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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Although large family cars depreciate quite heavily, the Avensis is one of the better performers in the class. The 1.6-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel are very fuel efficient and offer low road tax charges. Toyota has also worked to reduce servicing times for the Avensis compared with the previous model which will help keep labour charges down while the car is at the garage.

The best performing engine is the 2.0 D-4D which in TR specification has lower emissions than some bespoke eco-friendly models from alternatives manufacturers. The 1.6-litre petrol engine also offers low emissions given its 130bhp output.

Previous versions of the Avensis have been among the most dependable cars on our roads. Very few problems are reported.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 128p £1,353 - £1,663 *
Diesel 131p £961 - £1,418 *

* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
2.0 D-4D Diesel 119 g/km (Min) £30
2.0 Tsi Petrol 184 g/km (Max) £260

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £30 - £260
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 15 - 28
How much is it to insure?

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.