Toyota Yaris - best superminis

The stylish Toyota Yaris is a strong supermini contender - with good looks, frugal hybrid engines and generous levels of standard equipment.

Prices: £19,910-£24,005

Engines: Hybrid Petrol 1.5 VVT-i

Trims: Icon, Design Dynamic, Excel, Launch Edition

Economy: 57.6-68.8mpg

CO2: 92-98g/km

0-62mph: 9.7 seconds

The Toyota Yaris is arguably the manufacturer’s most focused supermini yet. In an ultra-competitive supermini market, the five-door Yaris is keeping things simple. The sole 1.5-litre petrol hybrid engine delivers 114bhp and provides more than enough power to make it a capable performer around town. 

Toyota claims the hybrid model’s bigger battery will help it function in pure electric mode for around 80% of the time while on regular urban journeys, and it can be driven at up to 80mph before the petrol engine chips-in.

As well as offering good fuel economy and plenty of standard kit, Toyota has bestowed the Yaris with a strong, distinctive look. The muscular wheel arches, large grille and sharp creases all contribute to a more purposeful stance than on the previous model, and an appearance which translates well to the beefed-up GR Yaris performance model.

The Yaris is a great performer around town, and certainly won’t be caught out on motorway stretches, while customers can be reassured by excellent levels of safety equipment.

Best superminis to buy now

  1. Renault Clio
  2. Ford Fiesta
  3. Toyota Yaris
  4. Vauxhall Corsa
  5. Peugeot 208
  6. MINI 5-door
  7. Skoda Fabia
  8. Volkswagen Polo
  9. Mazda 2
  10. Citroen C3

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