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The Corolla may still be going strong elsewhere, but in Europe the perennial mid-range family Toyota was replaced by the Auris in 2006. While it could be said that few were troubled by this, the Auris does take up where the Corolla left off, in many ways bettering it. Mixing the firm reliability, excellent safety and calm, assured drive of the Corolla with enviable efficiency - best displayed in the Hybrid (74mpg), but equally impressive in the 1.4 diesel (58mpg) - and plenty of space, the Auris is a car which seriously competes with the leading family hatchbacks on the market.
First going on sale in 2007, the Auris is a competent family hatchback which, despite facing stiff competition from the class leaders (such as the VW Golf), manages to stand out as a practical and affordable option.
As the replacement for the Toyota Corolla - the most popular car of all time - the shoes the Auris has to fill are sizeable. With a comfortable interior, reliable engine and affordable run costs however, it is every part the people's car the Corolla was.
Now into its second generation, the Auris is at the forefront of Toyota's drive towards promoting and integrating hybrid technology. Released in 2013, the Auris Hybrid boasts a 1.8 litre petrol engine and claims returns of 72.4mpg (although reports have claimed this figure is optimistic), and tax-dodging emissions of 85g/km.
Other engine options include a 98bhp 1.3 litre petrol, a 130bhp 1.6 litre petrol, and an 89bhp 1.4 litre diesel, of which the larger petrol option offers the most exciting and powerful drive. Despite being the most powerful, it is still relatively conservative compare to some of its rivals. The 12 seconds it takes to hit 60mph from standstill in the smaller petrol, despite not sounding particularly quick, is acceleration enough for the urban requirements of the Auris. The Hybrid fares a bit better, offering a sprint of just over ten seconds and a top speed of 112mph.
On the road the Auris is surprisingly nimble and agile, and boasts very accurate handling and good weighting. The more you push it the more the cracks start to show, but given that it's not a particularly performance-minded car this shouldn't worry too many drivers. Suspension and ride isn't quite as good as its contemporaries, but at conservative speeds it is smooth and comfortable.
The Auris' interior is arguably one of its best features and is finished to a high standard with solid, quality materials and a pleasantly practical mix of usability, looks and comfort. Four adults can travel with ease in its airy cabin, while the 354 litres of boot space makes it easily capable of carrying a good amount of luggage, too. The driver's seat is a bit flat and hard, but this shouldn't be too much of a problem unless you're in it for a number of hours; when anything is likely to be uncomfortable.
Affordable and reliable but flawed, the Auris is far from being the best in its class, but there are few genuine negatives, just a few points where it could do better.
The Toyota Auris was first released in 2007 and since then has been a constant sight on UK roads.
With only two generations, choice in the Auris is relatively narrow. Here are a few of the different trim levels and their features to consider.
Body coloured electric, heated mirrors, LED daytime running lights, follow me home lighting system, Vehicle Stability Control 15" steel wheels, air con, radio/CD system with USB and MP3 connectivity.
16" alloy wheels, rear parking camera, LED daytime running lights, follow me home lighting system, chrome exterior detailing, Toyota Touch multimedia system with Bluetooth and MP3 connectivity, radio/CD player, titanium silver dashboard inlay.
16" alloy wheels, keyless entry, Intelligent Parking Assist, rain-sensing wipers, dusk-sensing headlamps, rear privacy glass, electrically retractable mirrors, LED daytime running lights, dual zone air con, heated front seats, auto dimming rear view mirror.
16" alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, sport grille, rear parking camera, LED daytime running lights, follow me home lighting system, carbon dashboard inlay, Toyota Touch multimedia with MP3 connectivity, radio/CD player, Bluetooth connectivity.