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3 out of 5 3.0
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Toyota Avensis Hatchback (97-03) - rated 3 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £12,840 - £19,730
Used price £360 - £2,815
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £210 - £340
Insurance group 15 - 23 How much is it to insure?


Ride comfort, refinement, reliability, equipment.


Styling is uninspiring.

Toyota Avensis Hatchback rivals

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By the time the Carina E went out of production in 1998, Toyota had picked up a reputation for making cars that were comfortable and reliable, but essentially bland. Avensis was the company's first stab at changing that - it was as comfortable and reliable as ever, but Toyota injected a bit of excitement, with sleeker lines, a more comfortable ride and advertising that included a trendy Iggy Pop soundtrack.

Toyota Avensis Hatchback rivals