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Toyota Yaris (2011 – 2019)

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Summary


The Toyota Yaris is a small supermini-class five-door hatchback. This is the third-generation model, which was originally launched back in 2011 and saw major updates in both 2014 and 2017. It was replaced by an all-new model in summer 2020.

The third-gen Yaris was unique in the supermini class during its lifespan for being available with a hybrid power option, which became the most popular version of the model. A diesel was originally part of the engine line-up, but Toyota dropped it due to falling demand in later years.

This generation of Toyota Yaris generally received average to good scores from most UK media sources, with the hybrid power unit being better regarded than the regular petrol versions.

In a 2020 What Car? survey of the 50 most reliable cars in the UK up to eight years old, the third-generation Yaris Hybrid ranked an outstanding 4th place. Interestingly, the regular petrol versions didn’t make the top 50. In its 2021 survey, What Car? rated the Yaris (all engines) ninth in its list of the most reliable small cars.

Key specifications


Body style: Small five-door hatch
Engines: petrol, hybrid
Price: From £12,995 on-road

Launched: Summer 2011
Last updated: Spring 2017
Replaced: Summer 2020


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2017

83%

ADULT OCCUPANT

80%

CHILD OCCUPANT

63%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

57%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Toyota Yaris was not lab tested by Green NCAP during its production life.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Toyota Yaris has received

2020

  • WhatCar? Awards – Best Hybrid Car under £20,000

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Toyota Yaris (2011 – 2019)The 2012-2019 Toyota Yaris received mostly average to good UK reviews, with the hybrid power unit being better regarded than the petrol versions.