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TOYOTA AURIS Hatchback 2007‑2012
62 owner reviews for TOYOTA AURIS Hatchback 2007‑2012
TOYOTA AURIS 1.8 VVTi Hybrid T Spirit 5dr CVT Auto (Review date: 11th September '14)
We bought this Auris hybrid second hand -- it had done 21000 miles when we got it. We have done 1000 miles in it now, and every one of them has been a pleasure. From the outside this car looks more or less like every other medium sized hatchback, but inside it feels special. Seats very comfortable with excellent back support...incredibly smooth and effortless to drive, and we are getting 62,3 miles to a gallon. The other cars we test drove before choosing this one were: a Skoda Roomster, a Polo, and a Honda Insight. This car beat them all by many miles. We love the key-less system, and the reversing mirror that turns into a camera so you can see everything behind you when you are backing up. A really well designed car. And if you do the 'hybrid health check' each year, the warranty on the hybrid system lasts for 11 years.
TOYOTA AURIS 1.33 Dual VVTi TR 5dr (Review date: 6th August '14)
Amazing car, suits the car especially in white. I have the 1.33 engine and it does good for what it is, can be a little 'sluggish' when overtaking but at the lights, its take off really does show up a VW Golf. The warranty on the Toyota is basically useless because you will never have to use it, its that reliable. It gets me from A to B without any haggle. The car is light and easy to control. Spec is very reasonable on the TR, Dual zone climate control, USB and Aux. Lots of storage compartments. Best thing is that even though its a 1.3 engine it can cope with 70-80 MPH speeds very comfortably.
Now the bad things:
- Very plain, IE- not many sensors such as auto lights, rain sensors, unless you go up a model, T-spirit
- I dont really like the dashboard being at a high slope, although the gear box to hold is very ergonomically built and easy to change due to the design
- Could of been a little more powerful
- MPG isent the best, I get 32.5MPG 20 MPH is average, all town driving, dont blame it really but could of been better.
I would defiantly recommend this car to someone else.
Amazing little car
TOYOTA AURIS 1.8 VVTi Hybrid T Spirit 5dr CVT Auto (Review date: 10th July '14)
We bought our Toyota Auris hybrid to save money, and can honestly say that is exactly what it did. From the moment we collected it from the main dealer. Very good on petrol and saved pounds week in and seems to last for ages. 0 tax to pay. 5 years warranty. Low insurance. Toyota have a great reputation for reliability and this car is. Never let us down. We are very pleased with the Auris and have now ordered a new shape one.
Just one downside from us, the boot is quite small but you do have the choice to fold the seat down if you have some extra large items.
cheap reliable and gets you A to B - simple no frils
TOYOTA AURIS 1.6 V-Matic TR 5dr  (Review date: 5th May '14)
Toyota no frills cheap car to buy/run: owned the car for 4 years and aprt from tyres brake pads disks have had no problems, as expected from toyota.
Not ground breaking figures on fuel cost average 36.6 miles to gallon on a average speed 17 miles an hour (mainly city driving).
Not as refined or enjoyable to drive as German cars or as god looking but you get what you pay for.
would I buy again yes but if affordable I would go for a BMW 320d class leading
overall I can only recommend high praise.
practical and reliable but don't even think about terrible MMT
TOYOTA AURIS 1.4 D-4D T3 3dr MM (Review date: 4th November '13)
spacious, practical, economy is not bad but not good compare to German rivals, very reliable
don't get the silly MMt gearbox the worst gearbox ever made by any car manufacturer i had to upgrade the transmission ECU but still terrible drive especially for town driving .
moved to vw golf with dsg gearbox and its fantastic compare to auris
TOYOTA AURIS 1.33 Dual VVTi TR 5dr (Review date: 19th October '13)
Had this car since about 9 months now, replacing my 12 year old Toyota Corolla. Overall very satisfied with the car: it's very reliable, cheap to maintain, and practical. Surprisingly spacious, plenty of cubby holes, and very easy to park. Fuel economy is pretty good, I generally manage just over 44 mpg on a combined cycle.
It's by no means a performance car, not fast but fast enough for my purpose. The steering is a bit woolly, as is the suspension. Cornering is mediocre, and there is a fair amount of wind and particularly road noise. Having said all that, I managed to pick it up low mileage and it was a total bargain! It's a practical workhorse that is cheap as chips to run and will never let you down, and it's pretty well screwed together. Just don't expect a formula 1 experience!
