Chris Haining

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Toyota Auris Hybrid
Toyota Auris Hybrid (2013-2019) engines, drive & performance

The Toyota Auris Hybrid is easy to drive, but its handling lacks sparkle and gearbox is frustratingly unresponsive

Toyota Auris Hybrid (2013-2019) interior & comfort

The Toyota Auris interior is more robust and simple than tactile or stylish, but standard kit was generous

Toyota Auris Hybrid (2013-2019) MPG & CO2 emissions

The Toyota Auris Hybrid's fuel efficiency impressed by family hatchback standards, but it couldn't match plug-in hybrids

Toyota Auris Hybrid
Toyota Auris Hybrid (2013-2019) running costs

The Toyota Auris Hybrid should prove inexpensive to run from day to day, and high depreciation from new means it's now a good-value used buy

Lexus LS 500h
Lexus LS 500h interior & comfort

The Lexus LS 500h is unashamedly opulent and eye-catching inside, but rather fussily designed

Lexus LS 500h reliability & safety

Lexus has become legendary for its owner satisfaction, and the LS 500h is packed with safety equipment

Lexus LS 500h practicality & boot space

Opulence is the name of the LC 500h's game, not day-to-day versatility

Lexus LS 500h engines, drive & performance

The Lexus LS 500h is fast, but can't match luxury saloon rivals for smoothness or comfort

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (2013-2019) review

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a comfortable, practical and well equipped family SUV, but it struggles to compete with plug-in rivals

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (2013-2019) MPG & CO2 emissions

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's economy beats petrol stablemates, but falls short of plug-in rivals

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (2013-2019) practicality & boot space

A spacious, practical interior and boot are key to the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's appeal

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (2013-2019) reliability & safety

Standard safety technology impresses, but Toyota RAV4 Hybrid struggles to live up to the brand's reliability reputation

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (2013-2019) running costs

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid should prove no more costly to run than regular petrol models

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (2013-2019) engines, drive & performance

Dull steering, body lean and engine drone spoil the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid driving experience

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (2013-2019) interior & comfort

The design inside is uninspiring, but the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is comfortable and well equipped