Expert Review

Toyota Yaris


Car Type
Fuel Options
Ex-showroom Price

With the launch of the Yaris, Toyota hopes to gain traction in the C-segment sedan. This midsize sedan fills the gap between the Etios and the Corolla and competes with its rivals such as the New Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the New Hyundai Verna. The Yaris is a very practical and reliable sedan which offers comfortable ride quality.


In terms of design, the Yaris looks very striking with its aggressive looks. It gets a slim headlamp set up with projector setup, the front bumper looks very sharp and it gets a dual-tone finish and it also gets a sporty nose which holds the Toyota logo. With this, the design of the side profile looks very balanced and the profile is very plain. At the rear, it gets a wraparound tail light unit and the rear bumper is bulgy.  


On the inside, you will notice that the centre console gets the waterfall design and with the screen placed at a height it also gets easy to operate it on the go. The seats are very comfortable and the cabin feels very roomy and offers good shoulder room. The rear seats do not feel very cramped and offer a good amount of comfort as well. In terms of features, the Yaris gets a cooled glovebox, 4.2 inch coloured TFT Multi-Information Display unit, 7inch touchscreen LED system which gets USB, Bluetooth and MirrorLink, gesture controls and navigation. For utmost comfort, it gets fully automatic climate control, cruise control, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers.


The petrol engine under the hood is very smooth, silent and it is vibe free which offers a comfortable ride. The CVT automatic transmission is very smooth and it doesn’t lag which makes it very easy to drive around in heavy traffic. The gear shifts on the manual gearbox are crisp and smooth and with a good amount of torque delivered by the motor the driveability is good enough.


Powering the Toyota Yaris is a 1.5L Dual VVT-i petrol engine which produces 106 bhp of power and 140 Nm of torque. This petrol engine is coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox which offers an average of 17.18 kmpl. It also gets the option for a 7-speed CVT automatic transmission which offers an average of 18.1 kmpl.


In terms of safety, the Yaris comes loaded with 7 airbags, ABS with EBD, all-disc brakes, Hill Start Assist Control, Vehicle Stability Control, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and parking sensors in the front and rear along with standard safety equipment.


Toyota offers the Yaris with a 3 years / 100000km warranty. While the general maintenance cost at 10000km or 12 months will vary from Rs 4000 to Rs 5000.


In the Indian market, the Toyota Yaris competes with the Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Vento, New Honda City, New Hyundai Verna and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz


Toyota retails the Yaris between Rs 8.86 Lakh to Rs 14.39 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, India). This c-segment sedan is very capable and practical but it does lack a bit of flair in comparison with its competitors. The Yaris is easy to drive and it also offers a good amount of comfort for a daily drive. In addition to this, it is also backed up with Toyota’s reliability and it also gets 3 years of 100000km warranty.