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Toyota Auris Touring Sports interior, tech and comfort

2013 - 2019 (change model)
Comfort rating: 4 out of 54.0

Written by Adam Binnie Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

  • A little dull but easy to navigate
  • Lots of buttons on the steering wheel
  • Touchscreen set too low

Toyota Auris Touring Sports inside

Behind the wheel the Toyota Auris Touring Sports is a tale of two halves. On one hand it is comfortable, easy to navigate around and spacious.

On the other the steering wheel is a little cluttered, the touchscreen is situated too low down thus diverting your gaze from the road and there are a few touches that seem misplaced and dated, like the digital clock.

So, a mixed bag really.

Toyota Auris Touring Sports interior

The materials used are good, except for the side air vents, which are quite flimsy to touch. There is also at least five different varieties of material used around the cabin, which is too much.

Despite the touchscreen being badly positioned, it is easy to use and the satellite navigation is simple to use. The trip computer is also clear and simple to operate and music is easily connected via Bluetooth or the USB port – no need to read a manual.

  • Lots of space for passengers
  • Quiet petrol but noisy hybrid
  • Soft suspension and comfy ride

Toyota Auris Touring Sports comfort

Toyota Auris Touring Sports comfort levels are very good for all passengers. The extra space produces enough room for five adults and there is ample legroom available.

Wind noise is minimal except when travelling at motorway speeds and the engine noise in the petrol is fairly low. The Hybrid, however, is noisy and even with loud music playing you will struggle to drown it out when you push the accelerator.

Because of the soft suspension, the ride quality is really good – bumps and poor road surfaces are not an issue.

Climate control and a fairly decent sound system help to create an enjoyable environment that makes longer journeys much more comfortable.