In-depth Reviews

Toyota Avensis owner reviews

"The Toyota Avensis is a dependable, relaxing saloon car designed to cover long distances, but it struggles to compete with the best models in its class"

Carbuyer Rating

3.8 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.2 out of 5

70%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 3reviews
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Common Problems

  • Electrics, Engine, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Engine, Gearbox / clutch, Suspension, Other (1 cases)
  • Brakes (3 cases)
  • Electrics (2 cases)
  • Other (11 cases)
  • Engine (9 cases)
  • Suspension (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics, Other (1 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch, Other (2 cases)

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

1.6D - Business

Year of registration

15

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
I had one as a company car for around a year. I honestly think it's the worst car I have ever driven, period! The steering is all over the shop and has no consistency whatsoever in the weighting of the wheel. Why the electronics reset themselves after about two hours of driving I do not know, it leaves you to have to pull over to turn the engine on and off to reset the whole car. How they've developed a 1.6 diesel thats so bad on power, torque, MPG and it sounds like its always struggling is amazing. Its too loud on all roads engine noise is too intrusive. All in all its a bag of nails that should belong in the scrapheap
Reliability

1 out of 5

Gearbox failure within the first 2 months.
Performance

1 out of 5

None
Running Cost

1 out of 5

I now get better MPG from a new company car thats I6 BMW 3series. 1.6 4pot is too small for a car this large

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

1.6 D-4D Active

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

54
Review
This car was mistakenly bought to replace a 2013 Skoda Superb. It is absolutely hopeless in comparison. Slow, badly equipped, and gutless. The ride quality is fidgety, the steering feel is inconsistent at best, the seats are not comfortable, there's not much rear legroom and on a 50mph A-road the Toyota requires 4th gear to get up a hill where the Skoda (or indeed most rivals) will happily pull 6th. The engine sounds gruff and there is quite a bit of road noise even on the original fitment Michelin tyres - when it's 3 years old and running on Wanli or Linglong tyres it'll be a lot louder. Wind up rear windows and manual air-con in a £20k car? In 2015? Really? The electric handbrake is irritating, and the stop start system starts the engine for no reason after 30-40 seconds of sitting at traffic lights. It also takes two or three goes before it'll start after being parked, normal procedure is to depress clutch and brake pedals, turn key, swear, turn the key back to off, and try again until the thing starts. I've been driving cars professionally for 25 years, driving up to 70,000 miles a year and the 2015 Avensis is one of the least enjoyable modern cars I've ever driven. It's almost as bad as the Vauxhall Insignia {which has a better engine} and barely an improvement on the Hyundai i40 (which has a less miserable interior). If you enjoy driving, you won't enjoy the Avensis. Avoid this car with extreme prejudice. It is hopeless, although the radio isn't bad.
Reliability

2 out of 5

Nothing has broken yet, but when delivered with 7 miles on the clock it already had rattling trim.
Performance

1 out of 5

No performance to be found, and I've looked everywhere.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Uses more fuel than a 2.0 TDi Skoda Superb or Mondeo.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
No issues whatso ever to date.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

More reasonable than last car (Mercedes).

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
the car has not let me down since i have ownedthe car.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

considering i drive short distances and in traffic it gives me a decent mpg.

Owner Review

5 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

Used

Typical MPG

44

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
The Avensis gets better with age, never misses a beat.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

2nd set of tyres required at 25000 miles and new wiper blades nothing else

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
IT HAS NEVER LET ME DOWN ALWAY STARTS FIRST TIME. A GREAT ALROUND CAR
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Fuel cost are excellant due to the reiability repairs are very low

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34.9
Review
Needs no attention apart from servicing.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Price of fuel means the car gets less usage, Dealer's servicing labour costs and parts are high

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32

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

33
Review
Only broken down once (flat battery)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Very reliable, except for Toyota recalls (2 recently) and noise from clutch pedal
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very economical fo a large car - currently getting 40mph

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
Excellent
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Reasonable

