First Drive: Toyota Verso 1.6 Diesel Information

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Model Tested: Toyota Verso Trend 1.6 Diesel

The Toyota Verso range starts at £17,765 for the Active 5-Seat 1.6 Petrol, rising to £23,995 for the Excel 7-Seat 1.6 Diesel.

Good and Bad

Good Stuff: Superb build quality, car-like design and driving experience, reasonably frugal, practical and flexible.

Bad Stuff: Swathes of dull plastic on the inside, not as green as some rivals, engine can be rattly at low revs and under load.

Performance

Maximum Speed: 115 mph
0-60 mph: 12.7 seconds

Economy and Costs

Official combined fuel economy: 62.8 mpg
Front Seat Driver Test economy: N/A
CO2 Emissions: 119 g/km
Road Tax Band: C / £30.00
Company Car Tax at 40%: £1,748

Technical Details

Engine: 1.6 litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel
Power: 110 bhp / 112 PS
Torque: 199 lb-ft / 270 Nm

Length: 4,460 mm
Width: 1,790 mm
Height: 1,630 mm
Wheelbase: 2,780 mm
Kerb weight: 1,620 kg

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Phil Huff

Phil is a motoring writer for print and web, failed racing driver, car hoarder and banger rally competitor. Nominated for the Headline Auto Rising Star award and a MGMW member, Phil freelances for outlets as diverse as Diesel Car magazine, DAD.info and Cambridge Magazine, amongst many others. He also maintains a fleet of unloved motors, but spends most of his time driving an old Corvette.

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