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Toyota Avensis Overview

The Toyota Avensis is in the large family car class and is manufactured by the Japanese automobile company Toyota. This model of The Toyota range is built in England for sale around Europe. It was first brought into production as a direct replacement for the Toyota Carina E and comes in hatchback, saloon or estate models. These cars are very cheap to maintain, easy to drive and comfortable inside, just what you need for a family car. Toyota Avensis is a no frills car which serves the purpose it set out to achieve.

Toyota Avensis History

The first generation Toyota Avensis (1997-2003) replaced the Carina E in 1997 as Toyota wanted a more modern name and modern looking vehicle to suit the time. The engines were the only thing that carried over to the new model as the body had a total new style adopted. It went down really well across Europe and became a competitor in its class. This car was to become known for its practicality, comfort and reliability but not for style. The second generation (2003-08) tried to improve on the areas that had earned it the reputation as a ‘no frills’ car while trying to maintain the positive aspects of its design. The body took a real makeover, making it look a bit better and they tried to make the driving experience a bit more exciting by improving on some of these features. A 2.4L engine was added to the range and this car was seen as a real improvement on its predecessor. In 2006 it received a makeover to both interior and exterior parts. The third generation (2008 - present) was to go for a sleeker sportier look which improved the aero-dynamics as well as the look. There was several safety features added to this version including: more airbags as standard, front, side and even driver’s knee airbag. This version is the one currently in production.


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Fuel Economy

The petrol engines available 1.6, 1.8, 2.0 and 2.4 and the diesel options are 2.0 and 2.2. In order to determine the fuel economy of your vehicle you will have to take the following three aspects into consideration: age, engine size and type of fuel. The 2.0 diesel is seen as the most economical but generally the Avensis engines are pretty good economically as you would hope to get in a family car.


The available gearboxes for the latest model are: 6-speed manual, multidrive S CVT and a 6-speed automatic. There is a page of the website specifically for Avensis gearbox parts if you are looking for this type of parts.


There is a section of the Breakeryard website dedicated to the Avensis parts if this is what you are looking for. Our comprehensive network of UK Breakers is waiting to meet your need. You can either visit this section or enter your vehicle details in the part finder to search for the parts yourself.