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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
9 reader reviews for Toyota Yaris Hatchback.
  • 1.5 VVT-i Hybrid Icon 5dr

    Stephen Williams , . Date: 13/08/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      60

    My car

    Well we have had out little Yaris just over 4 month now and have to say we are loving it. It replaced out 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 CDTI as we no longer needed such a large car or a big diesel lump. We were looking at the Yaris Hybrid and Kia Rio 1.1 Diesel but decided on the Yaris because of the 0% offer, and I fancied the technology. We are a small family with 2 young children (2 &3) so are loaded up with car seats etc. Our Civic around Cornwall would average between 48-52mpg so we were pleased when we were getting between 58-62 mpg with the Yaris. Yes that is no where near the claimed figures but I knew not to expect those. The car is great for around town seamlessly switching between electric and internal combustion, and the CVT box is great for its smoothness, so much so my wife feels less car sick! Though it is a bit noisy at motorway speeds it is fine around town. We have took the car on a couple of motorway trips and found that the fuel consumption drops below 55mpg on these types of roads when sticking to 70mph, so if you do lots of fast roads you might be better off with a Diesel, peak speed to keep mpg high is around 55mph any faster and it drops quite a bit. Sometimes it does feel like it could use a bit more powerful battery and electric motor combo, as it can cut to the petrol engine quite quickly, and then that doesn’t seem to have much torque. But saying that cruising around town at 30 and below the battery is fine and does a grand job, and once up

  • 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?

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