Toyota Yaris 1.5 Hybrid Excel 5dr CVT [Panoramic Roof] Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £22,725What Car? Target Price£22,398
Review

Fourth-generation Yaris has a frugal hybrid system that’s punchy enough even out of town while the interior is solidly constructed. It’s decent to drive, but rear seat space is average and its boot is a bit on the small side. It’s also pricier than rivals, but it’s worth bearing in mind that there’s no cheap, simple engine in the range and equipment levels are pretty generous. However, the Fiesta is more fun to drive and the Polo still the consummate all-rounder.

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Luxurious Dynamic trim sits at the top of the range above Dynamic. It adds blind spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, replaces the JBL stereo with a six speaker one (unless you pay extra) and auto folding door mirrors. A bit rich for our liking.

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

65.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

270

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

98

g/km

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