Toyota Auris: First impressions

Early days...

Plenty of miles covered in the first couple of weeks, including a round-trip to Gatwick airport. Car seems comfortable, although the diesel engine is a little noisier than expected, particularly when cold.

The week before I took the keys for the Auris I drove a 150bhp Renault Megane dCi and this seemed much quieter and more refined by comparison. You sit quite high in the Auris, giving the feeling of being perched on the driver’s seat rather than in it.

You get a great view of the road though, and I like the design of the centre stack.

Average mpg: 46.8