For The Auris is well priced, affordable to own and backed by a five-year warranty. The Hybrid model is a seriously cheap company car, too, thanks to its ultra-low CO2 emissions.
Against It's pretty dull to drive, refinement really should be better and the cabin trim isn't as classy as it is in the best small family cars.
The Toyota Auris is a decent car that should be painless to own. Unfortunately for Toyota, though, there are much, much better cars in this class.
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The Auris range starts with a 1.3 petrol that features start/stop for low emissions and fuel consumption, although the 1.4 turbodiesel engine is even more frugal. Most economical of all, though, is the hybrid HSD model.
The 1.6 petrol is lively, but like the smaller petrol engine, it requires plenty of revs. This can become tiresome, especially as the Auris’s general refinement isn’t as good as in some.
The Hybrid makes most sense because it falls in the cheapest company car tax band for non-electric cars, plus it’s exempt from road tax and the London Congestion Charge. However, it isn’t such a great private buy because it’s quite pricey.
I bought this car mainly for the economy factor and although my two previous cars were a BMW 528I and a BMW 520 I am surprised how pleased I am with…
I bought a new Auris Hybrid Excel a few weeks ago. I am delighted with the economy and it is easy to achieve well over 60mpg on a typical town to town…
The new Auris Hybrid has an efficient and smooth drive train. The handling through corners is good and it copes well with rough road surfaces. A high…
I bought an Auris last August, with the MMT transmission, what a nightmare ! It drove like a dream the first three months, after that the brakes…
This is our favourite version of the Auris. It isn’t great to drive, but makes plenty of financial sense as a company car.