Toyota Yaris review

Category: Small car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Toyota Yaris 2020 Boot
  • Toyota Yaris 2021 COTY
  • Toyota Yaris 2021 Rear 3/4
  • Toyota Yaris 2021 Dashboard
  • Toyota Yaris 2020 Boot
  • Toyota Yaris 2021 front
  • Toyota Yaris 2021 Front 3/4 tracking
  • Toyota Yaris 2021 Rear 3/4 tracking
  • Toyota Yaris 2021 Centre console
  • Toyota Yaris 2021 Left static with hatchback open
  • Toyota Yaris 2021 Rear with hatchback open
  • Toyota Yaris 2021 COTY
  • Toyota Yaris 2021 Rear 3/4
  • Toyota Yaris 2021 Dashboard
  • Toyota Yaris 2020 Boot
  • Toyota Yaris 2021 front
  • Toyota Yaris 2021 Front 3/4 tracking
  • Toyota Yaris 2021 Rear 3/4 tracking
  • Toyota Yaris 2021 Centre console
  • Toyota Yaris 2021 Left static with hatchback open
  • Toyota Yaris 2021 Rear with hatchback open
What Car?’s Yaris deals
New car deals
Save up to £1,352
Target Price from £19,100
Save up to £1,352
or from £175pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £19,352
Leasing deals
From £188pm
In this section:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

Although six-footers won't exactly feel cramped in the front of the Toyota Yaris, many rivals – including the Honda Jazz, Seat Ibiza and Volkswagen Polo – offer more head and leg room. 

Storage space is also average in the Yaris; there's a cubby in front of the gearlever that can easily swallow a mobile phone, wallet and keys, plus a small tray above the glovebox for pens and other loose items. Every Yaris also has a useful cubby underneath its standard front centre armrest, however, the door bins are quite small. 

Front passengers are treated to height adjustment for their chair as standard on Dynamic trim and above.

Boot space

Boot space is not a Yaris forte. Overall capacity is slightly worse than in the Ford Fiesta, and significantly down on the comparatively cavernous Jazz, Renault Clio, Seat Ibiza and Polo.

We managed to fit four carry-on-sized suitcases below the parcel shelf. All of the aforementioned rivals can swallow at least five cases. And unlike some rivals, including the Polo, there's no option to have a height-adjustable boot floor, meaning there's a big (160mm) drop down onto the floor of the boot from the entrance.