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Toyota Proace Verso review

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Toyota Proace Verso
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21 Mar 2018 16:22 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 14:27

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Cost & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

All Proace Versos have a price that starts with a three, while you can easily spend more than £40k if you want a larger, high-end model with one of the 2.0 engines. There’s no doubting that you get an awful lot of motor for your money, but we’d still recommend a Family model with the 148bhp 2.0 diesel engine.

This gets you the 7.0in touchscreen (including sat-nav), auto lights and wipers, dual-zone climate control, automatic emergency braking (AEB), a head-up display and keyless entry. Shuttle is worth considering if you need the extra seats, but you don’t get AEB or sat-nav as standard. VIP, meanwhile, is far too expensive to recommend.

As for running costs, they might be a little higher than you’d think given the relatively small diesel engines. Because the Proace Verso is a hefty thing, CO2 emissions range from 137g/km to 155g/km depending on the engine; this is worth bearing in mind if you’re a business user. Fuel economy will also be worse than the likes of the Ford Galaxy or Seat Alhambra, but on a par with similarly sized van-based MPVs.

The Proace Verso should be commended for a five-star Euro NCAP rating with higher scores than the Ford Galaxy in all but the pedestrian protection category. Even so, a Mercedes-Benz V-Class is better at protecting adults, though.

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Toyota Proace Verso
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Verdict

Incredibly versatile, but don’t expect the Toyota Proace Verso to drive as well as smaller MPVs

  • Spacious and flexible interior
  • Largely comfortable ride
  • Seating for up to nine
  • Wallowy handling
  • So-so interior quality
  • Seats heavy to remove
There are 4 trims available for the Proace Verso estate. Click to see details.See all versions
Combi
Aimed at commercial use, Combi has little in the way of luxuries. Private users are better off with one of the three standard trims...View trim
Fuel Diesel
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£27,885
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Shuttle
While moving as many people as possible for a reasonable price is this trim’s main aim – you get nine seats as standard – you do get a few luxuries. These include climate control, auto lights and w...View trim
Fuel Diesel
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£31,173
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OUR PICK
Family
This trim is a bit plusher and has more safety kit (automatic emergency braking is standard). You get alloy wheels, a 7.0in touchscreen with sat-nav and a DAB radio, auto lights and wipers, dual-zo...View trim
Fuel Diesel
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£32,178
Average Saving £2,147
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VIP
It is available in one length only, Long, and gets just seven seats to give its occupants room to stretch out in comfort. Leather seats, a panoramic roof, a surround-sound hi-fi, electric front sea...View trim
Fuel Diesel
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£43,802
Average Saving £2,933
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