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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Toyota Yaris

Overall verdict
A far-reaching facelift has improved it, but it's still not a match for the class best. At least you can now justify it.


Compact, honest, bombproof quality


Still a poster boy for pensioners


What is it?

The latest Yaris is bigger, sharper and less blobby than before, but it remains a straight and sensible supermini rather than something radically leftfield. It is, furthermore, small. A given, you’d think, with it being a supermini and all that. Not necessarily though, as most of its rivals have swelled in recent years. But the Yaris remains compact, which pays dividends in town.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
1.8 Supercharged GRMN Edition 3dr
6.3s 170g/km 37.7 212 £25,740
The cheapest
1.0 VVT-i Active 3dr
15.3s 99g/km 65.7 69 £11,915
The greenest
1.5 Hybrid Active 5dr CVT [Leather]
11.8s 75g/km 85.6 100 £16,660
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