toyota yaris review

Review: 2019 Toyota Yaris – the best of both worlds in 1 interesting package

(2019 Toyota Yaris 1.5G Prices & Specs | Gallery) After a long absence from the Malaysian market, the 2019 Toyota Yaris is back to shake up the Honda-Jazz-dominated-segment with a loud bang. With local artists leading the marketing campaign, it is clear that Toyota is aiming at a fun lifestyle concept rather than a practical daily people mover. But car enthusiasts flocked to showrooms all the same to rediscover the hatchback, eager to see if the Toyota Yaris could live up to the Honda Jazz's sol


Jan 6, 2020

How fuel efficient is the Toyota Yaris?

The 1.5-litre naturally aspirated heart of the 2019 Toyota Yaris is a familiar unit. The 2NR-FE engine is one that powers the Toyota Vios and has been in use since UMW Toyota gave the sedan an update in 2016. Back then, UMW claims that the new engine was an effort for better fuel efficiency, and the Yaris definitely proves itself to be a fuel sipping car. Mated to a CVT with seven sequential gears, the Yaris’ engine produces 107 PS and 140 Nm, 13 PS less than Honda Jazz. It’s hardly the fastest


Feb 10, 2020

Video Review: Toyota GR Yaris - let us show you how to drive it!

The Toyota GR Yaris, a hot hatch that I've wanted to drive so badly ever since it was launched. Who wouldn't? It appealed to the very core of me, being a person that enjoyed, cherished and relished the simple act of driving. The GR Yaris positively celebrates it. So, when the invite came in our mailbox to sample the Toyota GR Yaris (in Sepang International Circuit no less), I yelped in delight and couldn't sleep a few nights. This was a car Toyota built for car people, honed with its racing and


Apr 12, 2021

Pros and Cons: Toyota Yaris – this over the Honda Jazz?

Fun fact: The Toyota Yaris shares the same engine as the Perodua Myvi 1.5L. In fact, both engines are made at the same Daihatsu Perodua Engine Manufacturing plant in Sendayan. Yes, the engines have different engine codes – 2NR-FE for the Toyota Yaris and 2NR-VE for the Perodua Myvi – but they are essentially the same aluminum block engines with slightly different tuning. The one fitted in the Toyota Yaris makes slightly more power, 107 PS and 140 Nm versus 103 PS and 136 Nm for the Myvi. So why


Oct 15, 2020

Honda Jazz Hybrid vs Honda Jazz V vs Toyota Yaris; combing through the spec sheet

We’ve compared the Honda Jazz and Toyota Yaris multiple times. But we’ve never really looked closely at the equipment list that each car has. So, we decided to go through the equipment list with a fine-tooth comb! Here’s a quick reminder of each car’s variant equipment list: For this guide, we’re comparing the top spec Toyota Yaris G with the top spec Honda Jazz V variant and the Honda Jazz Hybrid as well. In terms of safety equipment, the Yaris far outshines both Jazz V and Hybrid variants. Wit


Jan 28, 2020

Deal breaker: We love the Toyota Vios but this is why we would pick the Toyota Yaris instead

On paper, the Toyota Vios has got it all. 7 airbags, 360-degree Panoramic View Monitor, brilliant driving experience, a supremely quiet cabin (69 dB at 110 km/h based on our tests) and more in a very attractive price starting from RM 77,200 to RM 87,300 for the range topper. But there is one deal breaker that has us halting and reaching for the Toyota Yaris brochure (which, mind you, is very similar to the Vios’) instead, and that is the very annoying blind-spot monitor beep. Yes, both the Vios


Apr 1, 2020

Owner Review: A Car That I Can't Resist- My Story With My Toyota Yaris

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Toyota Yaris owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar Facebook: Mike Maximiliano I fell in love with the Toyota Yaris the moment Toyota has teased it to the world. Being a college student, my options were limited by my parents. During the 2019 Malaysian Autoshow, I was taken aback by its design and features it has. Air conditioning, headlamps with follow-me-home function, an infotainment display, and electrochromic rearview m

