Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Toyota Avensis saloon?
Toyota interiors are generally hard-wearing, but some of the plastics used in the Avensis are a little on the cheap and shiny side and can be easily scratched. Also, some Business Edition models have light-coloured inserts on the seats and door cards that can show up dirt.
Examples built between 6 September 2016 and 21 October 2016 can have a problem with side airbags that might not activate in a collision. Check with your local Toyota dealer to make sure the remedial work has been carried out.
The bolts on the exhaust system of 2.0-litre diesel models manufactured between 23 June 2016 and 27 October 2016 that can work loose. They’re close to the turbocharger, which makes them hard to spot, so ask your Toyota dealer if this work has been done.
Is a used Toyota Avensis saloon reliable?
Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough data to include the Avensis in our latest Reliability Survey, but Toyota as a whole managed a fantastic third place out of 31 manufacturers.