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2010 (10) Toyota Avensis1.8 V-matic TR 4dr

Northwich Vauxhall / Kia

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth systemCruise control
Dusk sensorMulti-information display
PASTrip computer


6 speakersAuxiliary input socket
CD playerRadio

Exterior Features

Automatic headlightsBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors
Chrome window surroundElectric door mirrors
Electric front windowsElectric rear windows
Front fog lightsFront intermittent wipers
Heated door mirrorsRain sensor windscreen wipers

Interior Features

5 height adjustable headrests60/40 split rear seats
Adjustable front seatsAutomatic air conditioning
Centre rear armrest with through load facilityChesil cloth upholstery
Electric lumbar supportFront centre console with lidded storage
Isofix child seat preparationLeather gear knob
Leather steering wheelRake/reach adjustable steering wheel
Steering wheel audio controls 


5 three point seatbeltsActive front headrests
Active Traction Control (TRC)Brake assist
Driver and passenger airbagsDriver and passenger side airbags
Drivers knee airbagElectronic parking brake
Front and rear seatbelt reminderFront curtain airbags
Passenger airbag deactivate switchVSC with ABS and EBD


Remote control central locking 


Titanium effect console 


17" alloy wheelsTemporary spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.21CO2 (g/km)154
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHC VVTCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1798Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)80.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)88.3
Engine Code2ZREngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryINJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)43.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)52.3EC Urban (mpg)33.2


Badge Engine CC1.8Badge Power146
Coin DescriptionV-maticCoin SeriesTR
Insurance Group 17Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0718E
Insurance Group 2EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %90
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %86EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %53NCAP Safety Assist %86
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 


0 to 62 mph (secs)9.4Engine Power - BHP146
Engine Power - KW108Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6400Engine Torque - LBS.FT132
Engine Torque - MKG18Engine Torque - NM180
Engine Torque - RPM4000Top Speed124


Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front215/55 R17Tyre Size Rear215/55 R17
Tyre Size SpareSPACESAVERWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions


Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)60Gross Vehicle Weight2000
Max. Loading Weight625Minimum Kerbweight1375
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.8
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Toyota Avensis


The third generation Toyota Avensis is a car that's easy to overlook and perhaps because of this, makes a brilliant used buy. It's every bit as solid as its predecessor but adds a touch of elegance to its design. The niggling problems that affected the diesel engines in the second generation car had been well and truly ironed out with the third generation model and it's as close to bulletproof as used car buying gets.


Here's a quick Avensis primer for those of you who need to get up to speed. The first generation car was introduced back in 1997 and made decent numbers while never really challenging the middleweight elite. In the final years of its life it developed into something quite respectable, but was replaced in 2003 with a vastly improved second generation car that was bigger and felt virtually indestructible. This second generation model might not have been exciting to drive but owners loved them and only a few problems with diesel injectors, dual mass flywheels and starter motors on ultra high mileage cars affected an otherwise impressive reliability record. The third generation model was designed to attach a little more style to the Avensis badge as well as drive down running costs still further. Improving quality, offering more dynamic handling and refined ride comfort to Toyota's European flagship model were also key targets. This Avensis was designed at Toyota's European Design Development Centre, ED2, in the south of France, with the 1.6- and 1.8-litre petrol engines produced by Toyota's plant in Deeside, North Wales. Toyota Manufacturing UK is the sole global production centre for the Avensis. Since the first generation model was launched in 1997, over 1.5 million Avensis vehicles have driven off the production line at the Burnaston Plant in Derbyshire. The range continued largely unchanged in saloon and Tourer estate guise until early 2012, when it was treated to a facelift.

What You Get

Toyota went to quite some lengths to get under the skin of European buyers. To this end, Chief Engineer Takashi Yamamoto drove more than 3,000 miles north to south across the continent, crossing 10 countries on the way to gain a true insight into the needs and preferences of typical customers. Nice work if you can get it. Two body styles are offered; saloon and Tourer estate. There's also a huge range of engines with an emphasis on diesel power. There's no shortage of space in either the saloon or Tourer and materials quality and ergonomics are both excellent. Although the interior design isn't particularly edgy, it feels built to last and won't date rapidly. The saloon's boot measures a gargantuan 509 litres, dwarfing that of something like a BMW 7 Series. The Tourer serves up 534 litres of space to the window line. Fold the rear seats down and you can shoehorn in 1609 litres of gear. Toyota has taken a considered approach to safety, reducing the width of the windscreen pillars to improve visibility and improving the ways the stability control, anti lock brakes and brake assist systems talk to each other. Seven airbags and ISOFIX child seat anchor points are also standard.

What to Look For

The Avensis has built an enviable reputation for reliability and this third generation car builds on it. Only a few very minor issues have surfaced that are covered under warranty.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2009 Avensis 1.8 Valvematic T2) You'll find Toyota spares a bit pricier than typical Ford or Vauxhall parts but less than many French rivals. A clutch assembly will cost in the region of £185, while an exhaust is around £375. A new starter motor retails for around £175, although a replacement headlamp will be in the region of £250. Repair costs have been kept down with a consequent effect on insurance premiums.

On the Road

There are 130bhp 1.6 and 145bhp 1.8-litre VVT-i petrol engines but the stars of the show drink from the black pump. Entry point is the 2.0-litre D-4D 130, followed by the 2.2-litre D-4D 150 which also gets the option of a six-speed automatic gearbox. Although the 2.0-litre diesel is no ball of fire, it's a flexible engine and emits just 134g/km. The 2.2-litre diesel doesn't fare much worse, managing 147g/km and averaging 51.4mpg yet it will get to 60mph in just 8.6s. Refinement has long been an Avensis strong point and the third generation car rides very well with low wind, tyre, suspension and engine noise at typical motorway cruising speeds. Handling is safe rather than scintillating and the steering isn't the most communicative, but for relaxing long distance work, that's probably no great sacrifice.


It's rare to find a used car that's a five star proposition but the third generation Toyota Avensis is just that. Now is a great time to buy one of the pre-facelift cars too as prices will be slightly depressed by trade-ins from customers looking to get into the newer model.


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Northwich Vauxhall / Kia

Manchester Rd, Northwich, CW9 5GG

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