slowly taking over the world for years and, without anybody really noticing, is
now the biggest car maker in the known universe (since the Uranus Motor
Corporation went bust). Could buy GM with its pocket money but still can’t
build anything remotely exciting.
£14,370 - £20,935
Refresh for Toyota's family hatchback promises much but once again fails to deliver. Looks good, though.
£16,845 - £25,930
All new car? Er, actually, it's not. In true Toyota fashion, it's about as much fun as a 50-plus swingers party. That said, the interior's good and it's fine on a motorway.
It's like an Avensis. But it has a boot. This doesn’t make
it any more exciting than the Avensis. It does, conveniently, mean you can
transport more stuff. Clever, eh?
£7,745 - £10,615
Also sold as the Citroen C1 and Peugeot 107, this is the one you want - particularly in GT86 orange...
The simplest and most exciting Toyota in years is also a real pleasure to drive
£13,645 - £18,645
Sixth generation of Toyota's legendary pick-up is a bona-fide off-roader. Buy one and make your neighbours cower in your majesty.
£9,705 - £12,805
Despite its innovative approach, Toyota’s iQ doesn’t live up to the hype. Well, not quite
£29,910 - £49,465
Rover, this is the vehicle worshipped in the world’s most hostile and
unforgiving environments. But, as Kensington isn’t one of these, do you need
£58,860 - £60,860
car that gave Red Ken more sleepless nights than anything, and you’ve got to
love it for that. Utterly bulletproof luxo-truck. Peace of mind, Baghdad style.
£20,105 - £25,860
Ok, so it’s for pious do-gooders. That and the price aside, it’s a decent family choice.
£22,685 - £27,155
Bigger and more refined than its predecessor, the latest RAV4 is no longer for the young at heart.
£15,105 - £17,115
Shock horror! Toyota attempts to appeal to the ‘yoof' with a blocky, funky city MPV that borrows heavily from the American-only Scion xD.
£16,600 - £24,890
The Verso has a smart new look and is unexpectedly better to drive. Pity interior space isn’t better though
£10,430 - £15,145
A tough, reliable Japanese supermini, the Yaris does everything you'd expect. And maybe a little bit more