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For The Yaris has a roomy interior that’s packed with equipment, and Toyota’s superb reliability record and long warranty will give you peace of mind.

Against It’s nowhere near as fun to drive or as comfortable as other similarly priced superminis. Refinement is poor.

Toyota Yaris Hatchback
33 5stars

The Toyota Yaris offers plenty of space and equipment at a keen price, but there are numerous other small cars that have classier interiors and are better to drive.

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There are 10 Toyota Yaris versions available

Hatchback 1.0 VVT-i Active 3dr £10,995
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VVT-i Active 5dr £11,595
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VVT-i Icon 3dr £12,745
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VVT-i Icon 5dr £13,345
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.33 VVT-i Icon 5dr £14,095
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.33 VVT-i Sport 5dr £14,995
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 D-4D Icon 5dr £15,595
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.33 VVT-i Excel 5dr £15,695
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.5 VVT-i Hybrid Icon 5dr £16,195
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.5 VVT-i Hybrid Excel 5dr £17,695
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

We’d avoid the 68bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol model because it’s slow, even when you rev it hard. It’s also noisy and creates too much vibration. The same is true of the 89bhp 1.4-litre diesel, but at least it gives decent performance.

The 98bhp 1.33 petrol is smoother and perkier than either of those engines, so it’s the one we’d go for.

The Hybrid, which combines a 1.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor, is quiet at low speeds when running on electric power, but raucous when accelerating briskly. It’s also the priciest Yaris to buy, so is hard to make a rational case for.

Our favourite trim is Icon, which comes with 15-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, a rear-view camera, leather steering wheel and Toyota’s Touch 2 infotainment system.

There are various good-value option packs available, which include features such as front and rear parking sensors, and LED daytime running lights.

Reader test team says:

Toyota Yaris Hatchback 1.5 VVT-i Hybrid Icon 5dr

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…

Stephen Williams

5 out of 5 stars

Toyota Yaris Hatchback 1.4 D-4D 90 TR 5dr

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…

Simon Newton

5 out of 5 stars

Toyota Yaris Hatchback 1.0 VVT-i TR 5dr

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…

Ewan Wallace

2 out of 5 stars

Toyota Yaris Hatchback 1.33 VVT-i T Spirit 5dr

What's there to not like about this car?

Stephen Nicholls

5 out of 5 stars
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