Yaris Press Reviews
'New Yaris is a touch above the competition.'
'Around town the car comes into it's own, where the light steering and small turning circle make driving and parking easy. The reversing camera was very useful too.' 'One of the most innovative features is the new Touch system, a 6.1-inch screen though which you can access the car's media systems.'
Ferdia O'Dowd, The Sunday Business Post
'Rolling Back The Yaris'
'We were heading west one evening and my front-seat passenger remarked a few times on how solid and confortable it felt over the course of a long and sometimes sentimental journey.... The real sense of space comes from the high roof which makes the cabin feel large. Importantly too, the seats were strong, supportive and big enough to accomodate larger, weary bodies.'
Eddie Cunningham - Irish Independent
...one of the best packaged cars on the market.
Manufacturers hope that the new generation Toyota Yaris will follow in the footsteps of the previous model, which was one of the best selling cars in it's category in Ireland with sales of 3,500 units per year. The new model is built on a new platform, is larger in every dimension and better equipped. You really need to park the two cars side by side to appreciate the extended size of the new Yaris, which is 110mm longer, 30mm higher and with added wheelbase of 90mm. All of these changes combine to make this one of the best packaged cars on the market.
Ferdia O'Dowd, The Sunday Business Post
On open roads, it feels substantial and solid.
On the outside, the larger size has actually improved the Yaris's looks. It appears stockier more purposeful and funkier than the old one. To go with the new space, there is a more radical interior. The dash features the central digital display we are familiar with from the old car. This is easy to read and looks good. On open roads, it feels substantial and solid.
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The Yaris is comfortable...
The Yaris is comfortable. It has a superb turning circle, good driving position with good back support and the rear can comfortably carry two big adults or three smaller people.
Martin Brennan, Sunday Tribune 2
A nicer drive thanks to the better driving position, improved comfort and better build quality.
They've also made it a nicer drive thanks to the better driving position, improved comfort and better build quality. The most noticeable change is the centrally mounted instrument panel. This is neatly organised and very user friendly with big controls for both the audio system and the heater. Above this, the centrally located 3–D digital display hovers like a hologram in its darkened pod. It too seems much better than the old version and deserves much praise for its clarity. Also deserving of praise is the flat load floor you get by tipping the rear seats forward.
Phil O'Kelly, Irish Daily Star Sunday
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
Yaris Customer Reviews
Love my yaris always reliable and nippy out to run around in