Toyota Avensis Touring Sports estate (2015-2018) - MPG, running costs & CO2

Toyota Avensis estate running costs are generally low, but the diesels keep fuel bills to a minimum

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The Toyota Avensis Touring Sports estate is good value, even though it does cost over £1,000 more than the standard Avensis saloon. Resale values on the used market should be reasonable. The 2.0-litre diesel should fare the best here – it’s estimated to retain around 47% of its original value after three years or 36,000 miles of ownership. Other engines should fetch around 44%.

In comparison, the Mazda6 Tourer is likely to retain less value on average, with a figure in the low 40s. The Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer does even worse – you’ll be lucky to recoup even 40% of its purchase price after the same amount of time.

Toyota Avensis estate MPG & CO2

The 1.8-litre Valvematic petrol engine returns up to 46.3mpg and has CO2 emissions of 143g/km. Annual road tax can be as high as £145 a year when the Avensis is fitted with larger alloy wheels or an automatic gearbox.

Naturally, the diesels are much cheaper to run and they’re the engines we’d recommend for this car, as they give a much batter balance of fuel economy and performance. The 1.6-litre is the most efficient, managing up to 67.3mpg. It emits 110g/km of CO2, so road tax is just £20 a year.

That's not enough to beat the likes of the Volkswagen Passat Estate or Ford Mondeo Estate, the most efficient versions of which dip below 100g/km CO2 emissions.

The larger 2.0-litre diesel returns 61.4mpg. Emissions of 120g/km mean road tax is £30 a year, but it increases slightly when 18-inch alloys are specified.

Insurance group

The petrol engines will be the cheapest to insure, falling into groups 16-17. The diesels can be found between groups 20 and 24. The Vauxhall Insignia estate has a much wider engine range, but in general will cost around the same to insure as the Avensis Touring Sports – as will the Mazda6 estate.

Warranty

Toyota's warranty is one of the better ones on the market – it covers the Avensis for five years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes sooner. It also offers 12 years of anti-corrosion protection and a three-year paintwork guarantee.

Servicing

You can get fixed-price servicing on the Avensis Touring Sports. The available plans allow you to either make a one-off payment up front for maintenance, or spread the cost over monthly instalments.

The Avensis Touring Sports needs to visit a dealer every 10,000 miles (petrol engines) or 12,500 miles (diesel engines). An intermediate service costs £159, covering everything that needs regular inspection. A full service costs £239. Some maintenance items, such as brake fluid, will cost extra when they need replacing.

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