Review Toyota Aurion
After Avalon’s embarrassing history, Toyota’s previous attempt to be taken seriously by Australian family car buyers, Toyota Aurion finally named itself. This model currently averages an average of nearly 2000 sales per month in Australia, Avalon has struggled to make half that.
As a solid starting point, Aurion looks significantly less conservative than Avalon. And it was given a tougher look than its identical twin brother, the Toyota Camry. Aurion has a unique semi-European look that works. Note that currently, the Camry is only sold in four-cylinder format, while the Aurion is purely V6.
Aurion was built in Australia and brought a bit of Aussie design to change the appearance and motivation on the road from the original Japanese / American.
Toyota Aurion is controlled by 3.5 liter engine, dual cam, V6 engine. Toyota is making a big game about having more power than the Falcon and Commodore. However, its torque works in real life, not power. Toyota’s highest torque reaches quite high in the range of rotation, really so high that few everyday drivers will use it. But the pull is very good from relatively low revs so the numbers on paper don’t tell the story in the real world.
Aurion’s engine is smooth, powerful and responsive. Using the six-speed auto in all variants gives marketing advantages to Ford and Holden, previously offering only six ratios in more expensive models and the latter without a rate at that stage. this paragraph.
The transmission of Toyota is a real beauty, the gear changes are hardly noticeable and it seems to be in good proportion pretty well all the time. Dummy manual changes can be made if the driver feels a little higher performance, or realizes that the vehicle is not responding accurately to rapidly changing road conditions.
The Aurion is smaller and lighter than Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon and beats both in terms of official fuel consumption. Toyota 9.9 liters / 100 km is 1.0 liters under Holden and 0.8 liters / hundred lower than Ford.
On the road, most Aurion drivers are capable of using ten to eleven liters per hundred kilometers on the outskirts and running cities. This will usually drop to eight to nine liters on highways and rural driving at a moderate pace.
Dressed in an Australian family car, Aurion has a good interior space. The front seats are in good shape and provide good support, obviously not sports car support, but the family man who likes to drive will be satisfied with the way the seat works while cornering. There is good rear legroom, although like every car in this class, the back seat can actually transport three adults without rubbing shoulders and legs. A trio of teenagers will definitely have room to move around. Although the seats are set relatively high to maximize legroom, the space in the Aurion is good for all seating positions.
Stowage space is plentiful, with a well-sized center console, although the door pockets are relatively thin.
The boot of the Toyota Aurion is also in good shape and can carry many devices, partly because the car is a front-wheel drive so there is no difference in space consumption below. Stubborn tail means opening boot limits the size of boxy items. Aurion is only offered as a car, while Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore have extremely practical wagons in their lineup.
Avalon has been a great road performer, especially in the handling department, but Toyota engineers have continued to refine Aurion after a lot of local testing on rough country roads. Not forgetting the suburban surface saw the better day. Handling is accurate and predictable. Light understeer until the limits are approached. The transition from one bend to another is handled responsibly. ESP is there should drive pass the signs.
Ride comfort is good, even on the aforementioned Aussie roads, although some surfaces may catch up to it, resulting in a slightly messy ride.
The Toyota Aurion can finally succeed in what others have been trying to accomplish for decades, taking over Ford and Holden in their own family car game.
AT-X four-door 3.5-liter model – $ 34,990
Prodigy 3.5-liter four-door model – $ 39,500
Four-door Sportivo SX6 four-door model – $ 38,500
Four-door Sportivo ZR6 3.5-liter model – $ 42,500
Four-door Presara 3.5-liter model – $ 49.99