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Hundreds of thousands of new cars in the medium class are registered every year in the UK. Toyota are hoping to get in on the act with the Auris – a direct descendent of the best-selling Corolla.
At the top end of this segment, the Audi A3, BMW 1 Series and Mercedes A-class offer premium badges at premium prices. The Toyota Auris rivals lower end cars like the Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai i30 and Kia Cee’d, where prices start closer to £14,000.
We’ve found three great deals on the Auris, meaning your money goes even further.
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Diesel Toyota Auris for under £13,200
The latest Auris is only available in hatchback form, though the Sports Tourer (estate) will be joining the ranks soon. Of the four engines on offer, we’d opt for the 1.4-litre diesel unit, particularly if you cover more than 10,000 miles per year. Fuel economy is only bettered by the Auris Hybrid, however you’ll have to pay a hefty premium of around £2,000 for this car.
The diesel Auris in entry-level Active specification is adequate – it comes with basic ‘mod cons’ such as remote central locking and auto air-conditioning. This car is usually priced at £15,345, but we’ve found a deal at Discounted New Cars that drops the price to £13,161.
To add alloy wheels, privacy glass and a rear view camera, opt for Sport specification. Nationwide Cars has a great deal for this model, offering £3,288 off list price, meaning all you pay is £16,113.
£3,800 off Toyota Auris Hybrid
Toyota has taken its hybrid know-how from the Prius and applied it to the Auris. In our tests we averaged 64.2mpg, but crucially this was in very ‘normal’ driving – not going slow, but not belting around at high speeds either. Just as in the Prius, the Auris HSD excels in heavy traffic, where the flexible drivetrain adapts to the conditions to deliver the best economy.
If the Hybrid model tempts you then head to Discounted New Cars where a discount of 17% drops the final price to under £18,500.
The hot car deals:
- Toyota Auris 1.4 D-4D  Active – £13,161 at Discounted New Cars
- Toyota Auris 1.4 D-4D  Sport – £16,113 at Nationwide Cars
- Toyota Auris 1.8 VVTi Hybrid  Excel – £18,496 at Discounted New Cars
Hot car deal hunters please note:
- The car brokers and deals featured are not vetted, endorsed or recommended by Which?. Always check the specifics of the deal so you know exactly what you are getting and who is supplying the car. Make sure all aspects of the deal are confirmed in writing before committing to buy.
- Not all brokers deal in UK sourced vehicles, and this may have an impact on standard equipment and warranty levels.
- The term ‘pre-reg’ or ‘pre-registered’ refers to vehicles that are brand new but already registered with the DVLA. This means that you will appear as the second owner on the V5 registration document. Beware of unscrupulous brokers who tell you they will have to retain the V5 registration document for a period of time after your purchase of the car.
- Vehicles sold this way may be cheap, but there are legal implications, including the risk that you the buyer could be committing a criminal offence when you drive the car, so they should be avoided.