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For The Verso is fairly compact by MPV standards, which means it’s pretty easy to park. There’s plenty of space in the front two rows of seats, and there's a decent-sized boot in five-seat mode.

Against It isn't as roomy as many rivals, and the seating layout is awkward to adjust. Space in the third row is tight, while engine refinement is also disappointing.

Toyota Verso MPV
22 5stars

The Toyota Verso isn’t the biggest or most versatile MPV, and while it’s decent enough to drive in most respects, it’s let down by coarse and noisy engines.

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There are 7 Toyota Verso versions available

MPV 1.6 V-matic Active 5st 5dr £17,770
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 V-matic Active 7st 5dr £18,300
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 D-4D Active 5dr £19,990
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 V-matic Icon 7st 5dr £20,300
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.8 V-matic Icon M'Drive 7st 5dr £21,800
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 D-4D Icon 5dr £21,995
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
MPV 1.8 V-matic Excel M'Drive 7st 5dr £23,800
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Toyota Verso isn't the biggest MPV, which is a blessing or a curse, depending on your viewpoint.

On one hand, it's compact enough to make parking easy, but on the other, it doesn't provide as much space in the third row of seats as most rivals.

There are two petrol engines: a 1.6 with a manual gearbox and a 1.8 with an automatic. Most buyers, though, will go for the 1.6-litre diesel, which delivers adequate performance but far too much engine noise and vibration.

Entry-level Active trim keeps prices low, but it misses out on some key features, including a DAB radio, electric rear windows, Bluetooth and alloy wheels.

We'd recommend Icon trim, which has everything you're likely to want, including a rear-view camera.

Most versions have seven seats, but Active models can be had in either five- or seven-seat form.

Reader test team says:

Toyota Verso MPV 1.6 V-matic T2 5st 5dr

I've found my Verso a pleasure to own over the last year. It might not be as big as an Alhambra or S-Max but you'll be surprised just how much room…

Bryan Duncan

5 out of 5 stars

Toyota Verso MPV 1.6 V-matic TR 7st 5dr

Update after 20 Months and 21k miles. Car still fautless. Interior particularly is well made, takes family life in its stride. Servicing not cheap,…

James Nelson

4 out of 5 stars

Toyota Verso MPV 2.0 D-4D TR 7st 5dr

Wonderfull car, very roomy and confortable, excellent on motorways, very stable, and the 126 horse power engine does a honorable job, it´s not a…

Thomas Ferreira

5 out of 5 stars

Toyota Verso MPV 2.0 D-4D TR 5dr

Not the most exciting form of transport but then again not expected to be, is is a family transporter after all, but for safe(5*)for up to 7,…

David Green

5 out of 5 stars
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