Other Toyota Avensis (2009 - 2018) models:

  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    No idea. Think it probably has a sleeker, more up market image than the previous shape Avensis.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    It gets appreciative comments.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Possibly. It's not as refined as reviews had led me to expect. Quite a lot of road noise, fair amount of vibration through the steering wheel and a minor but irritating trim rattle.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Don't know. Probably another Toyota or a Honda.

  • Buying experience

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    August 2013

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Yes. Ex rental car. The dealer sells a lot of them and makes a small margin. That's what they tell me anyway....

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Own another Avensis - wanted Toyota reliability.

    What was the dealer like?


  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Nice. Plenty of power which comes in at low revs. No noticeable turbo lag.

    What's it like to park?

    Fine. Reversing camera is very useful. Would be nice if it had parking sensors too.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?


    What's most practical about your car?

    Big boot.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Being able to plug my iPod into it.