2014 Toyota Yaris Hatchback ReviewDecember 2, 2014
Everyone wishes to purchase a car, which give a remarkable performance on roads, with affinity in fuel efficiency and extravagant control and safety. If you are eager to own a small car loaded with such features, then you can go for Toyota Yaris.
This car comes with tremendous adjustable driver’s seat and steering pivot, which certainly enhances the level of comfort while driving, even in long passages, though if the driver is taller than the usual, then it demands more reach adjustments. The front is geared up with a user friendly touch screen informative system, which can be used equally for entertainment as well. Therefore there is not much place for buttons, but it is a bit slower to react, and it becomes tricky read it in irradiating sunlight.
There is ample space upfront, but the roof space for the rear seats is not that much happening, though there is proper foot space. All the variants come with split folding rear seats for the sheer class comfort. 286-liter boot is sufficient enough in small car models, but the hybrid model mislay a bit of that to its petrol- electric gubbins.
Primary level 1.0 liter 3-cylinder petrol variant is lingering, even if you try to make out of it. To avoid such problem, you can easily upgrade to the 1.33 four-cylinder engine, which is designed to give you speedy performance on road every single time. For more comfort and speed you can choose the Hybrid model, which comes with 1.5-liter petrol engine and an electric motor as well. You can also go for the diesel variant which is loaded with 1.4-liter diesel engine, for supreme performance on roads.
It feels jumpy on slovenly surfaces, and you can feel jostle in the cabin due to acute edged bulges. The sport model comes with larger wheels, but they make things even less snug. Small dimensions and the tight turning circle make this car a good driving option in city. Steering is light but quite ambiguous.
Engines are croaky, when you raise them censorious, and the smallest petrol and diesel make noise even without raising them. Your body can feel the touch of vibration from seat and pedals, in both the versions. You can go for the 1.33-liter engine, because it performs smoothly by all means. The cabins are free from road noise, but the wind noise cannot be contained at autostrada speeds.
All the variants are fuel efficient and less CO2 emitting. You can go for the Hybrid, because it can be a good deal for sure. You can avail the advantage of 5-year/1 lakh miles warranty. Interior of this car is purely top class. The dashboard is made of tender touch plastic across the middle, and a bit harder at the lower part. The switchgears look substantial by all means. It comes with 7 airbags to avoid the boner. It is also geared up with stability control and remarkable breaking system. If you select the icon trim, then you will get AC, reversing camera, touchscreen control, alloy wheels and Bluetooth. While the sports edition comes with climate control system, classy leather seats, automatic lights and wipers.