive saloon segment. Accomplished rivals include the Ford Mondeo, the VW Passat and the Mazda 6. To stand out, the Avensis turned to adaptability and was made available in an estate format, too. Since the first release, there have been two major facelifts that include significant changes to the style and tech. While it isn’t the most well-known Toyota, it offers great build quality, reliability and value – making it a solid choice for families and companies.
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What we think about the Toyota Avensis
The Toyota Avensis is a practical purchase that’s likely to last for many years and can handle significant miles.
Somewhat boring drive
The first-gen Toyota Avensis was built as the replacement for the ageing Carina E. Over the years, it’s been available in four-door saloon, five-door liftback and estate forms. The latest generation was in production from 2009 to 2018 and came with three engine choices. Plus, five trim options mean the car is easy to personalise: Active, Business Edition, Design, Business Edition Plus, and Excel.
Our verdict of the Toyota Avensis
4.5 / 5 Gumtree rating
Safe, comfortable and reliable – the Toyota Avensis is a strong contender for the ideal family car.