The boot with the seats up has a deeply impressive 672 litres of space, which is more than you get in a Renault Megane Sport Tourer, a Hyundai i30 Tourer and Ford Focus Estate. A 2015 refresh brought a sharper front end, and while the Touring Sports estate’s extra carrying capacity has been well-integrated, there are better-looking family estate cars on the market. Our car pictured was an Excel model finished in Tokyo Red – arguably one of the more interesting colours – but you’d want a Design model for some extra visual pep. Did you know? Toyota Auris Hybrid review (2013-2019) “The Toyota Auris Hybrid boasts impressive economy credentials and plenty of kit, but rivals offer far more polish and passion” “The Toyota Auris is reliable, efficient and practical, so it’s a good choice if you simply want fuss-free motoring.” Gallery: 2017 Toyota Auris 48 Photos The Auris focuses on a relaxing driving style, rather than an especially dynamic one. en Which car? 1.6 D-4D Business Edition – an impressive and useful specification with improved performance over the 1.4 D-4D, 1.8 VVT-i hybrid Icon – low emissions and tax costs and a better equipment list than the entry-level Active, 1.8 VVT-i hybrid Excel – generous kit list for range-topping model married to technological hybrid powertrain, A more premium feel, new looks, as well as a wealth of safety features and technology moves Hyundai’s family hatchback upmarket, Well-regarded and stylish hatchback in three and five-door body styles offers good value and economy, The good-looking French contender was renewed in 2016 and can count economical engines as one of its strengths, While there’s no hybrid model, stylish and British-built Vauxhall is almost as clean thanks to ecoFLEX diesel variants, The latest 2017 refresh of the understated class benchmark brings subtly  improved looks as well as more technology, “Cheap to run, excellent reliability, with a decent new turbo petrol. Back to Toyota. We'll have an ST, though, please. Despite a wide array of materials used, most feel robust to the touch and all of the buttons and switches you’ll be regularly pressing have a pleasingly solid feel to them. The one handed to Toyota's Auris upon its launch slotted squarely into the latter category. Quite possibly. More ... so read on for our full UK review. New engines for 2015 make a moderately efficient car into a very frugal one.”, “The Toyota Auris is reliable, efficient and practical, so it’s a good choice if you simply want fuss-free motoring.”, Nissan driver appears to try PIT manoeuvre on a Tesla Model 3, fails and crashes, Audi RS6 drag races Tesla Model 3 Performance to expected results, VW's EV saloon will have 435-mile range, will replace Passat in Europe, You can now have a classic rental car when you go on holiday, Min: 435 litres (hatchback), 672 litres (Touring Sports). Icon cars add visual fripperies such as 16-inch alloy wheels and front fog lamps, while inside there’s a leather-trimmed steering wheel, seven-inch touchscreen with Toyota’s ‘Touch 2’ multimedia system with the addition of DAB radio. But there are pockets of style, too. But it might be worth having an energy drink or some caffeine pills before you jump in. Max: 1,199 litres (hatchback), 1,658 litres (Touring Sports). That makes it even easier to access the truly cavernous 1,658 litres of luggage space. A comfortable and nice place to be are comments which rightly describe the interior of the Auris. The main instrument dials are deep set in ‘tubes’ similar to selected Volkswagen products, and a mix of both softer-grained plastics and leather touch points ramp up the feelings of quality. People know what Auris are the most popular brand Toyota world, with popular design, engine options, and always high buyers’ interests. Offering a decent level of visual and practical equipment over the entry-level Active, the Icon comes in petrol, diesel, and hybrid flavours. Even more usefully, Touring Sports variants are also fitted with Toyota’s ‘Easy Flat’ system, which allows the rear seats to be folded at the touch of a button. They also afford 4 to 7 per cent lower Benefit in Kind rates, too. Business Edition cars build on this with the ‘Touch 2 with Go’ system which includes satellite navigation, three years of map updates, as well as access to Google Local Search. Through its ten generations, the car had taken the world automotive industry by storm - fuelling Toyota's rise to the top and claiming the title of the world's best selling car in the proces… £20,300.00. It’s a little weird at first but it ensures you maximise the use of the battery pack by keeping it charged. Say the words ‘Toyota’, ‘Auris’, ‘Hybrid’ and ‘estate’ in a row and you’ll have to be admitted to hospital for sudden-onset narcolepsy. 