This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Toyota Yaris review.

Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

With a five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating and a long list of safety features, the Yaris leads the pack in the safety stakes. In addition to an impressive crash test score, there's emergency brake assist, which applies extra braking in severe situations, ABS and electronic brakeforce distribution on all cars. Entry level T2 models have dual front airbags, while T3 (later TR) models have front side curtain airbags and - a first for this size of car - a driver's knee bag.

Security-wise, every car has an engine immobiliser (which is concealed in the engine management system to deter thieves) and remote central locking. 'Smart Entry' on T Spirit senses you approach and unlocks the doors so there's no key to put in the ignition - that's replaced by a start button on the dash.

The best feature in the Yaris are the rear seats. They split, fold totally flat and slide (see gallery) to give a mix of extra legroom or more load space. They are really easy to operate because the design has been adapted from that used in the much larger seven-seat Corolla Verso people carrier. Simply flick a lever and the seats tumble. With them in place there's up to 363 litres of room and when folded there's a useful 737 litres on offer.

The tailgate is wide and there is no boot lip which makes loading easy while up front there's a large storage compartment above the glovebox and two cupholders that double as drawers for spare change and small items.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Toyota Yaris Hatchback (06-11).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Ion equipment

Ion standard equipment
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
Ion optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

SR Nav equipment

SR Nav standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
SR Nav optional equipment
None available

T Spirit equipment

T Spirit standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
T Spirit optional equipment
  • Remote locking

T Spirit Nav equipment

T Spirit Nav standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
T Spirit Nav optional equipment
None available

T2 equipment

T2 standard equipment
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
T2 optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

T3 equipment

T3 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Front fog lights
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
T3 optional equipment
None available

TR equipment

TR standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
TR optional equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Steel wheels

Zinc equipment

Zinc standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Zinc optional equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Steel wheels

Euro NCAP Rating

The Toyota Yaris Hatchback (06-11) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 2 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.