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Toyota Verso S review

2011 - 2013 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 53.0

At a glance

Price new £15,145 - £18,515
Used prices £2,184 - £4,925
Road tax cost £35 - £150
Insurance group 8
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 471 - 499 miles
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Available fuel types


Pros & cons


Cheap to tax, good use of interior space


No diesel engine, underpowered petrol engines

Written by Simon McBride Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


Toyota has limited the choice for buyers with one engine and two transmissions for the new Verso S which may come back to bite the maker because it has decided to launch the car only with a 1.33-litre petrol engine. There is scope to bring a diesel on board but Toyota believes that there will not be enough demand for it in the UK. The car is well packaged and there’s lots of space in the rear for passengers but does it have what it takes to be a proper rival to the mighty Vauxhall Meriva?

Read on to find out how the Toyota Verso S fares…