The sophistication of the Avensis is instantly apparent when you glance at its elegant exterior, and this first impression is reinforced from the moment you take your seat. Pull away and you'll feel a greater connection with the car for every mile spent at the wheel.
Toyota offers the Avensis as a sleek saloon or athletic Touring Sports estate shape which both project a strong sense of luxury. Halogen headlamps sweep back towards flared wheel arches and they also flank a chrome-plated grille. Alloy wheels and front fog lamps are fitted to all above the entry-level Active grade, both stylish yet functional additions.
A three-spoke leather steering wheel, plus contrasting silver and black centre console inserts, underline the build quality and durability of the cabin. Meanwhile, leather and Alcantara upholstery adorns the seats in the Avensis Icon Business Edition to match the soft-touch gear shift knob. Choose the estate for optimum practicality; it boasts under-floor storage in the spacious boot. Up to 1,609 litres of luggage can be carried in the Touring Sorts when you fold the rear bench flat and with it upright there's still a generous 543 litres
The Avensis' abundance of technology enhances the drive rather than distracts from it. The standard audio system links up with external devices via AUX and USB input which you control safely using buttons on the steering wheel. Bluetooth hands-free enables you to receive calls when on the move, and with Toyota Touch 2 with Go multimedia system you can request directions to your destination through voice commands alone (Excel models only).
Even with all seats occupied and a full boot, the Avensis still pulls confidently; every engine option has plenty of power and torque. The most muscular is the 150HP 2.2-litre D-4D diesel with 340Nm of torque which has the ability to complete 0-60mph in approximately 8.9 seconds. For the lowest running costs and rewarding returns the 2.0-litre diesel is the right choice as it achieves economy as high as 62.8mpg combined and only emits 119g/km of CO2.
On top of all the above the Avensis is reassuringly safe thanks to the active technology and passive equipment Toyota has developed. Traction Control (TRC), Vehicle Stability Control Plus (VSC+) and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) are three innovations that work together to limit the chance of an accident occurring. They are joined by active headrests, a crash resistant body structure and seven airbags for uncompromising protection each time you venture out. If extra peace of mind is needed, Euro NCAP recognised the car's safety capabilities with an unbeatable five-star rating.
Experience the Avensis first hand with a test drive from Yeomans Toyota. To arrange your time in the driver's seat please enquire with your local dealership online or call us during business hours.