The Toyota Yaris is a small, roomy supermini that’s supposed to rival models such as the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo.
As with most small cars the Yaris comes with a range of petrol and diesel engines to choose from – however, unlike those competitors, the Yaris is also available as a petrol-electric hybrid model. This version has incredibly low CO2 emissions, and is one of the cheapest company cars currently available. Yaris strengths include a spacious interior with room for five adults, affordable prices and a slick touchscreen infotainment system.
However, it isn’t particularly good to drive, struggling from a jittery ride, numb steering and poor engine refinement.
Overall, the Toyota Yaris is a sensible choice, with affordable running costs, a strong reliability record, lots of safety equipment, and a practical and spacious cabin for carrying people or luggage.
It never offers the same level of comfort, refinement or handling precision as the best rivals, though, and nor can its interior compete with the best this competitive class has to offer. The major selling point is probably the Hybrid version, thanks to its incredibly cheap running costs and relatively low price, but for private buyers there are plenty of better models out there.