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Cvt

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
MY THIRD AVENSIS SINCE 1995, FIRST ONE WAS A COMPANY CAR WHICH AT 1997 I RETIRED WITH AT 20,000MILE, THE OTHER TWO WERE PURCHASED USED WITH ABOUT 4,000 miles FROM NEW ONLY, NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH ANY OF THEM.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

ROAD TAX REDUCED ON EACH ONE, LATEST MODEL A 6SPEED AUTOMATIC IS MORE ECONOMICAL THAN MY PREVIOUS MANUAL SAME SIZE ENGINE MODEL

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
Excellent. Totally representative of the brand.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

As a 1.8 litre petrol engine it does not have the mpg of a diesel.

Owner Review

5 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

38
Review
No significant problems since new
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Was good economy when purchased, but of course hybrid cars and design has improved since then

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
Very reliable very good quality car
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very economical

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
No faults
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Good for size and type of use

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36
Review
Had no trouble with it only oxygen valves on the exhaust going now &then
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very good

Owner Review

4 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

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
no major problems
Running Cost

4 out of 5

seem reasonable for size of car

Owner Review

5 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

48
Review
Apart from normal wear and tear, car has been totally reliable
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Highest costs are tyre replacements

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
NEVER LET ME DOWN
Running Cost

4 out of 5

CAME WITH SERVICE PACK

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
Never had a problem yet!
Running Cost

5 out of 5

For the type of mileage and road netwrok I'm more than happy with the performance and reliablility

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Review
water pump replaced
Running Cost

4 out of 5

minimal

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

52.4
Review
Never had any problem with the car
Running Cost

4 out of 5

There are some parts are expensive but not all. Service cost on a main dealer are expensive.

Owner Review

5 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

36
Review
Only had to change the Battery and a light bulb

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
HAS NOT BROKEN DOWN YET
Running Cost

3 out of 5

WOULD PREFER MPG AROUND 40, SPARE PARTS COSTLY, ALTHOUGH I DID NOT NEED ANY SO FAR

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

40
Review
exellent

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
No problems in the last 18 months, the car just goes.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Varies, shared with wife so different driving techniques affect economy. Excellent on motorways and good around town.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
Apart from a recall for steering (after 8.5 years although I was not having any problems) I've only replaced one set of tyres & one set of brake linings!
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Economical enough on fuel but main dealer spare part costs especially labour charges are exorbitant!

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

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
Not a rattle any where in the vehicle, comfortable for both driver and passengers and cruises effortlessly.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Better than average. Excluding fuel service costs Ł2615 which includes a set of new tyres new tyres.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

1999

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
Few problems
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Now cheaper as I do not use a main dealer for servicing

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

T180, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent buy with great performance & practicality but fuel economy disappoints

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

spirit, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

R3, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Does everything i want with great economy for a big car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very pleased with it; reliable; roomy

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

TSpirit, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
All of the doors replaced under warranty due to rust. Totally unacceptable

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

TR, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

TR, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Best car i have ever owned in terms of quality of build, finish and equipment level. Ride can be hard on poor services although improving with age. Engine not smoothest as best in class but generally pretty good.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

xl, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Reliable,spacious,comfortable and economic - good value for money.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GLS, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Good family car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great value for money family car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
My car has been regularly serviced and reasonably well cared for. It has given outstanding and reliable service for years. I really cannot fault it except the steering is not brilliant when parking. Hoever this may Be becvause my last car was a brilliant audi!!!!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

D4D Spirit T180, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Fast and reliable.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

CDXI, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
The cilinder head gasket went but toyota fixed it at their own cost. The steering rack cracked. I told them their was a fault with it while under warranty they let it go out of warrenty before they said it had a fault. I then had to pay the repair cost. Over all though it has been a fantastic reliable family car and work horse.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

tr, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Brilliant. Build quality is excellent, doors shut with a nice sound, it is very quiet at all speeds and very economical. It has a lot of equipment and i can't think of any extra that i am missing. Everyone who notices it comments on how good looking it is and that they would never have thought to buy this model. Two of my friends have the same car upon my recommendation, one is a company car and the other is a private purchase. Both owners are extremely happy with their cars and say the same as i do, "i woud not have looked at this car because the magazines don't rate it very highly."

