Toyota are a manufacturer at the forefront of hybrid vehicle production, the Yaris, C-HR, Auris and Prius are all available with an electric motor. So Toyota know what they’re doing in this market and this really shows on the Auris.
Engine & Performance
With rivals such as the Hyundai Ioniq and Kia Niro the Toyota Auris lease is available with a 1.8 litre petrol engine which comes with a CVT gearbox. Currently this is the only option available to drivers, this is not a bad thing as the engine provides extremely good economy in comparison with other vehicles in the market. When behind the wheel of your Auris hybrid lease the car feels easy to drive and would be ideal as a city dwelling vehicle for drivers who are mostly driving around town. For the hatchback you’re looking at a 0- 60 mph time of 10.9 seconds, the touring sport comes in just after at 11.2 seconds. Top speed is 111 mph.
The build quality inside the vehicle is superb, the overall feel is one that’ll stand the test of time, making an Auris lease the perfect option for drivers with family. The Auris feels extremely capable of enduring anything a young child may throw at it. There are four trim levels available to choose from the starting point of which is the Icon, followed by Icon tech, Design and Excel. All come with automatic air-conditioning, remote control central locking, LED daytime running lights, electric front windows and Bluetooth connectivity. Drivers needing satnav, heated seats and cruise control are looking at the Icon Tech or higher.
Running Cost & MPG
According to Toyota, the hybrid 1.8 engine is the most economical in the range, making it an ideal lease choice for both company car and private drivers. On the 16 inch alloys the hybrid has an average fuel consumption of 78.5 mpg, far higher than the traditionally powered alternatives. Looking at CO2 emissions, its a similar story for both the hatchback and touring sport. The hatchback emits 82g/km while the touring stands at 83g/km, the amount you save from this will vary from driver to driver dependent on road conditions and other aspects.
The Auris is a great on space in both the front and rear of the vehicle. The car is easy to get in and out of, making it a great family car as it is only available as a 5dr. Visibility is good throughout the vehicle as well, meaning the driver can see the whole road as well as kids in the back getting a good view. When it comes to head and leg room the Auris is reasonable enough even for six foot plus passengers. Even the rear center seat feels comfortable thanks to the lack of transmission tunnel.
Looking in the boot and there is a generous 337 litres of luggage room on offer. If thats not enough the rear seats can be folded down to raise the storage amount to 1,176 litres, you might just have to leave the kids behind.
So in conclusion the Toyota Auris works as a private, company or family car with advantages for all.
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