Used Toyota Yaris buying guide
The Toyota Yaris may be small, but it sure is mighty. It’s easy to drive with good road visibility, practical, and doesn't cost much to run. As a small hatch, it shines as a city car that’s capable of zipping around narrow streets and carparks. It also has plenty of practical features that make the most out of its smaller interior space. These clever touches of design like the dual level glove box gives it the advantage over other first car favourites like the Mazda 2 hatch or Volkswagen Polo.
If you’re thinking about whether a used Toyota Yaris is worth a look, we’ve got good news for you. Like many other Toyota cars, a used Toyota Yaris is also highly reliable and can last longer than average. For a small car that’s big on convenience and style, a used Toyota Yaris is a dependable choice.
At a glance
Toyota Yaris models: what’s included
The Toyota Yaris range has three variants to choose from, and up to ten fun-loving colour variations that definitely catches the eye. Here’s some highlights:
The Yaris Ascent has a 1.3L VVT-i petrol engine with manual or auto CVT transmission, and fourth generation Yaris cars start with the 1.5L engine. Standard equipment starts with 15-inch steel wheels, 60:40 split fold rear seats, two-tier boot deck board, dual level glove box, bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, reversing camera, and emergency brake signal. Toyota Safety Sense on the Ascent includes a pre-collision safety system, lane departure alert, and auto high beam. The Ascent’s equipment level is as generous and intelligent as expected, with it being a Toyota car. Its storage and comfort is also very versatile, allowing you to really make the space your own.
The Yaris SX comes equipped with a 1.5L VVT-i engine, 15-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, rear privacy glass, keyless entry and start, satellite navigation, and a premium steering wheel, gear lever and knob. The mid-range Yaris SX adds touches of convenience and comfort, with a solid cabin quality and intuitive digital instrument cluster.
Next comes the Yaris ZR, which adds a head-up display, rear spoiler, sports seats, paddle shifters, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, and intelligence clearance sonar with parking support brake. There’s a sporty feel on the range-topping ZR, and driver assist tech like intelligent parking is particularly helpful when reversing out of a parking spot with ease.
Is a used Toyota Yaris safe?
All Toyota Yaris variants in the last decade have been tested and awarded the full 5-star ANCAP rating. Toyota is big on safety, fitting every Yaris model with pre-collision safety system, road sign assist, lane departure alert, auto high beam, and active cruise control.
Is a used Toyota Yaris a good buy?
A used Toyota Yaris is a sound choice if you’re looking for a small city car to carry one or two passengers as a daily commuter or first car. It’s a no-fuss, easy to drive, practical hatch that doesn’t cost a lot to run. Used Toyota Yaris cars represent great value for money, and they hold their value well. They’re fuel efficient and maintenance costs are kept low, thanks to Toyota’s top reputation in Australia.
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