What Car? says

2 out of 5 stars

For The YRV offers a surprising amount of style and practicality for not very much cash

Against Refinement, ride and handling are woeful; the Turbo models are just silly

Verdict It's a decent runaround that's easy to drive, if not very entertaining.

Go for… Radical 2

Avoid… Turbo models

Daihatsu YRV Hatchback
  • 1. The car's tall body provides excellent head- and legroom in any of the four seats
  • 2. The standard 1.3-litre engine is punchy and frugal. Don't bother with the turbo version
  • 3. The boot is small, but a sliding rear seat means that it's easily extendable
  • 4. The steering is sloppy and needs too much arm twirling
  • 5. The ride is lumpy, and the car runs out of grip easily in corners
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