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2010 (10) Toyota Auris1.6 V-Matic SR 5dr

Preston Motorstore

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Digital clockDoor ajar warning
Lights on warningMulti-information display with trip computer
Outside temperature displayRemote fuel cap release
Speed sensitive power steeringStop/start system


6 speakersRadio/CD + MP3
USB/aux input socket 

Exterior Features

2 speed intermittent front wiper with mist functionBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors
Darkened headlampsElectric folding door mirrors
Electric front windows, one-touch, anti-trap + key-off functionElectric rear windows
Electrically adjustable wide angle door mirrorsElectrically heated door mirrors
Electronic headlamp levellingFront fog lamps
Heated rear window with timerPrivacy glass (rear side windows and rear screen)
Rear door chrome trimRear spoiler
Rear wipe-intermittent + continued sweepRed tone rear light cluster
Roof mounted aerial 

Interior Features

3 adjustable rear headrests60/40 split fold rear seat back
Air recirculation systemAnti submarining seats
Ashtray and cigar lighterCentre console box with lid
Climate control air conditioningDriver and passenger sunvisors
Driver's footrestDriver's seat manual height adjust
Driver/passenger front seatback pocketsDual glovebox
Electric recline/slide front seatsFront adjustable head restraints
Front and rear cupholdersFront armrest
Illuminated Driver/Pass vanity mirrors with coverInstrument display dimmer
Isofix child seat preparationLeather gear knob
Leather steering wheelLuggage compartment lighting
Luggage load hooksRecline function on 2nd row seats
Remote courtesy light with delayRemovable rear parcel shelf
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel 


ABS, brake assist and EBDDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbagFront and rear curtain airbags
Front and rear seatbelts with electronic sensing, pretensioners and force limitersFront lateral airbags
Height adjustable front, rear and outer 3 point seatbelts with ALR/ELRPassenger airbag cut-off device
Rear child proof door locks 


Central double locking with remote activationKeys left in ignition warning
Locking wheel nutsTransponder engine immobiliser


MacPherson strut front suspensionTorsion beam rear suspension


17" 5 spoke alloy wheelsSpace saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification


CO2 (g/km)153Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Compression Ratio10.7:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)80.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)78.5
Engine Code1ZREngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryINJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)42.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)51.4EC Urban (mpg)32.8


Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power132
Coin DescriptionV-MaticCoin SeriesSR
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0716EInsurance Group 2E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 


0 to 62 mph (secs)10Engine Power - BHP132
Engine Power - KW97Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6400Engine Torque - LBS.FT118
Engine Torque - MKG16Engine Torque - NM160
Engine Torque - RPM4400Top Speed121


Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front225/45 R17Tyre Size Rear225/45 R17
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Style5 SPOKE
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions


Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight1750
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)761Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)354
Max. Loading Weight475Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1300Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked450
Minimum Kerbweight1275No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Toyota Auris

By Andy Enright


Is there a more underrated car on the market than Toyota's Auris? Think about that one for a moment. The successor to the Corolla is a thoroughly engineered and brilliantly practical thing that's hugely popular across the globe but barely gets a look in here. Are we really that obsessed with sporty handling and image to overlook a car with so many admirable qualities? It seems we are, but when it comes to buying used, reliability is often the key motivator and there's very little that can touch an Auris in that regard. It's got a brilliant record on warranty claims and what's more, previous owners are usually diligent types. If you like the price tag of a used car but don't want the headaches, this could very well be the family hatchback you'll need to look to, especially in the first generation facelifted form we examine here, a car we first saw in 2010.


The sharp-eyed amongst you might well have realised that the Auris actually first appeared in 2007 to a rather muted reception. It was initially available in three or five-door form with an engine range running from 1.4-litre petrols and diesels to the 2.2-litre diesel powering the T180 which was the Auris' offering in the hot hatchback sector. That all changed in 2010 when Toyota took a long hard look at what it was doing with the Auris and pared the range right back. It also enjoyed a facelift, with sharper styling and suspension retuned to better suit British roads. More significantly, a hybrid model was introduced using much the same technology as seen in the Prius. These updates didn't have a massive effect on sales but they turned a car that was, admittedly, a little dull into something that was a bit more noteworthy. The hybrid model in particular is a real grower. We've run one here and it was loved by every staff member who got their hands on it. Maybe not at first, but we were all sad to hand the keys back. There's a lot to be said for inexpensive, discreet and hassle-free utility. The trim structure was also revised, with the Auris getting T2, TR and SR trims while the Auris hybrid got ritzier T4 and T Spirit specifications. Toyota later introduced the Edition and Colour Collection models to the Auris line up to sustain things as the life of this generation design wound to a close at the end of 2012.

