Toyota Auris Touring Sports: pricing and specifications

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The British-built Toyota Auris Touring Sports will cost from £16,045 when it goes on sale this summer.

The practical estate car will offer a wide choice of engines, including one diesel and two petrols. It’s also the first model in its class to offer a full-hybrid petrol electric powertrain, which delivers class leading CO2 emissions of 85g/km.

Auris Touring Sports is built exclusively by Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK (TMUK) at its factory in Burnaston, Derbyshire, alongside Auris hatchback and Avensis models.

Entry-level Toyota Auris Touring Sports Active models will cost from £16,045, offering drivers the choice of a 1.33 Dual VVT-i petrol engine or a 1.4 D-4D diesel. Both cars are fitted with a six-speed manual transmission, while standard equipment includes roof rails, 15” steel wheels, follow me home headlamps, automatic single-zone air conditioning, seven airbags, vehicle stability control and hill start assist control.

Next up is the £18,745 Toyota Auris Touring Sports Icon. The full range of engines is available with the Icon, including the 1.8-litre petrol electric hybrid. A 1.6-litre Valvematic petrol is also offered, with a choice of six-speed manual or Multidrive S continuously variable transmission. Standard specification includes 16” alloy wheels (15” alloy wheels on hybrid), front fog lamps, double level boot floor and storable tonneau cover, Toyota Touch touchscreen entertainment system, including Bluetooth connectivity, DAB Radio and a rear view camera.

Toyota Touch and Go satellite navigation is available on Icon, Sport and Excel, and is priced at £650.

Toyota’s Intelligent Park Assist system is available as an option for Icon and Sport grades, priced at £350.

A ‘Skyview’ panoramic roof is also available on Excel models, priced at £550.

For more details on the range, please see the tables at the foot of this page.

Auris Touring Sports design and packaging

Auris Touring Sports has the same 2,600mm wheelbase and 10.4m turning circle as its sister hatchback, but is 285mm longer overall – all dedicated to the extended loadspace.
With the rear seats in place the load area is 1,115mm long and 1,452mm wide, giving a capacity of 530 litres. With the rear seats folded the length increases to 2,047mm; with loadspace height up to 890mm, the maximum capacity is a class-leading 1,658 litres.

As well as being more spacious than its rivals, Auris Touring Sports offers better functionality, too. It offers Toyota’s unmatched one-touch Easy-Flat folding rear seat system, a dual-level loadspace floor and a two-way tonneau cover (standard on Icon, Sport and Excel grades), a roller-type luggage net, shopping bag hooks, aluminium roof rails and a 12V power outlet in the boot.

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As witnessed in the new Auris hatchback, the strong and distinctive exterior design maximises the aerodynamic benefits that come with the model’s lower overall height and the dynamic improvements offered by its lower centre of gravity.

It shares the same front-end look as the hatch, displaying key elements from Toyota’s new design language with focus on emphasising the car’s width and low stance in the shape and arrangement of the lower grille, front bumper and fog lights, together with a keen-edged look created by the narrower upper grille and headlamp units.

In profile it also shares the hatchback’s steeply raked windscreen, which flows into an extended roofline with aluminium roof rails and an integral rear spoiler. Some versions of  Auris Touring Sports will be available with a Skyview panoramic roof; measuring 1,553 by 960mm, it is one of the largest in its class and increases the sense of light and space in the new interior.

The extended three-panel side glazing is emphasised by blacked out pillars, with a piano-black finish to the central B-pillar. The effect is underscored by a chrome trim above the powerful crease along the car’s rising beltline.

At the rear there is new a bumper and tailgate design, with the loadspace sill set 100mm lower than on the hatchback, and a ‘floating’ chrome-finished spoiler. As on the hatchback models, the design of the rear lamp units reinforces the shape of the rear wing, as well as the new D-pillar design and rear screen.

Auris Touring Sports driving performance

Auris Touring Sports reinforces Toyota’s commitment to improving the dynamic abilities of its vehicles to give customers a more engaging driving experience. To this end, it carries forward all the improvements made in the new Auris hatchback.
These include a more rigid bodyshell, a lower centre of gravity, improved suspension and steering, a better driving position and improved NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) performance.

It will be available in the UK with the same powertrain options as the hatch: 1.33-litre Dual VVT-i and 1.6-litre Valvematic petrol units; the 1.4-litre D-4D diesel; and full hybrid – a first in the compact estate car market.

