Toyota’s Avensis range of saloons and tourer estate cars receives a gentle refresh for 2013. Following the lead of Auris and Verso, it adopts Toyota’s new grade structure, with Active Icon, Icon Plus and Excel replacing the previous T2, TR, T4 and T Spirit designations.

Like for like, the new models carry over the previous specifications, with a few adjustments. Across the range all Avensis now feature follow-me-home headlights as standard. There is an audio upgrade for all models bar the entry-level Active with the introduction of a DAB digital tuner. And for Excel versions there is a new brushed silver finish for the centre console.

2013 Toyota Avensis at a glance

  • 2013 Avensis aligns with latest Toyota models with new grade structure: Active, Icon, Icon Plus and Excel
  • All models gain follow-me-home headlights, with DAB digital tuners featured a standard on Icon grades and above
  • New Protection Pack option, with rear parking sensors and boot liner
  • British-built 2013 Avensis on sale from 1 April, priced from £19,155

Key features

Active Icon Icon Plus Excel
Follow-me-home headlights DAB digital tuner Leather and Alcantara upholstery LED daytime running lights
Bluetooth 17in machine-finish alloy wheels Specific-design 17in alloy wheels Panoramic roof (Tourer)
Daytime running lights (halogen) Toyota Touch & Go with satellite navigation, 6-speaker audio, rear-view camera, multimedia connectivity Toyota Touch & Go with 11-speaker audio 18in alloy wheels
Leather steering wheel trim Dusk-sensing headlights Nickel and wood effect centre console Black leather upholstery
Air conditioning Rain-sensing wipers Power folding door mirrors Heated front seats
CD player Auto-dimming rear-view mirror Rear window sunshades (saloon) Electric front seat adjustment
Electric front windows Smart Entry & Start (2.2 diesel only) Electric steering wheel adjustment
Multi-information display Cruise control Rear parking sensors
Active front headrests Automatic air conditioning Bi-xenon headlamps with Adaptive Front-lightng System
Seven airbags Electric lumbar support Toyota Touch & Go Plus
VSC+ with steering torque assist Electric rear windows
Heated door mirrors Front fog lamps
Rails in loadspace (tourer)
Rear privacy glass (tourer)

Customers can choose from 10 exterior colours, including Pearl White pearlescent for the first time.

Avensis, built exclusively in Britain at Toyota’s Burnaston plant in Derbyshire, continues to offer a wide selection of efficient powertrains, with 1.8 Valvematic petrol engines and 2.0, 2.2 and 2.2 D-CAT diesels. According to engine, six-speed manual and automatic transmissions and Toyota’s Multidrive S CVT are available.

The new line-up has an official on-sale date of 1 April, priced from £19,155 for the Active 1.8 Valvematic saloon.

2013 Avensis range and prices

GRADE BODY STYLE POWERTRAIN OTR PRICE
Active Saloon 1.8 Valvematic 6MT £19,155
Active Saloon 1.8 Valvematic MDS £20,205
Active Tourer 1.8 Valvematic 6MT £20,205
Active Tourer 1.8 Valvematic MDS £21,255
Active Saloon 2.0 D-4D 6MT £20,155
Active Tourer 2.0 D-4D 6MT £21,205
Icon Saloon 1.8 Valvematic 6MT £21,445
Icon Saloon 1.8 Valvematic MDS £22,495
Icon Tourer 1.8 Valvematic 6MT £22,495
Icon Tourer 1.8 Valvematic MDS £23,545
Icon Saloon 2.0 D-4D 6MT £22,445
Icon Tourer 2.0 D-4D 6MT £23,495
Icon Saloon 2.2 D-4D 150 6MT £23,445
Icon Tourer 2.2 D-4D 150 6MT £24,495
Icon Saloon 2.2 D-CAT 150 6AT £24,545
Icon Tourer 2.2 D-CAT 150 6AT £25,595
Icon Plus Saloon 1.8 Valvematic 6MT £23,245
Icon Plus Saloon 1.8 Valvematic MDS £24,295
Icon Plus Tourer 1.8 Valvematic 6MT £24,295
Icon Plus Tourer 1.8 Valvematic MDS £25,345
Icon Plus Saloon 2.0 D-4D 6MT £24,245
Icon Plus Tourer 2.0 D-4D 6MT £25,295
Icon Plus Saloon 2.2 D-4D 150 6MT £25,245
Icon Plus Tourer 2.2 D-4D 150 6MT £26,295
Icon Plus Saloon 2.2 D-CAT 150 6AT £26,345
Icon Plus Tourer 2.2 D-CAT 150 6AT £27,395
Excel Saloon 2.0 D-4D 6MT £26,145
Excel Tourer 2.0 D-4D 6MT £27,795
Excel Saloon 2.2 D-4D 150 6MT £27,145
Excel Tourer 2.2 D-4D 150 6MT £28,795
Excel Saloon 2.2 D-CAT 150 6AT £28,245
Excel Tourer 2.2 D-CAT 150 6AT £29,895