The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
All Toyota Yaris trims have a height-adjustable driver’s seat, plus a steering wheel that moves in and out as well as up and down. What's more, the wheel is neatly aligned with the pedals and seat, and the seat is, in the main, supportive – although on longer jaunts you might bemoan the absence of adjustable lumbar support.
The controls for the air conditioning are within easy reach of the driver, and they're proper buttons and knobs so there's no need to faff around with a complicated touchscreen just to tweak the interior temperature. If you like to sit farther from the ground and in a more upright position, try the Honda Jazz.
Toyota's own operating system is rather clunky, but you can effectively bypass this by mirroring a cut-down version of your smartphone's display onto the touchscreen using Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, which is standard across the range.
Every Yaris also comes with a DAB radio, Bluetooth and USB sockets to charge your phone. Upgrade to Dynamic trim and the standard four-speaker sound system is replaced by a more powerful eight-speaker JBL system, although curiously you have to pay extra for this if you go for range-topping Excel trim.