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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Toyota Avensis

Overall verdict
Better than before with faint Lexus stylings on the exterior but still not very interesting. At all. There are better options.


Well built, well equipped, reasonably fuel-efficient and reliable


Tragically dull, poor automatic gearbox, feels old next to newer, more able rivals


What is it?

Yes, you can still buy a brand new Toyota Avensis. We know, us neither. In true Toyota fashion, it’s about as much fun as a 50-plus swingers party. That said, the Avensis is not without merit. 

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
1.8 Active 4dr
9.4s 139g/km 47.1 147 £18,650
The cheapest
1.8 Active 4dr
9.4s 139g/km 47.1 147 £18,650
The greenest
1.6D Active 4dr
11.4s 108g/km 67.3 112 £19,495
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