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Toyota Yaris Australia

The Toyota Yaris arrived in 2005, replacing the Toyota Echo.

The Yaris name was actually used overseas since the original Starlet replacement arrived in 1999, but Australia adopted the global ‘Yaris’ nameplate in '05. One thing that hasn’t changed throughout the Yaris’s lifetime is its usefulness and practicality, thanks to clever touches that make the most of the diminutive space on offer. The Yaris is available in a range of specifications, hatch and sedan body styles and with the choice of manual or automatic transmissions. The auto-only sedan was not updated when the third-generation Yaris arrived in 2011, and continues to sell in second-generation guise alongside the newer hatch.

Current prices range from $22,130 for the Yaris Ascent Sport to $32,550 for the Yaris ZR Hybrid TWO-Tone.

Toyota Yaris Colours

  • Glacier White
  • Crystal Pearl
  • Silver Pearl
  • Graphite
  • Ink
  • Cherry
  • Vivid Yellow
  • Dynamic Blue
  • Tidal Blue
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Toyota Yaris 2019.

Toyota Yaris Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Toyota Yaris varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $11,100 and going to $33,110 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 Hatchback 1.3L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $11,100 $33,110
2021 Hatchback 1.5L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $22,130 $32,550
2020 Hatchback 1.3L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $11,100 $33,110
2019 Hatchback 1.3L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $9,900 $21,120
2018 Hatchback 1.3L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $9,200 $19,360
2017 Hatchback 1.3L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $8,100 $17,490
2017 Sedan 1.5L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $8,200 $15,290
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Toyota Yaris Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Toyota Yaris here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What car should I buy to replace my 2006 Toyota Corolla?

    There are still plenty of great small cars around within your budget, Agnes, and they all have good safety packages (or we wouldn’t recommend them). Look at offerings such as the Suzuki Swift Navigator (with the optional autonomous emergency braking) for around $17,000 (plus on-road costs) or the Kia Rio S at around $19,000 or Kia Picanto S (one size smaller than the Rio) at closer to $16,000. Both the Kias also feature the brand’s excellent seven-year warranty, capped-price servicing and free roadside assistance which is great peace of mind.

    The Volkswagen Polo is a classy drive but a little more expensive at closer to $21,000 for the 85TSi Comfortline. Actually, to be honest, you’ve missed the boat on bargain small cars by a couple of years. Firm favourites such as the Toyota Yaris and Mazda 2 have both been updated relatively recently and have recorded big price jumps in the process. The cheapest Yaris with an automatic transmission is now around $23,000 (it was less than $17,000 back in 2018) while the Mazda 2 Maxx went from being a sub-$17,000 proposition in 2018 to a $23,000 car by the time you add an automatic transmission in 2020.

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  • What cars with high seats and a big boot do you recommend?

    If your dad was happy with his previous Yaris, then I think the new model would suit him just as well. Don’t be put off by the lack of a sedan, as the hatchback version is actually even better at swallowing things like wheelchairs. You’d be amazed at just how practical a conventional hatchback is. The real shame is that Toyota no longer sells the three-door version of the Yaris (they’re all five-doors now). Because the three-door model had longer doors, they made getting and in and out even easier. The only catch was that they opened pretty wide (which is why disabled car-parking spaces are extra wide as well).

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  • Toyota Yaris 2011 and Honda Jazz 2005: Engine longevity

    A few factors determine engine longevity, so let’s start with the first of those, the basic materials and design of the engine in question. Both the Toyota and Honda have advanced small-capacity engines that are made from quality materials. So that’s in their favour.

    The second factor is servicing. A lack of regular maintenance including fresh oil and filters will kill engines fast, so that’s crucial. And finally, how they are driven will also play a part. An engine that only does long distances in the country will always last longer than one that is subjected to frequent cold starts and stop-start traffic. An engine that is regularly revved to redline between the gears will also potentially die younger than one that is driven sensibly and with a bit of mechanical sympathy.

    The bottom line? There’s no short answer. But I have seen small-capacity Honda and Toyota engines clock up 250,000km and more with correct maintenance. Things have certainly changed from the 1950s when the average car engine needed a rebuilt every 100,000km and what was called a de-coke and valve-grind every 30,000km. Ask your grandfather about it.

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  • Toyota Yaris: Is it suitable for off-road driving?

    Driven very, very carefully, a Toyota Yaris would probably make it up the Oodnadatta Track, but it would be a very slow process and the car may never feel the same again. Even a proper off-road four-wheel-drive can suffer at the hands of outback roads like these, and the corrugations have to be experienced to be believed. That theory also presupposes that the track is in relatively good condition at the time and it hasn’t been raining in those parts.

    Given that the vast bulk of your driving is, indeed, in Yaris territory I can see your point. Perhaps renting a four-wheel-drive for the Oodnadatta Track holiday would be the way to go.

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Toyota Yaris Fuel Consumption

The Toyota Yaris is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Hyb/ULP and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 3.3L/100km for Hatchback /Hyb/ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 Hatchback 3.3L/100km 1.5L Hyb/ULP CVT AUTO
2021 Hatchback 5.4L/100km 1.5L ULP 6 SP MAN
2020 Hatchback 3.3L/100km 1.5L Hyb/ULP CVT AUTO
2020 Hatchback 5.8L/100km 1.3L ULP 5 SP MAN
2019 Hatchback 5.8L/100km 1.3L ULP 5 SP MAN
2018 Hatchback 5.8L/100km 1.3L ULP 5 SP MAN
2017 Hatchback 5.7L/100km 1.3L ULP 5 SP MAN
2017 Sedan 6.1L/100km 1.5L ULP 5 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Toyota Yaris Pricing and Specs for 2021

Toyota Yaris Dimensions

The dimensions of the Toyota Yaris Hatchback and Sedan vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 Hatchback 1505x1695x3940 mm 150 mm
2020 Hatchback 1510x1695x3945 mm 140 mm
2019 Hatchback 1510x1695x3945 mm 140 mm
2018 Hatchback 1510x1695x3945 mm 140 mm
2017 Hatchback 1510x1695x3885 mm 140 mm
2017 Sedan 1460x1690x4300 mm 108 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota Yaris Dimensions

Toyota Yaris Interior

The interior of the Toyota Yaris - depending on the generation you're considering - is either a highlight or a letdown. Earlier models had lots of clever storage and nice trim elements like sliding rear sears, but newer versions had a dashboard wasn't as smart, and some cheaper trim elements - try and pick them in the images. No Yaris model has had leather seat trim.

Shown above are interior details for the Toyota Yaris 2019.

Toyota Yaris Wheel Size

The Toyota Yaris has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 185x60 R15 8 for Hatchback in 2021 with a wheel size that spans from —.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 Hatchback 185x60 R15 8 185x60 R15 8
2020 Hatchback 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches
2019 Hatchback 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches
2018 Hatchback 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches
2017 Hatchback 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches
2017 Sedan 185x60 R15 15x5.5 inches 185x60 R15 15x5.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota Yaris Wheel Sizes

Toyota Yaris Towing Capacity

The Toyota Yaris has no towing capacity for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 Hatchback 0kg 0kg
2020 Hatchback 0kg 900kg
2019 Hatchback 900kg 900kg
2018 Hatchback 900kg 900kg
2017 Hatchback 900kg 900kg
2017 Sedan 1050kg 1050kg
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Toyota Yaris Seats

The Toyota Yaris comes with five seats. Both the Ascent and SX variants come with Black fabric seat trim, with the ZR variant available with Black ZR sports fabric seats.

Toyota Yaris Seats
Shown above are seat details for the Toyota Yaris 2019.