Toyota‘s revised Yaris supermini range now offers an entire line-up at under 121g/km, with the 1.3 petrol engine driven here achieving 120g/km and 55.4mpg, while the 1.0 petrol manages 118g/km and 56.5mpg, and the 1.4 diesel 109g/km and 68.9mpg.

The small Toyota has been facelifted, with the TR specification, which accounts for 80% of sales, benefiting from a range of minor tweaks both inside and out, including new alloys and darkened headlamp glass. Toyota claims the 1.3 Yaris is more powerful yet more efficient than its main rivals including the Ford Fiesta and VW Polo, thanks to the firm’s Optimal Drive work on lowering emissions.

The Yaris is predictably at its best in urban situations, with its great turning circle, light steering and decent visibility, but at higher speeds it can be affected by sidewinds and isn’t at its most comfortable.

But it’s still a well-built and well-priced supermini, with a 33.6p per mile figure, that also now benefits from Toyota’s five-year, 100,000-mile manufacturer warranty.


Toyota Yaris 1.3 VVT-i TR 5dr
P11D price £12,405
Model price range £10,256-£14,129
Fuel consumption 60.1mpg
CO2 (tax) 120g/km (10%)
BIK 20/40% per month £21/£41
Service interval 10,000mls
Insurance (1-50) group 7
Warranty 5yrs/100,000mls
Boot space (min/max) 257/696 litres
Engine size/power 1329cc/100hp
Top speed/0-62mph 109mph/11.7secs
On sale Early 2010
Score 7/10
Verdict Sensible with good running costs,
if not the most exciting small car
on the market