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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43 reader reviews for Toyota Auris Hatchback.
  • 1.8 VVT-i Icon Hybrid 5dr

    Mark La Vardera , . Date: 05/01/2014
    • 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
      52

    My car

    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 around 80% of my journey on motorways and dual carriageways. I've now done 350 miles since purchasing it new. The figure is still rather disappointing as I was expecting a minimum of 55 mpg, but at least it is moving in the right direction. What I have found is that fuel economy depends a great deal on how you drive; if you constantly rev the engine on the motorway to go as fast as possible you will pay for it dearly at the pumps. The best way to drive the car is to give it a lot of power initially and then let it coast for long stretches. Avoid sudden acceleration and deceleration if at all possible. The only annoying thing about driving the car is the noise when accelerating, but as I said before it's not a major issue for most people. I also prefer a higher seating position - in the Auris you sit very low down, which takes some getting used to. Overall it's a very good all round car with plenty of high-tech features that will please the geeks. As well as being zero road tax rated it's also cheap to insure when compared to its diesel rivals in the same class.

  • 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.

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