Rating: 79 / 100
What: Toyota Verso-S 1.33VVT-i, small people-carrier (1,329cc, 99bhp, 6-spd gearbox, front-wheel-drive) 5.5l/100km (51.4mpg), CO2 of 127g/km, VRT is 16pc. €156 annual road tax.
Cost: From €16,995. Delivery, related charges extra.
Target Market: Families with younger/smaller children; mature couples downsizing.
Plus: Compact, roomy, high level of safety equipment, lots of cubbyholes, boot space.
Minus: Entry-level equipment -- you need to go to Luna grade, (€3,000 extra), woolly steering.
Standard Equipment: Several airbags, under-seats trays, cubbyholes, electric wing mirrors, 4-speaker audio system, 15inch steel wheels, follow-me-home headlights. Luna spec adds excellent 6.1inch touch screen that incorporates rear view camera display; air con, front fogs, 16inch alloys, arm rest.
Others to consider:
- Nissan Note
- Opel Meriva,
- Citroen C3 Picasso
- Honda Jazz