Toyota Auris

The Toyota Auris isn't as popular as its rivals - the Ford Focus or Volkswagen Golf - but it's spacious, keenly priced, and well equipped. It's also a sensible choice for those looking for the best in customer support and build quality. The Toyota Auris comes Active, Icon, Excel and Sport models. All versions feature air-conditioning and lots of safety equipment as standard, although the engine range lets the side down as none are particularly quick or comfortable.

Toyota Auris hatchback

Price 
£14,895 - £22,345
5 Doors
3.5 / 5
Pros
  • Top class reliability
  • Decent practicality
  • Cheap to run
Cons
  • It’s a little dull
  • Interior a bit dated
  • Noisy automatic gearbox

The Toyota Auris is a rival for the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf, and is one of the biggest selling hatchbacks in the world. However, it's the only car on the market that you can have as either a petrol, diesel or hybrid model. The latest version is more practical, offers more space in the boot and inside, and has wider doors for easy access. 

Toyota Auris Touring Sports

Price 
£15,995 - £23,445
5 Doors
3.7 / 5
Pros
  • Efficient hybrid engine
  • Lots of luggage space
  • Comfortable ride
Cons
  • Noisy automatic gearbox
  • Rear seats are a little cramped
  • Not much fun to drive

Rivalling the Ford Focus estate and Skoda Octavia estate, the Toyota Auris Touring Sports is a practical and reliable car with loads of space for carrying big items. The hybrid model is the most efficient, getting over 70mpg and slotting into the lowest company car tax bracket – so this car should prove popular with fleet buyers.