What is the best year and model of Toyota Yaris?

I’m looking at purchasing an automatic Yaris or Yaris Hybrid. From research and asking around it seems like the 1.4/1.5 engine is the best to go for.

However, my budget is £8k - £10k and getting this engine within this price doesn’t seem feasible.

Which alternative years/engines could you recommend of the Yaris that would have the same or similar reliability, reduced rev humming, fuel efficiency etc.

Asked on 1 September 2023 by Lydia

Answered by David Ross
We found several examples of the Toyota Yaris with the 1.3-litre or 1.5-litre hybrid engine for sale within your budget, so you should have no issues finding a car suitable for your needs.

The rev humming that you mention is an unfortunate side effect of the CVT gearbox fitted to the hybrid model, so the only way you can avoid this is to go for the 1.3-litre non-hybrid version.

Alternatives you could look at include the Honda Jazz, SEAT Ibiza or Mazda 2.
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