Toyota Yaris review

Category: Small car

Section: Introduction

Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 front left cornering
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 front left cornering
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 interior dashboard
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 interior front seats
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 interior infotainment
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 right tracking
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 front cornering
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 rear right tracking
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 front left static
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 rear left static
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 headlight detail
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 rear lights detail
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 interior steering wheel
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 interior detail
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 interior front seats detail
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 interior kickplate detail
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 boot open
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 front left cornering
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 interior dashboard
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 interior front seats
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 interior infotainment
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 right tracking
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 front cornering
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 rear right tracking
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 front left static
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 rear left static
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 headlight detail
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 rear lights detail
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 interior steering wheel
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 interior detail
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 interior front seats detail
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 interior kickplate detail
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2022 boot open
What Car?’s Yaris deals
New car deals
Save up to £1,440
Target Price from £20,228
Save up to £1,440
or from £205pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Leasing deals
From £246pm

Introduction

What Car? says...

The Toyota Yaris could be the solution for small car buyers struggling to decide whether to stick with a petrol engine or go fully electric.

You see, as a regular hybrid the Yaris lets you fill up with fuel, safe in the knowledge you're never going to suffer 'range anxiety', but also has a battery and motor, so you can do a few miles at low speeds on electricity alone.

So can this latest Yaris narrow the gap with those rivals – or even close it completely? And how does it compared with the Honda Jazz and other small hybrids?

That's what we'll tell you over the next few pages of this review, which covers, performance, interior quality, running costs and more. We'll also tell you which Yaris trim offers the best value for your money.

When you've decided which model to buy, make sure you get it for the best price by searching our free What Car? New Car Deals pages. It's a good place to track down the best new small car deals.

FAQs

  • The Yaris Hybrid was too new to be included in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, but Toyota as a whole did well, coming joint fifth (with Mini) out of 30 manufacturers rated. Every Yaris comes with a three-year warranty, and that can be extended to 10 years and 100,000 miles if you service your car each year at an official dealership. Read more here

  • Not a full electric car, no, but as its full name (Toyota Yaris Hybrid) suggests, it has hybrid engine technology to improve fuel economy. That means you get a petrol engine plus two electric motors and a battery. It can travel very short distances on electric power, and is particularly effective in stop-start city traffic. Read more here

  • There’s only one engine available for the Toyota Yaris, and we think the best trim to pair it with is entry-level Icon, because it includes plenty of kit for a good price. That includes 16in alloy wheels, a 7.0in touchscreen, adaptive cruise control, climate control, automatic wipers and a rear-view camera. Read more here

  • The difference is in the price and the amount of equipment you get as standard. Entry-level Icon trim is well-equipped, but the more expensive Yaris Hybrid Design comes with a few more luxuries – including a larger 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system, rear privacy glass, electric rear windows and LED headlights. Read more here

  • The Yaris Hybrid scored the maximum five stars for safety when it was tested by Euro NCAP, and comes with plenty of safety equipment as standard. That includes automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane-keeping assistance and road-sign detection. If you go for the top-spec Excel trim, you also get blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. Read more here

  • The Yaris has a 286-litre boot, which is less luggage space than you’ll find in most rival small cars. To put that in context, there’s enough space in the Yaris boot for a weekly food shop or four carry-on suitcases, but the Volkswagen Polo can take six cases. Read more here

At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £1,440
Target Price from £20,228
Save up to £1,440
or from £205pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Leasing deals
From £246pm
RRP price range £21,460 - £26,625
Number of trims (see all)4
Number of engines (see all)1
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)hybrid
MPG range across all versions 64.2 - 68.9
Available doors options 5
Warranty 5 years / 100000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £936 / £1,216
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £1,871 / £2,432
Available colours