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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Auris is about as safe as a car of this size gets. There’s a five-star euro NCAP crash test rating and a four star rating for child occupant protection. Every car gets nine airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag – a first for this sector – ABS and electronic brakeforce distribution. T180 models also have vehicle stability control and traction control.

On the security front, all cars have remote central double locking and an immobiliser. All but T2 have an alarm and T Spirit and T180 have Toyota’s keyless ‘Smart Entry’ system. Edition models get the full quota of airbags as do the TR, Colour Collective and SR. Indeed, the Toyota Auris safety kit list is the same for all four models with brake assist, stability control, traction control and whiplash-lessening front seats among the highlights.

The boot is a decent size, but there’s a bit of a lip, which makes getting larger items out of it more difficult. But that’s the only criticism in an otherwise strong package. The rear seats fold – with one touch – almost flat and have a 60/40 split, which combined with the tall shape, allows you to carry very large items. There are ten interior storage areas, including a dash-top box in front of the front passenger and a deep main glovebox.

There’s also an underseat tray, a number of cupholders and a coin tray behind the ‘floating’ central column on which the gearstick and handbrake are mounted. In 2010 the central dash between the driver's and front passenger seat was changed to be deep enough to accommodate two small drinks bottles and act as arm rest.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Toyota Auris (07-13).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Telephone
  • Traction control

Colour Collection equipment

Colour Collection standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
Colour Collection optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Sat Nav

ED equipment

ED standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Space saver spare wheel
ED optional equipment
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steel wheels

LE equipment

LE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Space saver spare wheel
LE optional equipment
  • Rear electric windows

LE2 equipment

LE2 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
LE2 optional equipment
None available

SR equipment

SR standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Space saver spare wheel
SR optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav

SR180 equipment

SR180 standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Traction control
SR180 optional equipment
  • Rear electric windows

T Spirit equipment

T Spirit standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
T Spirit optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

T180 equipment

T180 standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Traction control
T180 optional equipment
  • Rear electric windows

T2 equipment

T2 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
T2 optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rear electric windows

T3 equipment

T3 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Space saver spare wheel
T3 optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Rear electric windows

T4 equipment

T4 standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
T4 optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
  • Telephone
  • Traction control

TR equipment

TR standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Space saver spare wheel
TR optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav

Euro NCAP Rating

The Toyota Auris (07-13) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 3 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.