Toyota Avensis Touring Sports estate owner reviews

"The Toyota Avensis Touring Sports is a quiet, comfortable estate car that offers plenty of boot space, but is a relaxing rather than entertaining to drive"

Carbuyer Rating

3.7 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.1 out of 5

56%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

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Common Problems

  • Other (8 cases)
  • Electrics (7 cases)
  • Engine (2 cases)
  • Suspension (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

TR 2.2 D4D

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
Comfortable, well-equipped car that does everything well. Engine and gearbox provide plenty of power and torque, which makes driving very easy both in town and on motorways. Handling is firm enough for country roads but comfortable. The dash is well laid out with touchscreen media, sat nav and bluetooth. The orange backlighting to buttons might not be to everyone's taste compared to VW blue/white, and the touch screen isn't the sharpest resolution, but it's a well-equipped car. Previous Avensis was extremely reliable and this one has proved the same thus far. Toyota garages are caring and provide excellent service, so despite the auto press giving negative reviews about this car it is an excellent and good value family estate!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

49
Review
HAd it for 4 months. No problems. Had a similar model previously and found it to be extremely reliable.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Cheaper cost per mile, low maintenance costs, low Car Tax

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Ł170 for excise licence up to Ł30 for a diesel on the pretext it helps the carbon footprint. The CVT gearbox seems to be very thirsty surprised at 30 to the gallon generally and 35 on the motorway.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Review
it is brilliant never been back for warranty repair
Running Cost

5 out of 5

it is very cheap on petrol and servicing costs are reasonable

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

46

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38.5
Review
Gearbox rebuilt under manufacturer's warranty. Otherwise no problems.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Average running costs for this size of Estate Car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
everthing works 100%
Running Cost

5 out of 5

amazing low fuel consumption + noteably better than same model on a 53 plate which i had for 5 years

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

29
Running Cost

4 out of 5

mpg too low around town and country roads

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Review
One failure ( Air con pipes) out of warranty and refused recompense by third party warranty. One engine management valve failure in warranty - replaced Otherwise only service items in 70,000 miles.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Toyota dealer Service Plan keeps service costs low. great fuel consumption keeps fuel costs low. Low emissions keeps VED low.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
No problems experienced

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37
Review
Generally excellent and would have scored a 5 bar one too many recall. Tyre wear too heavy.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Middle of the road.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Cvt

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
Very reliable

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
It always gets me there, no problems.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

It can be pricey if I use main dealers.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
NEVER LET US DOWN, no problems to report

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Review
Keep it serviced and very little seems to go wrong with it.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

47 MPG on a mixture of motorway and town driving ain't bad, not for a fairly hefty car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
Bomb proof
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Few 'bits' are needed so can't say much about parts (recent new brake discs were competitive)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
100100 miles never had a problem. regular services, tyres etc. never had even a bulb go.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

mpg is terrible.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
have not had any problems
Running Cost

4 out of 5

As expected

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
Fine
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Low

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
Secound Toyota we have owned which apears to be totaly reliable.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Would prefer it to be a little less thiristy, apart from that day to day running costs including insurance are excepitable.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33
Review
not had any problems
Running Cost

3 out of 5

engine is probably undersized hence poor power weight ratio

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

31
Review
door locks needing some electronic work. suspension rumbling
Running Cost

3 out of 5

only 31 mpg for green engine

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

56
Review
Never misses a beat
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Just fill with fuel and let it go

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
no issues in the 3.5 years I have owned the car or the 4 years for the previous model.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

toyota parts and servicing are expensive. I have used my local garage and now use equivalent parts as the car is out of warranty.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Review
It is regularly serviced by a toyoto main dealer and I have had no problems whatsoever.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

With mainly short and non motorway journeys the running costs are acceptable

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
All round excellent
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very reasonable

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Review
Nothing has gone wrong so far
Running Cost

4 out of 5

tyres on unnecessarily large wheels are quite costly

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
i have owned several toyota estates all have been totaly reliable
Running Cost

5 out of 5

i have a service plan so i am happy with my running costs

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Review
No problems in 18 months of ownership.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
Excellent
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Excellent on mororway

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2,2 D-cat, aut.

