Toyota Auris Touring Sports review

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Toyota Auris Touring Sports
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24 Apr 2017 12:33 | Last updated: 22 Aug 2018 15:52

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The Toyota Auris hatchback has a difficult job. As a five-door family car it has to be a dependable all-rounder, and it’s up against a huge number of popular alternatives, so it was always going to face an uphill struggle to stand out. For the estate model, the pool of rivals is smaller and the brief is simpler. Estate cars need space, and lots of it.

Step forward, then, the Toyota Auris Touring Sports. It’s a longer and very slightly heavier version of the hatchback model with, as you’d guess, a bigger boot. It gets the same choice of petrol and diesel options as the hatch, and finds itself in competition with estate versions of the Ford Focus, Skoda Octavia, Seat Leon and Volkswagen Golf. There’s still plenty to contend with then, but the Auris has a trump card to play. Like the hatchback, it’s one of the few cars in its class to offer a hybrid version.

So the Auris estate offers lots of space and generous spec levels, but is it a more tempting overall package than its rivals? Read on to find out.

 

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This trim doesn’t make much sense because it costs the same as the Business Edition but swaps sat-nav and heated front seats for larger alloy wheels, an Alcantara upholstery and darkened rear windo...View trim
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This range-topping version is well equipped, with LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, part-leather seats, keyless entry and a self-parking system. It’s also f...View trim
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