Toyota Yaris 2021 review - see how it's better than a Polo or Fiesta!

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This is the new Toyota Yaris!
Toyota’s cheap & cheerful entry-level car has had a full upgrade for 2020. Not only have both the exterior and interior had a refresh, but there are changes to be found under the bonnet too… The Yaris has gone 100% hybrid only! As a result, there’s only one engine to pick from, a 1.5-litre petrol that’s connected to an electric motor.
Of course, going hybrid is no bad thing, and when the entry-level edition starts from under £20,000, the price isn’t too bad either! But does the Yaris have what it takes to compete with the all-new (and very stylish!) Peugeot 208? Or could it upset class-leaders like the Ford Fiesta or VW Polo? There’s only one way to find out… Kick back and join Mat for this all-new in-depth review!
00:00 Intro
01:19 Exterior Design
02:38 Interior Design
05:19 Interior Practicality
06:04 Back Seats
07:34 Boot
08:40 Engine
09:36 Five Annoying Features
11:30 Five Cool Features
13:00 Town Driving
14:28 Motorway Driving
15:53 Twisty Road Driving
16:39 Verdict
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carwow - Måned siden
Picture this: Your new car budget is £20,000.
So what car are you going to buy... Will it be the Yaris? Or something else?! Let us know below!
TescosFinestHam 68
TescosFinestHam 68 - 5 dager siden
Wait a year for a salary so i can get the gr yaris
paul stemmet
paul stemmet - 6 dager siden
Please review toyota hilux @carwow #matwatson
Ossi Tikkanen
Ossi Tikkanen - 11 dager siden
Never ever Yaris :-) Golf 8 was my choice :-)
Loosa Bway
Loosa Bway - 17 dager siden
@Henjoh A nasty, noisy little economy car with an utterly appalling CVT transmission or a potentially unreliable car that's a bit special (I don't like BMWs myself but there are other nice used cars at that price). Obviously, we pay our money and make our choice
Loosa Bway
Loosa Bway - 17 dager siden
@pollumG New cars = stupid people
rodrigo strob
rodrigo strob - 22 timer siden
How does this one stands against the Toyota Prius C/Aqua?
Dahoon - 23 timer siden
"You can only get it as a hybrid!" No you can't. There's clearly non-hybrids for sale too. Did you actually visit a Toyota dealer because I did. It is also not a CVT you buffoon. The old Yaris had CVT. This has planetary gears which is why the gearbox is way better. But okay you are excused as Toyota actually calls it "e-CVT". Still, it is not a CVT.
Dahoon - 23 timer siden
Test a 2018 Yaris and call it a 2020 Yaris. Now you call a 2020 Yaris a 2021 Yaris. WTF dude. Stop that shit. Either this is a 2022 Yaris or the old review was of a 2019 Yaris. You can't have it both ways.
Fred Ham
Fred Ham - 2 dager siden
The negative points that you mentioned are not
very important like forcing yourself to move plastic part or number plat.
To me, what is important when I buy a hybrid card, fuel consummation,
autonomy, battery capacity etc...
Evangelos Spyromilios
Evangelos Spyromilios - 2 dager siden
Doors' sound its worst than an empty rusty barrel
Aviator253 - 3 dager siden
I love it when Car reviewers talk about sturdiness of toyotas, either way you know they'll out last any German or American cars. Kinda funny
Hon2838 - 4 dager siden
Weird,why european/uk version of same car is so different compared to asian version of it though
karthickkb. raja
karthickkb. raja - 4 dager siden
$27000 is very highly priced for this poorly built car. Toyota's have very longer lost their reputation of solidly built cars. Cheap thin sheet metal with recycled poor quality plastics with outdated design doesn't help this car to sell. Practically this car should ideally be priced somewhere around $12000 if locally manufactured.
A big thumbs down👎 for this cheap tin can.
Forza223 Bowe
Forza223 Bowe - 5 dager siden
Ford Fiesta is mikes better, it feels like a luxury car in comparison to this
paul stemmet
paul stemmet - 6 dager siden
Please please review a toyota hilux please @matwatson
PANU 11 - 8 dager siden
20k for a piece of shit . This is supposed to be an affordable car.
TIMMIE TIME!! - 8 dager siden
In Denmark we have normal petrol versions
Green Maskass
Green Maskass - 8 dager siden
0:23: “You can only get it as an hybrid” Not in France (and probably most EU countries as well).
