A Beginners Guide to the Toyota Yaris

The Yaris is compact, yet a lot of fun to drive. Toyota excelled themselves when they introduced the Yaris into the UK. If you have seen the hype, but are yet to believe it, you need to see why buying a used Yaris will be of benefit to you.

Here is your ultimate beginners guide to the Toyota Yaris.


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Think About Your Requirements

What do you need from a car? Do you need it to be interiorly spacious? Do you need it to be economical on fuel? Do you need to it to be cheap to maintain? What is more, you do want a car that epitomises cutting edge design? If so, the solution is obvious. The Yaris ticks all of these boxes.

The Pros of Owning a Yaris

In short, the Yaris is a great car. The car is nothing short of practical. The design of the car looks good too. What is more, it is deceptively spacious. The car may be considered a ‘small car’ but, the interior design of the car is somewhat more spacious than you would believe. There is a great deal of leg-room and a lot of room in the boot. This could easily be a family car or a car for a single person. It is convenient and multifunctional.

The thing that holds the biggest appeal to UK drivers, according to Inchcape Toyota, is that the Yaris is cheap to run. Petrol and fuel costs are soaring in the UK. With this in mind, choosing cars that do more miles to the gallon is becoming a deal breaker with Britons in the current market. Understandably so, the cost of fuel can be expensive with bigger vehicles. However, the Yaris is cheap to run and so you get a great car that is also economical as well.

For younger drivers, this car has a lot of appeal due to the low insurance premiums that are associated with it.

One of the biggest compliments this car has had is that What Car Magazine declared as a ‘great quality car at a low price.’ This is the ultimate accolade. You are getting a lot of bang for your buck with a Yaris.

Specifications: What a Yaris Can Do For You

The Yaris has the best economy statistics; it can do 60 MPG. What is more, the road tax is cheap when compared to other five-speed vehicles. Six-speed vehicles are subjected to lower taxation. In the UK, this can be translated to a Band C road tax status.

The 1.33 petrol engine has an impressive additional 14bhp. What is more, it has an excellent stop-start system within its confines.

If you have a need for speed, to 1.8 VVT Yaris is quicker than the Ford Fiesta Zetec S.

It pulls in at 134bhp and can reach 0-60mph in an impressive 9.0 seconds. The body kit on this car is visually pleasing too.  Do bear in mind, that insurance costs with this vehicle are seemingly higher.

In Short…

The Yaris is a great car. Choose your engine size to suit your requirements and make sure that you have a lot of fun when you drive it.

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