The full hybrid’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system features a 1.8-litre VVT-i petrol engine and an electric motor, giving a maximum power output of 134bhp/100kW. This enables 0-62mph acceleration in 10.9 seconds and a top speed of 112mph.

Conversely the hybrid’s CO2 emissions are a class-leading 85g/km; indeed emissions performance across the range is highly competitive with the 1.33 and 1.6 petrol units rated at 127 and 139g/km respectively and the 1.4 D-4D diesel at 109g/km.

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Pricing details

MODELPOWERTRAINTRANSMISSIONOTR PRICE
Active Touring Sports1.33 VVT-i6MT£16,045
Active Touring Sports1.4 D-4D6MT£17,395
Icon Touring Sports1.33 VVT-i6MT£18,745
Icon Touring Sports1.4 D-4D6MT£20,095
Icon Touring Sports1.6 V-Matic6MT£19,095
Icon Touring Sports1.6 V-MaticAuto (CVT)£20,095
Icon Touring Sports1.8 VVT-iAuto (CVT)£21,745
Icon plus Touring Sports1.33 VVT-i6MT£19,545
Icon plus Touring Sports1.4 D-4D6MT£20,895
Icon plus Touring Sports1.6 V-Matic6MT£19,895
Icon plus Touring Sports1.6 V-MaticAuto (CVT)£20,895
Icon plus Touring Sports1.8 VVT-iAuto (CVT)£22,645
Excel Touring Sports1.4 D-4D6MT£22,595
Excel Touring Sports1.6 V-Matic6MT£21,350
Excel Touring Sports1.6 V-MaticAuto (CVT)£22,350
Excel Touring Sports1.8 VVT-iAuto (CVT)£23,990

150 comments

  1. I am aware its all about headline mpg figures but while a 205/55/R17 HP Primacy may give an acceptable ride a 225/45/R17 does not. I cannot find what tires ship from the OEM list. I suspect to keep the rolling size the same they ship the smoker and HSD ICON with 205/55/R16 the HSD Excel with 215 or 225/45/R17 and the base models on 195/65/R15.
    If it was just a case of waiting until the 225/45/R17 wear out and replacing them with 215/55/R17 to improve ride and fuel consumption I may accept 17″wheels but I suspect that would not be possible.

    1. Hi Ian,
      Thank you for taking the time to contact us.
      The Auris Touring Sports is not homologated on the 55 profile tyres on 17 inch wheels, only the 45 profile. Therefore we do not suggest fitting tyres which are not to the homologated specification.
      Hope this helps.

  2. Kerry
    My point is 45 profile tires are not fit for purpose on the poor roads in this area. I have been told the HSD Excel is also not homologated for any 16″ wheels. But I can not get a technical answer as to why, or an answer from the engineering people who think 45 profile tires are needed on an estate car. It may make sense to marketing as I am sure you will sell a lot more tires but I have yet to speak to anybody who has actually driven the car on 17″ wheels, let alone an HSD, and thinks they improve the ride. I have been driving for over 50 years and very bad experiences of cars on low profile tires. On-line reviews of your customer for this model on 17″ wheels criticize the firm ride. Having owned two Prius models over the last 8 years I know how sensitive HSD cars are to tire pressures so I tire type must have an affect. Type definitely increases the running cost significantly.
    Again is it worth sacrificing 6 mpg for 17″ wheels. Is the 6mpg down to the resistance caused by the extra drag of wider tires or is that they are not low rolling resistance? what degree of inaccuracy of the speedo would retrofitting 55 profiles cause. This will be my car not a company purchase I have to pay all the bills. What tires are fitted as OEM on the 16″ ICON and the 17″ Excel???

    1. Hi Ian,
      Our technical department will be happy to look into this for you. Could you please send us an email to – toyota.contact@tgb.toyota.co.uk – with your VIN number and/or Model Code. We can then pass these details on and get back in touch with you. Many thanks.

  3. Hi,I have the auris 2013 its a great car,just want to inquire if i can have gps fitted on touch screen dashpannel as its got internet gear.Thanks Anthony

    1. Hi Anthony,
      Thank you for taking the time to contact us.
      We’ve spoken to our technical department and they may need a little bit more information from you. If your Auris has “GO” (navigation) fitted, then yes, you do have a GPS sensor. With regards to ‘internet gear’, could you clarify what you mean by this.
      Many thanks.

