|Driving The 2010 Yaris|
The Toyota, though fresh in 2006 and larger than the version it superceded, it remains one of the most compact super minis you can find. In addition we're not won over by the design. Having its corporate face, the 2nd-gen car does not have the same lovable charisma as the first. The range is a follower of Toyota's basic reasoning, in 3- and five-door body shells; meaning T2, T3, T Spirit and SR variants, plus various special editions.
It competes with rivals for example the Nissan Micra, Ford Fiesta and Mazda 2; designs such as the Renault Clio III and Vauxhall Corsa are all that bit bigger. in first place in the line-up sits a semi-sporty 1.8-litre alternative, but this isn’t a Vauxhall Corsa VXR or RenaultSport Clio 197 competitor.
The Toyota Yaris possesses a fine quality cabin. It’s fashionable, classy and boasts soft-touch plastics and tactile switchgear. Storage space is outstanding, especially the Yaris’ characteristic double dashtop cubbie spaces.
A split-level floor improves luggage space from the trunk, whilst the rear seats move independently in a 60:40 split; the already-extensive 272-litre capacity can be increased to 363 litres. In the rear, legroom isn’t great but headroom is, and the Yaris does realistically take three rear passengers. But up front, the driving position is extremely high, and also the seats lack side support.
Concerning pricing, specified versions have a a small number of equipment omissions even so they're still competitive; also, just about all versions get a knee airbag, promoting a five-star Euro NCAP crash test score. In addition to this, the the level of quality and finish defy the asking price. Besides it holds a healthy chunk of this list price in the used market, while proving both reasonably priced to service and fill at the pumps.