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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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Toyota Yaris
8 reader reviews for Toyota Yaris Hatchback.
  • 1.4 D-4D 90 TR 5dr

    Simon Newton , Hampshire . Date: 20/03/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      55

    My car

    Brilliant car.

    After a disaster ownership experience with an Audi A1 and abysmal dealership service it was wonderful to get into a toyota.

    The car does exactly what it says on the tin - the engine is brilliant, torquey (for a 1.4 D4D) and fuel economy is really good. Yes the engine is a little clattery but there's not so much technology jammed in here that its constantly at the limits of operating. Performance is good - acceleration great joining motorways and going up hills. 55mpg in traffic - 65 on motorway.

    Would i recommend it absolutely - £20 road tax / 5 years warranty and a dealer who's open / honest. I paid £11k for mine with 12 miles on it (Dec 2013) - i'm up to 3K miles already and haven't looked back.

    The stereo for a toyota is reasonably good and i like the 6 inch touch display - integrates with the iPhone / iPod connection and the interior whilst bland is fully functional (Coming from the audi which was a lovely place to sit.)

    In all honesty if you want reliable / comfortable / good performance (plenty of torque) / price you can't really go wrong - the old school diesel engine really impresses and i'm very pleased.

  • 1.0 VVT-i TR 5dr

    Ewan Wallace , Argyll . Date: 15/01/2014
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      43

    My car

    Moving from a Ford Fiesta to this I was initially disappointed. At 6'2", the car is uncomfortable to drive with a poor range of adjustment in the seat and especially limited adjustment of the wheel. The mechanism to adjust the seatback angle is very irritating as it moves in steps rather than an infinitely adjustable rotary wheel. No step seems to be comfortable - either too upright or too relaxed.

    The car is however, very easy to drive. The controls are all very light, visibility is good with large door mirrors and a large glass area. There is reasonable storage in the cabin and a good sized boot for a car this small.

    The 1.0 engine is very slow and needs to be worked hard. It regularly struggles up a steep hill close to my home in 1st gear and feels out of it's depth on the motorway with the car twitching nervously.

    The heater is very slow to warm up and the dials look very cheap and nasty.

    Some good points though include the excellent sat nav, mobile connectivity and reversing camera. An excellent system that is easy to use and saves this car from mediocrity.

    The car is not suited at all to motorway driving, however around town the light controls, fairly composed ride, visibility, small dimensions and excellent sat nav make it an ideal companion. The engine is rarely out of it's depths within city limits too.

    Not an excellent car, barely a good one - if you get one make sure you get the sat nav/reversing camera and possibly try the larger e

  • 1.33 VVT-i T Spirit 5dr

    Stephen Nicholls , Wiltshire . Date: 03/12/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      54

    My car

    What's there to not like about this car?

  • 1.5 Hybrid T Spirit 5dr

    Adrian Roberts , Kent . Date: 16/09/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I lease my cars and my last two were Honda Jazzes. This time, I found that the Toyota Yaris Hybrid was cheaper to lease. The Jazz was very good, but so is the Yaris. I’ve done only 5000 miles so far but there have been no problems whatever. The Yaris has been criticised for its ride and handling, but so has the Jazz. Apart from a slight tendency to ground on speed-humps the Yaris is fine. Performance with the 1500cc hybrid is perfectly adequate. The only major downside to the Yaris is the smaller boot. But the rear seats can be folded in one action, albeit without leaving a flat floor. I miss the electrically folding door-mirrors of the Jazz. But the Yaris has a proper spare wheel not a useless foam inflation bottle; a reversing camera and a touch-screen with SatNav, ISB and Bluetooth compatibility that works very well. I agree the windscreen wash-wipe system is good, though it does use a lot of washer fluid. Even the Toyota salesman told me not to expect 80mpg from the hybrid! I use the car almost entirely around London in the rush hour, and I have been getting about 52 mpg. When I got the car it was still winter, and I registered 47mpg; but I had the heater turned right up, so the electronic management system tended to keep the petrol engine running at traffic lights to generate heat. So I wonder if an automatic engine stop-start system makes more difference to mpg than a hybrid system. On motorways (when the electric motor stops) I have been getting about 60mpg.

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