Used Toyota Avensis Saloon 2003 - 2009 review

Category: Family car

Section: Ownership cost

2003 - 2009 review
Toyota Avensis Saloon (03 - 09)
  • Toyota Avensis Saloon (03 - 09)
  • Toyota Avensis Saloon (03 - 09)
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Ownership cost

What used Toyota Avensis saloon will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Toyota Avensis saloon?

You'll need to stump up a fair stash to get hold of one - the Avensis holds its value well as a used car. Still, that also means you should get back a good chunk of what you paid when you flog it on later.

That slow depreciation is typical of the car's fine running costs. Insurance costs are low, for example, partly because the Avensis carries so much safety and security kit. The 1.8 VVT-i and our favourite 2.0 D-4D turbodiesel are rated as group 7, and group 10 (for the 2.2 D-4D) is as bad as it gets.

Servicing will set you back about the same as for a Vauxhall Vectra. But, you can trim about one-third from the labour bill by using a good independent, according to Warranty Direct research. You'll be fine at the pumps, too. The worst you'll get in normal driving will be about 30mpg (the 2.4 petrol) but the other petrols give 35-40mpg and the diesels mid- to high-40s.