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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Equipment

4 out of 5 4.0

Toyota Avensis Tourer equipment levels are good, helping boost the Toyota’s practicality and ease of use. Couple the car’s decent equipment levels with its impressive boot space and you have a car that can serve a multitude of tasks.

Trim levels

The base model in the range is the T2 which comes with the essentials you would expect on a car like this. It comes with features that include air-con, electric windows, heated electric mirrors and a CD player. The TR is aimed at company car drivers but has plenty of extra kit for its near £3,000 premium - air conditioning is upgraded to automatic climate control while Bluetooth, a leather trimmed steering wheel, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, plus driver's seat lumbar support are among the bonus items. The T4 is also very well equipped, with leather seats and - a first for this class of car - electric steering column adjustment. Factory options on the range-topping T Spirit are restricted to metallic paint and a premium satellite navigation system which comes with 10Gb of storage for music files. Toyota’s sat-nav system and media interface is a little clunky and archaic however. You may well be better off buying a decent standalone sat-nav and an upgraded aftermarket stereo, as it could prove a cheaper and superior option.

Additional options

The optional equipment and accessories list for the Toyota Avensis Tourer is relatively small. Buyers can pick from the standard choices like metallic paint and alloy wheels. You can also pick from add-ons like iPod and iPhone integration kits, a roof rack, a bike rack or a detachable tow bar. If you’re just looking for a sensible and cost-effective estate then there’s nothing wrong with the entry level T2 model. If you’re going to be doing lots of commuting or long trips it is worth investing in a more expensive version. The additional equipment will make the car more comfortable and easy to live with, as well as helping it retain its value better. Because of Toyota’s inherent reliability you shouldn’t have any concerns about picking the more complicated or advanced models either – you’re not going to suffer any problems.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Toyota Avensis Tourer (09-15).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

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
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Active equipment

Active standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Active optional equipment
None available

Edition equipment

Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Edition optional equipment
None available

Excel equipment

Excel standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
Excel optional equipment
  • Cruise control

Icon equipment

Icon standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
Icon optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim

Icon Business Edition equipment

Icon Business Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
Icon Business Edition optional equipment
None available

Icon+ equipment

Icon+ standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
Icon+ optional equipment
None available

Select equipment

Select standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
Select optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Partial leather seat trim

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • Headlight washers

T Spirit equipment

T Spirit standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
T Spirit optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric mirrors
  • Sat Nav

T2 equipment

T2 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
T2 optional equipment
None available

T4 equipment

T4 standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel
T4 optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

TR equipment

TR standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel
TR optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

Safety

4.5 out of 5 4.5

The Avensis was one of the first models to undergo Euro NCAPs more stringent crash tests in 2009. The new overall rating covers not only adult occupant safety but includes child and pedestrian safety along with a rear impact whiplash test. The saloon version scored the maximum five stars even though Toyota has cut back on the number of airbags as standard compared with the previous Avensis.

This third-generation model comes with seven as standard (instead of nine) including a driver's knee airbag. However, electronic stability control is fitted across the range and front seat head restraints move forward in a rear impact to help reduce the risk of whiplash injuries. From Spring 2009 the 2.2 D-CAT 150 T Spirit automatic comes with a collision mitigation braking system that can apply the brakes should sensors predict a crash is likely.

Interior & boot space

4.5 out of 5 4.5

The Tourer might not have the largest boot in the estate class, but it's certainly big enough to cope with huge amounts of cargo. Fold down the rear seats and there's a maximum of 1,609 litres of luggage room available. That's some way short of the load space in the cavernous Ford Mondeo estate but not far off the Volkswagen Passat. The tailgate has near vertical sides and with cargo rails in the floor to help secure items (fitted to all but T2 models), the Avensis is a highly competent load lugger.

How does the boot space compare?

Check the table below to see how the Toyota Avensis Tourer (09-15) compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.

Model Boot space
Ford Mondeo Estate (07-14) 535 litres
Volkswagen Passat Estate (05-11) 513 litres
Mazda 6 Estate (08-12) 512 litres
Toyota Avensis Tourer (09-15) 442 litres

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