Toyota Auris HSD —

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Toyota Auris/hybrid (ukp)

Eco Facts

Model/Engine size: 1.8 Hybrid T Spirit? CVT

Fuel: hybrid

Fuel economy 70.6 mpg

Green-Car-Guide rating:

The Toyota Auris HSD is an Auris the petrol-electric hybrid powertrain the Prius.

Auris vs Prius:

you buy the Auris rather than the

The Auris HSD (Hybrid Synergy is smaller than the Prius . and is for being the first car in this to get a full hybrid system, the 89 g/km CO2 of the Prius. A key difference is the Auris is a normal small hatchback – with the promise of miles per gallon – rather the Prius which is more of an

Although the Auris is smaller the Prius, it’s no lighter . The length, and in particular the shorter improves the handling. But it also that the Auris has less particularly in the boot department, suffers further due to the battery (although it does have an secret storage compartment the boot floor).

To compensate for being smaller, the is cheaper than the Prius . The HSD T Spirit costs £20,882 to the similar-spec Prius which £23,398. That’s a saving of for having a smaller car.

The key about the Auris – or the Prius for matter – is that it is a petrol-electric with a CVT (continuously variable Whilst this gearbox well for Toyota’s hybrid it’s not for everyone. If you drive then the system will be quiet and relaxed, and you will fuel economy that may edge towards to the official mpg (the identical figure to of a Prius with alloy However, if you press on, it’s that you will get anywhere this figure.

Fuel figures of the Auris HSD

It’s noting that there are Auris HSD models ; the entry-level can manage 74.3 mpg and 89 g/km The other two models have 215 45 R 17 and alloy wheels – these the car look better, but result in the dropping to 70.6 mpg and the CO2 increasing to 93 CO2 . Although this is 4 g/km such CO2 levels are still for this class of car.

Interestingly, the urban, extra and combined fuel economy of the Auris HSD are all identical at 70.6 Even the Prius can’t this feat .

The driving of the Auris HSD is actually surprisingly You’re greeted by a chunky wheel rim, which the expectation of a sporty drive, the steering itself is actually and doesn’t have a huge of feel.

Keyless start

the Prius, you have no instruments in of you, as they sit in the centre of the although a head-up display is showing your speed, you to take your eyes from the road ahead to the main instrumentation.

The Auris has straight in front of you, is a much better idea. the instruments you have the option to see the powertrain is doing – ie. whether the engine is working, or the battery, or And of course

you can monitor your per gallon

– very important in a car such as However you don’t get the large screen that was present in the generation Prius – this was an device to encourage improved .

The Auris comes with a key doesn’t need to be put in any ignition . and one slight grumble about the is that although the dashboard works well, with controls within easy there seems to be nowhere to put the key, or anything else as mobile phones. There is under the gear selector, but difficult both to access and to see area. For coffee lovers you do get a cup on the right hand side of the wheel. We generally don’t a big thing of complaining about of storage spaces, but with the more storage compartments definitely be useful.

If you need to get quickly, the CVT transmission tends to rev without much improved progress. Trying to drive the car also has a serious impact on economy – and on the car’s theoretical

Toyota Auris/hybrid (ukp)

In fact, driving the Auris HSD in a way of most road users in an average of 51.7 mpg . This is not bad when compared to other in this class, but obviously short of the official claim of 70 Driving very carefully in higher figures, but in reality actually difficult to maintain an eco-driving style in today’s

Again, like the Prius, the gives you the ability to select mode . This certainly in a noticeable improvement in responsiveness – but the fuel economy will The Auris also has EV mode, the vehicle can run on the battery alone, the car will frequently inform you this mode is not available.

The CVT selector has a neutral position, but it is impossible to select this it’s much easier to press the park button In fact, unusually, the Auris HSD has an electronic park button and a handbrake.

Visually, compared to the of the Auris range, the HSD is attractively with its minor body and alloy wheels. However the wheels don’t seem to the car with any increased levels of it doesn’t take much for the to exceed its limits if pushed through wet corners. Ride is good, and is in keeping with the character of the rest of the car.

With its low emissions, the Auris HSD into the lowest company car tax and is exempt from road It will also be exempt the new London Congestion Charge in 2011.


Overall, the Auris HSD is a good car. If you it carefully, it is economical – and smoother and than a diesel. It’s compact than the Prius, in less boot space, but handling. You’ll just to check that you can live the CVT gearbox.

For many, as with transmission, it will be the effortless For others, the revs climbing sky under acceleration may become a tedious, and a car with a more driving feel may be preferable.

the Auris HSD gets a Green-Car-Guide of 9 out of 10 ; with its clever technology, it has the to significantly move forward the of this class of car if driven If you like the Prius, but want a version and one that doesn’t its eco-credentials quite as loudly, the Auris HSD could be for you.

The view from the Energy Trust

The new Toyota Auris HSD is for drivers who want a hybrid doesn’t

acceptance of hybrid

The Auris paves the way for hybrid appearing in regular

Toyota Auris/hybrid (ukp)


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