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 T3 5dr

    SUSAN BALL , NORFOLK . Date: 26/05/2008
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I got this car because I work visiting people in rural and urban areas. I needed a car which was big enough so that my children (6ft 2inch and 5ft 10inch) would fit in. Unfortunately because I am 6ft and my husband 6ft 2inch we have to have the seat all the way back. The interior of the car is a good size and my son with his 34 inch legs can get in. It is a little tight (but acceptable on short journeys). If the passenger seat is moved forward a little he has found it comfortable on a long drive. The boot is smaller than previous cars we've had as all the volume seems to be vertical it needs a bit of rethinking when getting the luggage in. Driving is comfortable and as the seat is quite high off the ground I find it easy to get in and out (which I have to alot) with my bad knees. The vision through the front window is impaired when looking right and left and I have twice had both a cyclist and a car obscurred from my view. This could have been dangerous. The MPG has been good. Since I got the car in January I have averaged 53 MPG. I have once managed to achieve 65mpg average on one long trip of 200 miles but this is not the norm. My husband achieves slightly less than me. The most iritating thing is that it doesn't have a clock for passengers. There is a clock on the dash but it's only visible if you're not using the other options (current MPG etc). Performance is good. It pulls away well and there's plenty of overtaking power. Overall I'm very happy with the car.

  • 1.4 D-4D T3 5dr

    m c Date: 22/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    After 6mths of Auris ownership I can say is + ideal family hatch. Roomy, especially the backseat, although the centre console can be an obstacle in certain situations. + 1.4 d4d makes approx 45-50mpg - needs to be pushed hard when overtaking + nice interior (compared to the much glorified golf, focus & astra) -cheap plastic of a/c controls (would have been nicer if chromed) + contemporary looks will stand time - some chrome on front grill would give it a classier look

  • 2.0 D-4D T3 3dr

    andy tran , grampian . Date: 03/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    My car

    I purchased the Auris to replace a 2007 Fiat Sedici which I bought in May 07. The Fiat was feeling loose and beginning to have small problems-it was also tumbling in value and I decided to cut my losses before it was worth peanuts! After looking at the various alternatives, both my wife and I settled on the Auris. We were looking for a car that was well built, easy to drive, nippy, economical and would hold onto its value relatively well. Having owned a string of 9 Fords, I am very familiar with the way that Ford build quality has come on in leaps and bounds - Im pleased to say the Auris is as well built as the latest Focus. Now dont get me wrong - the Auris isnt a pocket rocket with go kart handling-infact, thats probably the worst aspect of the car-it is built for comfort, not racing around in! The car is very well insulated, with wind noise being almost none existent. The engine is quiet, refined and very economical, the seats are soft and supportive and everything is placed logically within arms reach. The "opitron" dials are a work of art, providing lots of information at the touch of a button. In summary, the Auris is a superbly built and reliable car. It is supported by a helpful and friendly dealer network who gives the impression that they genuinely care about customers concerns. Would I have another one? You bet - this is my first ever Toyota and it wont be my last.

  • 2.0 D-4D T Spirit 5dr

    Ed Thomas , Cardiff . Date: 29/02/2008
    • 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 love this car, despite the fact that since October 2007 I have not been able to find a comfortable driving position! In order to fully depress the clutch pedal you have to be fairly close to the steering wheel, this is not a position anyone should want to be in. For some reason Toyota have decided that if you've got short legs you will have to sit in such a way as you can't sit at a reasonable distance from the steering wheel, making entry, exit and steering awkward. I have tried various positions, at varying seat heights, back rest angles and fore and aft seating position, thus far nothing works. I have been suffering from pain in my left leg for many weeks. I will be contacting Toyota to see why this design flaw was allowed to happen. This is not something I would expect of a large and seemingly competent car company. Has anyone else experienced this? This has detracted from a lovely car, considering that Toyota got everything right with the positioning of the handbrake and gear lever I am bitterly disappointed with this problem. Other than this problem this is a brilliant car, the build quality, although slated by the motoring press, is excellent. I’ve not had any problems of rattles or bits falling off! The plastics may look cheap to some but I’m not overly concerned with this point. The seats are firm but not uncomfortable. The engine is fairly quick off the mark and can give the average boy racer a surprise!

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