Daihatsu Terios (06-10) - Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 28 Sep 2009
3.5
The second generation Terios is larger and more upmarket than the car it replaces with room for four adults, but is still one of the most compact and affordable off-roaders on the market. It offers a good alternative for buyers who would have considered the previous Toyota RAV4 or Suzuki Grand Vitara (both of which have now grown in size and running cost).

Daihatsu Terios (06-10)
Very capable off-road, value for money, well styled
Firm ride, some cheap interior plastics, lacks refinement, no diesel engine

New price range:

£13,393 - £15,642

Used price range:

£3,344 - £9,057

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

The second generation Terios is larger and more upmarket than the car it replaces with room for four adults, but is still one of the most compact and affordable off-roaders on the market. It offers a good alternative for buyers who would have considered the previous Toyota RAV4 or Suzuki Grand Vitara (both of which have now grown in size and running cost). With permanent four-wheel drive it's very capable off-road. It can also keep up with flowing traffic and feels stable on the road, but the relative lack of power makes it unsuitable for serious towing or high speed use.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

2.5 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

2.5 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Amazingly spacious for its size and very good off road ability - but still drives very much like an ordinary hatchback.  

5 out of 5

Matt Hayes ,   21 Aug 2014    ... read more

 Off-road ability in a compact vehicle (but it's not too small like the Suzuki Jimny).  

5 out of 5

Chris Trayling ,   30 May 2014    ... read more

 Great in snow with permanent 4 x 4 transmission, and the SX model fitted with snow and mud tyres as standard.  

5 out of 5

J Cameron ,   03 Feb 2012    ... read more

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