Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Avensis was one of the first models to undergo Euro NCAP's 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. It 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 (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 begins to apply the brakes should sensors predict a crash is likely.

We think Toyota Avensis safety is perfectly acceptable.

While not as useful for carrying as the estate version, the Avensis saloon has a large boot and one-touch folding rear seats. With 509 litres of boot space it can carry more than alternatives such as the Volkswagen Passat and Honda Accord. However, rear parking sensors are only standard on the top-of-the-range T Spirit models, which might make tight parking manoeuvres a bit more time consuming for some.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Toyota Avensis Saloon (09-18).

  • 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
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • 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
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • 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
  • Steel wheels

Active equipment

Active standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Steel wheels
Active optional equipment
  • Cruise control

Business Edition equipment

Business Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Business Edition optional equipment
None available

Business Edition Plus equipment

Business Edition Plus standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • 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
Business Edition Plus optional equipment
None available

Design equipment

Design standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Design optional equipment
None available

Edition equipment

Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Steel wheels
Edition optional equipment
None available

Excel equipment

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

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
  • Sat Nav
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
  • Sat Nav
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
  • Sat Nav
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
  • Sat Nav
Select optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Partial leather seat trim

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
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
  • 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
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
TR optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav