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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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41 reader reviews for Toyota Auris Hatchback.
  • 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.

  • 1.8 VVT-i Excel Hybrid 5dr

    Hughie Leckie , . Date: 28/07/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      66

    My car

    I bought this 2013 Excel Hybrid version to replace the 2010 T Spirit Hybrid version. The difference between the two is great--the Excel (New Auris) is very much quieter and the body does not grunt and groan when I turn when climbing. I have owned it now for almost 2 months and it is a great pleasure to drive it especially when using the cruise control as it makes for a very smooth run. I opted for Touch & Go as an add-on but this doesn't fulfill my expectations of it. The engine compartment is much larger than the 2010 version and I think that this helps to minimise the engine noise as the engine in the 2010 version was tucked in very close to the back of the front dash. It certainly looks a much less untidy engine compartment which I am sure will be appreciated by the technicians. I am impressed by the mpg--the best so far is 74.4 and this was wholly on country roads. Even when pushing with a fully loaded boot on the motorway it exceeds 60 mpg. I much prefer the look of the 2013 version and the doors when closing sound solid and not cheap and tinny as the previous one did. The DAB Radio is very very good. All in all I am pleased with the purchase.

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