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2007 (07) Toyota Auris 1.6 VVTi TR 5dr

Aberdeen Toyota
Only £3488
Part of Arnold's Value Range

Call now on 01224 426240*

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 steering 


6 speakersRadio/CD + MP3
Steering wheel mounted audio controls 

Exterior Features

2 speed intermittent front wiper with mist functionBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour 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 timerRear door chrome trim
Rear wipe-intermittent + continued sweepRed tone rear light cluster
Roof mounted aerialScuff plates

Interior Features

3 adjustable rear headrests4 Load area hooks
60/40 split fold rear seat backAir recirculation system
Anti submarining seatsAshtray and cigar lighter
Centre console box with lidCloth upholstery
Driver and passenger sunvisorsDriver's footrest
Driver's seat manual height adjustDriver/passenger front seatback pockets
Dual gloveboxFront adjustable head restraints
Front and rear cupholdersFront armrest
Front door pocketsIlluminated Driver/Pass vanity mirrors with cover
Instrument display dimmerIsofix child seat preparation
Leather gear knobLeather trimmed x-spoke steering wheel
Luggage compartment lightingManual air conditioning
Passenger under seat storage trayRemovable 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 locksSeatbelt reminders for driver and front passenger


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


16" 6 twin 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


CO0.811CO2 (g/km)166
HC0.059Noise Level dB(A)70
NOx0.03Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Compression Ratio10.2:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)80.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)78.5
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves16

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)39.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)47.9EC Urban (mpg)31.4


Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power124
Coin DescriptionVVTiCoin SeriesTR
Insurance Group 15Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0713E
Insurance Group 2EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.5
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.3Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)10.4Engine Power - BHP124
Engine Power - KW91Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT116
Engine Torque - MKG16Engine Torque - NM157
Engine Torque - RPM5200Top Speed118


Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front195/55 R16Tyre Size Rear195/55 R16
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Style6 TWIN SPOKE
Wheel Type16" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions


Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight1750
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)761Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)354
Max. Loading Weight490Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked450Minimum Kerbweight1260
No. of Seats5Turning 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 You Pay

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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.


Aberdeen Toyota

Wellington Rd, East Tullos, Aberdeen, AB12 3BJ

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