Although it’s well equipped and has a hybrid option, the Toyota Yaris doesn’t excel in enough areas to stand out in the tough small car classread the full model review
Icon versions of new Yaris add 15-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, air conditioning and a 4.2-inch colour TFT multi-information screen. They are also equipped with the Toyota Touch 2 touchscreen-controlled multimedia system and rearview camera.
This engine is borrowed from the Prius, albeit with a smaller battery pack. It is probably the quickest Yaris in-gear, thanks to the extra assistance from the electric motor, but the CVT gearbox is noisy, sending the revs flaring when you try and accelerate.