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Vermont, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Fantastic value for money, a pleasure on the eye, the bum and the wallet - flexible user friendly load carrier - always there, always ready, always gets me there

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

tx, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Best car i have owned in 28 years of car ownership

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

T4, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
My car has leaking seals around the rear light clusters which allow water ingress into the boot and over time fills up the spare wheel well and soaks the boot floor. It's a slow process and so with regular checks it can be managed, hence my laziness to get it fixed properly. The avensis is a practical, comfortable car, pretty poor handling and performance but well kitted out including safety features. Not as economical as you might think and the tank drains out pretty quickly on long journeys with an indicated range of only 400+ miles on a full tank, according to the trip computer. It really suffers from not having a sixth gear. Anything over 75 and you can pretty much see the needle moving. Good kit level and plenty of leg and headroom, especially in the rear. It has been mechanically faultless since the day i bought it; only problem has been the afore mentioned water leak in the boot. However, i am pretty disgusted with the prices that toyota think it can charge for parts and labour at it's main dealers. I was quoted £600 for new discs and pads (£98 per hour labour), and almost swallowed my tongue. Toyota are not and never will be mercedes or audi so why charge like them? The car is not that well made and the badge just doesn't warrant that kind of cost. It has ticked all the functional and practical boxes but doesn't inspire any emotion. Would i buy another? It would have to be a shockingly good deal... Next car? Wife says s-max, i say focus st or octavia vrs estate. She'll probably win.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

T3s, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Not exciting but has given trouble free practical and economical motoring

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

T Spirit, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
All four doors were rusty in less than two years. All were replaced under warranty

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Brilliant, apart from the headlights on dip, very low visibility and the indicators cancel whilst negotiating roundabouts.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Releighable,economical,roomy,satisfies my present needs.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Fantastic, especially boot size !

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

TR, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Best built and most reliable car i have ever owned. Hard ride on poor road surfaces (due to low profile tyres?) But softened up with use. Diesel not quite as refined as some but difference marginal. Car is exceptionally well-equipped and was good value.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

t-spirit, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Top quality car for good money giving an excellent ride/drive. Has all the toys you need in a car. lots of storage giving a good fuel return when fully loaded or empty

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

TR, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very reliable car, spacious and comfortable.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

T180, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent machine and a pleasure to drive.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

T Spirit, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Colour Edition, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Build poorer than previous toyotas i've owned

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

T4, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
No problems on either cars owned, porsche now sold and looking at one car, soon

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great reliable car have had a number of toyotas all have been very reliable and comfortable

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

CDX, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I think it is great, it is comfortable, has never let me down and is a pleasure to drive

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

T3X, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Disappointed that running costs proved much higher than expected, despite careful driving. reliabity bot what toyota image shoes and dealership proved arrogant and offhand, not believing one of their cars could go wrong

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

T3S, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
The car has lived up to the toyota image. It is reliable and has never let me down. Nothing has fallen off and i have had no unexpected maintenance or repair bills. The engine is a bit lackluster but very economical.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

T Spirit, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
High road noise from low profile tyres from new- Toyota replaced wheels and added insulation High wear on brake discs- replaced early Headlamp assembly broken -poor design

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2.0 D4D Business Edition

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Review
My Avensis is now 2 years / 24,000 miles old. My average has been 47 mpg, my best 58.5 mpg achieved over a 2,000 mile journey on French roads. A conservative engineering philosophy, mature technologies and good build quality mean excellent reliability and I've had no problems whatsoever to date. The heater warms up quickly, the driver's seat is comfortable but adjustment is limited, the passenger seat has no height adjustment. Centre and door arm rests aid long distance driving comfort, as does good steering feel and a left foot rest. The 8" Sat Nav screen is easy to read except when in direct sunlight when it's invisible, however the verbal instruction are clear. The TFT screen between speedo and rev counter provides useful information, unfortunately the text chosen for time and temperature readout is much too small to be easily read. The diesel engine was somewhat unrefined till 20,000 miles, then quietened noticeably. The back seat is roomy for two adults, the boot is 500 litres or thereabouts, and you get a space saver spare wheel rather than the dreaded puncture repair arrangement. The brakes are good, the gearbox is positive if not the slickest, visibility is good but headlight main beam and dipped are both very dim. In fact the lights are so poor a night time drive on an unlit winding country road is not a pleasant experience. Apart from the 3rd rate headlights and a jiggly ride on broken city streets the Avensis has a lot to recommend it to sensible owners who want honest dependable transport.
Reliability

