Yaris Press Reviews
The new Yaris was well balanced, comfortable, quiet and well equipped.
So is this better [than the old Yaris]? It needs to be. Because it comes to a marketplace where old loyalties are more easily fractured by rising tides of competence and value. Little can be taken for granted any more. I came to this with a completely open mind. Before I even got in, it struck me as being larger and more robust. The lines are cleaner and it has a definite European look. Inside the cabin was more spacious. The driving position was excellent and the amount of room at my disposal appreciably greater. There were no thuds and jerks from ruts and bumps. This had the smoothness of something from the family saloon class: no fuss, no flightiness. The result was an easy undemanding drive. They have given the little three-cylinder engine a smidgen more power and torque (pulling power). In real terms I noticed the latter in city traffic where third gear spanned a wide range of speeds. I could let it crawl or zip along depending on flow. That's important. I could keep both hands on steering wheel for longer in potentially dangerous conditions rather than switching from gear to gear. The seats are tall and thin but they were remarkably supportive and sturdy. The tallest daughter sat in the back on one journey. She had plenty of room, she said. The new Yaris was well balanced, comfortable, quiet and well equipped. The sort of excellent little car you end up taking for granted. And it comes with a three year warranty.
Eddie Cunningham, Irish Independent