Toyota Yaris

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The Toyota Yaris is a small hatchback built to compete with the likes of the Nissan Micra, the Vauxhall Corsa and of course the Ford Fiesta.

  • Toyota Yaris Hatchback (06-11)
  • Toyota Yaris T Sport (01-05)
  • Toyota Yaris Verso (00-05)
  • Toyota Yaris (99-05)

The Toyota Yaris is a small hatchback built to compete with the likes of the Nissan Micra, the Vauxhall Corsa and of course the Ford Fiesta.

Its name is derived from ‘Charis’, which itself comes from the Greek Goddesses of charm and beauty: Charities.

The first generation was on sale between 1999 and 2005 and was available in some markets as a saloon or sedan, but in the UK as a small hatchback. It was a quirky design which appealed to many buyers. It helped to cement Toyota’s reputation as a builder of seriously reliable cars; the Yaris would simply never go wrong.

In 2005 the second generation was released. This was slightly more dull design but still did well, with another saloon for sale in other markets but as a hatchback for the UK.

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Most Popular New and Used Model Reviews

Toyota Yaris Hatchback 2011 on

3.9 out of 5
Toyota Yaris Hatchback 2011 on

New price range:
£13,320 - £26,310

Used price range:
£2,337 - £21,850

  • Only full hybrid in this class
  • Spacious cabin and boot
  • Striking design, particularly in Bi-Tone finish
  • High levels of equipment
  • Engines noisy at high revs
  • Inadequate steering reach adjustment
  • Multimedia screen glare
  • Top-end versions are pricey

Toyota Yaris Verso 2000 - 2005

3.5 out of 5
Toyota Yaris Verso 2000 - 2005

New price range:
£10,390 - £12,720

Used price range:
£368 - £2,260

Handling, economy, spacious Verso
Cheap trim

Toyota Yaris T Sport 2001 - 2005

4 out of 5
Toyota Yaris T Sport 2001 - 2005

New price range:
£12,220 - £12,720

Used price range:
£344 - £1,617

Handling, economy, spacious five-door
Cheap trim, limited access on three-door

Toyota Yaris Competitors

Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion

Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta

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