VW Passat Variant vs. Peugeot 407 SW vs. Toyota Avensis Comb
Group test of three Diesel-powered mid class station wagons: Can Toyota or Peugeot beat the top selling Volkswagen?
Passat vs. Insignia vs. Accord: Welcher Kombi wird Vertreters Liebling?
Motorvision macht den Kombi-Vergleich: VW Passat Variant vs. Opel Insignia Sports Tourer vs. Honda Accord Tourer. Die Benziner-Varianten treten gegeneinander an.
2005Toyota Avensis W G 2.0 D-4D SOL Full Review,Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
For more in depth reviews check my channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/avtomobil... Filmed by: Tomaž Kožar Jesenice Driving: Alterations to the British-built Avensis in 2006 saw the steering and suspension reworked. The modifications are intended to give the family car a sharper turn-in, and there's no doubt that the Avensis has much more lively handling. The steering still offers very little feedback, but drivers will have more fun than they did in the pre-facelift model. On long motorway trips, the Toyota settles into a relaxed cruise, gliding over rough surfaces with ease. Intrusive wind noise is the sole distraction at high speeds. 1.8-litre and 2.0-litre petrol versions are OK but the D-4D diesels are really impressive, particularly the range-topping T180. Using the engine from Lexus's IS 220d, this variant is smooth and refined throughout its rev range, and summons effortless acceleration. It's a shame the slack gearbox doesn't like to be rushed. Marketplace: It's not glamorous, striking or even particularly desirable, but the Avensis makes great celebrity transport. That's because it blends into the background like nothing else - if you want anonymity, the conservative family car won't disappoint. What it previously lacked was panache; the facelift added a dose of flair, though you'll be hard pushed to spot it externally. Restyled lights and grille, plus indicators in the wing mirrors, are the prime changes. Offered in saloon, hatchback or Tourer estate form, the Avensis range today is broad and, reflecting its popularity with fleets, focuses on the 2.0-litre and 2.2-litre D-4D turbodiesels. Owning: The Avensis's cabin still doesn't feel special, despite facelift changes. The centre console was tweaked but remains dull to look at, while the dour plastics are brilliantly well assembled, but do little to inspire. The seats remain too high as well, and rear space is nothing to shout about. Equipment levels are high and the stereos sound good, but that wind noise does spoil the quality feel at speed. Generous equipment levels, including standard (if basic) sat nav on many models, will keep occupants amused, while drivers will be pleased by the good fuel economy of nearly every variant. Insurance ratings are very low too, though Toyota does stick to 10,000-mile service intervals: most rivals have stretched pitstops. But retained values are OK and reliability has proven to be absolutely superb.Toyota made its first venture into the UK car market back in the swinging sixties, with the launch of the Toyota Corona in 1965. A decade on from opening its two UK manufacturing bases, Toyota won European Car of the Year 1999 for the first time with the Toyota Yaris, and in March 2006 -- just forty years on from its first foray into the UK market, Toyota achieved its two millionth UK new car sale. Rewarded with the 2006 Green Award from What Car? magazine for its pioneering work in developing environmentally friendly vehicle technologies, Toyota has shown an ongoing commitment to building cars that address the environmental needs and challenges faced in the 21st century, without compromising the standards of performance, safety and practicality expected by today's motorists. Why not find out more about the Toyota Avensis Saloon (2003 - on) by clicking on the car review links above.The Toyota Avensis is a large family car built in Derbyshire, United Kingdom by Japanese carmaker Toyota since 1997. It is the direct successor to the Carina E and is available as a four-door saloon, five-door liftback and estate. A large MPV called the Toyota Avensis Verso (Toyota Ipsum in Japan and previously the Toyota Picnic in other markets) is built in Japan on a separate platform. The Avensis is the basis for the youth-oriented Scion tC, which is produced for the US market. The Toyota Avensis was introduced in 1997, to create a more modern name when compared with the reliable, but dull Toyota Carina E/Toyota Corona. Like its predecessor the Avensis was reliable, and proved a sales success for Toyota Europe. Over the years, the Toyota Avensis has advanced in size, technology, power, and economy to challenge its rivals, like the Mazda6, Ford Mondeo, Volkswagen Passat, Opel/Vauxhall Insignia, Citroën C5 and Peugeot 407.Toyota introduced the Avensis nameplate on its new model, which was launched at the end of 1997. Although an extensive revamp of the previous generation Carina E, the only main common parts were the engines, with an all new style of body. The car was built at the Burnaston factory in Derby. At the same time, production of the five-door Toyota Corolla also started at the British plant.
Audi A4 Avant & Co - Diesel-Kombis im Test
http://www.facebook.com/autobild http://www.google.com/+AUTOBILD http://www.twitter.com/autobildonline Mittelklasse-Kombis im Diesel-Vergleich: Die gelifteten Audi A4 und Toyota Avensis treten gegen Citroën C5, Honda Accord und Mercedes C-Klasse an.