For The Toyota Verso-S gives you masses of space, despite being small and easy to park. Running costs are low and it should prove to be very reliable.
Against It’s not particularly cheap and the seats don’t do anything clever. The engine is pretty weak and the optional CVT gearbox makes it very noisy.
The Toyota Verso-S isn’t the cleverest mini MPV or the best to drive. It is spacious, though, and the engine is very efficient.
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Toyota isn’t planning to offer a diesel version of the Verso-S in the UK, so the only engine option is a 98bhp 1.33-litre petrol that needs to be worked hard. A CVT automatic gearbox is available as an option, but we wouldn’t bother with this because it pushes up the price and makes the car very noisy.
There are two trims to choose from, and even the cheaper of these comes with lots of equipment, including air-conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, seven airbags and stability control.
Four options packs are also offered. There’s a Navigation Pack, which integrates sat-nav into the standard touch-screen control system; a Style Pack, which brings extra chrome trim; a Leather Pack that gives you two-tone grey leather upholstery; and a Protection Pack, which includes rear parking sensors, a boot liner and scuff plates.
Like all Toyotas, the Verso-S comes with a five-year/100,000 mile warranty.
The Verso-S isn’t the cleverest mini-MPV, but it’s very roomy, and this entry-level trim gives you all the equipment you need.