In the year I've had it it hasn't let me down. Depending on whether you choose the 2012 Toyota Yaris Liftback or the Yaris Sedan, you're getting a different level of occupant protection. Prices start at £14,995 for the base model rising to £16,995 for the T Spirit. Expected to command two thirds of new Yaris sales, it is available with all engine and transmission combinations, in three and five-door bodystyles. While this engine is adequate with the five-speed manual, it's weak with the four-speed automatic, which is missing a gear or two next to the competition.
But not any more — the latest crop of 4x4s. Serving to replace the outgoing Auris, the headline. It's a commendable if rather forgettable driving experience, with a decent, upright driving position, well placed pedals and good visibility. It's a commendable if rather forgettable driving experience, with a decent, upright driving position, well placed pedals and good visibility. There's a lot to like in the new instrument panel and dash design, which includes several well-placed bins for storage--including one good for a wallet or smartphone just ahead and to the left of the driver. The Yaris Hybrid gets the tried and trusted Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive but completely re-engineered to fit the smaller car. It looks bigger, chunkier and a bit less feminine as a result of its more upright front and bolder headlights.
I look forward to driving it and now that I'm used to manual I find it a pleasure to drive around town. How about the technical stuff on the new Toyota Yaris Hybrid? The reasons for this are several, but probably some of the most prominent ones are the low emissions, refined performance and reliability of full hybrid technology. First there is the three-cylinder 1. But clever infotainment technology aside it's all predictably unexciting, which, in the burgeoning and hugely competitive supermini marketplace, is an issue. We see a pretty heavy Subaru influence in the beltline, with the big door handles and the side crease leading into flared-out taillamps—as well as the rally-racer-ish, chunky rear fascia.
Smaller vehicles are becoming more popular as gas prices stay high and the economy sputters. I really wanted a prius c but as that was too dear I bought a 5spd manual Yaris. Basic equipment The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Toyota Auris. Overall rating: More space, greater comfort and economy and the ability to browse Google Maps and Facebook via an optional Touch and Go system show that Toyota's new Yaris is clearly aiming to be more hip than hip replacement. For the past few years, the Toyota Yaris subcompact sedan and hatchback have been trying to compete in this market against newer and more recently redesigned models.
What is more important here however is that it is equipped with range of technologies which are significant in terms of improvement on many levels. Best seller should be the £15,895, T4. Power 72 - 84 bhp 0 - 60 mph 12. With nine standard airbags—including front seat-mounted side bags, a knee airbag for the driver, and roll-sensing side bags for front and rear occupants, the 2012 Yaris is a big step forward compared to the outgoing model, and it's now one of the safest models in its class. You won't find touch-screen navigation, heated seats, or leather upholstery in the Yaris, and the options list is quite limited.
Sadly the rest of the interior feels built to a price, with too much use of shiny and hard plastics. The engine is, as the specs say, weaker than just about every other engine in this class. I thought the previous Toyota Yaris had a lot of room to improve, and Toyota has proved me right by improving the 2012 so much. Insurance groups will be announced in August. The boot is good enough for a couple of cabin bags or shopping and the seats fold forward as usual to carry bigger loads.
Those inserts are hard plastic in the L. For 2012, the Yaris Liftback hatchback gets a complete redesign, while the Yaris sedan is carried over for one more year before it gets some of the same changes and updates. In front and in back, edgier air dams make the corners look a little more aggressive, and the dash gets more bins and practical goodness. The engine is a 106-horsepower, 1. It felt light and responsive, moving away from lights well enough and passing easily for a modestly powered vehicle. Serving to replace the outgoing Auris, the headline. If you're buying a car, reliability is one of the most important considerations — alongside monthly payments, equipment and depreciation.
Seating has been improved throughout, with front seat cushions longer and now better for tall people. Mileage A major reason buyers choose small body-type cars is because they get better mileage. Rear seatbacks fold forward, although not fully flat, and the cargo floor isn't nearly as low as that in the Honda Fit. It benefits from a more dynamic design and improved quality. But over an additional, pretty level 10-mile stretch at 70 mph, we could only average 35, though—a number we match in many larger compact sedans.