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Toyota Avensis (2009 - )

Last updated 17 September 2014

 
4
Efficient new 1.8 Valvematic petrol engines almost as economical as diesels. Excellent Multidrive S CVT. Good quality ride. Very reliable.
Dull image. No hatchback. Not as much fun to drive as a Mondeo or Mazda6.
Updated 31 August 2013

Check strap cracks the frame of driver's and front passenger's doors.

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Introduction

Leaner, greener Avensis. With new, more powerful, and higher revving, yet more economical, lower emission petrol engines, while diesel engines develop more torque at lower revs to give better real world economy.

This translates into benefits for company car providers and BIK taxpayers because all 1.8 petrol models, including the CVT auto, and all diesels except the D-4D 150 auto and the 180 T-Spirit Tourer come in under 160g/km. And at 154g/km CO2 the BIK percentage of list price of the new 1.8 Valvematic goes down from the 25% of the old Avensis 1.8 to 18% for the new one.

Toyota Avensis 2009 Road Test

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1.8 TR Valvematic Manual
By AngryJonny

Fine, really

On 24 October 2014
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The worst modern car I have ever driven

On 26 July 2014
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Reliable Reliable Reliable

On 14 June 2014

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