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.
What Car? says
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 17 Toyota Yaris versions available
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:
What's there to not like about this car?
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