Used Toyota Avensis saloon 2009-2015 review

Category: Executive car

Section: Alternatives

Used Toyota Avensis saloon 2009-2015
  • Used Toyota Avensis saloon 2009-2015
  • Used Toyota Avensis saloon 2009-2015
  • Used Toyota Avensis saloon 2009-2015
  • Used Toyota Avensis saloon 2009-2015
  • Used Toyota Avensis saloon 2009-2015
  • Used Toyota Avensis saloon 2009-2015
  • Used Toyota Avensis saloon 2009-2015
  • Used Toyota Avensis saloon 2009-2015
  • Used Toyota Avensis saloon 2009-2015
  • Used Toyota Avensis saloon 2009-2015

Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Toyota Avensis saloon?

The thorn in the Avensis’ side has always been the Ford Mondeo. The problem is that the Mondeo does everything really well, often, much better than the Avensis can. It is also freely available everywhere because it sold in much greater numbers than the Toyota Avensis. Finding a well-equipped Mondeo with excellent history isn’t hard, which is why it is the better used car buy.

The Volkswagen Passat is much classier than the Avensis and doesn’t have an interior filled with cheap plastics. It really does have the feel of a more upmarket model, even if it doesn’t quite have the same aspirational pull of a BMW or Audi.

Overview

For those who want a car that is easy to live with, reliable and cheap to run, the Toyota Avensis is a good all-rounder

  • Good fuel economy
  • Tax-friendly
  • Reliability
  • Noisy diesel engine
  • Inconsistent steering
  • Cheap feeling interior