Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The Avensis was awarded a five-star Euro NCAP rating and was the safest family car on sale for a short time. All cars get nine airbags - more than any rival - including a drivers kneebag, ABS, vehicle stability control and traction control. Toyota’s MICS (Minimal Intrusion Cabin System) is designed to help absorb and disperse impact energy and minimise cabin distortion in the event of a collision.

The hatchback version of the Avensis actually looks very similar to the saloon - which may explain why it surprisingly offers less bootspace with 510 litres (the saloon has 10 litres more). Of course the big advantage in the hatchback is that it's possible to fold and tumble the seats to give a flat-floored load space totalling 1,320 litres and access is easy thanks to the wide boot opening.

Storage up front could be better though with only narrow door bins.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Toyota Avensis Hatchback (03-08).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach 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
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Colour Collection equipment

Colour Collection standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Steel wheels
Colour Collection optional equipment
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

T Spirit equipment

T Spirit standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
T Spirit optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Space saver spare wheel

T180 equipment

T180 standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control
T180 optional equipment
None available

T2 equipment

T2 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
T2 optional equipment
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

T3-S equipment

T3-S standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Sat Nav
T3-S optional equipment
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

T3-X equipment

T3-X standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
T3-X optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

T4 equipment

T4 standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
T4 optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

TR equipment

TR standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
TR optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Traction control