Toyota Auris: Changing gears

I do know when to change gear

So the Auris prompts the driver as to the optimum time to change gear – up or down. Yes, it has a pleasant gearshift action and the six-speed box seems to work well, with sixth gear keeping engine noise subdued on the motorway. It’s a long time since I passed my driving test, but I think I know when to change gear at the time.

Overall, I’m liking the Auris, though.

It is very comfortable on long journeys, the 130bhp diesel engine offers excellent performance, and while not particularly engaging to drive, it handles quite neatly.

Average mpg: 46.2