Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
The Toyota Yaris is one of the cheapest non-electric small cars to run, particularly for company car drivers. That's because they can take advantage of the the low rate of benefit-in-kind tax that comes from the car's low CO2 emissions (from as little as 92g/km).
What's more, the Yaris is the most efficient car we've ever put through our scientific True MPG test, averaging a whisker under 60mpg and managing an astonishing 80mpg around town. That makes even a Honda Jazz look thirsty.
The latest Yaris was too new to have featured in the 2020 What Car? Reliability Survey, but there’s reason to be optimistic: Toyota finished in third place (out of 31 brands) in the overall manufacturer league table. For some context, Honda finished eighth and Volkswagen 20th.
A five-year/100,000-mile warranty comes as standard – this is longer than most of the Yaris’s rivals come with, although the Kia Rio gets seven years of cover (capped at 100,000 miles).