A high-set seat, raised gearstick and a steering wheel that adjusts for reach and rake make it easy to get comfortable. The rest of your surroundings are easy to get used to; the centrally mounted instruments are the only quirk, but they're clear and easy to read at a glance. All-round visibility is generally good, but a reversing camera that’s standard on all bar entry-level models still comes in useful when backing into a parking space.
Toyota Verso space & practicality
Although not particularly big, there’s plenty of scope to vary your load options in the Verso. The middle row of seats can be slid, folded and reclined individually, although it’s a more awkward task than in some rivals. Space in the rearmost seats is also cramped compared with that in most rivals. You’ll struggle to get much more than a small pram in the boot with all the seats in place, but space is respectable if you fold down the two rear seats.
Toyota Verso equipment
Entry-level cars get electric front windows, air-conditioning and hill-start assist, but not much else. We’d go for Icon trim, which adds 16-inch alloy wheels, climate control, Bluetooth, rear electric windows, a rear-view camera, digital radio, cruise control, and a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearknob. Trend has sat-nav, front parking sensors and 17-inch wheels, while Excel has keyless entry and automatic lights and wipers, but they’re not such good value.