Toyota Yaris review (2011 onwards) – MSN Cars UK

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Toyota Yaris

review onwards)

What: Toyota

Where: Copenhagen, Denmark

August 2011

Price: – £15,385

Available: On now, first deliveries 2011

Summary: The new Toyota is roomy, high-tech and apparently masculine – but is it good to really compete in today’s and diverse supermini sector?

The Toyota Yaris has never especially exciting. But it’s been kind of cute, and – almost overwhelmingly sensible and reliable, a combination has won it a loyal following.

This new third-generation Toyota Yaris, is entering a market sector is rapidly transforming. The B-segment or class is the biggest in Europe, and and more manufacturers want a slice of the action.

As such, the new now has a much greater fight on its if it wants to attract attention, it dives into a pool of here that covers from driving fun to premium to value without compromise.

And usually you get at least two out of three in a car.


Toyota is affordability – based not on list prices but the amount of equipment and the monthly charges of its Personal Contract Purchase agreements, which mean spec TR, SR or T-Spirit costs more than an entry-level T2 on a per basis.

Together with the dimensions, they also it surprisingly easy to mistake for an There are further claims increased interior quality and while a forthcoming Hybrid promises to provide a halo



The new Yaris is with just three – 69hp 1.0-litre 99hp 1.33-litre petrol and 1.4 D-4D turbodiesel. Bestseller by a will certainly be the 1.33, now with a Multidrive S CVT automatic for inner-city ease.

The £1,000 CVT is shoutier still, if you it, and especially in Sport mode. But as a for the old and clunky MultiMode auto, used as intended to potter town it makes sense; London dealers are reportedly excited, and you can understand why.

No thrills, then, but we suppose not the point. And either way, the petrol is a nicer car than the 1.4 we also sampled; technically the Yaris of all, with in 10.8 seconds, it’s the least refined.

We didn’t get a to try the 1.0-litre, but this is set to sell in very low numbers (it’s rather slow, with taking 15.3 seconds). The impact here is one of basic rather than a determination to

Ride and handling


theme continues with the Toyota says it has made the new more agile, and with use of high tensile steel 20kg lighter than the car it too, despite extra kit.

But as you turn the wheel further doesn’t increase, creating a of mildly disconcerting tipee-toey about the way the body rolls the corner; the diesel felt at the back, too, exacerbating sensation further.


On the side, the turning circle is in class, making it easy to and scoot about town, and the demonstrated soothing long comfort on the mostly smooth surfaces of the Denmark launch

And this is not only with specific suspension, but the sportier of the SR, which features reduced and 16-inch alloys. With the chassis showing so little of talent, a Fiesta feels a sports car in comparison.


familiar with the previous will immediately spot the dial cluster is now placed the steering wheel, rather in the middle of the car. This to conventionality should help people downsizing from vehicles.

This full Toyota and Go gizmo has a number of tricks up its sleeve, including the integration of Local Search and the ability to fuel prices. It will allow you to send text and check Facebook.


raises a few safety eyebrows. As for the of the interior, we were taken by the front and rear, general (optional panoramic roof and the fancy finish on the seats, wheel, handbrake and gearknob.

is also saying convincing about improved build But the new dash-top material has an appearance reminds us of a cheap polyester and some of the door plastics the finesse of supermarket value-grade goods.

The range of adjustment in the wheel seems mildly too – but at least it goes up and as well as in and out. It’s to see where Toyota has spent inside the Yaris, and where it the result is a little incohesive.

Economy and safety


The available are relatively lightweight for displacements and usefully efficient, so consumption and CO2 figures are competitive if not Best of all is the diesel, with a 72.4mpg combined and 104g/km

The Multidrive S CVT auto is more around town than the so manages 55.4mpg and 118g/km to 52.3mpg and 123g/km; the bigger of the SR grade means this slightly on both counts.

UK has elected not to take the start-stop on the 1.33 at this stage for reasons (it saves 4g/km), and there is no sub 100g/km version at the Yaris Hybrid will be when it arrives – even the 85g/km Kia Rio diesel.

kit includes standard Vehicle Control and Traction Control, and airbags. Five EuroNCAP are anticipated. However, we remain that enabling texting and on the move is a clever plan.

The MSN verdict

The new Yaris represents a significant over the previous car, and now offers a five-year 100,000 warranty, this, the attractive packages and the free satnav should stimulate a queue of buyers.

But that’s about all going to stimulate. The new Yaris is of the kind of joy that makes and owning small cars It feels built to a carefully price, and not in a cheerful way; it charm, and character.

This be fine if Toyota still had the end of the sector to itself – but now you can buy a i20 or the brand new Kia Rio. and either at least as good a job as this for money.

There are so many superminis out there now, and all of them are simply more than this; the Yaris sensible, and ultimately it’s to be very reliable, but we’re no sure that’s really

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