Drive — Toyota Yaris Review

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Toyota Yaris 3-door


Cameron McGavin

Make Family Yaris Series Year 2005 Badge YRS Doors 3 Seats 5 Transmission Engine Configuration Description Gear Num 5 Cylinders 4 Build Origin Description JAPAN 4 Car Size Medium Fuel Description Petrol — ULP Drive Description Front Drive Warranty KM 100000

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Make no mistake, is on a march in 2006. While the really started late year with the arrival of the for its strong-selling Echo light the Yaris, this year see the refreshment of a swag of important including the four-cylinder Camry and (just going on sale and V6 Avalon-replacement, the Aurion.

With the segment growing in leaps and and the Echo having reached its Toyota has put all its effort into Yaris a stand-out for buyers. The new is slightly bigger than and brings more cabin, and storage space.

Safety has taken bigger with ABS now standard and an inexpensive pack introducing the segment’s knee airbags also There are more features for the across the range, which of three model lines YRS and YRX), each available in or five-door form.

Under the there are less advances. The 1.3 and 1.5-litre fours have retained, albeit with improvements, and the suspension is an evolution of the orthodox set-up.

Pricing at a sharp but not class-leading $14,990 for the YR three-door manual that, air, power windows, airbags, ABS and CD player, is better than its predecessor.

We tested the mid-range YRS three-door which costs $16,790 and the 1.5-litre engine, 15-inch telescopic steering adjustment models offer only and leather-shod steering wheel. Our car also had Toyota’s enhanced pack, which adds curtain and knee airbags for

For cabin packaging, design and the Yaris rates highly. The seating, expansive dash and windscreen create an overwhelming of space.

But seat comfort and are nothing to rave about and the dash is sullied slightly by the annoying, flickery digital we disliked on the Echo.

Despite less than four long, the Yaris has impressive seating, with width, leg and head space to comfortably two average-sized adults. However, space, while better before, is meagre and all-round is no match for rivals such as Jazz.

With maximum power and of 80 kW and 141 Nm respectively, the Yaris ranks the top of the segment for on-paper performance. In the of city driving, it feels but low-rev power isn’t so you’ll need to row the gearbox to urgent acceleration. Do this, and you’ll discover that the 1.5’s volume soars the roof.

Not so fuel economy, seems impervious to harsh and hovers around the 7-8 L/100 km in town. On the highway, the Yaris a thrifty 5 L/100 km or so, living up to the tag.

For the majority of urban the Yaris rides quietly and effectively soaking up minor and bumps. But rural corrugations and tend to upset its demeanour, and at speeds, wind, road and noise all intrude to varying

The electric power steering is but lacks fluidity. The Yaris takes a bit longer to quell the effects of mid-corner bumps some drivers will Otherwise it passes muster, good turn-in, decent and a stable feel that it to be hustled with confidence. Not inspiration, though, because the isn’t a car that pushes a buttons like Ford’s What it does do is clock up hits than misses in true Toyota style, is likely to be enough for most

Price and equipment

Rating: 3.0 out of 5

The YRS 3-door manual costs and adds the 1.5-litre engine, 15-inch wheels, telescopic adjustment (base models offer tilt) and leather-shod wheel to the base YR’s power windows, dual ABS and CD player. It’s not a remarkable of gear for the money.

Under the bonnet

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

The 1.5-litre four-cylinder produces 80 kW of and ranks near the top of the segment for performance. However, you need to row the to achieve anything like acceleration, which sends the soaring through the roof. Not so economy, which seems to harsh treatment and well and lives up to the econo-car tag.

How it

Rating: 3.0 out of 5 stars

For the majority of exploits the Yaris rides and comfortably but big potholes upset its At highway speeds wind, and mechanical noise all intrude to degrees. The electric power lacks feel and fluidity but it corners respectably well, a predictable, stable feel allows it to be hustled with

Comfort and practicality

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Up front the upright seating, dash and distant windscreen an overwhelming impression of space, but is nothing special. Rear is good for a light car, enough width, foot, leg and space to comfortably accommodate two Boot space, while than before, is meagre and good rather than

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