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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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41 reader reviews for Toyota Verso MPV.
  • 2.2 D-4D T Spirit 5dr

    steve tait , west sussex . Date: 26/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Test drove this last week after liking the look of it in the dealers.

    What a disppointment.

    Nice engine with lots of poke BUT the noise over 50mph is appalling. Road / engine and particularly wind noise combine to make it almost unbearable. Test drive took 10 minutes before we brought it back to the dealer who said they're all like that and most people learn to live with it - ha! For over £18k I expect better than this. Also interior trim felt very flimsy. Finally we've gone for a Ford Smax

  • 2.2 D-4D T3 5dr

    Patrick Lince , North Lincolnshire . Date: 22/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I test-drove this vehicle yesterday and was very impressed with the power and flexibility of the engine, combined with the road handling. Having owned a top-specification Citroen Xsara Picasso for five years, this car really was a step up in class.

    We are considering the T180 as a purchase which ticks all the boxes for a family, apart from the rear luggage space, which is the only reason we are still deliberating. The boot is quite a bit smaller than the Picasso and as we like our regular holidays, to France and the south-west, we are not sure this will cope.

    We are researching the roof box option before committing.

  • 2.2 D-4D T3 5dr

    alan duffy Date: 03/09/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    As well as being practical for a young family, the following was important to me: - Reliability reports should be good. And 'mechanicals should cause no problem' summaries are not good enough; modern cars have a lot of electronics in them. - All-round airbags; ESP; and details of the 5-star safety report should be good (Is the VW Touran's a solid 5-stars?) - No second row bench seat. - Not too wide a car; I'm not living in the USA.

    My short-list was the Mazda 5 Sport Diesel and a Toyota Verso T3 D-4D.

    In the end, the Mazda 5's middle second row seat put me off. Too narrow for most adults, and young children requiring a child seat. It would have been nice to see a driver's knee airbag in the spec also. A real shame, because the sliding doors are great.

    The Verso T3 has a lot I don't need. I wish the T2 spec had ESP. However, although it is a small MPV, I found I could move the seats forward in the second row to extend the boot or make room for an adult in the third row. So it was more practical than an Estate. I like the 3 equal-sized seats in the second row. Safety-wise, I like the dual-stage front airbags (as opposed to the single-stage airbags in the Mazda 5), and the driver's knee airbag. I didn't find the Verso's A-pillar to be too big. Its always a compromise - but I would recommend others to take a look at the Verso.

  • 1.8 VVT-I T Spirit 5dr

    Anton van der Merwe Date: 17/08/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    We used to own a Previa but thought it was a bit big for daily use even though very nice for holidays. The Verso is actually great for both - lots of space when the rear seats are down. And it drives like a small car and is very economical.

    The multimode gearbox takes a few days to get used to but now my change overs are very smooth - the trick is to learn when the car changes so that you ease off the accelerator just before and avoid the lunge.

    It also has a great equipment levels and the safety equipment is unbeatable. It really is the perfect family car.

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