Used Daihatsu YRV 2001 - 2005 review

Category: Small car

Section: Ownership cost

2001 - 2005 review
Daihatsu YRV (01 - 05)
  • Daihatsu YRV (01 - 05)
  • Daihatsu YRV (01 - 05)
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Ownership cost

What used Daihatsu YRV hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Daihatsu YRV hatchback?

The YRV isn't as cheap as you might expect. It's by no means expensive, but used prices are on a par with some more mainstream, higher-profile rivals - although you do get a lot of kit for your money, though.

Running costs aren't bad. The standard 1.3-litre version will return an average of 47.1mpg, and even the turbocharged version will manage a fairly competitive 43.5mpg.

Insurance costs are where the Turbo really loses out. It has a lofty classification of group 11, while the rest of the cars in the range, which use the standard 86bhp unit, are in the far more acceptable groups 6 or 7.

Servicing is a bit pricey in comparison to the Yaris. This will have much to do with the fact that the YRV needs to be serviced every 12,000 miles, while the Yaris can go for 20,000 miles between overhauls. Parts can be needlessly expensive, too.