The Toyota Verso MPV is pretty versatile as it benfits from the Easy Flat-7 seating system which allows the middle row and two rear seats to be folded completely flat in the floor when they're not needed. The middle seats can also slide backwards and forwards to vary the ratio between legroom and luggage space. But, donâ€™t expect to carry seven adults in comfort, as the two rear seats are really for children only.
On the other hand, the driver gets a good deal with adjustable steering and a high-quality dashboard. Like most of its modern rivals, the Verso has a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, but few competitors can match its build quality.
Not many can come close to how well it drives, either. For an MPV, its handling is very good; with plenty of traction and little body roll, you certainly wonâ€™t feel like you are driving around in a bus. And, the only complaint is that some may find the ride a little on the firm side.
While the Verso requires servicing every 10,000 miles, running costs are reasonable and it should prove no more expensive to maintain than a Ford Focus C-Max or Vauxhall Zafira.
Similarly, fuel economy is good, if not spectacular, and our favourite 2.2-litre D-4D engine gives an official fuel return of 44.8mpg. That makes it the most economical engine in the Verso range, but the equivalent Ford Focus manages 50.4mpg.
Navigation System, Alloy Wheels, Radio/CD, Cruise Control, ABS, Front Armrest, Passenger Airbag, Roof Rails, Alarm, Body Coloured Bumpers, Drivers Airbag, Front Electric Windows, Front Head Rests, Height Adjustable Drivers Seat.