If you think the Yaris looks like it hasn't changed shape in about a decade, you'd be right. Almost. It's been eight years since it's had a makeover. There's something comfortingly familiar about it on first sight, like when you find an old T-shirt that's well past its use-by date. It's comfy, but you wouldn't really go out in public with it. That's how the Yaris feels, a tad dated, but reassuringly familiar.
The inside is where this car could really do with a makeover, however. While it's in a budget category, there are other, more stylish cars in the same price bracket that do a better job like the Mazda 2 and Kia Picanto.
The Yaris is full of hard plastic bits on the dash and doors, the centre console is basic in design and there are no standout features or recent efforts to lift the interior.
The fabric seats are comfortable enough and you do have to remember that we're in an affordable car, so it's never going to be luxurious. But there are other affordable options that have more modern interior designs.