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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 47 - 68 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

This Yaris continues a Toyota trend over recent years for reducing insurance costs. Insurance groups are lower than the outgoing model (with the exception of the 1.4 D-4D which is now more powerful and remains the same as before). This has been achieved by reducing accident repair costs plus Toyota has also reduced service times for the 1.0-litre and the 1.4 D-4D.

Residual values are among the strongest around and all the engines are economical.

The Yaris performs remarkably well on the eco front, with average emissions of 128g/km CO2 across the range. This was reduced further when the Yaris was facelifted in 2009. As a consequence no model emits more than 120g/km of CO2, making the Yaris cheap to tax. Economy is impressive too and the revised 1.4 D-4D engine can return a very impressive 69mpg, up from 63mpg previously.

Choose a Yaris over the competition and you buy with the knowledge that few cars have as many satisfied customers as the small Toyota. That satisfaction has been built on a very fine reliability record with less breakdowns than any of the competition.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £165
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Insurance group 2 - 10
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