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TOYOTA YARIS HATCHBACK

1.5 Hybrid Excel 5dr CVT [Tech Pack/Panoramic Rf]

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The Toyota Yaris gets more sophisticated in fourth generation form - and features a superior self-charging hybrid engine. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Background

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 fourth 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. It's now exclusively a self-charging hybrid.

Driving Experience

Here, Yaris buyers won't get the conventional 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre petrol engines offered with the car in other markets. That's because the brand thinks customers will want the self-charging hybrid version. This electrified variant features a new 1.5-litre petrol powertrain mated to a CVT auto transmission that's claimed to be more linear in response than the old Yaris Hybrid 'rubber band'-like set-up. The electrified petrol engine is 1490cc in size but has the same bore, stroke and piston size as the 2.0-litre hybrid unit that Toyota uses in the Corolla. Maximum engine power is 90hp, the combined system output is 114hp and there's 120Nm of torque. This car makes 62mph in 10.5s en route to 109mph. The brand reckons that the new lithium-ion battery will be able to drain and recharge more quickly than the previous unit, which means that it will be able to provide more of an electric surge through the 79hp electric motor. As a result, the company expects that over 80% of urban journeys in this car will be able to be completed under electric power alone. On all models, ride quality should be better thanks to suspension tweaks and a considerably more rigid body.

Design and Build

The Yaris takes its styling influence from the current Corolla family hatch, the panel work adopting various creases to give it some extra flair. Pronounced blister feature over the wheel arches, plus there's complex surfacing over the rear doors - and the car is both lower and wider than its predecessor. Unusually and against the current trend, this MK4 design is actually slightly smaller than the one it replaces, measuring in at 3,940mm - most supermini rivals are over 4 metres long. As usual, of more importance is the stuff you can't see - namely the new generation 'GA-B' platform this car sits upon. Inside, you'll notice features more commonly seen in larger cars, including a large 10-inch centre-dash infotainment touchscreen. 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring is standard. There's also a further TFT information display between the two instrument binnacle gauges. The driver's seat positions you a little lower than before (36mm lower to be exact) and there are plenty of soft-touch materials around the cabin. The dashboard has been made slimmer and is set lower, with a wider and higher centre console. The driver's instrument binnacle has twin digital meters flanking the TFT multi-information display, and is presented with a shallow hood. Last, but not least, the steering wheel size has been reduced. The rear part of the cabin isn't especially spacious, but the boot area is of a versatile size and is enhanced by a variable-height boot floor.

Market and Model

Expect pricing to be much as before, which means you'll be looking at prices starting from around £21,000. There's a choice of 'Icon', 'Design', 'GR Sport' and 'Excel' trim levels. Most models will get features like dual-zone air conditioning, rear privacy glass, push-button start, automatic headlights and wipers, cruise control and auto-folding mirrors. Plus leather steering wheel trim, air conditioning and a smartphone-mirroring-compatible multimedia system. Safety was a design priority: Toyota says that this fourth generation Yaris was designed to be the world's safest compact car, featuring significant advances in both active and passive safety systems. Standard advanced driver assistance systems include full speed-range intelligent adaptive cruise control and lane trace assist. In addition to these systems, the new Yaris has been developed to provide the best possible occupant protection, in line with the stricter testing standards now applied. For example, to provide protection in the event of a side impact, the Yaris was the first car in its segment to be fitted with a centre airbag.

Cost of Ownership

The Yaris' residual values have always held up better than a Fiesta and a lot better than a Corsa and will stack up even more competitively now that the efficiency of this latest model has been improved. It'll help that the car's redesigned hybrid engine is 20% lighter this time round, contributing to an overall weight saving of around 20kgs. And that a lithium-ion battery pack replaces the old model nickel hydride cells, meaning that more zero-emission all-electric progress should be possible. Toyota quotes a CO2 figure as low as 92g/km. And a WLTP combined cycle fuel reading of up to 68.8mpg. The Yaris is covered by a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty and buyers also get five years of pan-European roadside breakdown assistance, a three year paint warranty and twelve years of anti-perforation cover. And extended warranty can be bought at extra price as part of a package that includes free MOTs and extended roadside assistance cover. There's a dedicated 'MyT' app that allows you to book a service online using your 'phone. And Toyota has a 'Fixed Price Servicing' plan, so you'll know in advance exactly how much any work will cost before you check into a dealer.

