Overview of the Toyota Aurion
Aurion, the Greek word for 'tomorrow', was released in 2006 as the replacement for the US-based Avalon as Toyota's large-car entrant. It was essentially a rebadged and restyled Camry V6, though was only fractionally longer than the four-cylinder Camry and nowhere near as popular. Between 2007 and 2009, there was a supercharged V6 performance model from the short lived TRD (Toyota Racing Development) division. The Aurion nameplate died in 2017 when Toyota ended Australian manufacturing and imported the Camry with both four- and six-cylinder engines.
TOYOTA AURION GENERATIONS
3.5L V6: 9.3 litres per 100km
3.5L supercharged V6 (TRD): 10.9 litres per 100km
= Highly economical.
= Good economy.
= Average fuel use.
= Heavy consumption.
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SIMILAR MODELS TO TOYOTA AURION
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: TOYOTA AURION (2012 TO 2017)
Like the majority of Toyotas of the last 40 years, the Aurion has an enviable reputation for going the distance without fuss.
But there is one important need and that is that the V6 engine has had regular oil and filter changes.
An Aurion V6 that is neglected in this area will build up sludge and soot internally and, because of the design of the oiling system, this gunk can block the oil pick-up and starve the whole engine of the lubrication it needs. If that happens, it's goodbye for the engine in seconds.
This is not a design problem, but rather one of owners not paying attention to the service schedule.
It could also be that the Aurion's otherwise impeccable toughness lulls people into a false sense of security when it comes to routine maintenance.
Either way, you need to check the service record carefully and be wary of a car without all its stamps up to date.