Toyota Auris Hybrid (2013-2019) - MPG, running costs & CO2
Class-leading economy and low company-car tax are key values of the Auris Hybrid
If Toyota’s claimed fuel-economy figures are to be believed, this 1.8-litre petrol hybrid automatic is more economical – both in town and on the open road – than any other engine in the Auris range, including the 1.6-litre diesel with a manual gearbox. CO2 emissions are lower, too, and both statistics could mean attractive running costs for private and company-car drivers alike.
Toyota Auris Hybrid MPG & CO2
The entry-level Icon, with its 16-inch alloy wheels, claims average fuel consumption 78.5mpg – compared to 58.9mpg for the 1.2-litre petrol turbo alternative.
In the extra-urban cycle that takes higher driving speeds into account, and where diesel cars usually show an advantage, the hybrid manages a claimed 80.7mpg, against the diesel’s 76.3mpg. We’d exercise caution rather than take these figures as a guarantee that you’ll save money, particularly if you regularly make long journeys where the hybrid’s petrol engine will see more use than the electric motor. We’d expect extra-urban fuel economy closer to the 60mpg figure of the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol model.
The Touring Sports returns similar extra-urban and average economy figures, although its urban fuel consumption is 1mpg worse than its hatchback sister. Expect economy to drop a few percentage points if you specify the optional 17-inch alloy wheels, too.
Lower fuel consumption goes hand-in-hand with lower claimed CO2 emissions: the Auris hatchback and Touring Sports emit 82 and 83g/km respectively on 16-inch wheels. This places both cars in the 17% Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) bracket for company-car tax, compared to 23% for the diesel with its 108g/km CO2 emissions. This means that company-car users will enjoy slightly lower tax payments for the hybrid, compared to a diesel version with the same taxable (P11D) value.
The Auris Hybrid is rated in insurance group 12, whether you go for entry-level Icon or range-topping Excel specification. Touring Sports estate models are similarly rated. However, if you add the optional Toyota Safety System, the insurance group drops to 10. By comparison, the 1.2-litre turbo is rated in insurance group 14, while a mid-range Ford Focus Zetec 1.5-litre diesel sits in group 15.
Every Toyota sold in the UK comes with a five-year/100,000-mile warranty. This is one of the more generous warranties out there, coming only behind Hyundai’s five-year/unlimited-mileage and Kia’s seven-year/100,000-mile policy. The hybrid system, including battery and electric motor, is covered under the same warranty.
As the car combines a regular petrol engine with an additional electric power system, Auris Hybrid servicing is a little more involved than for regular models and is therefore fractionally more expensive. However, Toyota can arrange a service plan that helps you to spread the monthly cost of routine maintenance.