11 Apr 2017. It’s still boring, despite the swooping dashboard being beset with all kinds of angles, corners and shapes. If efficiency, practicality and reliability are among the strengths you prioritise, the Auris is a very sensible choice. by: Sam Naylor. H Bauer Publishing are authorised and regulated for credit broking by the FCA (Ref No. A good level of kit is standard, but you do miss out on features such as rear electric windows, and automatic headlamps and wipers. The Auris is the perfect choice. It does bog down a bit and take a while to load screens now and then, though, and when we tested it the Bluetooth phone link paired our mobile fine for calls but a technological hitch meant it didn’t want to play music despite numerous attempts to get it to connect properly. A seven-inch colour touchscreen is standard on all models bar the entry-level Active, and presents the infotainment in a clear, high resolution fashion even if the graphics on Toyota’s standard system appear dated. Eleven colours are available in total: two pearlescent finishes – Pearl White and the new-for-2017 Tokyo Red, also the most vibrant Auris shade – seven metallics and two solid colours, Pure White and Lunar Shadow, a dark blue. After some long motorway drives, we were averaging 53mpg cruising at regular motorway speeds – a decent chunk away from the claimed 70.6mpg figure. Toyota’s family hatchback also bears out the company’s famous reputation for reliability, with no major faults reported. The Toyota Auris is a car that appeals directly to buyers’ heads. 2017 Toyota Corolla iM Review … In fact, most of the interior feels like it’ll take on a hard life with little fuss. While there are lots of creases and sharp lines, it could still be mistaken for selected Japanese and South Korean rivals. Design trim turns the Auris into a bit of a looker, with 17-inch machined-face alloy wheels as standard, along with rear privacy glass. Sense and sensibility. If you value the utility of a car, it's hard to touch and it also says much about the self confidence of its driver. Modern Toyotas have become a whole lot more interesting. With the seats flat, that space swells to a massive 1658 litres, which is huge for this class of estate car. In order to keep up with traffic you need regular heavy pedal presses, resulting in the gruff petrol jumping into life and becoming vocal. Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing. 70. One sure thing that Toyota … The hybrid versions of the Auris are the ones to go for if you want reduced tax costs thanks to the lower emissions, which beat even those of the diesel variants. Height adjustment for the driver’s seat is standard on all models, and, with the tilt and reach-adjustable steering wheel, there should be a driving position to suit most. It moves and stops with little fuss, the steering is decently weighted and the hybrid powertrain ensures that it’s quiet on the move in an urban environment. Toyota Auris 2017 . Registered Office: Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA H Bauer Publishing, Toyota’s classic alarm clock still features, and will probably still accurately tell you the time long after a nuclear apocalypse. In … You're unlikely to buy a car like this if you’re interested in cars. Across the range, it’s inexpensive to run, it’s practical and it’s reliable. Oh absolutely – this is the whole reason why you’d buy a booted Auris. The Toyota Auris also ranked 43rd out of 75 cars in our 2017 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, while in terms of manufacturers, Toyota ranked 11th out of 27 manufacturers. Home CAR reviews Toyota Toyota Auris Hybrid Touring Sports (2017) review. 845898), Toyota Auris Hybrid Touring Sports estate review, Toyota Auris Hybrid Touring Sports (2017) review, Ford Focus Estate 1.6 TDCi Econetic (2014) review, Peugeot 308 SW 2.0 BlueHDI 150 Feline (2014) review, Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer Estate 1.6T 200ps Elite Nav (2016) review, 1798cc 4cyl petrol plus electric motor, 134bhp @ 5200rpm, 257lb ft @ 4000rpm, Continuously variable transmission, front-wheel drive, 11.2sec 0-62mph, 112mph, 70.6mpg, 92g/km CO2. That adds sharper black alloy wheels that help enhance the Auris’s pointy face. 2017 Toyota Auris Specs Performance Update. It’ll make you so devoid of excitement that it should come with a warning for you not to operate heavy machinery after driving it. It's hard to see those of us who love cars and love driving recommending one ahead of more interesting alternatives. Up until that point, the Auris was the Japanese manufacturer’s answer to family hatchbacks like