Pros and Cons Analysis - Is Toyota Yaris Suitable for You?

General Introduction

As a C-segment sedan, Toyota Yaris has launched 10 colour options: Wildfire Red, Phantom Brown, Grey Metallic, Pearl White, Silver Metallic, Super White, Wildfire Red/Attitude Black, Super White/Attitude Black, Silver Metallic/Attitude Black, and Grey Metallic/Attitude Black. It seems to be one of the most popular sedans. Is the Toyota Yaris really suitable for you? We will find it out from the parameters of Ride Quality, On-Road Price, Exterior, Interior, Safety, Specifications & Features, Ground Clearance, Colour, Dimensions, and Mileage.


  • Ride Quality of Toyota Yaris:

Toyota Yaris has a comfortable ride quality by offering you great ride and handling. With the MacPherson strut front suspension and the torsion beam rear suspension, the Toyota Yaris is capable to provide smooth handling. Equipped with the 1496cc engine, the Yaris can power out a max power and max torque of 105 bhp and 140 Nm and it means you will have a direct and responsive linear acceleration. When at high speed, the Yaris perform quite stable, it feels rock solid and the body roll is well contained. The Yaris has successfully made a balance between low and high speed performance. The comfortable ride quality of Toyota Yaris makes it a perfect car for both city commute and highway journey.

  • Toyota Yaris Exterior:

I have to admit that the Toyota Yaris has a very smart and stylish exterior. With the streamlined silhouette and the sporty race-inspired front grille, the Yaris looks quite modern and is very alluring. Besides, it also looks quite aggressive because of the sharp slim headlamps, the sharp two-tone front bumper and the sporty nose element with the Toyota logo. As for the side profile, the Yaris looks plain and the doors look quite flat and uninspiring. But the alloy wheels could give you a sense of energy and the modest 15-inch rim size makes it look comfortable.

  • Toyota Yaris Dimensions (length/width/height):


4425 mm


1730 mm


1495 mm


2550 mm

Kerb Weight

1120 kg

Take a look at the dimensions of Toyota Yaris' s main rivals: Hyundai Verna (4440mm* 1729mm* 1475mm) and Volkswagen Vento (4390mm* 1699mm* 1467mm). The Toyota Yaris is 15mm shorter than the Hyundai Verna and 35mm longer than the Volkswagen Vento. Besides the Toyota Yaris is the widest and the highest among them. So the dimensions of Toyota Yaris are quite outstanding.

  • Toyota Yaris On Road Price in Delhi:

Toyota Yaris has listed a price range from ₹ 9.96 Lakhs to ₹ 16.42 Lakhs, covering 14 available variants, among which 7 of them are equipped with the manual gearbox and the rest 7 of them, are loaded with the automatic transmission. Compared with its main rivals: Volkswagen Vento (₹ 10.16 Lakhs to ₹ 17.25 Lakhs) and Hyundai Verna (₹ 9.22 Lakhs to ₹ 16.82 Lakhs, click to check its review), the Toyota Yaris owns a quite competitive price range since the Toyota Company has always been famous for making cars with relatively high price to performance ratio. The Toyota Yaris would make your money worthy.

  • Toyota Yaris Safety:

The safety of Toyota Yaris is one of the most satisfying parameters since the Yaris has scored a 5-star rating in the safety test launched by the ASEAN NCAP 2017. Let' s take a look at the safety features loaded on the Toyota Yaris:

- 7 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain Driver Knee, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)

- Middle rear three-point seatbelt

- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

- Seat Belt Warning

- Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

- Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)

- Brake Assist (BA)

- Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

- Hill Hold Control

- Traction Control System (TC/TCS)

- Engine immobilizer

- Keyless Central Locking

- Speed Sensing Door Lock

- Child Safety Lock

With such a long list of safety features, there is no wonder that the Toyota Yaris can score a surprising 5-star rating in the crash test. If you want more detailed safety information of Toyota Yaris, please click here.

  • Toyota Yaris Specification & Features:


- 1496cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

Engine Type:

- 1.5L Dual VVT-i Engine

Fuel Type:

- Petrol

Max Power & Max Torque:

- 106 bhp @ 6000 rpm & 140 Nm @ 4200 rpm




- Automatic (CVT) - 7 Gears

- Manual - 7 Gears

Emission Standard:

- BS 6

Boot Space (litres):

- 476

Suspension Front:

- McPherson Strut with stabiliser

Suspension Rear:

- Torsion beam axle with stabiliser

Front & Rear Brake Type:

- Disc


  • Toyota Yaris Interior:

The upscale interior fit and finish of the Toyota Yaris offers you a comfortable seat interior and it is also quite well-loaded in features:

- Automatic Climate Control Air Conditioner

- 12V Power Outlets

- 8 way electrically adjustable Driver Seat Adjustment

- 6 way manually adjustable Front Passenger Seat Adjustment

- Integrated (in-dash) Music System

- Touch-screen Display

- Phone & Audio Streaming Bluetooth Compatibility

- Analog Instrument Cluster


However, even though the Toyota Yaris offers the upmarket interior quality, the cabin is not so spacious, even narrow. There is not much storage room for some small items. Another problem is that the split-folding 60/40 rear seats don' t actually fold all the way flat, which can be a problem when loading some types of cargo.

  • Toyota Yaris Petrol mileage:

Toyota Yaris (click to check its actual mileage) owns a fuel tank capacity of 42 litres and there is only petrol version available for the Yaris. According to the Toyota Company, the Yaris owns the official petrol mileage from 17.1 to 17.8 kmpl. Although the cars from Toyota Company are always famous for its extraordinary mileage performance, when compared with its main rivals: Volkswagen Vento (16.09 to 22.27 kmpl, click to check its actual mileage) and the Hyundai Verna (16.66 to 25.2 kmpl, click to check its actual mileage), the mileage of Toyota Yaris doesn' t seem to be very competitive. We have previously launched a detailed analysis of Toyota Yaris' s actual mileage, click here to check it out.

  • Toyota Yaris Ground Clearance:

As a sedan with a ground clearance of 152 mm, many people will have the doubt that whether the Toyota Yaris is able to deal with the various complicated road situations in India. Let’s take a look at its main rivals: Hyundai Verna (165 mm) and Volkswagen Vento (168 mm). It is quite obvious that the Toyota Yaris is not as competitive as its main rivals in ground clearance.

Owner Reviews

Most the actual owners of Toyota Yaris consider the Yaris as a good sedan. Many owners even think that the Yaris is the best sedan with luxury quality. If you are looking for a capable, practical, reliable and well-equipped sedan, the Toyota Yaris could probably feed your needs in a great extent.

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