Our Fleet Test Drive Review: Toyota Avensis Tourer - 6th Report
13 October 2009
Author: Guy Bird
|P11D price:|| £22,385|
|Key rival:|| Ford Mondeo Estate|
"Range: 0 miles" is not helpful info to find scrolling through your car's computer display on an unfamiliar country road miles from any obvious petrol station.
Yes, the fuel warning light came on during my previous short drive, but no, I wasn't on a slope, and in my experience most cars have 20-30 miles grace before the 'fumes-only' stage. It was time for full eco-driving techniques and 10 nervous minutes until the satnav located a garage, but given I only then filled up 51 litres of a 60-litre tank, couldn't the range indicator be a bit more accurate? It's not good for the ticker.
|Toyota Avensis Tourer 2.2 D-4D 150 T4 5dr 6spd manual|
|Claimed combined |
|Our average consumption||39.1mpg|
|Model price range||£16,560-£25,605|
|CO2 (tax) ||150g/km/21%|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£78/£157|
|Service interval||up to 20,000mls|
|Boot space (min/max)||543/1609 litres|
|Why we’re running it||Can it live up to its sleeker, |
more fuel-efficient billing?
|Positive||Boot size, flexibility, |
ride, interior quality
|Negative||Voice activation, |