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Toyota Verso (2009-13)

Overall Rating

4 stars

Plenty of space, with lots of safety equipment. Good to drive and well put together, with generous standard equipment.

  • Spacious interior offers seven-seater capacity
  • Nicer to drive than some MPVs
  • Well built with good equipment levels
  • More like a pumped-up estate than an MPV
  • Quite expensive to buy new
  • Expensive servicing costs
Road Test

Refreshed looks the Verso is curvier than angular. You're paying for quality and reliability here, rather than an innovative people carrier. As a five-seater, Verso makes a lot of sense. With only five seats, it's spacious enough and also has plenty of room for luggage. The interior is all new, with more space, comfort and an improved Easy Flat-7 folding system for the five rear seats that is easier to operate. Special attention has been paid to improving accommodation for all rear seat passengers, while there is significantly more room behind the third row of seats for load carrying. 1.6 and 1.8 Valvematic petrol engines which will have a class-leading combination of power and CO2 emissions. These will be offered with a new six-speed manual transmission as standard, with the option of Toyota's new Multidrive S continuously variable transmission on the 1.8 unit. A revised version of the 2.0-litre D-4D diesel will also be available, with a 2.2 D-CAT engine with new six-speed automatic transmission due to join the line-up later in the year. Verso's higher than average prices are on the grounds that it's so well equipped. Never mind the luxuries it's the vital safety features which make the difference. This is yet another reason why it makes a sensible choice for the family.

Need To Know

Replacement: 2013

Toyota Verso (2009-13)
Star Ratings


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Quality & Reliability

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4 stars


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Running Costs

3 stars

Value for Money

3 stars

Stereo/Sat Nav

3 stars
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