Toyota Yaris 1.5 Hybrid Design 5dr CVT Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £20,970What Car? Target Price£20,468
Review

The Yaris has some real and important strengths, not least its superb fuel economy and the likelihood of excellent reliability. It should hold its value well, too, and while there are cheaper alternatives, you do get plenty of standard luxury and safety kit. However, the Yaris can’t match the Polo for interior quality, infotainment or ride comfort, and it's pretty cramped inside – especially compared with the Tardis-like Honda Jazz. Stick with the cheaper trim levels for the best value.

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Second-rung Design trim adds LED headlights, indicators and rear lights, fully digital instruments, rear electric windows, an 8.0in touchscreen and rear privacy glass for a reasonable premium. It’s our pick of the range

A 0-62mph time of 9.7sec won’t set anyone’s trousers on fire, but the Yaris has plenty of punch and doesn’t struggle when getting up to motorway speeds. It’s economical, especially around town, but, with a CVT automatic gearbox as standard, the Yaris is pricier than many rivals with simpler, less powerful engines.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

68.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

270

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

92

g/km

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