What You Get

This isn't the kind of car you buy in a bid to get noticed but even given its conservative design brief, the original Auris did champion anonymity to an impressive degree. Hence the tweaks introduced in the first generation model's 2010 facelift that Toyota reckoned went all the way back to the sheet metal. The front end, for example, was completely restyled, the fresh and deeper bumper with its integrated fog lamps sitting below smarter swept-back headlamps, a revised bonnet profile with stronger crease lines and a grille that adopted the Toyota family identity established by the its larger Avensis and Verso stablemates. Turn indicator lights were integrated into the door mirrors, while at the rear, a neat flash of chrome across the top of the number plate complemented revised lamp clusters and further bumper restyling with extended corner sections intended to create what the stylists called a "catamaran" look - whatever that is. And the interior? Well, from the beginning of the first generation Auris model's life, that was always a little more cutting edge than the panelwork. The principle front cabin feature is a dramatic-looking centre console that houses the handbrake and gearlever and arches up and away from the floor to form a kind of flying buttress. The French designers were apparently inspired to create this by a certain Paris cathedral, causing the original version of this car to be dubbed 'the hatchback of Notre Dame'. But I digress, Anyway, there's storage under this thing and its high surface does bring the short gearlever more easily to hand. All of this is common to all first generation Auris models, but if you do find yourself in a post-2010 facelift version, you should notice a general improvement in the perception of quality thanks to the use of nicer soft-touch material across the top of the instrument binnacle and around the glovebox. There's sharper white illumination for the instrument dials too. Perhaps what's most important about the overall Auris design however, is the way that it has been created from the inside outwards, the development team maximising occupant space in one of the biggest shapes in the sector by employing elements such as a flat passenger floor and high window surfaces. That floor's the first thing you notice when sitting in the back. Without a chunky transmission tunnel to get in the way, three adults can be seated in reasonable comfort - which is unusual in a car of this class. Reclining rear backrests for extra comfort on longer journeys are a nice touch too. Out back, though the boot is shorter and narrower than some rivals, it still offers a healthy 354-litres of space before you flatten the 60:40 split-folding rear bench.

What to Look For

You are joking, right? In all seriousness, very little goes wrong with the Toyota Auris. Look for the usual parking scuffs and scraped alloy wheels. Check the wear on tyres for signs of suspension misalignment and check that the car has been regularly oil serviced. Otherwise, there's not really much else to worry about. The interiors have proven hardwearing although the one moan existing Auris owners repeat about their cars is that the complex dashboard mouldings can creak and rattle. This model Auris was launched after Toyota's sticky accelerator pedal recall, so nothing to worry about on that score.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 1.6 five-door T3) Parts are pitched a little above what you'd expect to fork out for Vauxhall or Ford spares but Toyota would counter that you'll need to buy them less often. A clutch assembly will cost in the region of £150, whilst an exhaust is around £350. Repair costs have been kept down with a consequent effect on insurance premiums.

On the Road

Though never a car you'd want to throw down the nearest backroad, there's one thing the Auris has always been very good at: cosseting its customers. Press the starter button (no, you don't need the key) and even if you haven't gone for the hybrid version, you've pretty much to turn the radio off to properly hear the engine. On the move, without the fancy multilink rear suspension you'd find in a Focus or a Golf, it won't be a car for the real enthusiast but the typical Auris customer won't care, preferring this car's solidity and the quiet and accomplished way it absorbs all manner of road surfaces. What's different with the post-2010 facelift version though, is the way that, should you need to press on over a bumpy back route, the car will now work more closely with you, thanks to the time Toyota spent before its introduction better tuning the ride and handling for UK roads. The tall shape was at this point made less susceptible to cross winds at higher speeds too. Another useful tweak introduced at the facelift was the way that the previously rather woolly electric power steering became more engaging and direct than before. None of this was quite enough to justify installing a really powerful engine under the bonnet, so practical as ever, Toyota never bothered. Which means a range built around 100 and 130bhp 1.33 and 1.6-litre petrol units and a 90bhp 1.4-litre common rail D-4D diesel. Sixty from rest occupies 13.1s in the 1.33-litre unit, 11.9s in the diesel and 10s in the 1.6-litre petrol. Eco warriors who, understandably, find those sorts of figures irrelevant, will be more interested in the clever 1.8-litre petrol/electric HSD hybrid model, which Toyota says has a combined 134bhp output equivalent to a conventional 2.0-litre petrol or diesel model.


The Toyota Auris isn't the sort of family hatchback that leaps out as an obvious new car buy, but as a used selection it has much to commend it. You may well have a sports coupe for your weekend jollies and just want something that will get you from A to B with complete reliability and no drama. The Auris is the perfect choice. It's discreet, well built and well equipped. If you value the utility of a car, it's hard to touch and it also says much about the self confidence of its driver.


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Preston Motorstore

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