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Review
A smooth quiet ride. Seems well built and reliable like most Toyotas. Good for everyday commuting. Some problems with a weird clicking noise in the rear that so far two Toyota dealers have not been able to locate and correct.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Review
NO DEFECTS SINCE PURCHASE
Running Cost

4 out of 5

DECENT MPG, DEALER SERVICING REASONABLE MOST OF THE TIME, SLIGHTLY EXPENSIVE ON LARGE SERVICES.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
All I can say is that we have never had any problems with it. It always works, period.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
Pretty much starts every time and everything works as it should.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Apart from normal service charges the costs have been very low. Which is always good!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
The Toyota Avensis is 100 per cent reliable We trust our car to take us to Turkey Asia every August going through mainland Europe

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37
Review
Carbon canister malfunction, battery parasitic drain, alternator.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

battery- car repair

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Cvt

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

24
Review
Touch wood... all ok.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Was very dissapointed in the MPG. Getting now where near close to what Toyota state I should get.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Not had the car long enough to comment
Running Cost

1 out of 5

Previous car was a 1.8 petrol Toyota Avensis which gave better MPG

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Review
neesa mew brake discs after 60k
Running Cost

3 out of 5

servicing costs too high especially the oil

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
Has never lert me down
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Reasonable for the size

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35.05
Review
Excellent
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Total 19916 miles since purchase = Ł1.00 / mile. This includes the original used car purchase price, Road Tax, Insurance, MOT's, Servicing & repairs

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
only one fault in 3 years

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
So far, nothings gone wrong.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

My first diesel. Considering engine size, economy is good. Previous 2ltr petrol car was lucky to get 30mpg.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
1 unauthorised visit to Toyota dealer.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Relatively poor fuel consumption. Relatively high CO2 emissions.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37.5
Review
Had no problems at all with it to date
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Uses more around town than I would like but not too bad on long motorway journeys

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
THE CAR HAS BEN FINE UNTIL THE AUTO GEARBAOX LINKEAGE FAILED WHICH WILL COST Ł600 TO REPAIR THE PART IS NOT AVAILABLE AND THE CAR IS NOW OFF ROAD WAITING AT A DEALERS FOR THE PART WHICH MAY TAKE A WEEK!!!
Running Cost

2 out of 5

REVERSING HAZARDS REQUIRE REPAIR AND HEATED MIRRORS

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33
Review
Excellent - only problems experienced have been punctures
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel, Insurance, regular checks/servicing

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42.3
Review
Very good. I have had no problems so far.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel consumption good for size of vehicle. Insurance price good.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Low tax & insurance. good servicing costs. Updating sat nav is a real pain & very expensive, not good at all from Toyota.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43.5
Review
nothing has gone wrong in 18months / 65,000 miles
Running Cost

3 out of 5

servicing costs are not the cheapest

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Hybrid

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
Had one as a company car, until it was taken off me after I exceeded the lease mileage by 50k. After 125k miles all it needed was tyres and two headlight bulbs. The 10k service interval was a bit of a bind, got to know my dealer very well "You were only just here, weren't you?" Not the most exciting thing to drive, but when you've done 8 hours work after a 4 hour drive with 4 hours home it was a painless trouble free drive.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2.0 D-4D T -Spirit

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44
Review
I am using it for private hire but fuel economy is never more than 45mpg and the ride is terrible. The engine is noisy and there is a lot of creaking and rattles from inside. Mine has a massive sunroof and the rear floor is flat for middle passenger. May go for a Prius next because the ride is terrible and never settles .

