Toyota Road Tests

The Corolla name has gone to be replaced by the 'Auris' badge - but does Toyota's new hatch do enough to move the game on?
Tue, 16 Jan 2007
The new Auris gets a sharper and more aggressive look – but it’s still as relaxed, easy to drive and practical as ever.
Tue, 27 Nov 2012
The Auris has hardly broken new ground in the world of hatchbacks, but the hybrid version makes a lot of sense.
Wed, 19 May 2010
It's not enough to just make an average car any more - so Toyota has given the Auris a serious overhaul to keep it competitive.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015
It's not quite a hot hatch but does the sportier SR180 inject some much needed excitement to the Auris range?
Sat, 29 Mar 2008
A mid-life facelift has transformed the look of the Auris Touring Sport, but does its new BMW 1.6 litre diesel engine transform the car?
Sun, 19 Jul 2015
Toyota stretches the Auris’ appeal with the launch of a sleek and stylish estate. The compact load lugger promises low running costs and an impressive boot space, but does it live up to Toyota’s bold claims?
Wed, 03 Jul 2013
It may not be the most exciting of cars around, but there are plenty of good reasons to choose the reliable Avensis.
Thu, 15 Jun 2006
This is the new, leaner, greener Toyota Avensis. With new, more powerful, and higher revving, yet more economical, lower emission petrol engines.
Fri, 05 Dec 2008
Launched three years ago, the British built Toyota Avensis is now at the midst of its model life.
Sat, 10 Dec 2011
Sharper looks, new engines and better safety equipment boost the appeal of the revised Toyota Avensis.
Thu, 11 Jun 2015
Traditionally, you don’t buy a Toyota with your heart. It’s a rational purchase, led by a reputation for reliability and value for money.
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
To coax buyers away from rivals, Toyota has added the X-Press trim, with fancy red styling details, but has kept it at affordable at £11,935.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017
Fun to drive, cheap to run and well built - the new Aygo could be the perfect city car.
Tue, 14 Feb 2006
On the face of it, the Camry's near-£30,000 start price is expensive compared to mainstream alternatives, but you do get a lot of equipment for the money.
Tue, 30 Jul 2019
Three years after its launch, the Toyota C-HR has been substantially revamped. How does it stack up against the competition?
Wed, 06 Nov 2019
After years of playing it safe with dull but worthy cars, the C-HR is a welcome return to more interesting car design for Toyota.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016
A new chassis, new hybrid system and a new old name for Toyota's family hatchback - and a new sense of fun
Thu, 14 Feb 2019
If you want something no bigger than a standard hatchback, but with lots more space, the Corolla Verso is ideal.
Fri, 03 Sep 2004
Since the demise of the Celica and the MR2, Toyota hasn't had a sports car. But that's all changing with the GT86.
Fri, 11 May 2012
Up till now, the smallest urban car on the market was the Smart Fortwo, but that's all changing with the launch of Toyota's iQ.
Tue, 25 Nov 2008
The Toyota Land Cruiser isn’t as plush or fancy as a Land Rover Discovery. Yet its blend of huge size, impregnable reliability and serious off-road capability make it a strong proposition.
Thu, 12 Nov 2009
The hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai is the future, quite literally – that’s what its name means in Japanese.
Fri, 23 Oct 2015
The original Prius brought hybrids into the mainstream, do does this latest version move the game on further?
Sat, 29 Nov 2003
The third generation Toyota Prius is not only the best Prius yet - it's also the best hybrid car on the market.
Wed, 02 Dec 2009
The latest incarnation of the Toyota Prius is still king of the hybrids, with impressive fuel economy, extremely relaxed driving dynamics, good build quality and a very comfortable cabin.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016
The Prius gets an extended electric range of around 15 miles thanks to a new battery pack and a charging socket.
Thu, 26 Jul 2012
If you have a short commute and a place to charge you could feasibly drive the Prius Plug-in for months before running the tank dry...
Wed, 08 Feb 2017
Ask someone to name a hybrid MPV and you’ll be met with blank looks... unless that person is a green car evangelist.
Sat, 23 Jun 2012
he popularity of the crossover has ballooned in recent years, but back in the 1990s, when they were still called 4x4s...
Fri, 22 Feb 2013
The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid delivers the same comfortable, easy-driving character of other Toyota hybrids, but in the form of a practical SUV.
Sat, 16 Jan 2016
The new Toyota RAV4 is hybrid-only now and excellent in many ways, but it's a crossover that few will really love.
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
The RAV-4 can claim to be the car that started the popularity of SUVs. So how does this new version compare?
Wed, 12 Jul 2006
The quirky Urban Cruiser may not seem an obvious choice to those used to a hatchback, but it has plenty going for it.
Sat, 28 Mar 2009
Toyota has updated the Verso for 2014 with a new 1.6-litre diesel engine sourced from BMW. It means better economy and lower CO2 emissions.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014
Toyota's new Verso isn't actually new but a revamped version of the people carrier with sharper styling and more efficient engines. It remains a versatile and easy to drive MPV.
Mon, 28 Jan 2013
Toyota has dropped the Corolla part of the name with the new Verso, but it remains a practical and sensible people carrier.
Sun, 29 Mar 2009
The Verso S effectively replaces the oddball Yaris Verso which hardly had the most youthful of images...
Thu, 17 Feb 2011
Toyota has given the Yaris a mid life facelift with a new look, interior improvements and a vastly superior infotainment system.
Wed, 16 Jul 2014
Toyota has updated the Yaris yet again, so how does it compare to newer hatchbacks on the market?
Wed, 12 Apr 2017
The original Yaris was an easy car to recommend to people. So does this new version follow in its footsteps?
Sat, 24 Jun 2006
The Toyota Yaris keeps up Toyota traditions of durability, reliability and build quality - and the hybrid version makes the most sense of all.
Tue, 29 May 2012

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