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.
What Car? says
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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There are 12 Toyota Auris versions available
Target Price team says:
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.
Reader test team says:
Spent a considerable amount of time test driving new vehicles in this class (Mazda 3, Seat Leon and Kia C'eed). I was very nervous about the Auris on…
I've had my car 6 months now, it's averaging about 56 MPG of mostly motorway and fast A road driving. It's very easy to drive, the eCVT gearbox is a…
After a few more days using this car, my average mpg has risen to 52, probably because the car needed to be 'run in' initially. This is covering…
I recently purchased this car (ex demonstrator with 6000 miles) to replace a 2009 Prius. I am familiar with Toyota Hybrids but in the past have run…