Toyota Urban Cruiser Road Test

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Toyota Urban Cruiser Review

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The Toyota Urban Cruiser is stylish and modern

As with the front seats, there is plenty of legroom in the rear of the Toyota Urban Cruiser. Even more so for the petrol-engined 2WD purchasers, as their second row seats have a slide as well as recline function.

In both cases the rear seats have a 60:40 split and fold in one easy movement increasing the boot capacity from 388-litres to 749-litres. This does vary according to the position of the seat and whether there is a spare wheel or tyre repair kit.

Prices for the two Toyota Urban Cruisers vary quite a lot; the petrol-engined 2WD version is £14,520 and the Diesel AWD bears a price tag of £16,420. Core features include Smart Entry & Start Bluetooth functionality, automatic air conditioning, privacy glass and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.

The Toyota Urban Cruiser's 6-speaker audio system comprises a radio and MP3 compatible CD player, it also comes with an Aux socket. The £450 Tech Pack includes Aux and USB connections, a digital tuner and iPod/iPhone integration kit and is just one of three available packs.

Safety features ofthe Toyota Urban Cruiser include the aforementioned ABS with EBD and Brake Assist and there is also Vehicle Stability Control with Traction Control. Both the driver and front passenger are protected by front, dual-stage airbags, side airbags and curtain airbags, while the driver gets a knee airbag.

The Toyota Urban Cruiser is stylish and modern, and Toyota warns that customers should get in quick as the Scrappage scheme is about to run out and as well as the return of UK VAT to 17.5 per cent on 1st January 2010; on 1st December 2009, Toyota will also be putting their prices up on certain models. However, orders placed before the end of November will be protected against the scheduled list price increase, even if their car is not registered until later in the month.

2 November 2009 Melanie Carter
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Toyota Urban Cruiser Road Test Data
Model ReviewedToyota Urban Cruiser 1.33
Body TypeSUV
ColourChilli Red
Performance (manufacturers data) 
0 - 62 mph12.5 secs
Top Speed 108 mph
Transmission5-Speed Manual
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
Urban42.8 mpg
Extra Urban57.7 mpg
Combined51.4 mpg
Insurance Group4
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles
Price (when tested on the 02/11/09)£14,520

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