Used Toyota Yaris Hatchback 2006 - 2011 review

Category: Small car

Section: What is it like?

2006 - 2011 review
Toyota Yaris Hatchback (06 - 11)
  • Toyota Yaris Hatchback (06 - 11)
  • Toyota Yaris Hatchback (06 - 11)
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What's the used Toyota Yaris hatchback like?

The third-generation Yaris might have filled out a little, but it's still cute and perfectly formed. It's easy to drive, cleverly designed and shouldn't offend anyone.

It handles and rides fairly well, but it's not always comfortable, and can feel unsettled on bumpier roads. Also, compared with the best superminis such as the Vauxhall Corsa it's noticeably less refined, with more wind, road and engine noise.

There's a host of safety features as standard, including anti-lock brakes, two front airbags on the base model, and curtain airbags on the next model up. The car also gets a five-star occupant safety rating in Euro NCAP tests, and three stars for pedestrian protection.

The Yaris is one of the shorter cars in its class, but you still get a good amount of space inside considering it's a supermini. Rear passengers shouldn't complain, and those in the front enjoy good forward visibility because of a high seating position.

The car is also surprisingly practical, with the rear seats folding completely flat to enlarge the luggage space.