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0 t2diesel

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Bought this car as a taxi 5 years ago and have just hit 220,000 miles. This car has been excellent — reliability second to none. The only parts I have had to replace are two CV joints, a wheel bearing, a radiator hose and radiator along with normal servicing parts. As a taxi you would expect to signs of wear but the interior and exterior have coped very well and are like new. I get positive feedback all the time from customers on how nice a ride it is and how spacious the car is. I regularly average 43mpg on local runs and up to 58mpg on long runs. I felt that after five years and 220,000 miles of happy motoring on the same clutch this car deserved a mention. When I change my car is will be buying another Toyota Avensis.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2.0 D4D

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
A large diesel estate isn't ever going to be the most exciting car in the world, but if you're after something spacious, reliable and economical this could be the car for you. Not exactly the quickest off the mark but in gear acceleration is good - especially on motorway trips. It's also good on fuel - on a brim to brim test of over 300 miles of mixed driving it returned just over 40MPG. The only problems I have had with it are that is doesn't like cold starts (not sure if that is just mine or if it is a problem in general for diesel Toyotas) and it has quite a poor turning circle. This coupled with the long length can make tight turns a bit tricky! Other than that, I would recommend this car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.8 Petrol Auto

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
A good solid dependable car. Running costs are low, fuel consumption not bad (given petrol auto used mainly in town). Very comfortable on long runs (quiet and economical). It's not the sportiest car, but given space, quality and reliability it is hard to beat for the price, especially if you buy nearly new as I did.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
Have not even had to change a light bulb!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Cvt

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Cvt

Year of registration

2009

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
TOTALLY RELIABLE
Running Cost

4 out of 5

BETTER FUEL CONSUMPTION WOULD BE USEFULL. GOVT FIGURES ARE NOW USELESS

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

49
Review
No reliability issues at all.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Fixed price servicing, mpg hovers around the 50mpg and have only needed one spare part (due to self inflicted injury I'm afraid) and the part and fitting were extremely reasonable as was the next day delivery of the part.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Cvt

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

33
Review
So Far it's been excellent
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Would prefer better fuel economy

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Cvt

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33
Review
No problems at all
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Currently on 33.1 miles per gallon. Has not cost me anything other than normal day-to-day running costs.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Review
Barely a thing has gone wrong. Never broken down.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Insurance ok. Servicing good value. MPG is ok but not brilliant.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Review
No problems with the car at all apart from age related niggles.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Fuel isn't too bad, it is the dealer servicing that is the problem.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
It's a Toyota! Never had a problem
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Could be better on fuel but it's over 10 years old. Parts are reasonable if you avoid Toyota dealers

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Review
the only problem I have had is the mirror switch for moving the electric door mirrors stopped working. Fixed under extended warranty - no quibble.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Fill the car with deisel once a month, getting between 45 - 55mpg. Low road tax Ł120 per year.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

51
Review
no problems!
Running Cost

4 out of 5

good for a large car

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
No problems in general apart from Toyota Recalls - they should be better!
Running Cost

3 out of 5

For a modern turbo diesel should be much more economical. Other manufacturers seem to be able to get better MPG, why not Toyota

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
electrical gliches

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

28
Review
no problems starting, no breakdowns
Running Cost

2 out of 5

poor fuel consumption, expensive spare parts

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

46
Review
Nothing has ever failed!
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Reasonable cost of parts, main dealer service pricey but independant garage is very cost effective

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

58
Review
So far very pleased with only issue is better supporting drivers seat with lumber support.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Only services via local small garage, did approach main dealer but the price was to excessive on its 4th service required.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2.0 Petrol

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Review
This vehicle is proving to be a low maintenance, reliable family car. The second hand cost are not significantly higher than other makes but you get top build quality. This makes it the thinking man’s family car. In short you get great value for your money with low ownership cost if regularly serviced due to high reliability. On the down side the 2.0 Petrol only gives me 32 mpg around town and it’s never going to be a stand out good looking car.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.2 D CAT

