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For The Toyota 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 The Yaris is nowhere near as good to drive as other superminis at similar money, and the interior is extremely unappealing. Refinement isn't great, either.

Toyota Yaris Hatchback
33 5stars

The Toyota Yaris is a decent bet if you want lots of space and luxury kit for an affordable price, but there are numerous other superminis out there that'll make your motoring classier and more fun.

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There are 11 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 plus 3dr £12,945
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 VVT-i Icon plus 5dr £13,545
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.33 VVT-i Icon 5dr £13,995
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.33 VVT-i Icon plus 5dr £14,295
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.33 VVT-i Trend 5dr £15,095
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.5 VVT-i Hybrid Active 5dr £15,595
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 D-4D Icon plus 5dr £15,795
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.5 VVT-i Hybrid Icon plus 5dr £16,595
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.5 VVT-i Hybrid Trend 5dr £17,595
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

We'd avoid the entry-level 68bhp three-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol engine because it’s very slow, even when you rev it hard. It generates too much noise and vibration, too. 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, but our favourite version is the Hybrid, which combines a 1.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor. It’s the priciest Yaris, but because it one of the cheaper hybrids on sale, we can see a reason to buy it. There isn’t much reason to buy the more conventional car when it’s so far behind its supermini rivals in so many areas.

The entry-level T2 model is pretty sparse, but TR comes with alloys and air-con, plus a touch-screen stereo system that also incorporates Bluetooth and a reversing camera. The Yaris comes with a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty, which along with Toyota's reputation for bullet-proof reliability, should give owners great peace of mind.

Reader test team says:

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

Toyota Yaris Hatchback 1.5 Hybrid T Spirit 5dr

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…

Adrian Roberts

4 out of 5 stars
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