The Toyota Yaris is a Good Lightweight Supermini in its Class

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The Toyota Yaris is a Good Lightweight Supermini in its Class

Toyota Yaris

Good engines but some rivals give more fun to drive

The Toyota Yaris is a practical, spacious, easy to drive and reliable supermini

In its third generation the Toyota Yaris is grown up enough to compete with Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Polo, Vauxhall Corsa and Skoda Fabia. Though some critics have their opinion that it is a jack off all trades but not spectacular in any one area, but it has gained a reputation for being fuss-free, not very dear to use and reliable.

The Toyota Yaris is a sensible choice with strong fuel economy, safety standards and improved new style. The tag of Toyota is enough for Yaris to make its ground in the presence of some good rivals. There are plenty of models of Yaris to choose from. All are good and cheap with some efficient engines of the Toyota. The Toyota Yaris Hybrid is a good entry in lineup.

Though Good and efficient engines are in lineup

The 1.0-litre VVT-I is a three-cylinder petrol engine with 68bhp and 70lb/ft torque. It feels underpowered and works hard to achieve meaningful progress but great for town driving. It takes 14.8 seconds to get from 0-62m/h with top speed of 96m/h. It gives a healthy fuel average of 58m/g with 111g/km of CO2 emissions. It is fitted with five-speed manual gearbox and front wheel drive unit.

The 1.33-litre VVTi petrol is a four-cylinder engine with 99bhp and 97lb/ft torque. It is good for motorway driving and takes 11.3 seconds to reach 0-62m/h and its top speed is 109m/h.

Its fuel consumption rate is good enough to produce an average of 52m/g with 123g/km of emissions. It is equipped with six-speed manual gearbox as standard with optional automatic transmission.

The 1.4litre D-4D is a worthy diesel engine.

There is only one diesel engine for Toyota Yaris, the 1.4 liter D-4D is capable to produce 88bhp and 151lb/ft torque. It is a four-cylinder engine, with eight straight valves, considered as the quickest engine for Yaris.

It takes 10.8 seconds to get from 0-62m/h with top speed of 109m/h. It is a fuel efficient version and gives a good fuel average of 72m/g with 102g/km of CO2 emissions. This diesel engine is available with six-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive unit.

Toyota Yaris, with hybrid version

The Toyota Yaris hybrid is a good edition in lineup, with total exemption from road tax. The 1.5-litre VVTi hybrid is capable to produce 99bhp and 82lb/ft torque. It is a good combination of petrol and electric motor which produces massive fuel average of 80m/g with just 75g/km of emissions. The combined power is enough to take Yaris from 0-62m/h in 11.4 seconds and at

The combined power is enough to take Yaris from 0-62m/h in 11.4 seconds and at maximum speed of 103m/h. This version is fitted with CVT automatic gearbox provides quiet and smooth performance.

Drive and performance

The Toyota Yaris is perfect for town driving with light steering and tight turning circle. If we compare its performance with Ford Fiesta we feel the difference and even the Peugeot 208 gives more fun to drive than Yaris. The new Yaris supermini is 20kg lighter than the previous models and some critics have noticed its lighter body weight but have the opinion that it is far from the most entertaining or involving car to drive in the supermini class.