2014 Toyota Auris Icon Plus V-Matic 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland
A well-kitted out car for everyday motoring
Steering slightly pulling to the right, but nothing else.
I really like this car. The styling looks modern with its sharp-looking front and LED driving lights.
It has levels of equipment found in more luxury cars such as a touch-screen satnav audio system, heated seats and door mirrors, electric windows all round, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and automatic climate control.
The ride quality is very smooth and comfortable. Performance is very good around town and relaxing on the motorway. It smooths out the bumps in the road very well. Rear visibility is a little bit on the poor side due to the thick C-pillars and the slim rear window, but this is compensated by the car's reversing camera which makes reverse parking much easier.
The car is equipped with a CVT gearbox, which is very fuel efficient. It gets a little bit noisy when worked hard, but nothing major.
The interior is spacious and comfortable. The front armrest even slides forwards if you want extra comfort and there's lots of storage space available. I particularly like the neat leather panelling on the dashboard and the overhead sunglasses holder.
I have read from other sources that the interior can't match a Golf, but having this car for six months and carefully examining the interior before I bought it, I really couldn't find anything wrong with the interior.
Overall I would rate this car highly for everyday fuss-free and comfortable motoring.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd June, 2016