2015 Toyota Avensis

Reviewed: The 2015 Toyota Avensis

Toyota has built many solid workhorses over the years. Even today they still get used by millions of motorists worldwide. These days, the models we depend on each day also come with a plethora of exciting features as standard.

2015 Toyota Avensis

One example of such a model is the new 2015 Toyota Avensis. In today’s review, I’ll be taking you through the top features and innovations this car has to offer. Here is what you need to know:

Three engine choices on offer

Toyota decided to make the engine lineup simpler on the new Avensis with just three options. The first is a 1.6-litre diesel unit that produces CO2 emissions of just 110g/km. It also boasts an impressive 67.3 MPG combined.

The mid-range engine choice is the 1.8-litre Valvematic petrol unit. It’s the most powerful of the three at 147 brake horsepower. You can get this engine with either a manual or automatic gearbox.

Last, but not least, there is the 2.0-litre diesel. It has CO2 emissions of 124g/km – lower than many of its competitors in the same class. Fuel economy is a respectable 58.9 MPG combined.

Three trim level choices

Good things come in threes – at least that’s the pattern emerging with the new Toyota Avensis! Again, Toyota has simplified the choices by offering just three trim levels.

The basic trim is Active and comes with air conditioning and cruise control as standard. You also get LED daytime running lights and a Bluetooth stereo system too.

The mid-range option is the Business Edition. Climate control comes as standard, as does a 4.2-inch infotainment system. You can also enjoy the use of rain-sensing wipers and automatic headlights. On the car’s exterior, fog lights come as standard as does power folding mirrors.

Top of the range is the Excel trim. It comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, full leather upholstery and adaptive front lighting. The Toyota Touch 2 system is available on the Excel trim along with the Go Plus multimedia system.

Precise handling

When you drive a car, you don’t expect it to slip and slide everywhere it goes. The sad truth is that some new cars do just that. But, the good news is you won’t experience those problems with the new Toyota Avensis.

I had the opportunity to take one out for a test drive from Inchcape Toyota a few months ago. It doesn’t matter whether the car corners at slow or fast speeds. It can handle almost any road conditions! I like the way that you feel in control of the car through the steering wheel.

Some of the Avensis’ competitors don’t offer such a positive driving experience. In fact, the steering wheel and the car itself feel detached from the road.

Efficient lighting systems

The new Toyota Avensis is brilliant to drive at night as it is during the day. It comes with a raft of lighting features, some of which I’ve already mentioned.

It’s also possible to upgrade to full LED headlights on some models. Take a test drive in the new Avensis today; I guarantee it won’t disappoint you!