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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.
  • 1.8 VVT-i Excel Hybrid 5dr

    Andrew Knowles , RCT . Date: 04/11/2013
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      55

    My car

    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 various German diesels (most recently BMW). I have to say I am enjoying the Auris and would recommend it over the Prius unless you need the slightly roomier interior. The Auris has a better more European feel, better rear suspension on the hybrid, slightly improved steering and braking and is similarly economical. I would expect on average a genuine 55 mpg. On top of that both the car (Derby) and engine (Deeside, Flintshire) are manufactured in the UK, so a lower imported content. I do not understand some of the negative reviews the car has received, the engine for example is only noisy under very hard acceleration, and the quality of interior materials and equipment levels are good. In today's World there are more important things than 0-60 mph times, and why would you need a 140 mph top speed for road use?

  • 1.8 VVT-i Excel Hybrid 5dr

    Stuart Brown , . Date: 05/09/2013
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      65

    My car

    Purchased as a tax efficient company car and am very pleased with it. I've had it since April 13 and have done 9K very happy, comfy miles on all types of roads. The car is really very easy to live with when you spend a lot of time in it and it makes a nice change from the endless small German cars on the motorways. Power is fine for normal driving and whilst it does rev a bit up hills it's more than compensated by being almost silent everywhere else and it goes well enough when you want it to. Build seems fine and equipment is very good- Particularly the DAB radio. I opted for leather seats, nav and the skyview roof- seats and nav are great but roof not really worth it. I'm averaging an indicated 65 MPG which is great for a petrol car when petrol is cheaper at the pump, so savings all round. I don't really agree with any of the negative comments I read before purchasing which just goes to show you should try it yourself. I've had auto diesels before this and am now hooked on petrol hybrids. One warning- don't use the tyre sealant supplied for a reparable puncture as you will end up buying another tyre (Toyota dealer)- I purchased a space saver for next time.

    all round no complaints at all.

  • 1.4 VVT-i T2 3dr

    Stamatis Panagiotaras , Surrey . Date: 04/09/2013
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    If you want an economical car, this is one of the best. Test drove several different makes but this one, Toyota make, ticked the most boxes.

  • 1.8 VVT-i Icon Hybrid 5dr

    Alun Davies , Gwynedd . Date: 04/08/2013
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      60

    My car

    I've now been using this car as a company vehicle for nearly 4 months and have covered nearly 12k miles. It drives smoothly, is economical to say the least and is a great handling car. I look forward to driving it every day and the CVT transmission is a joy to use because you never have to think if you're in the right gear - it just goes. For those that think it's for old people, think again because it can shift if you want it to and has all the gadgets you'll need. Friends think the hybrid no noise thing is brilliant. You just watch their face when you say the engine's on and just drifts away from them with no noise or fuss. I've never had a company car before that I'd like to replace with the same make and model. This is my 10th company car. You'll like trying to get the best mpg figure possible and always laugh when you get around 80mpg on the right road conditions. You'd never guess but I really do like this car and all it's toys and equipment - if you want more toys then get the excel hybrid instead. Don't be put off by the price either because it will pay you back if you cover a reasonable mileage and is exempt from road tax.

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