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For It’s a spacious and practical estate that should be reliable. The hybrid model is a seriously cheap company car, too, thanks to its ultra-low CO2 emissions.

Against The petrol engines have to be worked hard, which highlights the car’s poor refinement. The cabin is dull and full of unappealing plastics.

Toyota Auris Touring
22 5stars

The Toyota Auris Touring Sports does what an estate should, by offering a big, flexible boot. It’s neither as refined nor as good to drive as the best rivals, though.

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There are 11 Toyota Auris versions available

Touring 1.33 VVT-i Active 5dr £16,045
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Touring 1.4 D-4D Active 5dr £17,395
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Touring 1.33 VVT-i Icon 5dr £18,745
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Touring 1.6 V-matic Icon 5dr £19,095
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Touring 1.6 V-matic Sport 5dr £19,805
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Touring 1.4 D-4D Icon 5dr £20,095
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Touring 1.4 D-4D Sport 5dr £20,795
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Touring 1.6 V-matic Excel 5dr £21,350
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Touring 1.8 VVT-i Icon Hybrid 5dr £21,745
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Touring 1.4 D-4D Excel 5dr £22,595
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Touring 1.8 VVT-i Excel Hybrid 5dr £23,990
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Auris Touring Sports is a serious estate car. 
While its wheelbase is unchanged from the Auris hatchback’s, the rear overhang has been extended by 29cm to increase boot capacity to 530 litres with the rear seats up or 1658 litres with them folded flat.

The range includes 1.33 and 1.6-litre petrol engines, plus a 1.4 diesel. There's also a 1.8-litre petrol-electric hybrid with impressive on-paper CO2 and fuel economy figures.

Even entry-level Active cars (available with the 1.33 petrol and 1.4 diesel engines only) get air-con, front electric windows, a USB socket and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. We reckon it’s worth upgrading to Icon, though, which brings a colour touch-screen, alloy wheels, a reversing camera, Bluetooth, a DAB radio, rear electric windows and front foglights.

Reader test team says:

Toyota Auris Touring 1.8 VVT-i Icon Hybrid 5dr

I did a couple of test drives and the Auris seemed to check the right boxes (particularly in terms of running costs) so I placed an order for the…

Jim Conner

1 out of 5 stars

Toyota Auris Touring 1.8 VVT-i Icon Hybrid 5dr

I've driven this car 5000 miles since May in France and the UK. Outside in the flesh it is a handsome car with a great front end. I had reservations…

Paul Gander

5 out of 5 stars
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