HOT ROD ON THE MARKET DON'T MISS OUT!
TOYOTA AURIS 1.6 VVTi TR 5dr (Review date: 13th August '13)
I have own this car for the past year and a half, there has not been a day that I was disappointed with it's performance. This car is really good on gas and in terms of the way it drives, it is in a itself. The radio system in this is Hi Fi quality and plays crystal clear. Starting is never a problem even in winter all it takes is one kick. The car engine is extremely silent. No rust spots, body looks brand new. Has firm cloth seats which are really comfortable, interior looks brand new. Love the modern front which enhances the looks of the car. Overall this car is truly outstanding! My wife and I are very much in love with this car; we are selling it to upgrade to a two door Toyota Rav4 jeep because of the good experiences we have had with Toyota. She also feels more comfortable being high above the road with jeeps as she sees the road much better and jeeps are what she is use to driving.
Super Commuter car one to consider
TOYOTA AURIS 1.8 VVTi Hybrid T4 5dr CVT Auto [89g/km] (Review date: 5th July '13)
I have been running a Mondeo 2.2 200bhp titanium x sport but traded it now that baby 2 is almost here and bought a Kuga for the wife and traded her Meriva in for a 12 reg Hybrid Auris,
Please bear in mind i used to own the 2.2 180 Auris which i hated and after 3 months traded because it was basically crap!
So what i required was a car to do my 50 mile daily commute A roads and about 12 miles motorway each way efficiently and economically and to fit my 3 yr old in when collected from nursery and imminent new babs in 12 months after wifes ######### leave comes to an end.
Ok 12 reg less than 10k miles 4 years warranty remaining NO tax for less than 11k? I get 59-66 mpg i sit at 80 on the m6 i filled the tank 45 pounds and got 460 miles and bear in mind petrol is cheaper than diesel.This car has bluetooth rear reversing camera sat nav i pod usb etc inputs folding mirrors metallic paint does not creak in fact when in pure electric is silent this car wants and encourages you to drive economically and sensibly it corners really well is very quiet and when needed to overtake slow coaches can hold its own and pulls very well.Ok it is by no means a sports car but it handles our cheshire roads fab.boot is small but this is a cheap economical 2nd car for commuting only steering very light auto box superb does everything i want it to exellently,the old 2.2 180 on the otherhand was supposed to be all singing and dancing and was hopeless this on the other hand for me is unbeatable for the money and the money im saving i must admit i had my doubts but as soon as i drove it home i knew i was on a winner,as a main car,wouldnt even cross my mind but for a cheap commuter absolutely second to none....
TOYOTA AURIS 1.8 VVTi Hybrid T Spirit 5dr CVT Auto (Review date: 6th December '12)
Unfortunately, I'm not hugely taken with this Toyota. My car is the T-Spirit version with 18'' wheels & upgraded interior trim.
The best features of the car are the smooth CVT gearbox & the economical engine. This type of gearbox is grossly under-rated by most 'boy-racer' scribes. It provides exactly the right ratio for any given load & changes are seamless. The electric motor is a delight & the petrol engine is both smooth & adequately powerful. Average fuel consumption has been 59,6 mpg over 3600 carefully driven miles. NB - when comparing the operating costs other cars it is important to remember that this car uses an (inherently reliable & simple) non-turbo petrol engine (no particulate filter) & a gearbox that is AUTOMATIC. I cannot find any car with similar features that is anywhere near as economical.
The next best feature is probably the good rear seat space.
Other good features are:
- road holding & cornering BUT at the expense of a bumpy ride round town. However, the motorway ride is well-controlled & quite acceptable.
- basic engineering is well executed as one would expect of a Toyota, but ... (see bad features below)
- the car is indeed very economical to own & operate.
The worst feature of the car, & a major irritation, is its squeaky dashboard. This is a bit of really bad engineering design & execution. It consists of numerous bits of hard plastic clipped together with more plastic that rub against each other. Although is looks OK, the constant squeaks & groans are very irritating. (When mentioned to the Toyota courtesy caller his response was to laugh sheepishly!)
The boot is very small.
The bumpy ride contrasts with the smooth drive train & exacerbates the various squeaks & groans (door seals).
The passenger foot-space is adversely compromised by the intruding wheel arch.
The nicely-trimmed seats have proved to be not very comfortable over longer distances because under-thigh and lower back support are inadequate.
So it is a mixed bag - the hybrid bit is the best feature.