Toyota Yaris 1.5 Hybrid Launch Edition 5dr CVT Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £24,005What Car? Target Price£23,428
Review

The Yaris has some real and important strengths, not least its superb fuel economy and the likelihood of excellent reliability. It should hold its value well, too, and while there are cheaper alternatives, you do get plenty of standard luxury and safety kit. However, the Yaris can’t match the Polo for interior quality, infotainment or ride comfort, and it's pretty cramped inside – especially compared with the Tardis-like Honda Jazz. Stick with the cheaper trim levels for the best value.

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This trim gets pretty much every possible Yaris feature thrown at it, but costs far too much to recommend.

A 0-62mph time of 9.7sec won’t set anyone’s trousers on fire, but the Yaris has plenty of punch and doesn’t struggle when getting up to motorway speeds. It’s economical, especially around town, but, with a CVT automatic gearbox as standard, the Yaris is pricier than many rivals with simpler, less powerful engines.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

65.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

270

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

98

g/km

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