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Toyota Avensis Hatchback running costs and reliability

2003 - 2008 (change model)
Running costs rating: 4 out of 54.0

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.
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Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 29 - 51 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.
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Depreciation is the biggest burden in the Avensis as is the case with most big selling family cars of this ilk. Servicing intervals are good though at 20,000 miles, although it’s worth visiting the dealer for an oil change and ‘health check’ at 10,000-mile intervals in between. Parts are quite cheap and it’s relatively affordable in terms of insurance too.

The Avensis is a fairly environmentally friendly choice for green buyers, with an average of 176g/km CO2 across the range. The greenest model in the line-up is the 2.0 D-4D that emits 146g/km of CO2 and can average 51mpg.

Toyota consistently tops build quality surveys (the company is top for reliability according to owners’ reviews at Look after your Avensis and it should reward you with thousands of miles of trouble-free motoring.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax £200 - £395
Insurance group 15 - 24
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