Dylan Lacey
Dylan Lacey - 8 dager siden
The new Yaris comes as a 1.0 petrol and 1.5 petrol here in Ireland, but I'm not sure about you guys in the UK.
Roro utube
Roro utube - 10 dager siden
You've got to be joking about being fussed around anti-pinch windows, how about using your brain and not sticking your fingers through a closing window.
B Arruda
B Arruda - 11 dager siden
That's one thing I definitely agree with Mat on: Toyotas always have an excellent driving position. From Yarises to Land Cruisers, the seats are also perfect for me. They offer plenty of support without losing the plush feel that I really like.
T J - 12 dager siden
You gotta love Matt’s reviews.
Car Fan
Car Fan - 13 dager siden
Do Dacia Sandero review next - Europe's next car
Moris Hogo
Moris Hogo - 13 dager siden
This cars become more and more expensive
Aallokko - 13 dager siden
14:30 Guys, what happened to your camera?! Looks like a 90's webcam. Several times in this video and others as well...
William Stewart
William Stewart - 14 dager siden
Close, "Continuously Vulnerable Transmission"
Done Deal
Done Deal - 14 dager siden
Just bought one. Can” t beat them for reliability, economy and standard spec.
Jack Mellor
Jack Mellor - 15 dager siden
That door closing sound legit sounds like my first car, my 2008 Citroen C1.
Cars have auditory engineers now to make that shit sound good, new cars should be beyond sounding like closing a corrugated shed door.
WakingCobain - 17 dager siden
Toyota yaris is dead. This is another car. This isn't a yaris...
Loosa Bway
Loosa Bway - 17 dager siden
CVT sucks
Syed Reyadh
Syed Reyadh - 17 dager siden
Please do one in-dept review on new Vauxhall Corsa E. The electric one.
Mark W
Mark W - 18 dager siden
16:42 - the sound of that door closing is cringe-worthy
Denis Elmazi
Denis Elmazi - 18 dager siden
You can buy a Mercedes E class from 2017-2018 with £20 k !
Bob Singeton
Bob Singeton - 18 dager siden
Please stop assuming that everyone uses a smartphone as a sat-nav. Some of us are smart enough to know "dumb" phones are far better!
Sukmit Sharma
Sukmit Sharma - 18 dager siden
谷本要 - 19 dager siden
In Japan, in addition to the hybrid model, you can choose between a 1.0-liter and 1.5-liter gasoline model, which is also available as a manual transmission.
Bing lalala
Bing lalala - 19 dager siden
Mat how dare u in the video drove ur car with ur eyes shut for 2 seconds. Blind driving? Haha
Oscar Mullink
Oscar Mullink - 19 dager siden
This interieur is awful. I would rather have the new Renault Clio hybrid!
NoiseFM - 19 dager siden
im finding it hard to find my first car im 6ft 6 and looking for a small hatchback
Michael HTT
Michael HTT - 19 dager siden
I want to see this up against the jazz.. 2 1.5L Hybrids
BounceBeyond - 19 dager siden
Whats it like on fuel?
Stan yo bro
Stan yo bro - 20 dager siden
I'm a Ford guy but I also like the polo but nothing compares to the fun factor of an ecoboost fiesta. The proportions of the polo and fiesta are spot on. This monstrocity looks so ugly and out of proportion. Seriously VW and Ford won't have any sleepless nights over this thing. Carwow is a joke 😄😄
Bheki Given
Bheki Given - 20 dager siden
I learned a new word "Padding"
benchnorthants - 20 dager siden
boring and what is going on with the rear doors
Connor Brooks
Connor Brooks - 20 dager siden
For 10k extra wait for the gr
Crazy cool cars
Crazy cool cars - 20 dager siden
Me: Switches from RR Ghost reveiw to Yaris review Also me: WOW...
MUSTASCH1O - 20 dager siden
If I could afford a new car, I'd be tempted to get one of these, but with the HUD of course!
rusty potts
rusty potts - 21 dag siden
Hi I'm 93 years old and I have a 600hp mustang
Jon Hayes
Jon Hayes - 21 dag siden
i like it, and it is very good looking, especially the front it looks mean and bad from the front
Chris H
Chris H - 21 dag siden
The false floor is extra
liorlm - 21 dag siden
damm this car is ugly... someone should lose his job
User996 - 22 dager siden
compare it to new Honda Fit. they are direct rivals
daniel w
daniel w - 22 dager siden
Yaris vs 208 vs clio vs jazz vs polo please 🙏
shadzfiq tahmali
shadzfiq tahmali - 22 dager siden
The Yaris has much more different design in Malaysia. A better one actually.
