2018 Toyota Yaris review, road test

    Will the ever-dependable Toyota badge and class-leading safety equipment be enough to lure buyers towards this mid-size sedan, despite its premium pricing?

    Published on Jun 07, 2018 06:00:00 AM


    Make : Toyota
    Model : Yaris
    We Like
    • Class-leading safety kit
    • Superb ride comfort
    • Smooth CVT
    • Feature-packed
    We Don't Like
    • Mediocre performance
    • Premium pricing
    • Some ergonomics

    Toyota is deemed to give its owners a reliable and trouble-free ownership experience and that’s the biggest reason why many Indians prefer this brand over many other executive ones. However, when the competition is from well-established and proven brands like Maruti, Hyundai and Honda, it all boils down to the core capabilities of the car. The all-new Yaris has entered a very competitive space and to make it stand out from the crowd, Toyota has given the third-gen model class-leading safety kit like ESP, hill launch assist, traction control, and all-wheel disc brakes. Seven airbags and ABS with EBD is offered on all variants.

    It also gets a laundry list of features, many of which are segment-firsts. Powering the Yaris is a 1.5-litre petrol engine, available with either a six-speed manual or CVT. And with prices ranging from Rs 8.75-14.07 lakh, this is the priciest car in its segment. What helps though is that Toyota is offering a three-year/unlimited km warranty, extendable up to seven years. In this exhaustive test, we find out whether it is only peace of mind that buyers are paying for, or is the car worth the asking price.

    Toyota Yaris front static

    Toyota Cars

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