10 reasons why the 2017 Toyota Yaris is the best yet

The new 2017 Toyota Yaris builds on the success of our acclaimed supermini, which last year secured over 208,000 sales and more than 6.5% market share in Western Europe. This marked a new highpoint in the model’s three-generation history.

The £76 million Europe-led development project sees the introduction of more than 900 new parts – changes that will be adopted globally for the first time. What are some of these changes? Highlighting just 10 of these will help you understand why we think the 2017 Toyota Yaris is the best yet.

1. New frontal design delivers a dynamic ‘catamaran’ effect…

2. … as well as a broader, more secure stance that is also echoed at the rear

3. Broader choice of interior finish options include colour co-ordinated detailing

4. It’s the only model in its segment available with a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain

5. All versions apart from entry-level Active grade feature a colour TFT multi-information display in the instrument binnacle

6. The new 1.5-litre engine is 10% more powerful than the outgoing 1.33 yet offers 12% better fuel economy

7. It offers a quieter and more comfortable ride without sacrificing handling performance

8. All versions of new Yaris are equipped with Toyota Safety Sense active safety systems as standard

9. The new grade structure targets distinct qualities, from value for money to contemporary style

10. The range will soon be extended to include the high-performance Yaris GRMN, inspired by Toyota’s return to the WRC



  1. Will this model still have the ventilated glovebox as in the 2011 model? I got caught out buying an Auris in 2014, assuming it would have one. I will not get caught out again by lack of what is for me a vital feature.

    I gather the SatNav has been brought up to date at last – it was a major deficiency, telling one to turn just as a junction had happened!!

  2. Why doesn’t The Yaris have LED DRL’s on all grades? I want a Yaris with LED DRL’s with a bi-tone colour but sadly this option is not available but this option looks best in all the Yaris grades.

    1. Hi Ali,

      Thanks for getting in touch and it’s great to hear you’re considering a new Yaris. Each grade comes with a variety of different options and currently LED Day Time Running Lights are only available on our Excel grade. Our other grades, depending on choice of hybrid or conventional engine, are available with either Reflector headlights with bulb DRL or Projector headlights with bulb DRL.


  3. Hi, I have bought Toyota Yaris hybrid 2017 recently, Does is compatible with apple car play?. And also when I want to use the navigation it says the navigation not available on this system.
    Many thanks

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