Toyota Avensis 2010 Review

1. Introduction

Needless to say about Toyota’s reputation, satisfaction and quality in Nigeria and all over the world, the car brand has earned a great love of car users. It is also one of the most popular brands in our country with a number of well-designed and high-quality car models. This reason has inspired us to write this article. This time, we bring you the Toyota Avensis 2010 review to give you a better understanding of this favorite car in our country.

2. Toyota Avensis 2010 model

In 2009, Toyota launched the third generation of the Toyota Avensis at the Geneva Motor Show 2009 and the new gen went on sales at the beginning of 2010. The Toyota Avensis 2010 model is available in two different body types: sedan – to be debuted first – and station wagon – to be launched 6 months later.

Although the second generation brought the car brand a lot of benefits including the European Car of the Year award in 2004 and 156,000 sold units after its launch. Some may think that the Avensis design is wiping and has no dynamism. But the third generation will change their mind as it features a more ascending and dynamic sideline, a new grille and big head lights curved along the corners.

Angular front of a Toyota Avensis 2010

The Toyota Avensis 2010 features a more ascending and dynamic sideline, a new grille and big head lights curved along the corners

The wagon comes equipped with a 4-foot glass panel and a panoramic roof, instead of a metal roof. Some rumors showed that the gear of the Toyota Auris is inspired by the Avensis’.

It seems that there is no problem with Avensis technical part, so the car brand remains the engine lineup from its predecessor which is a diesel and a petrol engine. However, Toyota likely wanted to pamper this car as it added a hybrid version and an FWD variant at the same year of the launch.

Toyota Avensis 2010

The petrol engine includes the 2.0 and 2.4 direct injection, 1.8 VVT-i and 1.6 VVT-i. The diesel is the D-4D with a capacity of dishing out 125 hp. The Avensis whirs from 0-100km/h in a neck-snapping 10 seconds before topping out at 125 mph.

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the VVT-i engine

Toyota equipped the Avensis with the VVT-i set up

Speaking of the Toyota Avensis 2010 interior, both saloon and wagon versions offer a spacious cabin and excellent ergonomic and materials quality. Although the interior design is not something special it seems to be not out-of-date compared to other models. The cabin of the saloon version measures 509 L, almost equal to a BMW 7 Series while the wagon’s boot provides 534 L of space to the window line. The rear seats are foldable and they can widen the space up to 1609 L.

Toyota Avensis 2010 interior

Both saloon and wagon versions offer a spacious cabin and excellent ergonomic and materials quality

3. Toyota Avensis Verso 2010

It was noticeable that the car offered not only the three aforementioned body styles but also an MPV version, back in 2001. The MPV was dubbed the Toyota Avensis Verso 2010 that provided a large room for seven passengers and only ran with 2.0 L engines. Especially, it won Australia’s Best People Mover and became the only one Avensis version sold in the Australian market.

4. Toyota Avensis 2010 review: safety features

For the Avensis safety features, Toyota has equipped the car with a full and standard kit of safety features with considerable improvements like decreasing the windscreen pillars’ width to widen visibility and improve the stability control. The car is also adorned with brake assist systems, anti-lock brakes, standard ISOFIX child seat anchor points and seven airbags.

Instead of nine knee airbags for the driver, the 2010 model comes with seven units. But the electronic stability control is mounted on the front seatbelts and front seats as moving forward with a rear impact to help decrease the risk of whiplash injuries.

Toyota Avensis 2010 airbags

Instead of nine knee airbags for the driver, the 2010 model comes with seven units

It is evaluated that the Toyota Avensis 2010 safety is perfectly adequate.

5. Toyota Avensis 2010 interior

Speaking of the Toyota Avensis 2010 interior, the car has a neat and sober design with clear and easy-to-use controls for sound and ventilation. The Avensis comes equipped with satellite navigation having large buttons combining touch-screen functions with either side of the display, making the dashboard look clear and well-arranged.

