2015 Toyota Yaris Hatchback | new car review

Posted on Jul 16, 2014 by
2015 Toyota Yaris Hatchback
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  • Rated 4 stars
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AEDAED 51,000 - 73,500
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 75%
  • Interior
    Editor: 70%
  • Quality
    Editor: 60%
  • Features
    Editor: 70%
  • Performance
    Editor: 75%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 70%

Review Summary:

The Yaris isn't in need of a flowery introduction, for the sheer number on the streets speak for themselves.

Pros

The 2015 Yaris hatchback is well priced for car that goes up against some strong competitors in a price sensitive market.

Cons

Updating the 4-speed automatic transmission to a 6-speed is definitely needed.

Looks

What’s evident with the styling of the 2015 Yaris Hatchback, is that it is no longer being targeted at individuals who have just celebrated their 30th birthday and have streaks of white hair to confirm that. While the aesthetics have definitely been spruced up all around, the 2015 Yaris Hatchback has undergone some significant dimensional alterations as well. With its wheelbase undergoing a growth spurt and expanding 40mm, a 5mm increase in width, and a reduction in height to sit 45mm closer to the ground, the Yaris now measures 4,115mm long, 1,700mm wide and 1,475mm tall.

2015 Toyota Yaris front

Feels

Being the result of a control-c, control-v function, the cabin is identical to that of its sedan sibling and due to that, it carries over some unpleasant bits from its kinfolk. While hard plastics are undoubtedly present, it’s the artificial ‘stitched’ finish and brushed aluminium along the dashboard and door panels that are the real unpleasant bits.

2015 Toyota Yaris interior

Engineering

In addition to a push button entry and start system, an audio system that features AUX and USB jacks, and projector beam headlights, there’s a brilliant automatic A/C system that is claimed to cool the cabin to a chilly 15C in a mere three minutes. Though it is arguably well equipped for its price, the addition of Bluetooth telephony to the 2015 Yaris Hatchback wouldn’t go amiss.

2015 Toyota Yaris interior

What’s on offer?

As far as engine choices are concerned, there’s either a 1.3 litre VVTI delivering 84 horsepower and 121 Nm of torque, or a 1.5 litre VVTI which produces a slightly more respectable 108 horsepower and 141 Nm of torque. While both engines get mated to a 4 speed automatic transmission that is long past its expiry date, the brawnier of the two manages to squeeze a 0 – 100 km/h sprint in just 11.9 seconds.

2015 Toyota Yaris side

Summing it…

The 2015 Toyota Yaris Hatchback is everything it promises to be; it’s affordable, efficient and partially sporty too. While some may argue that it isn’t on par with Honda’s Jazz for not having features such as a panoramic roof, cooled glove box and speed sensitive volume control, the fact remains that in this particular market segment, it’s all about saving that dosh and by opting for the Yaris, you do just that.

2015 Toyota Yaris rear

 Specifications

 

Specifications2015 Toyota Yaris Hatchback 1.3L2015 Toyota Yaris Hatchback 1.5L
Engine/ Cylinders1.3 litre / 4 cyl1.5 litre / 4 cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
85 hp @ 6,000 RPM108 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
121 Nm @ 4,400 RPM141 Nm @ 4,200 RPM
Tranmission4 speed automatic4 speed automatic
DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h14.5 secs11.9 secs
Top speed165 km/h175 km/h
PriceAED 51,000AED 54,900 - 73,500

One Response to 2015 Toyota Yaris Hatchback | new car review

  1. Beg Reply

    December 10, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Last price for this car.

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