Leasing a Toyota Yaris
Comfortable family car with low running costs
Great fun to drive
The Toyota Yaris Offers a spacious well-equipped small family car and there's also a frugal hybrid option available. It helps that there's lots of equipment, even for the entry level models.
Engines and performance for the Toyota Yaris
The Toyota Yaris delivers an enjoyable ride with frugal engines delivering between 54 mpg and 76 mpg with emissions ranging from 84g/km and 118g/km. After the last revamp, Toyota added a brand-new 1.5 litre petrol unit to the range, along with fresh safety features. There's a choice of two petrol engines with the other choice being a sprightly 1.0 litre unit that's good to drive around town, while the larger engine is ideal for motorway travelling. Options include an automatic gearbox and the hybrid is an unusual choice for this segment and it delivers a responsive drive with an electric motor that is nearly silent - a sound choice for the school run or those wanting a small car that's cheap to run for their commute.
Equipment and handling
This is a small family car that has been around since 2011 and the latest refresh saw the sporty styling being introduced to help it stand out from the competitive crowd. There are also more high-tech features and the equipment list is impressively long. The cabin has been well-designed and the Bi-Tone models offer colourful trims to make it an unusual and trendy place to spend time. There's a useful 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system on most models and the boot size is a useful 286 litres. The new safety features include automatic emergency city braking and the car delivers a safe environment and the seats deliver lots of comfort - even tall adults will adjust the front seats to seat. There's also plenty of legroom for the rear seat passengers. Other safety kit includes road sign assist, lane departure alert, a pre-collision system and automatic high beam, depending on the model chosen. Essentially there is a lot to like about the Toyota Yaris and as a small family car, it's a functional and comfortable vehicle, great to drive around town and it's an affordable and stylish alternative for its rivals with the hybrid delivering an excellent experience.