2017 Toyota Yaris Review


As Toyota’s most popular small car, the Yaris supermini has a big weight on its shoulders. It delivers what Toyota buyers want, though, including a hybrid drivetrain option, which is adapted from the Prius and shrunk down for the Yaris’ smaller shell. The hybrid models aren’t cheap, but the technology gives the Yaris a unique selling point and an advantage in town over just about anything else in the class, boosting efficiency as well as desirability.


Body Styles: 3dr and 5dr Supermini         Seats: 5                   MRP from £11,970 - £18,465


Did you know? The Yaris Hybrid never needs to be plugged in, generating its own electricity intelligently as and when it needs to

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆(7.5/10)

The Yaris is a car of two halves; a regular three- and five-door hatch with smooth petrol and diesel engines but which leaves drivers a bit cold, and the very popular Hybrid Synergy Drive model that delivers something different, something highly advanced and something much more enjoyable from several perspectives. In hybrid guise it becomes a much more upmarket, distinctive and memorable car that stands out, so it’s no wonder it’s so popular.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Performance & Handling

★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ (5/10)

Safety Features