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3 out of 5 stars

For The Toyota Auris is practical, comfortable and well built

Against The Toyota is let down by its uninspiring dynamics and design

Verdict Capable, but disappointing follow-up to the excellent Corolla

Go for… 1.6 T2 5dr

Avoid… 2.2 D-4D SR180 3dr

Toyota Auris Hatchback
  • 1. It drives decently enough, with good grip in corners and limited body roll, but the steering is vague and the ride fails to smooth out the poorest road surfaces.
  • 2. The Auris is spacious inside for a small family car and there’s decent legroom for passengers in the rear middle seat.
  • 3. Go for the five-door version rather than the three-door car. They’re easier to find, more practical and not much more expensive.
  • 4. The 1.4-litre diesel is the champion of cheap motoring, with an average of 56.5mpg and emissions of 132g/km.
  • 5. The Auris isn’t upholding Toyota’s reputation for reliability, with many owners describing their cars as merely average.
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