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Toyota Yaris

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Summary


The Toyota Yaris is a five-door supermini-class hatchback. This model is the all-new fourth generation, which was launched in the UK in summer 2020. While the previous model included a hybrid model, the new version is hybrid-only at launch.

Unusually for a new model, the new Yaris is actually shorter than the old model, although beter packaging means it’s roomier inside. There is also a high-performance model on the way called the GR Yaris, however this is an almost completely different car and won’t be included here.

As yet, we don’t have a complete set of reviews for the new Toyota Yaris, and we will keep updating this page as new reviews are published. Based on 25 reviews as of March 2022, the Yaris has an Expert Rating of 70% on our unique Expert Rating Index, which puts it right in the middle of the supermini class.

The Toyota Yaris has been praised for its packaging and refined hybrid powertrain, which makes good use of its electric power in urban driving. It also scored very highly in the latest Euro NCAP crash testing programme. However, the starting price is quite high and interior lacks the flair of some rivals.

Key specifications


Body style: Small five-door hatch
Engines: petrol-electric hybrid
Price: From £19,915 on-road

Launched: Summer 2020
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


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


Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: September 2020

86%

ADULT OCCUPANT

81%

CHILD OCCUPANT

78%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

85%

SAFETY ASSIST

Note on safety

The new Yaris was the first car to be put through Euro NCAP’s tougher 2020 crash testing regime, and it performed exceptionally well. A very good set of scores on a much tougher testing protocol makes this one of the safest cars on the road – regardless of size.

Eco rating


Three-and-a-half stars

The Toyota Yaris received a 3.5 star rating from Green NCAP in February 2021. We are currently updating our Euro NCAP database, as the organisation changed its rating system and we need to change our database accordingly to be able to display the new scores.

Green NCAP said: “The new Yaris comes in hybrid form, a 1.5-litre petrol engine being supplemented by an electric motor. Together, they deliver some impressive results. On-road emissions of NOx and CO are very low, and particulate number is well controlled.

“The car scores well in energy efficiency and its emissions of greenhouse gases are, in the case of CH4 and N2O, vanishingly small. All in all, the Yaris achieves a well-deserved 3½ star rating.”

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Toyota Yaris has received

2021

  • European Car of the Year
  • UK Car of the Year Awards – Best Supermini
  • Auto Express Awards – Best Affordable Hybrid Car
  • carwow Awards – Best Small Hybrid
  • What Car? Awards – True MPG Award
  • Business Car Awards – Best Small Car

2020

  • Auto Express Awards – Best Affordable Hybrid Car

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Toyota YarisThe fourth-generation Toyota Yaris has a clever hybrid powertrain to maximise electric power, but the interior isn't as nice as some rivals.