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Auto up and down function on drivers window, Emergency brake light system (EBS), Bluetooth connectivity, Electric power steering, Road sign assist - RSA, Turning signal integrated indicators in door mirrors...
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Ten Second Review
Toyota has been continually improving its third generation Yaris supermini, but the package of revisions we look at here is the most far-reaching yet, delivering an all-new look, a new 1.5-litre petrol engine and standardisation of the brand's camera-driven 'Safety Sense' package. What was already a class act has just become genuinely hard to overlook.
If you were asked to name the cars vying for the title of best supermini, it would be a reasonable wager that the Toyota Yaris wouldn't be amongst your top three. If, on the other hand, you had to name a small car that would be trouble-free, cheap to run and easy to use, it would be right up there. The thing is, those criteria are exactly what many supermini buyers are looking for. They don't care if the car can't take the Esses at Donington flat without lapsing into understeer. It's an irrelevance for most but car magazines still put a huge priority on handling and award their 'best of' titles predominantly on which cars are most fun to drive at the limit. The Yaris has always been a supermini that works well in the real world and this third generation car is no exception. It has long lacked a bit of flair though, and Toyota has belatedly realised this, endowing the latest model with a lot more styling input, as well as engineering improvements.
Toyota has worked to improve the driving dynamics of this car in recent times and the result is that if you haven't tried a Yaris for a bit, you might be surprised by just how well this one handles. Probably the greatest efforts have been centred on improving refinement and to that end, more recent models feature better soundproofing material, refettled engines and sleeker aerodynamics to reduce wind noise. The big news on the engine front is the introduction of a new 1.5-litre petrol engine to replace the previous aging 1.33-litre unit. Power output is up 10% to 110bhp, which makes the car nearly a second quicker over the 0-62mph sprint (which now takes 11.0s). More important is the news that torque is up to 136Nm, so the crucial 50 to 75mph overtaking increment is a second quicker too. The engine can also be paired with an optional CVT automatic. As before, other Yaris engine options include a 1.0-litre VVT-i petrol unit and a 1.5-litre petrol/electric Hybrid which has been re-engineered for greater efficiency. And on the road? Well, it depends upon your expectations. Though the ride is better than it used to be, it still gets unsettled over rougher surfaces. And though the steering is a touch more feelsome than long-time Yaris users might be used to, it's still very light and better suited to metropolis rather than motorway use. Which is one of the main reasons why this car remains one of those you'd buy primarily to shoot to the shops and take on the odd motorway trip to the mother-in-law, rather than to speed around Silverstone. That's why traditionally, there have been no hard core hot hatch Yaris variants, though that's now changed since the announcement of a 1.8-litre supercharged 205bhp Yaris GRMN model.
Design and Build
Toyota has spent over 90 million Euros improving this model, so we're talking about more than just a light facelift here. The front end is completely new, much sleeker and classier than before. There are revised rear tail light clusters too. It's these days a more assertive-looking design and Europeans like that. The headlights feature projector technology for high and low beams and the clusters incorporate LED daytime running lights. In profile, this improved Yaris displays a smart door belt moulding, door mirrors with an optional folding function and classy 15 and 16-inch alloy wheel designs. A rear bumper and diffuser assembly give the back end a more self-confident look. The interior features the Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system, complete with a 7-inch screen. This apart, the interior hasn't changed much since this car was launched in 2011. Which means that build quality from the French Pas-de-Calais factory is as strong as ever. And that the controls are sensibly positioned and extremely easy to get to grips with. There's also plenty of interior storage space, though some of the ledges provided tend to deposit their contents onto you once you corner with any speed. The door bins are useful though, able to accommodate a decent sized drinks bottle with ease. The boot offers 272-litres of space. Toyota's impressive EasyFlat rear seats split 60:40, fold and slide bringing a useful degree of versatility and up to 477-litres if you need it.
Market and Model
Prices sit in the £12,500 to £19,500 bracket, which is pretty par for the course in the supermini segment. Prices for variants fitted with the new 1.5-litre petrol engine begin at just over £15,000 and Hybrid models start at around £16,000. Toyota knows equipment levels for this car have to be very class-competitive, so even the most basic 'Active' version now gets the brand's 'Safety Sense' package which includes a 'Pre-Collision' autonomous braking system, 'Lane Departure Alert' and 'Automatic High Beam', features you won't find anywhere else as standard at the 'Active' variant's price point. This base trim level also gives you rain-sensing windscreen wipers, power front windows, Bluetooth and a six-speaker audio system. Hybrid models additionally feature automatic air conditioning and projector headlamps. If you can afford to go further up the range, there are 'Icon', 'Icon Tech', 'Design', 'Bi-Tone' and 'Excel' vaiants to choose from. Particularly popular is the 'Icon' grade that gives you 15-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, air conditioning and a 4.2-inch colour TFT multi-information screen. At this level, you get the Toyota Touch 2 touchscreen-controlled multimedia system, a rear-view camera and the Toyota Safety Sense features are expanded to include Road Sign Assist.
