TOYOTA – AURION Sportivo
Considered by many to be simply a more expensive Version of the Toyota Camry, the Toyota Aurion has wedged its way into the ranks of the well-known Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon. If you’re considering buying or selling a Toyota Aurion Sportivo, it may be helpful to see how your vehicle measures up to new vehicles in the range. Have a read through the details and consider where your vehicle’s value may be affected, whether its a car you’re looking to purchase, or one you would like to put up for sale.
The 2015 Aurion line has dropped the Prodigy and ZR-6 variants and made slight price increases to the remaining vehicles while the sister car Camry has seen major price cuts, even up to $5,000.
AT-X: $36,490 before on road costs ($10,000 more than entry level Camry Altise), with $450 option for metallic paint.
Sportivo: $40,990 before on road costs (similar to the SX6 of the previous range), also with $450 option for metallic paint.
Presara: $50,440 ($450 price increase)
Engine and Transmission
The entire range shares a 3.5 litre V6 quad-cam engine that makes 200kW and 336 Nm and has a 6-speed automatic transmission. They have added a pre-load differential that is claimed to improve stability at high speeds as well as low-speed agility and control. The front-wheel-drive configuration is somewhat of a downside for some drivers that like more punch, but the car is still a pleasure to drive.
Specs and Features
The entry level AT-X comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, a 6.1 inch display screen with bluetooth and USB connectivity plus the ToyotaLink media set up. It has dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, cruise control, a sports grille, reverse cameras and parking sensors.
The Sportivo has all the inclusion of the AT-X plus 18-inch alloy wheels in gloss black, electric seats and sunshades, sports mesh, upholstery, interior trim, and front seats. It also has sports suspension, wheel-mounted paddleshifters and front fog lights.
If you make the step up to the Presara, you’ll get everything in the AT-X as well as a premium sound system with a 7 inch touch screen, 10 speakers, digital radio and satellite navigation. It has auto-dipping side mirrors, driver’s seat memory, leather-accented upholstery and wood grain interior trim.
The Aurion Sportivo sits in the large-vehicle range and most closely matches the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon, models also discontinued in Australia.
The Aurion is considered a slightly fancier, sister car to the much-loved Toyota Camry.
The Toyota Aurion range received the full 5-star ANCAP rating that is really anticipated of new cars these days, but still important to note. There is a rear-cross traffic alert system as well as blind spot warnings, plus two ISOFIX anchor points and three top-tether points for securing child seats in the back row.
The Presara also has lane-departure alerts, rain-sensing wipers and auto highbeams.
The Sportivo is 4855mm long making it 20mm longer than both the Presara and the AT-X due to the inclusion of sports bumpers.
The Sportivo also has a whopping 515 L in boot space which gives 50 litres more than the rival Commodore. Rear leg room is reportedly spacious and there are plenty of cup and bottles holders scattered throughout the cabin.
Consumption, Emissions and Warranty
Toyota claims a combined consumption rating of 9.3 litres per 100 kilometres, while a more aggressive test-driver found it to be closer to 13L/100km.
Combined tailpipe carbon emissions are reported at 215g/km.
Toyota offers the standard 3-year/100,000 km warranty with servicing done either ever $15,000 or every nine months. One upside is that all services in the first four-years are capped at $140 per.