Toyota Urban Cruiser

Posted by matbrants | 12:48 AM

Theseus - toyotaToyota Urban Cruiser. The Urban Cruiser isn't an easy car to pigeonhole. Toyota describes it as a combination between a compact hatchback and a rugged, all-road vehicle. In reality it's like a small estate with added versatility - similar to the likes of the Kia Soul and Citroen C3 Picasso. It certainly stands out with its distinctive styling and chunky profile while inside it's very useful thanks to a spacious cabin, sliding rear seats and plenty of cabin storage. The small boot is a bit of a let down while it's not hugely exciting to drive - hampered by some lacklustre engines, but it's economical and easy to manoeuvre in town. One petrol and one diesel are available - the latter coming with four-wheel drive as standard plus a more rugged look. As with all Toyotas it's also superbly built and should prove supremely reliable. However, it only gained a three out of five star rating for crash safety, which is disappointing to say the least.