the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and Vauxhall Astra, albeit with a unique selling point of hybrid power. The EV mode is great for whizzing you up to speed at traffic lights and gives you a warm smug feeling when you’re sat in traffic, moving silently and using no fuel. VAT no 918 5617 01 Owned. One of the most offensive criticisms you could level at the exterior of the Toyota Auris is that it has been designed to be the least offensive to prospective buyers. In keeping with its sombre image, the Auris colour palette is a largely muted affair. A strong candidate for the most boring car in the world? Toyota Auris 2017 is expected to have some changes small but nothing of this has been confirmed, but not doubt that the Auris will be as always be car of fashion and with style. Time to test the new Vauxhall Astra estate in feisty 197bhp... Bauer Media Group consists of: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, Company number: 01176085, Bauer Radio Ltd, Company Number: 1394141 Buying a 2017 Toyota Yaris could be a smart move if you're looking for a vehicle with easy-to-park dimensions and a very affordable price. More on this car . Take one for a spin or order a brochure. Air conditioning, electric front windows, LED daytime running and rear lights, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls are standard, though. Its hybrid status gives it a clever technological edge that's very on trend in an age when diesel's dirty; just remember that the petrol-electric efficiency claims are rarely borne out in real-world driving. The … Is the Pope really a Catholic? All hybrid versions of the Auris use a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and, as with most cars with CVT, a noisy and rather unpleasant drone is obvious under hard acceleration which spoils its impressive refinement. Otherwise, go for the petrol-electric hybrid, which is only a couple of miles per gallon less efficient, although depending on use, you may find it difficult to match Toyota’s official economy figures. It’s a similar story for the Touring Sports versions, too, 28mm longer than its venerable German rival. It's discreet, well built and well equipped. No matter how you look at it, the Auris Hybrid Touring Sports is not an exciting car to drive, sit in or even look at. Toyota is known for its hybrid technology and good reliability, and arguably the most recalled petrol-electric car in the Japanese company’s line-up is the Prius. If, for example, you took the Toyota badges off and parked it next to the starkly-designed Prius or C-HR, you’d struggle to see the family link. All versions get a 4.2-inch multifunction TFT display ahead of the driver, which is colour on all models bar the 1.33 VVT-i Active hatchback and Touring Sports. There are jobs, there are difficult jobs and there are impossible jobs. The … Or, in fact, someone who just isn't interested in driving. What to look for when buying a Toyota Auris 2013 - 2019, covering common problems to check for and overall vehicle reliability. en Motor1 UK . But those four words will mean a lot to someone looking for a useful and hassle-free tool. Review Toyota Auris Hatchback (2007 - 2010) review. Inside, alcantara sports seats lift the cabin, while an optional ‘Skyview’ panoramic roof and chrome add even more visual impact. The car we tested was a Toyota Auris Hybrid … Active models kick off the Auris family and offer petrol and hybrid petrol versions – there is no diesel at this price point. Specifications. Toyota … The fact that it’s an estate will appeal to those with a lot to carry and its hybrid powertrain should, on paper at least, mean infrequent trips to your local forecourt. It’s also worth noting that the regenerative braking system of the hybrid models also lowers maintenance costs by reducing wear on the brakes themselves. With lots of safety equipment as standard, insurance costs for the Auris are commendable, and start in group 8E, rising to 15E for the 1.2-litre turbocharged model. And the Corolla buyers before them: Toyota’s recent family hatch offerings have rarely been exciting to look at. Business Edition is, as its name suggests, aimed at fleet users, with cruise control, heated seats, and satellite navigation as standard for added usefulness. Being available in five-door hatchback and estate body styles immediately aids the Toyota Auris’ practicality, and both versions offer a more luggage space with the rear seats in place than most rivals. Litres ( hatchback ), 1,658 litres of luggage space... and given us a new Toyota Auris Hybrid Sports. Been exciting to look at prioritise, the Auris is super-rational and a... 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