Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
  • Five doors-only since 2017
  • Not the most spacious of superminis
  • Adequate storage facilities

Not that it gained anything in practicality terms as a result, but from the 2017 facelift - save for the performance-focused GRMN model, three-door derivatives were discontinued from sale. Almost every manufacturer of small cars has dropped its three-door versions in recent years, so this hasn't put the Yaris at a disadvantage.

The Yaris does perform well for passenger space, in spite of its diminutive dimensions. It’s taller than most superminis, meaning space in the rear is actually quite good as passenger sit more upright. On a long journey there might not be enough kneeroom for taller adults, but it’s perfectly adequate. One of the key points here is the completely flat floor across the rear, meaning a rear-seat passenger won’t have their knees up around their ears, but it's narrow when travelling three abreast.

Acceptable bootspace 

Small cars have small boots, right? Well, they do but at 286 litres the practicality of the Toyota Yaris is limited compared with a number of admittedly larger rivals.

Fold the 60:40 split rear seat over – usefully the floor is virtually flat when you do – and the capacity expands to 768 litres. Again, it's not the roomiest of superminis, but then most people don't buy a small hatch to run it as a makeshift van. However, the space offered by the Yaris is square and usable, and the rear seats are easy to fold from the back of the car. There’s just nothing particularly clever about the load space, with no false floor for extra space or extra pockets dotted about.

What you won’t find inside the Toyota are any novel storage solutions or especially clever ideas that don’t appear in rivals. Sure, there are places for your takeaway coffees, decently roomy door bins for placing items in, a sensibly-sized glovebox and a handful of dashboard nooks for slotting coins, cards and smartphones, but that's about it.

Still, its smallness, combined with fairly flat body sides and plenty of glass, mean it’s very easy to manoeuvre in tight parking spaces, with excellent all-round visibility.

That means you shoudn’t struggle whether you’re in the supermarket car park or squeezing it into the garage. Those large mirrors that create quite a bit of road noise help with visibility too, as does the reversing camera, where fitted.

Safety a Yaris hallmark

  • Full five-star rating from Euro NCAP
  • Improved safety kit from 2017 facelift
  • Autonomous emergency braking standard

When crash-tested by the independent car safety experts from Euro NCAP, the Toyota Yaris was awarded a five-star rating.

Since then, things have improved further, not least with the standardisation of the Toyota Safety Sense package from the 2017 facelift - when the Yaris was re-assessed at the end of that year it maintained its five-star status in spite of the test being more rigorous.

This means that every car is equipped with an active safety suite featuring a pre-collision system with autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure warning, automatic main beam and, on selected models, traffic sign recognition.

The pre-collision system uses a front-mounted sensor to monitor the road ahead, warning the driver of an imminent collision risk and preparing the brakes to operate with maximum efficiency the moment the pedal is pressed. If the driver fails to respond to the warning, the system will trigger autonomous emergency braking to slow the car and reduce the severity of the impact.

Lane-departure alert notifies the driver with visual and audible warnings if the Yaris begins to deviate from its lane without activation of the indicators. Traffic sign assist recognises signs such as speed limits and no overtaking restrictions, presenting them on the multi-function display in the driver’s instrument binnacle, activating a warning light and buzzer if the speed limit is exceeded.

On board safety has also been improved from 2017. Rear seatbelts now feature pre-tensioners and force limiters. The head restraints have been redesigned to provide better protection against whiplash injury, and the shape of the curtain airbags has been revised. Child seat installation has also been made easier with adjustments to the Isofix anchoring system on the rear bench.

Watch: Toyota Yaris Euro NCAP crash test video

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Toyota Yaris.

  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Active equipment

Active standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Steel wheels
Active optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel

Bi-tone equipment

Bi-tone standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
Bi-tone optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Sat Nav

Design equipment

Design standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Space saver spare wheel
Design optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric sunroof
  • Leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav

Edition equipment

Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Space saver spare wheel
Edition optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Steel wheels

Excel equipment

Excel standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
Excel optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric sunroof
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

Excel Premium equipment

Excel Premium standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
Excel Premium optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim

GRMN Edition equipment

GRMN Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
GRMN Edition optional equipment
None available

GR-Sport equipment

GR-Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
GR-Sport optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

Icon equipment

Icon standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
Icon optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

Icon Tech equipment

Icon Tech standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
Icon Tech optional equipment
  • CD

Icon+ equipment

Icon+ standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
Icon+ optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric sunroof
  • Leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav

Orange Edition equipment

Orange Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
Orange Edition optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
Sport optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric sunroof
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

SR equipment

SR standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
SR optional equipment
None available

SR Nav equipment

SR Nav standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
SR Nav optional equipment
None available

T spirit equipment

T spirit standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Space saver spare wheel
T spirit optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

T2 equipment

T2 standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
T2 optional equipment
None available

T3 equipment

T3 standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
T3 optional equipment
None available

T4 equipment

T4 standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Space saver spare wheel
T4 optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

TR equipment

TR standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Space saver spare wheel
TR optional equipment
None available

TR Nav equipment

TR Nav standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
TR Nav optional equipment
None available

Trend equipment

Trend standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
Trend optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

TSN equipment

TSN standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
TSN optional equipment
None available

Y20 equipment

Y20 standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Space saver spare wheel
Y20 optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Sat Nav

Yellow Edition equipment

Yellow Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
Yellow Edition optional equipment
  • CD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Toyota Yaris was tested by Euro NCAP in 2017 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2017
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 83%
Child Occupant: 80%
Vulnerable Road Users: 63%
Safety Assist: 57%

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.