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heycar review

      Launch year
      2016
      Body type
      MPV
      Fuel type
      Diesel
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Versatile and comfortable van-based MPV

Best bits

  • Spacious van-based MPV that can carry nine people
  • Good turning circle given its size
  • Five-year warranty as standard

Not so great

  • Looks like a van with windows
  • Not as good to drive as rivals like the Volkswagen Caravelle
  • Lower powered engines can be noisy

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Toyota Proace Verso Front Side View

Overall verdict

Toyota Proace Verso Back Car Seats

On the inside

Toyota Proace Verso Left Side View

Driving

Toyota Proace Verso Right Side View

How much does it cost to run

Toyota Proace Verso Built-in Sat Nav

Prices, versions and specification

Overall verdict

"The Toyota Proace is a versatile van-based MPV aimed predominantly at taxi drivers and airport shuttle firms. But it can also make a good choice for those with a big family. "

Toyota Proace Verso Front Side View

The Toyota Proace is a versatile van-based MPV aimed predominantly at taxi drivers and airport shuttle firms. But it can also make a good choice for those with a big family. 


Like the van it is based on, the Proace Verso is built in France as part of a joint agreement with Citroen and Peugeot. This means it's almost identical to the Citroen SpaceTourer and Peugeot Traveller, with low running costs and high levels of standard equipment. However, the Proace is sold with Toyota's 100,000 mile five year warranty as standard.   


There are three body styles to pick from as well as three trims - Shuttle, Family and VIP - reflecting the market that the Proace Verso is aimed at. Entry Shuttle models are well-equipped, with nine-seats fitted as standard, along with automatic headlights, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, heated door mirrors and automatic dual-zone - for the front and rear - climate control.


The front-wheel drive Proace Verso comes with 1.6 and 2.0-litre diesel engines. The 1.6 diesel is the most efficient on paper, returning a claimed 54mpg while the 2.0-litre averages 48mpg officially. Most of the engines are linked to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, while the most powerful version gets a six-speed automatic. 


Those in need of a fully-fledged nine seater will have to opt for the entry-level Shuttle trim; these get three rows of seats and a useful tilt and tumble feature that makes it easy to move seats to get in and out of the third row. Head and legroom is plentiful and three adults can sit abreast without feeling claustrophobia or bashing elbows with the person next to them. 


As well as three trim levels, there are also three vehicle lengths to choose from - Compact, Medium and Long. Owing to the van's high roof and wide seats, interior space is seldom an issue, but Compact nine-seater versions offer very little boot space when all of the seats in place. Those in need of a nine-seater with storage for suitcases will need the Proace Verso in Medium or Long wheelbase. 


There is only one roof height available in the Proace range and at 1.9 metres it makes it easy to access areas with height restrictions, such as airport car parks and multi-stories. The Proace Verso is also easy to move at low speeds, with Compact models completing a full turning circle in 11.3 metres, while the larger versions will require just 12.4 metres.  


The high price and van-origins may limit the Proace Verso’s appeal for private buyers, but its flexible and practical nature will make it a tempting choice for professional drivers. Even more so when you factor in its comprehensive five year warranty. 


If you're looking for the van version, you need our Toyota Proace (2016-) review.


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Toyota Proace Verso

1.5D Shuttle Medium 5dr

  • 2018
  • 19,865 miles

Manufacturer Approved

  • John Roe Toyota Grimsby
  • Grimsby, DN312BA
Price:£22,995
PCP: £385.51/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £385.51, Customer Deposit: £3,449.00, Total Deposit: £3,449.25, Optional Final Payment: £8,053.75, Total Charge For Credit: £2,000.85, Total Amount Payable: £24,995.85, Representative APR: 4.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 3.41%, Excess Mileage Charge: 12ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

What other cars are similar to the Toyota Proace Verso?

There are several good quality large van-based people carriers on the market with the Volkswagen Caravelle the most recognised. Equally as plush is the Mercedes V-Class but it's not cheap. The Proace Verso has near identical equivalents in the shape of Citroen SpaceTourer, Peugeot Traveller and Vauxhall Vivaro Life. For value, look at the Hyundai i800

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Toyota Proace Verso Back Car Seats

On the inside

Toyota Proace Verso Left Side View

Driving

Toyota Proace Verso Right Side View

How much does it cost to run

Toyota Proace Verso Built-in Sat Nav

Prices, versions and specification