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
This car is well built, spacious and stylish and superior in build quality to an equivalent BMW. The ride and handling are excellent and the comfort factor similar to a high spec Saab 9-5. The steering is well balanced and precise. The 2.2 TD is much better than the 1.6 and 2.0 litre units both of which feel a little underpowered. Power delivery is smooth and progressive with no flat spots. The auto box is accomplished and similar to the smooth delivery of Saab auto transmissions but without the slight delay in take up those units experienced. Ride comfort is unrivalled in this class and exceeds that of the BMW 5 and 3 series probably because the BMWs are supplied with run flat tyres. The ride is also smoother than the mercedes E class. The VW Passat is in all respects a lesser vehicle than this model, whilst the Hyundai i40 feels poorly engineered by comparison.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Excellent
Performance

5 out of 5

Power delivery smooth and good power gradient. Plenty of power for safe overtaking
Running Cost

3 out of 5

At 40mpg on long runs this could be better

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

T4 Automatic 1.8 Petrol

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
I've previously owned over the past 30 years, BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, VW, Volvo and Saab - and this is my first Toyota. The Avensis engine and auto box is smooth, quiet and the build of the car is by and large excellent, comparable to many of the prestige marques. It's a big estate and does things as you'd expect it to do. The reputation of Toyota speaks for itself and is across the range a far more reliable marque than the more expensive prestige badges. To sum up; A very underrated car that is amongst the very best when it comes to reliability, safety, build quality and running costs. Having finally owned a Toyota, I can see why people buy them - they're simply, quietly brilliant.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Ultra smooth auto transmission and 1.8 Petrol. Tick over almost silent.
Performance
Very responsive auto box and the engine revs well. Does the job for a big estate car.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Great for such a big estate car

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

2.0 D4d T2

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44.6
Review
I bought this car after owning a 2008 Yaris which was brilliant, fun, reliable and economical. The Avensis has turned out to be the exact opposite. At first glance the build quality looks good. However any appearance of quality on the exterior is quickly eroded after taking a closer look. Any plastic parts on the outside of the car are extremely flimsy. Indeed the plastic lugs on the roof where a roof rack can be fitted have all come out whilst driving leaving holes for water to get in. None of these were ever touched by me. They just fell out with no persuasion whatsoever. If you want to replace them Toyota charge £15 each. This is a total rip off considering there is more plastic in a kinder egg. The bumpers flex when touched with one finger. Something I'd expect to find on a cheap Citroen not a Toyota. The interior is not much better. It's all black in my version, not interesting in the slightest and seems to be made of recycled black bin liners. Even worse, once cleaned the top of the dashboard becomes so shiny it reflects light off the windscreen making it hard to see out on sunny days. The glovebox catch has worn out and randomly falls open. The plastic hooks that hold the carpets in place are all missing or broken. The seals around the headlights and tail lights are already letting in water as are the seals around the indicators on the wing mirrors. The fuel filler panel randomly decides to open when vehicle is in motion. This car seems prone to getting punctures as I've had more in this car than all my other cars combined. Finally the most alarming fault is the brakes. The electronic handbrake doesn't release properly and leaves the back brakes on whilst driving. This wears out brake pads and damages the pistons in the brake calipers. Toyota have told me I need to replace the calipers, discs and pads at my own cost despite the car being under warranty and Toyota admitting the problem was not my fault. Apparently they call this 'wear and tear' even if it's been caused by a fault with the electronic handbrake. The cost of the repair was quoted at just under a grand. Not acceptable for a 4 year old car with a year's warranty left. Driving the car isn't too bad. It's boring but it's comfortable. It's definitely at its best on the motorway and makes for a smooth cruiser even on rough roads. However on country lanes it doesn't fair so well. It has a habit of understeering after initially seeming to grip. The traction control system is very invasive and quite often activates for no real reason. I also keep getting the warning 'check vsc system' and the abs waring light keeps coming on randomly. Toyota say they can't find anything wrong. Front windows kept fusing. This is the most unreliable, boring and tacky Toyota on sale. Steer well clear
Reliability
Poor at best
Performance
Average. My 1.4 liter Yaris was much faster
Running Cost
Way more than advertised. I'm struggling to get more than 44 mpg. 25mpg when e-brake sticks on.

Owner Review