The interior layout, fit and finish
The GR Yaris driver benefits from a supportive and figure-hugging sports driving seat with excellent adjustment and a steering wheel that moves up, down, forward and back by a plentiful amount. You do sit a little high compared to a Honda Civic Type R or Renault Megane RS, but the well-aligned steering wheel and pedals help you to settle in quickly. Even the leather-wrapped gear lever sits 5cm higher than it does in the standard Yaris to ensure it falls easily to hand.
The interior design remains very similar to the standard Yaris, which is to say it feels solid but looks a little bland. That said, you should never be in any doubt over which Yaris you’re in, because the interior is peppered with GR badging – it’s on the sporty leather steering wheel, the engine start button and floor mats, and there’s even a little plaque on the centre console.