Toyota Corolla Verso review (2002-2007) – MSN Cars UK

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Toyota Corolla Verso


Bodystyle: Compact MPV

2.0-litre four-cylinder common turbodiesel

Fuel type:

Transmission: 5-speed manual

of test: 2003

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The Corolla is the compact MPV version of the multi-million Corolla hatchback. Part of an expanding ‘Verso’ MPV range in the line up the Corolla version is a rival for vehicles like the Renault Scenic, Citroen Mazda Premacy and forthcoming from Ford and VW. Like the of its intended competition it’s available as a five-seater, those more pews will to choose the bigger Avensis model should they the space.

Where does it fit?

The Verso fits in between the odd but very practical, Yaris and the larger Avensis Verso. MPV range is rather extensive, compared the likes of Ford and Compact MPVs seem to be the of choice at the moment for the family Taking up about the same as a conventional family hatchback, but a loftier driving position to a spacious and versatile interior and easy to see why they’ve become so

Toyota’s range is very the Corolla Verso being a alternative to the established competition, of all the Corolla derivatives, hatch, and estate it’s easily the attractive proposition.

Is it for you?

If you’ve got children or are the who spends the weekend hauling mountain bikes surf skis and the like to the country the Verso could well be the for you. Like its rivals the offers versatile rear which can be tumbled out of the way, detached or slide fore and aft for legroom.

Luggage space is up there with the competition and there’s plenty of cupholders around for those visits to the with the kids. The rear offer ISO-FIX mountings for seats and there are two junior as standard in the rear seat for children. If practicality and reliability are on your list of priorities the Corolla Verso is a worthy in this busy marketplace.

What does it do well?

the majority of its rivals it’s on the platform of its hatchback brethren. means it takes up little road space than the five-door Corolla, but crams so more inside. It’s than the standard car, has versatile seating and a larger too.

Despite the lofty position it retains its car-like it actually being rather to drive. The diesel engine is and offers respectable performance and the is smooth and compliant. Body is good too, the Corolla resisting body roll

Inside and out the design is neat and the Verso having a quality that betters many of its

What doesn’t it do well?

diesel engine can get a touch when pushed, refinement in the pursuit of power. The 60/40 offered by the rear seats as versatile as the individual chairs by alternatives like the Citroen and they’re not that easy to though that’s complaint can be levelled at the majority of the competition. The pillars can obstruct vision and only seating for five- like Fiat’s Doblo and the Zafira offer six and seven respectively.

What’s it like to live

Being a Toyota the ownership should be about as pain-free as come. The Japanese firm has an reputation for reliability and dealers too are praised in customer satisfaction for their service. The quality of the inside and out is a quantum leap Toyotas of old, which sturdy used to be dull and

With its new neater, cleaner feel there’s no loss in the of the fixtures and fittings. Look it and it’ll last forever.

we buy it?

Toyota was relatively late the compact MPV market with the Verso, but they’ve produced an alternative to competition like the selling Citroen Picasso and the Scenic. Like these it only offers five though the integrated child in the rear are a welcome standard Toyota’s reputation for reliability is – they really do go on and on any problems.

It might lack some of the features of some rivals, but one of the best driving compact around. With the quality interior, neat exterior and legendary reliability we’d put the Toyota at the top of our list if we were a comfortable and practical family

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