Summary

The Toyota Yaris always used to be one of those cars that grew on you - it didn't have the force of personality to impress you with sheer showroom wow factor. The latest model ups its game quite markedly in that regard. Don't for one moment think that Toyota has given into superficiality, favouring style over substance. This is fundamentally better product and its hybrid engine will be a big draw. Electrified technology makes a lot of sense for a supermini buyer and this car leads its field in that regard. None of this will impress the enthusiast magazines or interest those who pore over 0-62mph times or wax lyrical about handling adjustability. But what the Yaris lacks at the ragged edge on a Welsh mountain road, it more than makes up for in everyday use. Put down the car magazines, ask yourself what you really need a supermini for and then see if this Yaris doesn't tick every single box.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeHybrid
Emissions
Emissions98.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed109mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Adjustable speed limit with speed warning
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Colour binocular inspired displays with digital speedometer
  • E-call
  • Electric power steering
  • Front and rear parking sensors and intelligent clearance sonar with automatic braking
  • Hybrid energy display
  • Multi information display switches on steering wheel
  • Reversing camera
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
  • Toyota Touch 2 with DAB

Entertainment

  • 8" Multimedia display touch screen
  • USB connection

Exterior Features

  • Acoustic windscreen glass
  • Auto windscreen wipers
  • Automatic headlights
  • Automatically retractable door mirrors
  • Body coloured door mirrors
  • Electric adjustable heated door mirrors
  • Follow me home headlights
  • Front auto power windows with anti jam protection
  • Full LED rear lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED front fog lights
  • LED Headlights
  • LED High mounted stop lamp
  • Painted front grille
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Rear auto power windows with anti jam protection
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Rear spoiler
  • Satin lower front grille
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Turning signal integrated indicators in door mirrors

Interior Features

  • 3 adjustable rear headrests
  • 3 spoke leather steering wheel
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Adjustbale boot height
  • Coat hooks in rear grab handles
  • Cup holders (2 front & door)
  • Data Communication Module (DCM) connected services
  • Dual zone automatic air conditioning
  • Fabric seat with partial synthetic leather upholstery
  • Front armrest
  • Front sport seats
  • Glovebox
  • Height adjustable driver's seat
  • Height adjustable passenger seat
  • Isofix seat fixing
  • Leather gearshift
  • Map pockets on the backs of the front seats
  • Pollen filter
  • Shopping bag hooks
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column

Packs

  • Tech pack - Yaris

Safety

  • 3 point seatbelts on all rear seats
  • ABS+EBD+Brake assist
  • Active headrests
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Emergency brake light system (EBS)
  • Front passenger airbag on/off switch
  • Front seatbelt reminder
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Rear child proof door locks
  • Rear seat belt reminder
  • Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) 8 airbags: Driver & passenger's airbags, dual side curtain airbags, side impact airbags, front centre airbag
  • Toyota Safety Sense 2, Precollison + Night time Pedestrian & Cyclist Detection, Lane Trace Assist, Auto High Beam, Intelligent ACC & Road Sign Assist
  • Tyre pressure warning system

Security

  • Alarm/immobiliser
  • Keyless smart entry with push button start
  • Remote powered central double locking doors

Technical

  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Trim

  • Satin chrome interior styling
  • Soft touch instrument panel

Wheels

  • Tyre repair kit

Technical Data

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    98
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    98
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
    112
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
    98
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
    125
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max
    148
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min
    125
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
    89
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max
    99
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min
    89
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
    78
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max
    83
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min
    78
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
    79
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max
    85
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min
    79

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1490
  • Compression Ratio
    14.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    3
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    80.5
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    97.6
  • Engine Code
    M15A-FXE
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    12
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    4.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    4.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    4.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
    6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
    5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    3.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
    4.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
    3.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    3.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
    3.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
    3.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    3.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
    3.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
    3.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    65.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    57.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    65.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    51.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
    43.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
    51.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    72.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max
    64.2
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min
    72.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    80.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
    76.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
    80.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    80.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
    74.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
    80.7

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.5
  • Badge Power
    116
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Hybrid
  • Coin Series
    Exc Tec/pan roof
  • Generation Mark
    4
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    14E
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    86
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    81
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    78
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    85
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    5
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    9.7
  • Engine Power - BHP
    116
  • Engine Power - KW
    85
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    89
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    12.2
  • Engine Torque - NM
    120
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    3600
  • Top Speed
    109

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    205/45 R17
  • Tyre Size Rear
    205/45 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type
    17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1505
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    3940
  • Wheelbase
    2560
  • Width
    1745
  • Width (including mirrors)
    Not Available

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    36
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1615
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    270
  • Max. Loading Weight
    525
  • Max. Roof Load
    Not Available
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    Not Available
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    Not Available
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1090
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11
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Customer Reviews

   
Stephen Johnson

Stephen Johnson

"Highly recommended! Tom was extremely helpful through the entire process, giving clear guidance and taking me through all options and Michelle was on hand to answer any other queries I had. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Car was delivered on time despite my need for a very quick turnaround!"

"2 weeks ago"

Scott Wall

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"As a business associate of Silverstone Fleet Management my colleague Shaun and I enjoy working with all the team. We always find Tom, Scott and their colleagues very positive to work with, they are communicative, professional and always take pride in all they do. They actively value their customers and their personable approach is a huge enabler for this. I would highly recommend Silverstone Fleet Management as a business to work with for guaranteed great service all round."

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"Brilliant! Superb service from both Tom and Michelle at Silverstone - both were incredibly helpful and efficient, always responding to emails and phone calls and so friendly and easy to talk to. Tom did an outstanding job sourcing a car for me within budget and within the timeframe that was needed, and was always on hand to answer my questions and queries. I would highly recommend Silverstone to anyone looking to lease a car, the service far exceeded the experience I had when shopping around with other suppliers. Big thumbs up and massive thank you! :)"

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