5 out of 5

No problems whatsoever in 24,000 miles / 2 years ownership.
Performance

2 out of 5

This car is not suitable for a performance seeking driver. Drive the Avensis in a responsible way and be rewarded with years of dependable motoring, push it outside its comfort zone and learn quickly that you are not driving a BMW.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Low running cost to date, no maintenance cost other than normal service. Hopefully the diesel curse of DPF and/or dual mass flywheel issues will not appear too soon.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

diesel

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
Expected much more. If I was not promised fuel consumption of 64mpg I would never would have bought this car.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

D4D

Bought Car

New
Review
This is my first Toyota car and the worst car I bought in my life. After 6 months here are the issues: 1. Plastic front spoiler received week after car delivery 2. Noises from the boot area when 3/4 and full of gasoline 3. Shocks by flywheel and clutch burning on reverse drive 4. In drive, steering wheel detached from chassis and fell on my knees. Fatal error could cause death! 5. Occasional "knock" in steering while turning left or right 6. Loose brake pedal 7. Noisy clutch pedal 8. Drivers left air ventilation loose 9. Drivers seat belt rattles 10. Drivers window creaks when opens on rain 11. Found 2 inch bolt in motor area I am questioning myself did I bought a second hand car or a brand new one. The steering wheel situation had a clear basis for lawsuit but I did not start any. At this point I am no more interested in 5 year warranty since I cannot lose my time any more with repair center. As for all mentioned above, I requested local Sales Company for car replacement or full money back.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

56
Review
Excellent
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Excellent for the size of the car

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40

Owner Review

5 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

50
Review
Always starts first time. Has not broken down. Only fault that developed was covered by warranty
Running Cost

4 out of 5

50 mpg for a 2 litre engine is economical. Road fund licence reasonable

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42

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

Used

Typical MPG

46
Review
Not one problem in the 5 years I have owned the car
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Good MPG

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
not had any faults with this car
Running Cost

4 out of 5

does a good 40 mpg average and is better than that on a long run

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
this car is excellent to drive,has never let me down. it is serviced regularly and totally reliable
Running Cost

4 out of 5

service , petrol & new tires only cost

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
Typical Toyota. Virtually no problems over the past 4 years. This is the second Avensis I have owned.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Toyota always tell you what services will cost before the service.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Cvt

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
Excellent
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Excellent warranty @ 5 years but servicing costs high

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
This is my family's seventh Toyota - it would take a lot to persuade me to move to a different manuifacturer.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Even if Toyota parts are a little more expensive, quality counts.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
No problems with any of the major components
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Costs are OK but fuel consumption disappointing for a 1800cc engine

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37
Review
always starts , in all temperatures . Only had to buy new tyres , bulbs , wipers and oil .
Running Cost

4 out of 5

average mpg . tyres expensive due to size of vehicle .

Owner Review

5 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

48
Review
PERFECTION IN A CAR
Running Cost

5 out of 5

PAY MONTHLY FOR SERVICING SO BUDGETS WELL AND HAVE THE WORLD'S BEST GARAGE RRG SWINTON

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Review
Good
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Good

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

1998

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
Had car from new, drives very well, vast majority of original parts still working well, including those parts subject to wear and tear
Running Cost

5 out of 5

exzcellent and low costs

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

52
Review
nothing is ever wrong
Running Cost

4 out of 5

road tax could be less

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
Never broken down
Running Cost