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For The Toyota Avensis Tourer is effortless to drive and the interior is comfortable and easy to use. Most models are well equipped.

Against It looks bland, inside and out. It's not as much fun to drive as a Ford Mondeo Estate, and a Skoda Octavia Estate is cheaper to buy and run.

Toyota Avensis Tourer
33 5stars

The Toyota Avensis Tourer isn't a car that you'll ever lust after, but it's hard to fault in any area and is easy to live with. Choose the right model and it's a decent all-rounder.

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There are 13 Toyota Avensis versions available

Tourer 1.8 V-matic Active 5dr £18,750
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Tourer 2.0 D-4D Active 5dr £19,745
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Tourer 1.8 V-matic Icon 5dr £21,350
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Tourer 2.0 D-4D Icon 5dr £22,345
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Tourer 1.8 V-matic Icon+ 5dr £24,300
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Tourer 2.2 D-CAT 150 Icon 5dr £24,445
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Tourer 2.2 D-4D 150 Icon 5dr £24,500
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Tourer 2.0 D-4D Icon+ 5dr £25,295
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Tourer 2.0 D-4D Excel 5dr £26,145
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Tourer 2.2 D-4D 150 Icon+ 5dr £26,300
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Tourer 2.2 D-4D 150 Excel 5dr £27,150
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Tourer 2.2 D-CAT 150 Icon+ 5dr £27,405
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Tourer 2.2 D-CAT 150 Excel 5dr £28,245
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Toyota Avensis Tourer won’t be your idea of a dream car, but most versions are a great real-world proposition. Choose the right model and you’ll have a car that’s practical, comfortable and easy to live with.

You're best off sticking with the 2.0-litre diesel, because the other models aren't much quicker and cost more to buy and run.

Icon trim offers the best balance of equipment and price. It comes with dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth, cruise control and a rear-view camera. You also get a touch-screen multimedia interface; it’s pretty simple to use and gives access to the audio and Bluetooth systems, as well as sat-nav with a Google local search function.

So, unless you simply must have leather trim and electric seats, we’d recommend Icon over the pricier Excel version.

Reader test team says:

Toyota Avensis Tourer 1.8 V-matic TR 5dr

23,000 miles and 2 years into ownership and try as I might I can't find any reason to change this car - my car history is that I've never owned a car…

Martin Hamilton

5 out of 5 stars

Toyota Avensis Tourer 2.0 D-4D T4 5dr

Firstly, I traded in my 59 plate Tourer 2.2 D-4D T4 for £10K (which the dealer now has on sale for £13K incidentally) for the newer more fuel…

Paul Cook

3 out of 5 stars

Toyota Avensis Tourer 2.0 D-4D T2 5dr

Have owned my 2.0 TR tourer for 12 months (9,000 miles) and it was a used buy. It's my 4th Avensis, having previously owned a 51 plate 1.8, a 55 plate…

Peter Sutton

4 out of 5 stars

Toyota Avensis Tourer 2.2 D-4D 150 TR 5dr

I purchased this car from new and so far am very pleased with it. I do about 28K miles a year and find it suits my needs very well being fairly big…

Stuart Brown

4 out of 5 stars
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