Used Toyota Yaris Verso 2003 - 2005 review

Category: MPV

Section: What is it like?

2003 - 2005 review
Toyota Yaris Verso (03 - 05)
  • Toyota Yaris Verso (03 - 05)
  • Toyota Yaris Verso (03 - 05)
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What's the used Toyota Yaris Verso estate like?

It's not what you'd call pretty. The front end says 'city car' - one just like the standard Yaris on which it's based - but the rear screams 'van'.

However, if you can get beyond that, the Yaris Verso has a lot to recommend it; behind the wheel, the driving position is comfortable with good visibility, although the digital central instrument binnacle can be hard to read.

There's room for five adults, but the big plus-point is the load space. With the back seats folded away it's vast, and the large side-opening rear door with a very low lip makes for excellent practicality.

Dynamically, though, things aren't so great. The car's tall body means it leans into the bends and the ride is too easily unsettled by an uneven road surface. It's not as supple as some rivals and the steering can be slow to react.