Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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42 reader reviews for Toyota Auris Hatchback.
  • 2.0 D-4D TR 5dr

    Nathalie Harris , West Sussex . Date: 24/06/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I had an Auris for the day and was extremely impressed, so much so that I want to make this my next car.

    Not only is it a good looking car on the outside, but is comfortable, spacious and practical and genuinely seems to be built with the driver in mind.

    I was impressed with the drivers position I was able to get as I am rarely happy with this in other cars that I've driven, and often end up with back ache and not having great visibility.

    Gear change, acceleration and handling were all very good and smooth. The only thing I could fault was the handbrake, which I found slightly aukward, however I'm sure this is something you'd get used to quite easily.

  • 2.2 D-4D T180 5dr

    B Michaels , staffs . Date: 16/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Standard Auris is a very solid all round family car, does everything right, reliable, cheap to own and run, comfortable to drive, looks nice and drives nice. Its a much better car than the Corolla which it replaces and that was a great car in itself, best selling car in the world.

    I'm more interested in the T180 though - the underestimated one. Its got a big punchy and very quick diesel engine. It delivers on thrills theres no doubt about that, extremely quick out of corners in the countryside due to the 400nm of torque and smooth powerful delivery up to its 180bhp, unpredictably quick. It may not be as powerful as the ST, or Type-R but it will put a smile on your face when you drive it with authority. It might not be as fast but you get 45Mpg, smooth ride + long distance comfort, cheap servicing (same as all other Auris models), cheaper insurance, cheaper road tax, quiet noise levels at speed and as many toys for your money as the other models. Then you have the better residuals and the impeccable service and support from toyota dealers.

    If you want a fast thrilling car, without the extra cost on fuel and ownership the T180 is the perfect alternative to the thirsty hard(ish) riding hot hatches.

    Still, if you have lowish millage and short journeys you can't go wrong with the new type-r or excellent GTI.

  • 1.6 VVT-i TR 5dr

    andrew mackie , herefordshire . Date: 08/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I test drove the Auris and as a family car it is superb, much better than the Golf I test drove last week. I could set the driving position exactly as I wanted, as could my wife and we are totally different. The Auris will never be a hot hatch, but then its not sold in that bracket. Toyota make safe, reliable cars, perfect for families

  • 2.0 D-4D T3 5dr

    David Schiavone Date: 29/03/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I had the chance to go to the Toyota Auris launch in Malta, and i was really impressed with the design and also with what Toyota is pratically aiming for. In general on the road its a really good car, although it might not deliver that much amount of fun such as the main competitors however i still recommend this car. I have a strong feeling this car would stand the test of time. I would personally choose the TR / T3 Model with a 2.0 D4D engine, forget the lower powered petrol / diesel engines, just spend some more to gor a 2.0 D4D Engine or 1.6 VVT-i Engine. I prefer the diesel one however. Goodluck for all those who bought one..i hope it will give you years and years of good service!

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