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Toyota Auris 1.4 D4-D Icon: One Minute Test Drive Review

Date: 21 April 2013   |   Author: Jack Carfrae

P11d: £18,495

What's new: We tested the new hybrid Auris earlier this year and now it's the 1.4-litre diesel's turn. Lower and lighter than the previous model, it has also been redesigned to better resemble fellow Toyotas such as the Avensis.

Excellent: For costs and equipment, the Auris is hard to beat. The mid-spec Icon model tested here gets the likes of a reversing camera and Bluetooth as standard and offers 72.4mpg and 103g/km (a 99g/km diesel is also available) - all for £18,495.

Good: The Auris is quiet and comfortable. Toyota made a series of updates to the suspension for this model, so it rides well and is reasonably refined.

Average: Despite claims of better quality materials and a more upmarket cabin, the majority of the interior, though robust, is nowhere near the levels of mainstream rivals such as Ford or Volkswagen.

Poor: Although better it's still as dull as dishwater to drive.

Verdict: Bland, but cost-effective and a logical choice as lower medium hatchbacks go.