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Toyota Avensis

The Toyota Avensis Is Still In The Market With Its Aged But Reliable Built

When it comes to fuel economy Avensis is the Best family Car

The Toyota Avensis is one of the most trustworthy, practical and efficient saloon cars available in the market

The Toyota Avensis is a large family car and well seen Icon on the roads of UK due to its reliability and comfortable drive. This car is built in Derbyshire, UK, by the Japanese automaker Toyota since 1997.

It is not a hot cake of the automobile market because of its boring and dull look. There are far better options than Avensis but under the tag of Toyota, Avensis feels secure to capture the audience. It competes in a crowded marketplace full of very talented rivals like the Ford Mondeo, Mazda 6, VW Passat, Vauxhall Insignia and Kia Sportage.

Low running cost engine range gives Toyota Avensis enough space to breathe in the overcrowded market

The Toyota Avensis is mostly used by high annual mileage consumers because of its economical fuel consumption diesel engines. There is a 1.6 litre diesel engine known as the most frugal engine that returns up to 68m/g fuel average with emissions of CO2 at the rate of 108g/km.

2.0 litre diesel engine

2.0 litre diesel engine

This diesel engine is equipped with manual gearbox and takes the car from 0-62m/h in 11.4 seconds. As we discussed above, Avensis is the best for covering long distances where sprint is not highly concerned. Then 2.0 litre diesel engine with 141bhp is in line, a little bit quicker than its predecessor and takes the saloon from 0-62m/h in 9.0 seconds.

Overall performance of both these diesels is good. There is a 2.2 litre diesel engine, with more power of 175bhp, available in the market, though it is not as fast as anyone might expect. The gearbox seems to be setup for comfortable cruising rather than sprinting.

 Though, a single petrol engine is not enough to cover the whole range of its rivals, but economically proves it the best.

The petrol engine range is simple one with only one 1.8 litre petrol engine that comes with a manual and automatic gearbox, but the fuel consumption of this engine is very healthy and sporty for long drives.

CVT Gearbox

CVT Gearbox

It is equipped with a CVT gearbox that seems to hold the engine revs high for far too long when you accelerate and leaves you feeling quite disconnected from the car. The engine produces a power of 145bhp and a good amount of torque. It takes the car from 0-62 m/h in 10.4 seconds with manual gearbox and 9.4 when equipped with automatic gear shift system.

Overall features’ highlights of the Toyota Avensis

Each version of engine, whether in petrol or diesel, performs reasonably well and gives a smooth drive. Toyota Avensis is used as a company car so it is best considered for town and motorway driving at a reasonable speed with best fuel economy. It is a comfortable car to spend time in.

Toyota Avensis

Toyota Avensis

The suspension is noticeably soft, giving a comfortable ride. The front and rear seats have enough space which provides a pleasant feel during drive. Though the Toyota Avensis remains dull in its look and the trim range is simple too, but the equipment levels are fairly generous.

Toyota Avensis

Toyota Avensis Is Highly Rated

Luxurious Outlook and Good Performance

Reliability does matter more than anything for people thinking about owning a car for their garage and Toyota is known for its long time warranty and repute of one of the best cars. Avensis engine is also upgraded and you will find improvement in certain aspects while driving it. Technology features are many and of good utility so luxuriant outlook is not alone but a cabin occupied by modern facilities is waiting for you. Then comes the concern of comfort as hard seats and element of fatigue after long hours of driving are not welcomed by customers that is why easily adjustable cozy driving seat for all is must along with same quality for other passengers. As we know it is a Japanese product so no doubt about excellence of brand that also adds confidence of buyers to opt for the new car for their use.

A Keenly Priced Automobile with Smart Range of Engines to Select from

Price is good that can be a good edge over rivals and broad the base in market of this class. Further a warranty of one hundred thousand miles or of long five years becomes an obvious reason for voting in favor of new car. Such big offer has its own impact and people cannot avoid temptation. Space in the cabin is enough to carry the number of passenger it claims and with a comfort that usually desirable. It is being the most tempting part of the fleet requires to be designed according to demands of customers.

2-0 Litre Diesel Engine

2-0 Litre Diesel Engine

Three different engines provide smart range to select the most suitable to your aspiration. The only petrol engine is 1.8 litre that offers both automatic and manual gearboxes. The other two are diesel and available only in manual speed transmissions. For economy your choice could be 1.6 litre diesel engine and for power one may go for 2.0 litre diesel engine that could easily run at high speed. Last in the list is preferred due to low C02 emission and performance is also good. The most economical in the list does not satisfy those who want speed and style at same time.

Drive Avensis to assess competitiveness of the vehicle on different roads

Driving experience is very pleasant particularly on motorways as small bumps will not disturb the vehicle but the bigger could do it for the same. Steering is good and the car gets leaned on bends so overall handling is above average. Diesel engine refinement requires further improvement as while running and staying still the noise is gruff that leaves undesirable impression.

Drive Avensis

Drive Avensis

Similarly vibration runs through steering wheel and on pedals as well. But both these untoward characteristics withered away when it cruises on. Still there is room for improvement to make it a perfect car for driving that is expected to be there in next model of the same. It is a car that is quite aggressive and safe as well so you could go for it and enjoy having it for the coming years.

Toyota Engines! Reliability in Jeopardy

Toyota has taken a knock from their engines,rock solid reliability is endangered

Toyota is a much admired brand and has reputation for rock solid engine reliability, but now days it has taken a knock as their engines are facing problems and owners are frequently reporting them to their dealers. Toyota VVT-i engine is a Hi-Tec unit and on the probability graph, it is leading the story from top while Lexus power plants are chasing it from second position.

Toyota Hi-Tec Engines

Toyota Hi-Tec Engines

The 1.8 litre VVT-i engines found in the entire line-up of models can experience from severe aflame of engine oil to 50,000-60,000 miles, according to the major Toyota dealers. The dilemma was credited to the design of piston rings, but Toyota announced that the entire service history of such vehicles need to be checked which consumes a litre or above against every thousand miles. There are several models beginning with X-Reg models that have received partial replacement engines in last few months.

Partial means that the replaced engines were excluded from cylinder heads and engine ancillaries. But Toyota is bit sensitive on this issue and said that the claims were attended as per their customers. If you think, it is true and you own an Avensis, RAV4 or MR2 which has covered a reasonable mileage and you feel that it is drinking a lot from your engine oil then the company recommends you to get in touch with your dealership for a possible claim.

toyota RAV4 engines

Toyota RAV4 Engines

This blame game is doesn’t end here as Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus also appears to be enduring these problems. Its 2.2 Litre diesel engine has reported problems in its cylinder heads and forced to remove and de-coked after every 20,000 miles. Toyota engine manufacturing facility and its engineers consider the problem as particular to driving conditions in the UK. They believe that weather conditions affect the fifth injector in the engine which is used to control emissions. However, Toyota is facing some trouble and only a fraction of its sales have declined problems but overall they are still leading the market with reliability and durability.