A Ba
A Ba - 22 dager siden
Hang on, will it crush my fingers? I'm always smoking out the window
Nicky foulkes
Nicky foulkes - 22 dager siden
I have just taken delivery Yaris 2020 Excel with tech pack & Panoramic roof. Initially Toyota Uk told the dealership the height adjustable boot floor was standard on all Uk models as in EU. Then they said sorry no it is available as an optional extra on all models. So they ordered one. When it came it was the previous generation
Yaris. I am still waiting. Now the sting in the tail is it cost £275.00. What has annoyed me is in the EU false floor heated seats & Sterling wheel, boot release on key fob & built in Sat Nav all come as standard on at least Excel & Launch edition. Not in the Uk. We have been short changed again. The door closure does not sound like bag of tin nor do the rear door panels flex like that on the model I have. It is also a light fawn part leather upholstery on the Excel & the seats are really comfortable.
Aviator - 22 dager siden
Interesting, in germany we have a satnav
デクマ - 22 dager siden
I can't believe this car can drive over 1000km without stopping petrol station!
ibo azim
ibo azim - 23 dager siden
Very good compact car
tech BCIT
tech BCIT - 23 dager siden
Hot hatch!! 👍👍👍👍
S Tomison
S Tomison - 23 dager siden
Horrific review. £20k for an AYgo on steroids, a frantic camera man, and a presenters legs who clearly need some steroids. This has nothing on a VW Polo.
zeze - 23 dager siden
Me coming home after bought a Polo: oh...
Fuxyness - 22 dager siden
You made the right choice, the polo is a better car and better looking
John P
John P - 23 dager siden
Hire car special 😄
Vito - 23 dager siden
You're very excited about the "standard features" but the car is comparatively more expensive than like a Peug 208. I'd rather get a decked out higher end 208 model than the lowest end Toyota for the same price. Though I guess 208 isn't hybrid but then you have the Suzuki Swift (or Ignis) Hybrid which is also much cheaper so you could get better models.
thun hasiri
thun hasiri - 24 dager siden
carwow is an fan from bad engine german cars polo.
your money go to the garage.
hahaha ore france cares haha very expansive for repair.
Toyotas,mazda etc are the best cars in the world about engineering never leeking oil always driving years and years .
For space the toyota yaris is make for asian people 5foot to 5 foot 4 and not foor 6 foot ++.
I am myself from the Netherlands 1meter 82and weight 142 kilo.
The Toyota yaris is the car where i can sit in easy in thailand.
my Toyota Yaris G is from 2014 and have 200.000 km on the clock.
Only cost 2time four new michelin tires total cost 450 pound.
Every 10.000 km new oil,airfilter aircofilter total cost 30 pound.
total 20x to 30 pound 600 pound at 200.000 km.
The cost from your Polo ore Peugot if they came so far wthout engine change is 5 times higher.
The Toyota Yaris G drive on E20 what cost 0,5 pound p lit .
The Toyota Yaris G drive 1 lit at 24 km on highway and allover 1 lit at 18 km.
If you are an serieus car analist write the real stuff and not the negative carbage.
ore i think you get sponsor from France and German Carbrands????????????/
thun hasiri
thun hasiri - 24 dager siden
the noise for door closing is super fake ore it is the toyotas they send to england for cheap price go look the solid real japanese cars in japan where the German cars shame in the shadow.
YaDadsA JOKR - 24 dager siden
Looks disgusting
Henrik Koukku
Henrik Koukku - 24 dager siden
Brian Bennett
Brian Bennett - 24 dager siden
3:50 ....cutting costs taken to the extreme. That should be glued or screwed down, a bit ridiculous you can pull at it like that.
myk - 24 dager siden
Toyotas of the 90s were best..definately not the best looking, but go forever
jim liu
jim liu - 24 dager siden
When is this coming to USA?
neil bhagwandeen
neil bhagwandeen - 24 dager siden
It looks like a redesigned Toyota Aqua
Manu - 24 dager siden
They nailed everything everything except the infotainement screen, it's horrible, looks like what Dacia put on their latest Sandero who cost a lot less....
Stuart C
Stuart C - 24 dager siden
good review and great car but the adverts are way to much ... YouTube sort it out.... ARGGGHH
Jie Hao Khor
Jie Hao Khor - 24 dager siden
17:08 Sounds exactly like what Jeremy Clarkson would say. 🤣
Ateş'in Yeğeni Hüseyin
Ateş'in Yeğeni Hüseyin - 24 dager siden
When the car has a sat nav Matt: Who uses when CarPlay exist.
