About Used Toyota
The Japanese automotive manufacturer, Toyota are one of the biggest and well-known brands in the world. They are the first company industry to manufacturer more than 10 million vehicles per year and have over 339,000 employees. Also, they are the world leader in innovation, as they are they at the forefront of research and development.
What are the most popular used Toyota models?
See below for some of the most common used Toyota cars:
- Aygo [city car]
- iQ [city car]
- Yaris [supermini]
- Auris [family hatch]
- Urbancruiser [small SUV-style 5-door]
- Verso-S [supermini MPV]
- Verso [compact MPV]
- Prius [family hatch]
- Avensis [medium range family hatch and estate]
- RAV4 [compact 4x4]
- Landcruiser [large 4x4]
Toyota has emerged from a rough couple of years stronger and wiser than ever before. It has become better attuned to customer demands and has made a commitment to the production of more dynamic, interesting cars. So what of the cars it's been producing recently? How do they stack up as used buys? Very well actually. Despite the scare stories, Toyota has performed consistently well in customer satisfaction surveys and a low mileage used Toyota Auris or an Avensis is as close to bulletproof as a used car purchase can be. The used Toyota Avensis has just been facelifted, so bargains are certainly there for the very low key 2009-2011 car, while the Auris is undervalued on all models bar the voguish Hybrid. The used Yaris is one of the best superminis around in terms of performance and efficiency and it comes with a cheap price tag too.
Talking of petrol/electric models, there's little let-up in demand for good Priuses, so it might be hard to pick up a real deal here. The new Toyota Aygo is just starting to feel a bit tired, but the clever iQ is anything but and can be found in 1.0-litre guise in decent numbers. The Toyota Verso-S hasn't gained a lot of traction with UK buyers while the larger and more talented Verso is still the most underrated compact MPV around. RAV4 sales have plateaued a little, so bargains can be found here while Land Cruisers are also looking strong value. One model that might be worth a left-field look is the Toyota Urbancruiser, a supermini-based and decidedly funky small MPV. Prices start at less than £9,000 for a 2009 car.
Have Toyota won any awards?
Toyota have won countless awards over the years, however see below for some of their recent ones: In 207, What Car? awarded the Toyota Prius with the ”Best Car Safety Award”. Also, it won the “Best Eco Car” at the Telegraph Car awards in 2016.
The Toyota Corolla was awarded with the 5 star overall safety rating by NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) in 2016.