Which used Toyota Avensis saloon should I buy?
The petrol Avensis is rather rare, but if you need an automatic gearbox, it's the only model you can have. We’d pick the 2.0-litre diesel over the 1.6-litre diesel, because while there are an awful lot more examples of the smaller engine around, it’s too underpowered for a car of this size.
All versions of the Avensis come with automatic emergency braking, climate control, cruise control and Bluetooth, but we’d suggest going for the most popular Business Edition version, which adds sat-nav, a rear-view camera, rear parking sensors, lumbar support and alloy wheels. Business Edition Plus gets you partial leather seats, while top-of-the-range Excel includes full leather, heated front seats and faux wood inserts on the dashboard.