The Toyota Auris is a spacious family hatchback, with low emissions and cheaper running costs.
It’s also one of the most economical cars tested by our True MPG team, with a real-world fuel economy of 64.0mpg.
Inside, the Auris offers ample head and leg room, seating rear passengers comfortably in the rear, thanks to its completely flat floor. The boot is also a good size, with an adjustable floor that offers a flat surface with the rear seats folded down.
The hybrid engine rewards a relaxed driving style, yet still offers enough power and near-silent motoring at low speeds. The Auris is also cheap to run, thanks to ultra-low CO2 emissions.
The Auris suffers from too much road noise, especially over rough surfaces, while wind is intrusive and the hybrid engine revs loudly when you’re in a hurry.
Interior trim quality isn’t as good as that of the best small family cars. The driving position is user-friendly, but the touchscreen infotainment system isn’t that intuitive to use.
Should I add any options?
Icon models include alloy wheels and a DAB radio as standard trim.
Metallic paint options start at £495, with a pearl option at £650. Entertainment upgrades are also available, ranging from £400 to £1250.
What are its rivals?
The car Toyota Auris 1.8 Icon VVT-i Hybrid
The saving £4162
The list price £21,095
The discounted price £16,932
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By Cameron Tait