Drive Toyota Yaris YRS Sedan Review

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Toyota Yaris Electric Cars

Bruce Newton

Make Model YARIS Price (manual), $19,490 (auto), options and costs. Series 2006 Brakes Ventilated discs and rear drums, ABS EBD and BA. Dimensions Length 4300 mm, 1690 mm, Height: 1460 mm, 2550 mm Emissions Greenhouse: Air pollution: 5.0/10, Overall: (the GreenVehicleGuide).

Fuel 6.1 L/100km, ULP. Fuel Size 42L tank. Insurance (RACV, 40-year-old rating-one medium-risk suburb, $450 Kerb Weight 1045 kg. 80 kW@6000 rpm.

Safety ABS with EBD and BA, Dual front Height adjustable front with pre-tensioners and force Five lap-sash seatbelts, adjustable headrests. Steering and pinion power steering, 3.2 lock to lock. Suspension Independent by MacPherson struts, lower arms, coil anti-roll bar. Rear: torsion beam, coil hydraulic dampers, anti-roll Torque 141 Nm@4000 rpm.

Wheels Five-speed manual, four-speed auto, front-wheel Turning Circle 9.8m. Three years/100,000 km. Wheels/Tyres 15 x wheels, tyres 185/60

Full size spare.

an enquiry

You just can’t but be impressed by Toyota sometimes. much of the range isn’t exciting, but for orthodox practicality and it’s a lineup with few

The Yaris YRS sedan is an obvious of this. The newest addition to light car range is unlikely to win any but it is well thought out and clearly a car than the old Echo sedan.

The problem for Toyota is that shopping at the bottom end of the Corolla range may end up driving out of the showroom in a instead.

At $17,690 the single sedan model has a starting more than $2000 than the entry-level Corolla

In optional four-speed auto the Yaris is still hundreds of cheaper than the manual

Run the tape over the two cars and find the Corolla only edges the Yaris in the vital including overall length and

Thanks to its slatted nose the even looks a bit like the It also looks a lot better its unloved predecessor

Corolla’s powerful argument is its 1.8-litre engine. But in these days of fuel prices plenty be just as tempted by the Yaris excellent fuel economy.

the traditional light sedan isn’t a performance fiend often a mature person down to a retirement car — a average of 6.1L/100km (manual) and (auto) is surely attractive.

aren’t totally fanciful either. During Drive’s test of an automatic Yaris it a real world 7.3L/100km a 500km combination of roads took in everything from to suburbia.

That’s a good and a tribute to continued fine The drivetrain is updated from the old sedan, the most significant being an electronic throttle. aids fuel economy, and helps the engine meet IV emissions standards (Euro III is the in Australia).

With all-alloy construction, timing on the inlet side, overhead camshafts and four-valves this is an orthodox Toyota The 80kW and 141Nm outputs are unchanged from Echo.

quite enthusiastic without charismatic. Revs equal response for its size. Combine with the reasonably intuitive gate automatic and you’ll have trouble keeping up in the

Overtaking or a quick launch the lights requires plenty of and with that comes a amount of noise. This is a of a need for more sound as much as the engine being vocal.

In normal running roar tends to force the soundtrack to the background. It’s indicator the Yaris is built (in to a pretty stringent price

The flat seats and basic design and materials are other to this.

In fact, the look and of the dashboard and controls are no better the Korean-built Holden Barina a car that is more than cheaper and no doubt giving migraines with its pricing.

the Yaris is a five-star NCAP test performer while the (or its Chevrolet Aveo equivalent) only two stars with a (indicating fatal injury You pay the money, you make the choice.

the Yaris is basic inside it gets the centre-mounted instrument a signature piece carried from the hatch. The digital is replaced by twin analogue in deference to a more conservative It’s not the only change in of maturity.

The interior is darker and the curious upswept armrests

Where the Yaris excels is space. Its wheelbase is 90mm than the hatchback and 180mm than the old Echo sedan. also 30mm wider means elbow room for two up-front as well as healthy and leg room for two more in the back. It like a medium rather light car

At the rear you’ll find a 475 litre boot, which when you split-fold the rear Under the boot floor is a size spare tyre.

one of few equipment headlines the Yaris has to YRS specification delivers the 1.5-litre and 15-inch steel wheels and from that you’ll air-conditioning, remote central power windows and body mouldings.

Safety equipment is impressive; dual front ABS with EBD and BA, lap-sash seatbelts and headrests for all passengers. An option considering is the $750 safety with side and curtain

Also impressive is the passenger comfort, something revealed by any road. Thanks to the long wider track and some suspension tuning it absorbs the quilt with truly suppleness.

Handling dynamics aren’t so pitched. Front-wheel drive is predictable and the electric steering meaningful feedback.

But it is quick and while a 9.8m turning make Yaris spot-on for city car parks and the suburban

And that’s surely more to Yaris sedan buyers pin-sharp cornering — as as that is. For them, space, a ride, fuel economy, responsiveness, manoeuvrability and safety are likely to be the attractions.

Yaris ticks all those boxes. Job Toyota. Again.


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