Five-Point Inspection: Toyota Auris Hybrid Touring Sports

Five-Point Inspection: Toyota Auris Hybrid Touring Sports

3. Efficiency

When it comes time to top off the tank how well does this grocery-getting Toyota wagon fare? Well, the Auris Hybrid Touring Sports should deliver some pretty impressive consumption scores.

On the European test cycle, which is significantly different from our EPA regimen, this car is expected to burn between 3.6 and 3.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers of urban driving. That factors out to between 65 and 60 miles per ‘Murican gallon. Curiously its highway scores are identical. This is surprising because hybrids typically perform much better in stop-and-go around-town motoring than they do on the interstate. All told this car’s combined consumption score clocks in at between 3.7 and 3.9 liters per 100 clicks on the Euro cycle. Those numbers work out to between 63 and 60 MPG, respectively.

  • Transpower

    Looks like a hybrid Venza. The EPA mpg will probably be about 40 or so here. I wish Toyota would come out with a Prius SUV.