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Our Cars: Toyota Auris Touring Sports Hybrid

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After six months Matt looks back on his time with the Auris. A car that's really won him over.
Our Auris Touring Sports is fitted with a self park system and Matt has been giving it a go. Is it more than just a gimmick?
Thanks to its silent electric power, it's all too easy to leave the Auris hybrid running when stationary with the keys in it.
When the Auris is running purely in electric mode it creates no sound - apart from the tyres on the road - but this does present a problem for pedestrians.
The Auris has a useful engine braking mode built into the gearbox and Matt has been finding it useful for improving economy.
The cavernous boot of the Auris Touring Sports is proving useful for all Matt's camera equipment but the annoying luggage cover is proving less popular.
The Auris Hybrid comes with both 'eco' modes and 'power' modes. So do they actually make a difference to real world fuel economy?
Of all the various multimedia and infotainment system around from various makes, the Toyota Touch & Go makes a good case for itself as one of the easiest to use.
A few long journeys in the Auris Touring Sports have seen Matt utilising the impressive boot capacity but the CVT gearbox hasn't found equal favour.
While Matt is impressed with the interior quality and design of the Auris he's not so enamored by the fuel economy.
After 1000 miles we're getting to grips with the Auris Hybrid but for Matt it's a big change from his usual diesel choice.
The latest arrival to the honestjohn.co.uk fleet is the Toyota Auris Sports Touring and we've gone for the hybrid system.
 

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