When the car hasn't got a sat nav Matt: The infotainment system does not have a sat nav, that's annoying.
Jean Aguilar
Jean Aguilar - 24 dager siden
Honestly the older gen looks better
KingOfHun - 24 dager siden
All i know from this video that is... I want a big inflatable cholote plastic bunny.
Emmanuel Kidero
Emmanuel Kidero - 24 dager siden
The fact that Mat is a Samsung guy makes me like him way better😂
خليل خليل
خليل خليل - 24 dager siden
- Matos
- Matos - 24 dager siden
Corolla looks much better, man i love that car
Doc - 24 dager siden
16.43 that sound when closing the tin can.
M J88
M J88 - 24 dager siden
Cant wait for the gr rc version😮
powersliding - 24 dager siden
omg at the end when he closed that door, the slam sound is horrible..just like kicking a large dustbin..notice the incomplete paint around the spare wheel too.... wow budget
Shaka Zulu
Shaka Zulu - 25 dager siden
Hybrid??? The YARIS was supposed to be a RELIABLE ECONO box. Now when it does breakdown repairs will cost 2x as much!
dodge2451 - 25 dager siden
Got an advert for the VW Polo, just after you mocked it for being Square and Boxy..
Tobias Rieper
Tobias Rieper - 25 dager siden
Volkswagen and Ford are lying with their space.
They calculating every single gap into the bonnet room. Toyota just calculates the actual space. Thats were the difference comes.
yuucyandesu - 25 dager siden
cris - 25 dager siden
It's actually ugly, both on the inside and outside, and also impractical. #sorryNotSorry
Pretty & practical cars:
Renault Clio,
Peugeot 208,
Dacia Sandero 2021 model,
Hyundai i20,
Ford Fiesta,
VW Polo.
WhiteFox TV
WhiteFox TV - 17 dager siden
Don’t forget ‘Reliability’ and ‘Economical’ edit your list to see what’s still comparable?! I’ll await solid arguments for anything other than the Polo and even that being ’Pretty’ is questionable 😏
Mir Rakibul Hasan
Mir Rakibul Hasan - 25 dager siden
Why did they do that ? 😅
Yamaç Yorulmaz
Yamaç Yorulmaz - 25 dager siden
Maybe they cocooned the door handle away from thief hands so that they can't open the doors from the window when it's open while you're stuck in traffic.
Geir Balderson
Geir Balderson - 25 dager siden
Fine. Fine. But, will it come to America?
Sergo Galoyan
Sergo Galoyan - 25 dager siden
Mat do be flexing his Samsung though
Thomas Moll
Thomas Moll - 25 dager siden
I really liked Toyota as a brand when I started driving. But the last couple of years I even don’t care to consider them anymore: Too weird looking and really unequal in the perceived quality experience.
Kitz G.
Kitz G. - 25 dager siden
Not worth the price
Michael Glynn
Michael Glynn - 25 dager siden
CVT transmission. Nope.
Federico Nardini
Federico Nardini - 25 dager siden
03:45 oh my ... is that plastic or cardboard? 😱
Michael Tapel
Michael Tapel - 25 dager siden
Starting from 23,600~ pound in Israel, very cheap car at premium price
Andrei Pretorius
Andrei Pretorius - 25 dager siden
Best reporter out there. Funny, knowledgeable and honest. Thank you for all the great reviews. Review some jeeps please
Keshav Sammi
Keshav Sammi - 25 dager siden
Looks epic . But unfortunately not available in my country.
Julio Huang
Julio Huang - 25 dager siden
Lexus was the hibri brand now toyota have hibri let forget lexus
Julio Huang
Julio Huang - 25 dager siden
Toyota Yaris hibri Now we don’t need to pay extra money to buy lexus :D
Nick Papanikolaou
Nick Papanikolaou - 25 dager siden
It's funny that in a Toyota review you mention the word VW Polo more often than ...Toyota! Toyota will outlast any german car, hands down! And lloking for space for 3 passengers in the back is looking to find flaws so that you can glow over your german supporters! pathetic!
Teddi Aydarov
Teddi Aydarov - 25 dager siden
Hi :) What about 2020 Toyota GR Yaris in a review or drag race, or both :)
洸大000 - 25 dager siden