Toyota Verso MPV Review - Toyota Reviews South Africa
The Toyota Verso isn't the biggest MPV, which is a blessing or a curse, depending on your viewpoint.
On one hand, it's compact enough to make parking pretty easy, but on the other it doesn't provide as much space in the rear pair of seats as some rivals.
The range is pretty simple, with three trims and three engines to choose from, although 1.6-litre models are available with either five or seven seats.
Entry-level T2 keeps prices low, but it misses out on some key features, including electric rear windows, which are handy when there are kids in the back. We'd recommend upgrading to TR trim, which includes everything you're likely to want.
T Spirit is for those willing to pay a premium for as many gadgets as possible, although the rear-view camera certainly does come in handy.
The key options are a choice of two satellite-navigation packs, an automatic gearbox with the two largest engines, a panoramic sunroof and leather upholstery.
Pro's and Con's
Pro: There's has lots of space in the front two rows of seats and a big boot in five-seat mode. All versions are decent to drive and have lots of safety kit.
Con: The Verso isn't as roomy or as clever as some MPV rivals, and refinement isn't great - there's too much wind and road noise.