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Jul 2, 2020

In Brief: Toyota Yaris - proof that a quiet cabin doesn't have to be expensive

After years of absence, the Toyota Yaris made a roaring return in 2019, shaking up the B-segment hatchback market with its stylish looks and superb list of features. We use the term “roaring” because the Yaris’s comeback saw the car pioneer safety features that have never been seen on any B-segment hatchbacks - blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert, 360-degree camera (panoramic view monitor) plus 7 airbags. The Yaris is now assembled in Toyota’s Bukit Raja plant. And can easily own to the


Feb 6, 2020

Honda Jazz vs Toyota Yaris vs Volkswagen Polo - which B-segment hatchback is for you?

Honda Jazz is one of the top favourites for those looking for a non-national hatchback. The design is chic, great reliability, coupled with fantastic interior space and a well-designed ergonomics, it’s not hard to see why critics and consumers alike rated the Jazz highly. (2018 Honda Jazz Gallery | Specifications | Full Review) Honda Jazz But as with any king on the throne, there is always a worthy challenger trying to grab the coveted spot. After missing a hatchback model in their line-up, Toyo

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Apr 12, 2020

Spied: New 2020 Honda City Hatchback spotted in Thailand, watch out Toyota Yaris

The Honda City Hatchback has been spotted on the roads, not only confirming that the rumours are correct, but also solidifies the fact that the all-new Jazz may not be launched in this region. Despite being draped in copious amount of camouflage, this is unmistakably the City Hatchback, as the front end looks just like the newly-launched City sedan. Furthermore, the rear end is similar to the leaked patent images, down to the rear wiper placement. In terms of powertrain, the upcoming City Hatchb


May 29, 2020

GR Yaris too expensive? Here's a cheaper, track-focused Toyota Yaris Cup Car

Over the past couple of weeks, the Toyota GR Yaris stole much of the Internet’s limelight and rightfully so. Brilliant car it may be, but with a price tag that hovers around the RM 300k mark, it’s not something for the average car buyer out there. Enter the Japan-only Toyota Yaris Cup Car. Yes, it may lack the GR badging like its 3-door sibling, but there’s still much to love about this up-and-coming race car. For starters, the little Yaris Cup Car is fitted, from the factory, with a bunch of up


Jan 22, 2021

The TNGA Toyota Yaris (and Yaris Cross) may not come to Malaysia. Here’s why

The recently-introduced TNGA-based Toyota Yaris Cross (and its Yaris hatchback sibling) has garnered a lot of attention lately, as many readers love the way the design of the new model. But for many of us, the Yaris and Yaris Cross will remain as images or videos on our screens, as these two models are unlikely to come to Malaysia. Here's why. Wait, just how small is it? The first reason why the models aren’t destined for Malaysia is because of their size. Compared to the Yaris we’re familiar wi


Apr 29, 2020

Toyota Yaris 2020: Pakej terbaik luar dan dalam!

Toyota Yaris Tahukah anda, Toyota Yaris yang pernah dilancarkan di Malaysia pada tahun 2006? Tanda nama Yaris telah bermula lebih 10 tahun yang lalu namun atas sebab-sebab tertentu, Toyota Yaris seolah-olah luput dari ingatan rakyat Malaysia. Sehinggalah kini, Toyota Yaris kembali dengan warna-warna terang seolah-olah mengumumkan ketibaannya semula di Malaysia. Apatah lagi, ketibaan Toyota Yaris turut melenyapkan dominasi Honda Jazz di dalam kelas yang sama. Jadi, apakah kelebihan Toyota Yaris 2


Jun 20, 2020

Review: Toyota Vios - This over the Honda City?

