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

Own or drive this car?

Submit your own review here
43 reader reviews for Toyota Auris Hatchback.
  • 1.8 VVT-i Excel Hybrid 5dr

    HARRY BARKER , CHESHIRE . Date: 17/04/2013
    • 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

    My car

    I bought a new Auris Hybrid Excel a few weeks ago. I am delighted with the economy and it is easy to achieve well over 60mpg on a typical town to town drive over 10 miles with mixed motoring conditons including faster stretches and town driving. And no road tax and lowish insurance. Excellent mid range torque and power. However it is a bit hard over the bumps due to the larger wheels that come as standard on this model - why do they assume that because you buy a higher spec car you need larger wheels and less comfort? Tight steering is good and I do not recognise the professional criticism of lack of feel and when powered hard the refinement 'falling to bits'. Yes it is noisier, but it is so quiet otherwise that this is easily handled and is not irritating to me, and well worth the economy. Indeed it is so quiet that the powered rumble is probably exaggerated because of this.

    Fitted with all the gooies, I will now not be able to buy another car that does not have a rear view camera, which is essential. I have not tried the park assist yet. I bought this havinbg looked at the Golf, Verso, Focus, Civic and Insight - I think I made the correct decision for my needs which include a number of shorter runs including some longer jaunts. I like the CVT - I did not think I would and I also like the keyless entry system and indeed have not used the key once since I got it.

  • 1.8 VVT-i HSD 93g/km T4 5dr

    Helmut Hostettler , . Date: 22/02/2013
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      52

    My car

    The new Auris Hybrid has an efficient and smooth drive train. The handling through corners is good and it copes well with rough road surfaces. A high tech machine to provide plenty of driving pleasure. The only niggle might be the ashtray. As a former Subaru driver I'm spoilt with roadholding. On a business trip with a VW Golf I nearly run out of road in the first corner; it just didn't want to go round it at the speed I'm used to. The sensible solution: Lift the foot off the accelerator pedal of a VW well before any bend.

  • 1.6 VVT-i T3 5dr

    Cathy Carasco , Middlesex . Date: 26/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought an Auris last August, with the MMT transmission, what a nightmare ! It drove like a dream the first three months, after that the brakes squeeked! At low speed the car does not change gear but raves, feels like the car has no power,this happens freqently at roundabouts! on a straight run if I need to reduce speed, the car does not pick up again, but the engine raves, which I find really dangerous !I've had put on hazard lights ,the drives behind me not happy! The car has been back to the garage twice, brakes fixed, but the gear problem remains, answer from toyota garage: change gears manually,: why i ask when I'm driving in auto mode. Reply: this is how one drives an MMT ! I will be returning the car, as I find it too dangerous to drive. I wish I had read reviews on this prior to buying it !

  • 2.0 D-4D T3 3dr

    Dave McGee Date: 26/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    Having now covered 8500 miles in the Auris, I am a bit dissapointed.Having been a Toyota man for a lot of years,(2 Corollas over 7 years) it had to be a natural step up to the Auris. However I think my Corolla T Spirit was a better car. Not a fast car by any means despite having a 2 lire six speed diesel engine, economy is not much better. The blind spot when turning right is very restrictive,steering is a bit lacklustre and the brakes squeal at slow speeds.Also Ive never known a car to have such bad condensation! My latest problem is that the engine revs remain high when you change gear,this I found a bit disconcerning and slightly dangerous.Its off to the garage. Im changing this car soon and having read the reviews for the C4 Picasso that is my next car,shame really I had a good afair with Toyota for a great number of years.

Toyota Auris Hatchback

Continue to prices, equipment and options »

What Car? buying help and car info

Order a brochure, find your nearest dealer or book a test drive

Haymarket Logo What Car? is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media
What Car? is part of Haymarket Motoring
© Haymarket Media Group 2015