Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
  • Strong safety rating from Euro NCAP
  • Some standard driver assistance tech
  • Good credentials overall

Toyota Auris safety

Potential Auris buyers will be pleased to hear that safety is excellent. This generation has been awarded five stars in tests by Euro NCAP.

Euro NCAP says a similar level of safety can be expected from the Auris Touring Sports estate version.

Safety equipment levels are very good and each model of the Auris comes with multiple airbags, Isofix child seat mounts, height-adjustable front and rear head restraints, front seatbelt pretensioners, three-point rear seatbelts, whiplash reducing front seats, ABS, ventilated front disc brakes, solid rear disc brakes, LED daytime running lights, electronic brakeforce distribution, brake assistance, traction control and electronic stability control.

Lane-departure warning, autonomous emergency braking, automatic high-beam and traffic sign recognition are all standard, too.

Additionally, all of the car’s seatbelts are fitted with load limiters and emergency locking retractors. These further reducing the chance of injury in an accident.

The Auris benefits from a structure that’s designed to protect occupants, with features like side impact beams and head impact protection structures in the roof sides and pillars.

Standard security kit includes remote central locking and an immobiliser. Many of the car's parts are also marked, making it easier to identify if it’s been stolen.

  • Space in the Auris average for the class
  • Good passenger room back and front
  • Boot reasonably well sized

Toyota Auris family

The Auris is a practical hatchback but, when compared with its rivals, it’s fairly middle of the road in terms of outright passenger room and clever use of interior space.

A spacious interior means room for five adults (at a squeeze) while the boot can stow most luggage you’re likely to throw at it. Throughout the cabin there’s a variety of storage points including bottle holders in the doors, a decent sized glovebox, a coin box and front and rear cupholders.

One negative point is that the Toyota Auris doesn’t have a full-size, or space-saver, spare wheel. Instead, you get a tyre repair kit, which isn’t particularly useful in many instances.

Toyota Auris garage

The Auris is no smaller or larger than its closest rivals, meaning it’s easy to manoeuvre into parking spaces and won’t feel too big down tight country lanes or narrow city streets.

Visibility is good all-round, too, but most models in the range come with a reversing camera as standard (with parking sensors also available), to aid with rear visibility. Overall, though, it’s easy to judge the extremities of the car.

Toyota Auris luggage

The boot capacity is 360 litres, which is less than that offered by the Volkswagen Golf, Kia Ceed and Peugeot 308. The Auris’s boot benefits from a wide opening but there is a lip which can make lifting heavy items out difficult.

If you need additional storage then the rear seats, which are split 60:40, fold down to increase luggage space. The boot also features a dual-level load space, which allows you to store items under the moveable boot floor. This helps retain objects that might move about, or keeps things concealed from prying eyes.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Toyota Auris (12-19).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

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
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Sat Nav

Active equipment

Active standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
Active optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Business Edition equipment

Business Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
Business Edition optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim

Design equipment

Design standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
Design optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Excel equipment

Excel standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
Excel optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

GB25 equipment

GB25 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
GB25 optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof

Icon equipment

Icon standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
Icon optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Icon Tech equipment

Icon Tech standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
Icon Tech optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim

Icon+ equipment

Icon+ standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Icon+ optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Leather seat trim

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Sport optional equipment
  • Sat Nav