TOYOTA AVENSIS

Toyota Avensis

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How much does the Toyota Avensis cost to run?

The 1.6L diesel is the most economical Toyota Avensis to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Toyota Avensis 1.6L diesel costs £20.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band B.

It does just over 67 MPG on average, which means it will cost £9.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Dacia Logan 1.5L diesel and the more thirsty Peugeot 508 1.6L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 11, which is lower than the Hyundai I40 1.7L diesel, but higher than the Dacia Logan 1.5L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Dacia Logan has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.6L diesel2.0L diesel2.2L diesel
mpg62.8 - 67.354.3 - 62.842.8 - 52.3
emissions108 - 116119 - 136143 - 174
tax£20.00 - £30.00£145.00 - £30.00£160.00 - £235.00
insuranceGroup 11 - 12Group 16 - 23Group 20 - 26

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Toyota Avensis: How big is the boot?

The Toyota Avensis estate has a bigger boot than the saloon (it can hold 543 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This allows the estate to take one pushchair and 3 large bags or 4 large bags. While the saloon takes just 4 large bags.

Worth knowing, the Skoda Superb estate is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 4 large bags with its 644 litres.

Is the Toyota Avensis easy to park?

While not the absolute narrowest car (that is the Dacia Logan), this is in the top third for ease of parking in car parks. Given a typical supermarket space, it will fill three quarters of the space.

If you park on the street regularly, this is one of the cars to shortlist. At 4740m long it gives you reasonable 60mm space to move the car in and out of the bay.

Which Toyota Avensis has the best performance?

The fastest Toyota Avensis from 0-60, is the 2.2L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 400 lbs/ft torque and 177 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 8.5 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Ford Mondeo 2.0L diesel, which will beat your Toyota Avensis to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.6L diesel2.0L diesel2.2L diesel
zeroTo6211.49.5 - 108.5 - 9.5
torque270310 - 320340 - 400
bhp112126 - 143150 - 177

What size caravan or trailer, can the Toyota Avensis tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Toyota Avensis 2.2L diesel which has 340 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1800kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.