The Toyota Yaris remains simple, reliable and cheap motoring – but the Toyota Yaris is now even better equipped. With our test car sporting a baby-blue paint job, Chasing Cars received plenty of stares over our week with the Yaris. Bright pink and yellow are also on the palate — the Yaris is more cute than conservative to look at. Take one for a drive, though, and the updated Yaris reminds you that, along with the Corolla (watch our Toyota Corolla review), Toyota still knows exactly how to build a great small car.
We borrowed the mid-range Yaris SX. At $19,390, the Toyota sits at the pricier end of the competition: the Ford Fiesta Trend may be $19,825, but the equivalent Volkswagen Polo (watch our Volkswagen Polo review) is just $18,790 – and the Hyundai i20 Active is even more affordable.
Dolled-up looks, a more refined interior, and additional equipment all make the Yaris’s price premium easier to justify. Plus, the little Toyota offers a fun driving experience, and is incredibly easy to manoeuvre around town, making this hatchback a fuss-free runabout or first car.
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