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Two-tone color is used with the lighter tone on the panel and the lower part of the door, making the interior feel more luxurious. The driver’s position is almost ideal with a good range of adjustment, especially, the top-spec offers steering column and steering column for the driver.

Toyota Avensis 2010 dashboard area

Avensis has a neat and sober design with clear and easy-to-use controls for sound and ventilation]

6. Toyota Avensis 2010 review: Comfort

Being considered as the car that has a top quality interior, the Avensis 2010 boasts to comfort its passengers with peace as tyre noise and wind noise are unobtrusive. Meanwhile, both diesel and petrol engines don’t generate annoying noise as driving so there are very few complaints when considering the comfort level of the Avensis 2010.

Toyota Avensis 2010 on the road

Both diesel and petrol engines don’t generate annoying noise as driving 

Except for the entry model coming equipped with additional cruise control, all variants get a standard air conditioning system.

Seatings are spacious enough for 5 adults. However, for those who have a height of 6 feet or over, the rear seats are more comfortable for them with adequate headroom.

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7. Toyota Avensis 2010 model performance

Avensis has never been the best choice of those who love enjoyable driving experience, but with what the car was equipped and designed, it promises to satisfy most of the owners with comfort and sophistication. Toyota deeply understands this and made the Avensis become a well-mannered and secured vehicle on the road, unlike strong horses with the pulse racing on windy routes like the Mazda 6 and the Ford Mondeo.

Toyota Avensis 2010 on the road

The Avensis is a well-mannered and secured vehicle on the road

8. Toyota Avensis 2010 review: What to look for

The Toyota Avensis has built a great reputation for reliability and this third generation also follows this truth. There are only a few very small issues complained about this car and they are covered under warranty.

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9. Toyota Avensis 2010 Specs

 Toyota Avensis 2010 specs (base variant)
  • 81 KW @ 6000 RPM
  • 110 HP @ 6000 RPM
  • 109 BHP @ 6000 RPM
  • 111 lb-ft @ 3800 RPM
  • 150 Nm @ 3800 RPM
FUEL SYSTEM Multipoint Injection
FUEL Gasoline
CO2 EMISSIONS 172 g/km
TOP SPEED 121.2 mph OR 195 km/h
ACCELERATION 0-62 MPH (0-100 KPH) 12 s
Fuel consumption
CITY 24.8 mpg US OR 9.5 L/100Km
HIGHWAY 40.6 mpg US OR 5.8 L/100Km
COMBINED 32.7 mpg US OR 7.2 L/100Km
DRIVE TYPE Front Wheel Drive
GEARBOX 5-speed manual
FRONT Ventilated Discs
REAR Discs
TIRE SIZE 205/55 R16
LENGTH 182.3 in OR 4630 mm
WIDTH 69.3 in OR 1760 mm
HEIGHT 58.3 in OR 1481 mm
FRONT/REAR TRACK 59.1/59.4 in OR 1,501/1,509 mm
WHEELBASE 106.3 in OR 2700 mm
CD 0.28
UNLADEN WEIGHT 2689.6 lbs OR 1220 kg
GROSS WEIGHT LIMIT 4012.4 lbs OR 1820 kg

10. Toyota Avensis 2010 price in Nigeria

If you are in need of purchasing a used Toyota Avensis 2010, take a look at our table for the Avensis price in Nigeria:

Toyota Avensis price list in Nigeria
Models Price in Naira
2000 – 2003 Avensis price N800K – N1 million
2004 – 2007 Avensis price N1.4 million – N1.8 million
2008 – 2009 Avensis price N2.2 million – N2.9million
2010 – 2013 Avensis price N3.3 million – N4 million believes that our Toyota Avensis 2010 review could give you good reasons to drive home this excellent car of the reputable Japanese brand.

And Toyota still continues to producing and releasing updated its Avensis for 2018. Even so, all things considered, we personally think that a tokunbo Toyota Avensis 2010 is not a bad idea at all!