2018 Toyota Auris Review Points To A Fair Yet Uninspiring Hatchback

While there are more exciting compact hatchbacks out there, Toyota’s 2018 Auris 5-door is a fair piece of kit, as long as you’re not looking to have any sort of fun behind the wheel.

A more inspiring drive is why you buy something like a Seat Leon or a Honda Civic. In fact, Carwow’s Mat Watson reckons the 2018 Auris might lag behind, if not all, most of its rivals in terms of driving dynamics, even though it will still grip and do what’s expected of it in the corners and on the motorway.

One issue he didn’t want to gloss over was that of pricing, as once you get a top spec Auris (from £21,000), the car just doesn’t retain it’s competitive value anymore.

The reason why you’d want the top spec Business version is that it comes with things like an infotainment screen (easy to use, graphics not great), heated seats and so on, while the entry-level model doesn’t even have Bluetooth.

Overall cabin quality is solid, like you’d expect from a Toyota. Storage is also good and there’s plenty of room in the front and rear of the car, although things might get a bit tight in the rear if you’ve got three adults seated.

In the end, as long as you stay away from the less powerful engines and go for a well spec’d version, you should end up with a decent compact hatch. However, before deciding on a purchase, keep in mind that there’s a brand new generation Auris coming out next year.

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  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    the car is the same mediocre as I30,Pulsar, and C4

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      Yes, isn’t that the mid-range model’s name?
      Auris Mediocre.

  • MP4-12C

    There’s not enough space in the rear for the passengers, compared to the likes of Golf, Pulsar or Civic. The quality of materials inside is low and front end has gotten a lot uglier since the facelift. But if you don’t care about these things and want to keep it for years to come, then Auris is a good option.

  • Akira

    That’s the perfect car if all you want is a dependable mean to go from A to B, and that’s it. The perfect car for people who don’t like cars.

  • Duke Woolworth

    We have a neighbor with the US version, which has some faux aero bits attached. One of the front pieces has already been ripped apart by his own driveway.

  • Christian Wimmer

    I rode in the predecessor model and was surprised at how CHEAP and FLIMSY it felt. I don’t doubt that it is a reliable car, but it felt built to a price.

    Then again who buys these things? People who want something cheap and reliable.

  • MUMBLES HAS BEEN BUSY… NEXT.

  • D83

    What do you expect from TOyota, beside this generation launched first in 2012 (and got minor changes around 2014-15). Just wait for the 3rd-generation launched in 2018-19

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