Toyota Yaris review

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When it comes to small car sales in the UK, the Yaris has long played second fiddle to the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa, while in recent years the likes of the Seat Ibiza and Volkswagen Polo have also proved themselves to be more well-rounded rivals.

But could that be about to change? Toyota has now radically revised the Yaris, ditching the slow-selling three-door hatchback body and diesel engine option, and replacing the 1.33-litre petrol motor with a more powerful and more economical 1.5-litre one. The same engine features alongside an electric motor in the Yaris Hybrid model, and the hybrid's petrol-electric power remains unique in the small car class.

So does the Yaris now compete more closely with its small car rivals? Keep reading on over the next few pages to find out.

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There are 8 trims available for the Yaris hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
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Toyota’s Safety Sense package (now standard on all Yaris versions) brings automatic city braking technology, lane departure alert and automatic high beam, , rain-sensing windscreen wipers, powe...View trim
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Icon versions of new Yaris add 15-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, air conditioning and a 4.2-inch colour TFT multi-information screen. They are also equipped with the Toyota Touch 2 touchscreen-...View trim
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Design trim gets larger 16in alloys, a honeycomb mesh grille, piano black side mouldings, rear privacy glass and a rear spoiler...View trim
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16in alloys, a rear spoiler and chrome side sills. LED front and rear lights are fitted, with an automatic dusk-sensing function for the headlights as well as climate control and part leather and A...View trim
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