Technology: petrol-electric hybrid
On sale: now
Driven by: Matt Sanger
What Car? used car editor
The Toyota Auris HSD (Hybrid Synergy Drive) uses the same technology as its sibling the Toyota Prius. That means a 1.8-litre petrol engine working with an electric motor, and an engine stop-start system to help cut emissions and improve fuel economy.
On paper, it has an official average of 74.3mpg and emits just 89g/km, but on our run today the on-board computer showed an average of 72.8mpg, which is not so bad. However, I was being very conservative, and I'm not sure I could drive that that all the time.
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