Toyota Auris

What is it?
The Auris is Toyota’s hatchback alternative to the Corolla. A hybrid version is also available.

What is it like inside?
Space is not a problem with adequate seating for five adults and an abundance of head and legroom. There is a real sense of quality of build with a very good, comfortable interior. An enormous amount of equipment is provided, depending on the spec but the entry level has a decent amount of goodies and safety features as standard.

What is it like to drive?
The Auris is surpassed on the road by rivals such as the Golf and Focus for handling and sheer fun to drive. That said it handles and corners well. The hybrids are very sedate and quiet with three different driving modes eco, normal and sport all are equipped with a six speed gearbox.

What is it likely to cost?
Fuel consumption is good and average at 5.8 -5.9 litres per 100 km With the Hybrid managing 4.8 litre per 100 km. Prices start from €18.995 up to € 24,115. The Hybrid starts at €25,425.

What the Auris lacks in spirit it more then makes up for in terms of quality, refinement, spacious interior, and value for money but it is just not that much fun to drive.

Toyota Auris

Engine size: 1.3 Petrol, 1.4 diesel, 1.8 HSD
Dimensions (LxWxH): 4.22 x 1.76 x 1.50
Fuel Economy: 5.8 -5.9 litres per 100 km. Hybrid 4.8 l/per
Peformance: 73kW (0-100km/h (sec) 13.1 )
Emissions (motor tax): 118-136g (Hybrid 93g)
Boot Capacity Seats up (seats down): 354 (761)
Doors: 3 door and 5 door
Euro NCAP – Occupant: 5
Euro NCAP – Child: 4
Euro NCAP – Pedestrian: 3

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Contributing Editor and Motoring Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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