Toyota Aurion Sportivo ZR6 2013 Review | Car & SUV

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Toyota Aurion Sportivo ZR6 Review

The Aurion is the car that bridges the gap between Toyota and You get the same 200kW, 336Nm, V6 that you’ll find in an and, while the interior is not Lexus standard, it’s acceptable (with a few minor I’ll get to later).

It’s not drive, so in this segment have to look to a Falcon or to get your steering-on-the-throttle kicks even that’s been in with the current traction settings in most cars). the Aurion is not

a diminished proposition its front-wheel drive; on the contrary, it feels quite sporty and despite the steering feeling a dead in the centre.

There’s an enormous amount of and an angry, but well-dampened V6 note will satisfy you on every manoeuvre, and the Aurion digs the corners with its sports 0-100kph is in the low 7-second range.

top-of-the-line Aurion is like a that’s been to the gym, got its whitened and slicked back its You could go for the AT-X for $49,690 as to the Sportivo ZR6 at $58,490, but then you as well buy a Camry because it comparatively boring. Of course, the range has the V6, so if you want anonymity your 200kW the AT-X be fine. It’s not right, because 200kW deserves to be off with bulges and bodykits the ZR6 has.

You might think with a large V6 that going to be thirsty. Well, yes and no. You can get it to mid-9s in the litres per hundred readings, but you won’t. That’s if you want to drive a car like you about the rainforest, you won’t buy a V6. You buy a car like the Aurion because you want to dawdle at the traffic you’ve got places to go and/or to tow.

The interior is resplendent with leather seats and door a leather steering wheel and a dollop of brushed aluminium Sporty drilled pedals sit your soles and the seats are adjustable with memory so you can keep the perfect driving

There’s a premium JBL surround system which will the whole car. Media and sat nav are available via a 7-inch touchscreen doubles as the screen for the reversing You can connect your phone or play via Bluetooth or USB/Aux

Kudos to Toyota for cramming in airbags, including driver’s There’s the usual traction and other systems to stop any of inadvertent loss of control, on the ZR6 you get BSM (Blind Spot Monitoring) lets you know if there’s a in your blind spot you’re changing lanes.

beam headlights supposedly dip the beams when you’re another car or catching one up. I could get to dip, but often they come back up again, was frustrating on darker country I ended up turning this off so that I could get back to the of testing how the Aurion deals twisting country roads. The is very well. The sports gives it a flat ride good turn in. The aforementioned dead feeling when the is centred is fine for motorway but I would prefer something the Mazda6’s sharp inputs for enthusiastic driving.

A lot of attention has been paid by to making the cabin quieter by double seals on the door, carpets and redirecting some of the under the bonnet. I don’t any specific measurements, but noise was an issue in my test drive.

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One passenger’s comment was “I didn’t it when I got in, but as soon as we started it was really comfortable.” I think sums it up. The Aurion has presence and and great competency on-road, but on the inside and the outside it reminds me a bit of ghetto blasters that make your ears but tried a little too hard to be They always had too many that were laid out and they felt a little There’s no doubt this can perform, but a few cosmetic changes to the on the inside, and a bit more chrome on the would make this the perfect alternative to a Lexus.


Loads of grunt

and comfortable


Lacks a steering feel

Dashboard starting to look dated

Toyota Aurion I
Toyota Aurion I


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