  4. Once again you have sent my comment to ” Marketing” who defend their decision by saying it is based on customer responses. Are these customers who have driven the car on low profile tires? Or owned any car on LP tires or do they just think that’s what looks nice. How many Auris TS HSD have been sold of this spec? The feedback on-line from What Car would dispute their claim and how do they know how many potential customers have gone elsewhere. This issue stopped me buying a Lexus CT but I doubt Toyota Marketing knew that. One dealer would not even take my order unless I accepted low profiles, did the person who made this decision get that feedback? Will he now??
    Again I want a response from engineers who know what tires work best, and designed the car. Or at least somebody who has actually driven the car on low profiles and has practical experience.
    Marketing should not be allowed to blight a cars ride and performance by fashion, sound engineering common sense should dictate a cars basic specification. Low profile tires on roads in N.Wales are not fit for purpose, wheel size is not the issue. Will Marketing cover the warranty cover damage to rims and suspension caused by speed bumps and mountain roads?

  5. Hi

    Just taken delivery yesterday of my new Tourer sport Excel HSD, FANTASTIC, the only issue
    I have is the bootliner which is part of the protection pack, it is simply no good, and is not as good as the previous one that I had on my Avensis. The last one covered the entire floor space of my boot, was shaped to fit whereas the new one only covers the square floor space in the boot, however with two big dogs this is simply just not upto the job as we found it moved and slided when laden with the dogs weight on top of it, It simply does not meet with my expectations, especially when such a good and more durable made to fit version was available in my previous Toyota Tourer (Aventsis)

    Therefore do you know if a similar one to the Avensis is available for the new Auris and or if not currently are Toyota planning to develop one as an accessory, As I would buy one immediately. Please advise ASAP, such a shame that such an insignificant spec item, can put a downer on our new pride and joy

    1. Hello Jayt,
      Thanks so much for your comments, we’re delighted to hear that you’ve a new Auris Touring Sports.
      With regards to sourcing an alternative boot-liner, our recommendation would be to speak directly with the Dealer you purchased the car through. They are best placed to help you further. If necessary, follow the link to get the details of your Dealer (which you may well already have): http://ow.ly/oTLz0.
      Many thanks and kind regards.

  6. I would recommend a Rhino boot liner. Just google the name for their web site. I have also have just bought a tourer and oddly found that the Rhino from my first Prius is an almost perfect fit and after a wash it is like new even after seven years use. They make boot liners of various design to fit specific models of car so worth checking as they are also very reasonably priced.

  7. Are the 225/45/91 W r17 tyres on the Excel HSD TS run flats? are they low rolling resistance? What make and type will they be?

    1. Hi Ian,
      Thanks for your post.
      Currently the tyres being fited by the factory are either Continental Sport Contact 5 or Dunlop SP Sport Fast Response. These are not run flats but they are low rolling resistance tyres.
      Hope this helps.

  8. Hi
    Collected my Auris Excel TS Hybrid yesterday and love it. It feels much more solid than my Prius and the trim looks to be more durable. I even like the colour Island Blue, my first Toyota in 12 years that has not been silver. The boot is huge and well thought out, space saver is still on its way but it looks as if it would even take a full size spare. The DAB locks on well and gives better reception than FM. I only have one serious criticism it is going to be very hard to keep to 30mph and 50mph speed limits. The speedo is not marked for either and is small,low and hard to see. The digital driving monitor, which is very nice and easy to see, gives clear average mph, mpg, range but not the true speed. This must be known and should have been an easy implantation. I am surprised such a simple thing was missed given UK speed limits, the car is so quiet there is little audible indication of speed. I do not have Sat Nav so I do not know if that gives true speed. I knew I would miss the Prius HUD, but in most other ways this is a much nicer car to drive. If they called it Corolla and could get customers to drive it, Toyota could have a winner.

  9. Hi – can someone please confirm if the Tamura Leather seats are the same width/fit as the cloth please? I’m having trouble fiding one to try out and I’m worried that they’ll be a bit too snug for my fat backside!

    Many thanks
    Neil

    1. Hello Neil
      Thanks for your post and just had a quick check with the product team for you.
      They have confirmed that the Tamura leather seats will be the same width as the cloth version. It is the same seat frame so if you have sat in one it will only be the material that is different not the design of the seat. I hope this helps but if you need any assistance with finding your local Dealer or have any further questions please let us know.
      Best wishes

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