In the present times the presence of the car of the segment D has been shrinking due to the rise of the SUV. The Toyota Avensis knows, because on the market nearly two decades in which it has been weakened little by little. Since 1997 there have been three generations of this model and the last received a major facelift last year to keep pace with rivals. Are still selling with two bodies: a sedan and family, which is that today we put to the test.
Toyota Avensis Touring Sports 150D Advance is the largest family of the range Toyota. Let’s break down your name: ‘Touring Sports’ is the name that receives this type of body 150D is the mechanic diesel most powerful features and Advance is the finish of the equipment intermediate. If it is true that normally the sedans have more success than the family, in the Avensis the 40% of the sales correspond with this body family. Conozcámoslo to fund.
With the last renewal, the Toyota Avensis received some what’s new aesthetic quite interesting. In the front, both the sedan as the family will be virtually identical. Both will share a grill very close that will have in the centre the badge of the brand, and on both sides of the new optical. These headlights (Full LEDS in our unit) will have a narrow design and a daytime running lights LED with an attractive design in the shape of a V.
the lower part of The front is black, and receives tuition, a generous air intakes and to the side are the fog lights. if in the front we saw some chrome on the side will continue in the frames of the windows. tires duotones, 17-inch that equips our Avensis, they seem even smaller in the large wheel arches. The side view reaches even overwhelmed by your enormous length.
When got behind we realize how different it is to the family with regard to the sedan. The rear overhang has been extended, and it shows. For the rest, here there will be few new if we compare with the model pre-restyling. We can emphasize the new drivers rear with LED technology that gives it a modern look and are accented by a few shelves chrome that come out from the center.
a Lot of space
The aspect of the Avensis Touring Sports is quite dominant and this is due to a few dimensions to keep in mind. Reaches a – length 4.82 metres, a width of 1.81 meters and a height of 1.48 metres. It also has a wheelbase of 2.7 meters, which will ensure a interior space remarkable. When we enter the cabin of the family, we check that this is really so, and therefore, the habitability will be one of your virtues.
The squares in front are very spacious and comfortable, with a few seats that make your back does not suffer on long trips and with which it will be easy to find the right position. In our unit despite having solar roof, we found no problem with the free height to the ceiling. The same thing will happen in the rear seats, which also have more than enough space for our legs. By the shape of the seat, the central square will be more uncomfortable, although it has the advantage of lacking the tunnel transmission.
The trunk is another of the strong points of the Toyota Avensis Touring Sports. It has a capacity of 543 litres and outperforms the variant of the vehicle that remains at 509 litres. The mouth load is not too high and in addition you will find a lines fairly straight and usable. Another of the advantages is its triple bottom, which will allow us to split the load thanks to the various compartments. It will also be the option of folding down the rear seats getting 1.609 litres capacity.
Technology and insurance
the interior of The Avensis Touring Sports will also have a quality more than acceptable for a vehicle generalist that stands out from the premium. We will find clouds and clear, with elements that stand out as is the case of the steering wheel and other soiling, a bit of the set, as some materials of the lowest category. In general you can say that it is an inside right, and that it fulfils its functions, but the design will remain something sober.
Where it has been renovated this Avensis is in your technological endowment. Everything revolves around the multimedia system Toyota Touch 2, that controls a multitude of parameters through its 8-inch touch screen. It is situated between the outputs of the air and the remotes that control the air conditioning. To complete the set we find aa color screen of 4.2 inches in the implementation, is placed between the areas of the revolutions and the speed.
We will have three finishes to choose from: Business, Advance and Executive. Our unit had the intermediate and the truth is that we find quite equipment and does not miss almost nothing. One of the things that stand out is its safety, as that series includes the Toyota Safety Sense. Thanks to this element we will have the system precolisión, notice of involuntary change of lane, recognition of traffic signs, signals, or intelligent control of road lighting.
150D: the right engine
Currently, the range of engines for the Toyota Avensis is not very extensive. We found a single mechanical fuel 1.8 liter with 147 HP and 180 Nm, which can be linked to a manual change of six speeds or a change in TVC. For the part of the diesel will be added two new options from BMW. Both will have to always go with the manual gearbox six-speed and does not give option to automatic. The version 115D of the four-cylinder and 1.6-liter that develops a power of 112 CV will be the most economical of the range.
The second block diesel is the one that we have on our hands. Our version 150D has 2.0 four cylinder engine that reaches 143 HP and 320 Nm of torque and is postulated as the most sensible of the range. This mechanism is found more suitable for long trips thanks to the consumption of content and as we shall see later on. will Not be very prestacional that say, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.5 seconds and has a maximum speed of 200 km/h.
