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Toyota Auris Touring Sports

Toyota Auris Touring green car review

Model/Engine Excel Hybrid 1.8 CVT TG

Fuel: hybrid

Fuel economy 70.6mpg

Green-Car-Guide rating:

Introduction

The Toyota Auris Sports is the first hybrid car, combining good of space and 70.6mpg economy – so are any downsides?

Summary

• Very

• Need to drive it very to come close to official

Background

Toyota stuck its out with the Prius hybrid. of other manufacturers said it never work, yet the Prius has a runaway sales success the world – and virtually all other are now bringing hybrids to market. So is latest hybrid offering – an – a compelling sales proposition?

Engineering

Under the skin, the shares a similar hybrid to the Prius. This means a petrol engine with an motor, which is powered by a metal-hydride high voltage (located under the rear so it doesn’t impact on boot When the car brakes, energy is by the battery, which can then be to power the electric motor, zero emission driving for distances at low speeds.

On the outside, the Auris Touring is good-looking – more so than the It looks long, low, and modern – in fact its appearance almost justify the name (even if the driving experience – but more of that later).

The doesn’t quite live up to the styling – the dashboard doesn’t much design flair. there’s a decent amount of for drivers and passengers, and the boot is a good size for this of car (530 litres, increasing to litres with the rear folded).

Toyota Auris Sports Driving Experience

The driving experience feels The car feels light and the powertrain is giving the impression that mechanical activity is going on, and so emissions should be produced. The also has a good ride, so it’s a refined, comfortable

If you’re looking for a car that deliver impressive economy if you it slowly, then you’ll get on with the Auris. If you ever to flatten the accelerator pedal to a slow vehicle on a country with the expectation of an instant then the Auris – or any Toyota for that matter – will drive you mad. This is due to the CVT transmission – the system that the hybrid powertrain work so under gentle driving – but also means that hard acceleration the engine away to its maximum, with the noise, but with no corresponding in speed.

You’ll also that your economy off a cliff under such Perhaps not surprisingly, Toyota provide you with a rev counter, as probably be scared to see the revs acceleration, instead you get a dial if you’re in the zones of ‘charge’, or ‘power’.

There are three modes – EV, Eco and Power. You can try and select EV but very often there be sufficient charge in the battery to zero emission travel, as the actually doesn’t have a capacity. During driving, see the EV symbol lighting up on the dashboard on a basis, adding to the feeling the car is super-efficient, but sometimes the battery can’t even provide the levels of support when at a and you can find yourself at traffic with the petrol engine – a very un-hybrid like of affairs.

The Auris’ gear selector is a stubby lever which to be moved into D to enable the car to off. You need to exert a pressure on the footbrake to enable to happen, and there are times the pressure is not sufficient and you end up going – usually when you’re in a to move into a gap in traffic. a useful electronic Park next to the gear lever – you can push this when you and the transmission automatically shifts out of

Toyota Auris Touring Economy and Emissions

The Toyota Touring Sports is the leader in its in terms of economy and emissions. Our car (in Excel spec) has an official economy figure of 70.6mpg urban and extra-urban economy of 72.4mpg – no-one seems to why both these figures are than the combined figure), with emissions of 92g/km This is impressive, however you can buy an Auris Touring Sports of 76.3mpg and 85g/km CO2 in lower-spec Both models mean a attractive benefit in kind tax of just 10% for company car drivers.

Toyota Auris Touring Sports

So how did it in real-life driving conditions? a week of mixed driving, we 55mpg. This is around short of the official combined but is actually very similar to the that we have achieved other Toyota hybrids. The we achieved was 57mpg, and the worst we was 45mpg.

Price, Equipment and Range

The Toyota Auris Sports Excel Hybrid 1.8 CVT TG that’s somewhat of a mouthful…) £22,845. Our test car had the options of and Go (TG) navigation (£650) and paint (£495), taking the cost to £23,990.

You can also buy an Auris Touring with petrol or diesel Both the Auris and the Auris Sports are available in Active, Sport and Excel trims.

The Touring Sports is built at factory near Derby in the UK.

The Toyota Auris Touring is an efficient, practical package for who aren’t looking for a driver’s The CVT transmission, along with the light steering, makes the car to drive. But it’s the same that rules out the Auris for anyone who wants a car with rewarding responses.

It’s a story of two halves in terms of the Hybrid’s suitability for your patterns. If you do a lot of driving that stopping and starting, then the system is ideal for delivering economy and low emissions. If you spend of time on motorways then the can provide a comfortable and still a efficient solution, but you won’t be the most of the hybrid system, so why put up its downsides?

So, for offering the only hybrid car choice, and for providing a generally refined, efficient and spacious the Toyota Auris Touring is awarded a Green-Car-Guide rating of 8 out of 10.


Car and Figures

Toyota Auris Sports data

Fuel extra urban: 72.4 mpg

economy urban: 72.4 mpg

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