Toyota Auris

Toyota Auris Parkers 2015-07-07

If there’s one name most widely associated with Toyota it’s the long running Corolla, so it was surprising when the firm dropped the name when it introduced the 2007 replacement; the Toyota Auris.

  • Toyota Auris (12 on)
  • Toyota Auris (07-13)

If there’s one name most widely associated with Toyota it’s the long running Corolla, so it was surprising when the firm dropped the name when it introduced the 2007 replacement; the Toyota Auris.

The first generation model was certainly spacious, with a neatly integrated centre console and high-mounted transmission and plenty of space in the back – the flat floor ensuring there’s ample foot space for three rear passengers. Even the boot’s a reasonable 354 litres, while folding the 60/40 split rear bench flat is a one-touch operation.

Throughout its lifetime the first-generation Auris’ engine line-up consisted of 1.33, 1.4, 1.6 and 1.8-litre petrol models alongside 1.4 and 2-litre diesels. Top of the range was the 2.2-litre diesel with 180bhp, but despite the power figure it could never be considered a bona fide hot-hatch. 

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Most Popular New and Used Model Reviews

Toyota Auris Hatchback 2012 on

3.5 out of 5
Toyota Auris Hatchback 2012 on

New price range:
£20,520 - £26,720

Used price range:
£4,075 - £20,276

  • Strong reliability record
  • Spacious and practical
  • Economical
  • Generous kit levels
  • Some poor quality interior trim and detailing
  • Wind noise at speed
  • Rivals are better to drive and more interesting

Toyota Auris Touring Sports 2013 on

3.5 out of 5
Toyota Auris Touring Sports 2013 on

New price range:
£21,620 - £27,820

Used price range:
£4,344 - £24,144

  • Lots of space and practical touches
  • Low running costs
  • Good level of standard equipment
  • Hybrid powertrain can be noisy
  • Interior quite dull

Toyota Auris Hatchback 2007 - 2013

4 out of 5
Toyota Auris Hatchback 2007 - 2013

New price range:
£12,360 - £26,495

Used price range:
£1,127 - £19,676

Well equipped, good value, reliable, HSD good for emissions and fuel economy
Noisy diesel engines, 1.33-litre needs working hard, lots of road noise

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