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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Three-star Euro NCAP rating is good for its time, but now considered below-average. ABS, twin airbags plus side airbags, rear centre three-point belt. Remote locking and immobilisers are standard throughout. Alarm on all except low-spec S models.

A large boot area makes it popular with families. A few suitcases fit easily into the back and the seats split and fold for extra room.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Toyota Avensis Hatchback (97-03).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

CDX equipment

CDX standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
CDX optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control

GLS equipment

GLS standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
GLS optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Sat Nav
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

GS equipment

GS standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated mirrors
  • Steel wheels
GS optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
S optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric sunroof
  • Metallic Paint

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
SE optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Metallic Paint
  • Steel wheels

SR equipment

SR standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
SR optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric sunroof
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Vermont equipment

Vermont standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
Vermont optional equipment
None available