Used Toyota Yaris Hatchback 2006 - 2011 review

Category: Small car

Section: Our recommendations

2006 - 2011 review
Toyota Yaris Hatchback (06 - 11)
  • Toyota Yaris Hatchback (06 - 11)
  • Toyota Yaris Hatchback (06 - 11)
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Our recommendations

Which used Toyota Yaris hatchback should I buy?

Of the four engines available, we reckon the 1.3 petrol is best. You get an average of 47mpg, and it's by far the most popular version sold, so you won't have any trouble picking one up.

The 1.0-litre engine is a bit too small for a car this size, while the range-topping 131bhp 1.8 is fast but pricey to run.

The 1.4-litre diesel is the most fugal at 63mpg, but is far rarer and prices are noticeably higher than those of the others.

The five-door version is much more common on the used market, and is also slightly more expensive to buy second-hand. Other than better access to the rear seats, it's no more practical than the three-door.

The Yaris is fairly well equipped, but the lowest T2 trim comes only with a CD player, remote central locking and two airbags.

The better T3 model has air-con curtain airbags and an upgraded stereo, while T-Spirit gets climate control, alloy wheels, and keyless entry and start. The sporty SR has upgraded suspension and seats.

There is an automatic MMT gearbox option, but its jerky nature means it's generally not well liked by owners.