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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 $15,390 for the Yaris Ascent 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.

Toyota Yaris Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Toyota Yaris varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $15,390 and going to $32,550 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
2020 Hatchback 1.3L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $15,390 $32,550
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
2016 Hatchback 1.3L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $7,600 $15,840
2016 Sedan 1.5L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $7,700 $14,190
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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 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 2006: Doors will not open

    It sounds like part of the mechanism that operates the door latch has broken or melted or fallen off or in some other way failed. I’m not sure about the specifics of the rear doors on a 2006 Yaris, but the solution is to get inside the door and operate the latch mechanically to open the door. But that can be easier said than done.

    If you can lower the window in that door, you might find a locksmith or specialist safe-breaker who can use a hook to manipulate the latch. But in many cases, the only solution is to remove the interior door trim to get at the broken mechanism. The problem there, of course, is that the door trim will be hard up against the door jamb and the rubber deals, so removing it can be a huge problem.

    In some cases, you’ll be able to remove/lift one corner of the door trim to gain access, but I can’t guarantee that the trim won’t be damaged in this operation. Once it’s damaged, of course, all bets are off and you can cut a hole in the trim to gain the access you need to trigger the latch.

    And the better news is that there are plenty of Yarises in wrecking yards waiting to give up their door trim to replace the one you’re about to butcher. And if memory serves, all Yarises had the same colour interior, so finding a matching door trim won’t be too difficult.

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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
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
2016 Hatchback 5.7L/100km 1.3L ULP 5 SP MAN
2016 Sedan 6.1L/100km 1.5L ULP 5 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Toyota Yaris Pricing and Specs for 2020

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
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
2016 Hatchback 1510x1695x3885 mm 140 mm
2016 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.

Toyota Yaris Wheel Size

The Toyota Yaris has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 175x65 R15 for Hatchback in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 15x5.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
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
2016 Hatchback 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches
2016 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 maximum towing capacity of 900kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 Hatchback 0kg 900kg
2019 Hatchback 900kg 900kg
2018 Hatchback 900kg 900kg
2017 Hatchback 900kg 900kg
2017 Sedan 1050kg 1050kg
2016 Hatchback 900kg 900kg
2016 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