In theory the diesel more powerful seems to be the best option, but how does it behave in practice? Once inside, turn the key and the block gives us a gentle purr. Also some vibrations cold-go away gradually. Remove the brake electric hand (hidden behind the steering wheel on the right side) and we walk the first few meters. We noticed that the soundproofing of the interior is quite good, as is the the quality of rolling.
we Begin to sense that we were right, and that this engine will be the most suitable for this frame. The Avensis Touring Sports is a family of considerable dimensions, and a weight close to a ton and a half. With a less powerful engine, we would note a certain weakness, however, the 143 HP and 320 Nm us seem very appropriate. Especially because the delivery is very linear from low revs (1750-2250 rpm), having no problems in recovery.
Comfortable and little tragón
behind The wheel of this vehicle you will only will need a few miles to discover what philosophy continues. In the case of the Avensis Touring Sports has chosen a configuration where reward comfort and leave to one side any kind of sports attitude. The family will be a great ally for long trips but on the contrary will not feel completely comfortable on twisty roads. You could say that your ground son expressways, where able to demonstrate his poise.
suspension will be one of the key elements in this configuration ‘comodona’. Its tare is rather soft and has the advantage that filters to perfection all kinds of irregularities. The comfort comes penalized by a step curve is more slow and a behavior nothing dynamic. The feeling is similar to your address, which we find quite assisted and not too communicative. This will help you to look manageable in city, despite its dimensions and weight.
manual switching is the only available in the mechanical diesel. Has a nice touch, although the very long routes, especially the sixth gear. This makes it possible to reduce consumption up to approve of 4.6 l/100km with the rim 17 inches. Of course this will be almost impossible to replicate in real-life situations, although there are those that say that making a more efficient driving we have arrived to the 4.7-liter. The average at the end of the test sits a 6.2-liter what we consider a good figure for a family of these characteristics.
The Toyota Avensis Touring Sports 150D Advance is a relative generalist who is approaching the end of their business cycle but that can be an interesting option. Now comes with a price quite attractive and below most of its rivals. Its exterior was recently renovated and the interior is also updated with a technological endowment pretty good. But where they really highlight will be in your habitability interior, providing comfort to its passengers and a big boot that allow you to travel without compromise.
In a range of engines scarce, the best option will be to the diesel more powerful. With 143 HP and 320 Nm will be able to move the family with ease. His main advantage will be the comfort and comfort in motion, so that we cannot expect a dynamic behavior, or sports. On the contrary, yes that will consumption quite content for their characteristics. In summary a good alternative that we can say that, or particularly noteworthy in any aspect, but true of almost all.
Equipment Toyota Avensis Touring Sports
Toyota Avensis Touring Sports Business
- rear headlights LED
- exterior Mirrors heated
- roof rails in chrome
- security System precolisión (PCS)
- Assistance the hill start assist (HAC)
- Indicator of low tire pressure TPWS
- audio System with 6 speakers
- multifunction steering Wheel in nappa leather
- Controls, steering wheel-mounted audio
- 7 Airbags : front,side, curtain and knee
- 2 ISOFIX 3 points (rear outer seats)
Toyota Avensis Touring Sports Advance
- Equipment Business
- Glass rear and rear side obscured
- Sensors of light and rain
- heated exterior Mirrors, electrically folding
- intelligent Control of road lighting (AHB)
- Recognition of traffic signs
- Warning of involuntary change of lane
- Toyota Touch 2
- rear view Camera
- guide Lines static in the rear-view camera
- Climate control bi-zone
- Armrest in leather
- driver’s Seat with lumbar adjustment electric
- Display multi-information TFT color 4.2-inch
- Pockets in back of front seats
Toyota Avensis Touring Sports Executive
- Equipment Advance
- alloy Wheels of 18 inches
- entry System and keyless start (Smart Entry+Push Start)
- panorama sunroof Toyota Skyview
- Headlights addressable AFS
- front fog Lights with the function ‘Cornering’
- System of infomedia with browser GO with advanced functions
- premium audio System with 10 speakers
- voice Recognition
- Inserts on the dashboard in the wood colour Argentum
- keyless Start (Push Start)
- front Seats electrically adjustable
- heated front Seats
- Rails for cargo securing in the trunk
Price Of Toyota Avensis Touring Sports
|Engine||Change||Finish||Price Sedan||Price Touring Sports|
|1.8 i-147 HP||Manual 6v||Advance||20.940 €||22.190 €|
|1.8 i-147 HP||CVT||Advance||21.440 €||23.690 €|
|1.8 i-147 HP||Manual 6v||Executive||23.340 €||28.590 €|
|1.8 i-147 HP||CVT||Executive||27.840 €||30.090 €|
|1.6 D-4D 112 HP||Manual 6v||Business||21.140 €||22.390 €|
|1.6 D-4D 112 HP||Manual 6v||Advance||22.140 €||23.390 €|
|2.0 D-4D 143 HP||Manual 6v||Advance||22.840 €||24.090 €|
|2.0 D-4D 143 HP||Manual 6v||Executive||29.990 €||32.240 €|
the Opinion of the editor
- interior Space and trunk
- Consumption content
- Comfort in motion
- Diesel only manual transmission
- the Quality of some materials
- Behavior very little dynamic
Gallery of images Toyota Avensis Touring Sports
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