Cost of Ownership
The Yaris' residual values have always held up better than a Fiesta and leagues better than a Corsa and will stack up even more competitively now that the efficiency of this latest model has been improved - at least in mid-range petrol form anyway. The 1.5-litre unit is 12% more efficient than its 1.33-litre predecessor, official figures suggesting a combined cycle performance of 56.5mpg and 109g/km - with manual transmission on 16-inch wheels. Of course is you really prioritise efficiency, you're going to want to look at the Hybrid model, which accounts for a quarter of all UK Yaris registrations. This manages at CO2 return of 75g/km, which translates to a combined fuel economy figure of 85.6mpg with virtually zero NOx and particulate emissions. The three-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol engine that most customers choose now meets the stringent Euro 6 emissions standards and manages a carbon emissions figure of 99g/km.
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Key Standard Features*
- Solid - Chilli red
- Solid paint
- Spirit cloth - Black/grey
- 15" 8 double spoke grey alloy wheels
|Drivers window one touch up/down|
|Heated rear windscreen|
|2 speed front wipers + intermittent wipe|
|Auto up and down function on drivers window|
|Electric front windows|
|Green tinted glass|
|Rain sensitive windscreen wipers|
|Rear window defogger|
|Emergency brake light system (EBS)|
|Collision mitigation braking system|
|Vehicle stability control VSC + traction control|
|Hill start assist control (HAC)|
|Lane departure warning system|
|Rear view camera|
|Electric power steering|
|Adjustable speed limiter with switch on steering wheel|
|TFT display screen|
|Road sign assist - RSA|
|Lights on warning|
|External temperature gauge|
|Fuel indicator with low level warning|
|4.2" coloured LED TFT multi information display|
|Multi information display switches on steering wheel|
|Key reminder warning|
|Touch 2 multimedia system with 7" display|
|Door mirror integrated indicators|
|Turning signal integrated indicators in door mirrors|
|Electric adjustable heated door mirrors|
|Body coloured door mirrors|
|Instrument panel in grey|
|Auxiliary input socket|
|Steering wheel mounted audio/telephone controls|
|Touch 2 touchscreen Radio with iPod connectivity|
|DAB Digital radio|
|Steering wheel mounted audio/telephone switches|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Chrome fog light surround|
|Body colour door handles|
|Body colour bumpers|
|Auto high beam|
|Front fog lights|
|Daytime running lights|
|Follow me home headlights|
|LED High mounted stop lamp|
|Headlight cut-off reminder|
|Rear combination lights bulb type|
|Manual air conditioning|
|Front cupholders x 2|
|Leather gear knob|
|Removable rear parcel shelf|
|Tilt/telescopic steering column|
|3 spoke leather steering wheel|
|Front and rear cup holders|
|12v power outlet - front|
|Spirit cloth upholstery|
|Front map reading lights|
|Illuminated entry system|
|Driver and front passenger personal light|
|Driver and passenger airbags|
|Front side airbags|
|Passenger airbag deactivate switch|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|Drivers knee airbag|
|Front seatbelt reminder|
|Front passenger airbag on/off switch|
|Rear seat belt reminder|
|Toyota safety sense including Pre collision system, auto high beam and lane departure alert)|
|Height adjustable front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limiters|
|Rear child proof door locks|
|Seatbelt warning lamp and buzzer|
|3 point rear seatbelts x3|
|Road sign information display|
|Supplemental restraint system (SRS) airbags - 7 airbags including driver, front passenger, curtain, side and knee airbags|
|Tyre pressure warning system|
|Height adjustable rear seat head restraints (x3)|
|Driver seat height adjust|
|Isofix system on outer rear seats|
|60/40 split folding rear seat|
|Height adjustable front head restraints|
|Front seats with lumbar support|
|sliding front seats|
|Height adjustable driver's seat|
|3 adjustable rear headrests|
|Isofix seat fixing|
|Driver and front passenger Whiplash Injury Lessening seats|
|Remote central locking|
|Power and remote door locking|
|Driver/passenger vanity mirrors with covers|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Space saver spare wheel|
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||15.3|
|Engine Power - BHP||72|
|Engine Power - KW||53|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||6000|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||70|
|Engine Torque - MKG||9.7|
|Engine Torque - NM||95|
|Engine Torque - RPM||4300|
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