(2019 Toyota Vios prices and specs | Gallery) To begin with, a full disclosure – my daily is a 2014 (third generation pre-facelift) Toyota Vios and some bias may be involved in this review, but not in the way that you think, it's actually against the Toyota Vios. Personally, the Toyota Vios has never been appealing because to me, it is merely a means to avoid our national brands. And when my family decided to get one back in 2014, needless to say I wasn't particularly thrilled by the news. But p


Feb 10, 2020

Sorry Toyota, Thais like the Honda City Hatchback more - outsells Yaris by nearly 2x in Feb

Sales-wise, the Toyota Yaris enjoyed a relatively unchallenged 2020 in Thailand. As we opined in our article last month however, that steady lead may not last too long and it's starting to show: the Honda City Hatchback has overtaken the Yaris for units sold in February 2021. According to data gathered by Headlightmag, February saw sales of the City Hatchback spike to 2,916 units, pulling ahead of the Yaris' 1,560 cars sold. That's a 1,530-unit gap in favour of Honda, or roughly 87% more. If any


Apr 2, 2021

Toyota Yaris 2021 Facelift diacah - pelancaran Disember, ada Toyota Safety Suite

Beberapa minggu lepas, kami ada laporkan yang Toyota Vios 2020 facelift akan tiba pada bulan Disember dan akan mengiringinya ialah varian Gazoo Racing (GR). Kini, Toyota sedang mengacah satu lagi model yang ditunggu ramai iaitu Toyota Yaris 2021 facelift. Ia hanyalah acah yang biasa-biasa saja dengan satu gambar yang menunjukkan lampu hadapan LED Yaris yang dimuatnaik pada laman sesawang Toyota Malaysia dan media sosialnya. Rekaannya menyerupai Yaris spesifikasi Thailand, tapi kita boleh jangkak


Oct 31, 2020

Leaked! Patent images of the Toyota Yaris facelift

Images of a black and white patent filing of a hatchback that looks like the Toyota Yaris has surfaced on the internet. The images are leaked from a patent image submission to the National Institute of Industrial Properties of Argentina. According to Funtastiko, the images were leaked by Brazilian news site Parabrisas. The patent images are said to be of the Toyota Yaris facelift that will be launched in 2021. There is no mistaking the shape of the car in the patent images to be anything but the


May 19, 2020

Toyota Yaris: Pencabar terbaru dalam segmen yang kompetitif.

Toyota Yaris Toyota Yaris merupakan sebuah hatchback segmen B yang baru dilancarkan oleh Toyota. Model ini dibawa masuk untuk memberi cabaran langsung kepada model seperti Honda Jazz, Mazda 2, Kia Rio, Peugeot 208, dan Volkswagen Polo. Harga Toyota Yaris Harga bermula dari RM 70,888 untuk varian pengenalan 1.5J. Spesifikasi pertengahan 1.5E berharga RM 76,888, sementara 1.5G varian teratasnya berharga RM 83,888. Harga berdasarkan harga atas jalan, tanpa insurans. Semua varian Toyota Yaris menggu


May 24, 2020

Toyota Yaris 2020: Keselamatan dan kesenyapan kabin paling mantap!

Toyota Yaris Toyota jarang dikenali dengan model hatchback mereka di Malaysia. Namun segala-galanya berubah pada tahun 2019 dengan pengenalan Toyota Yaris. Kali ini, Toyota benar-benar all out dengan Toyota Yaris. Manakan tidak, Yaris dilengkapi dengan lebih banyak ciri-ciri berbanding pesaing yang lain - blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert, kamera 360-darjah (panoramic view monitor) dan 7 beg udara. 7 tau! Toyota Yaris 2020 ini dipasang secara tempatan (CKD) di kilang Toyota Bukit Raja


Jun 12, 2020

In Brief: Toyota Yaris 2019 - A Welcomed Rival

(Toyota Yaris 2019 Model | Gallery) The Toyota Yaris 2019 is a B-segment hatchback, aimed squarely at the Honda Jazz, Mazda 2, Kia Rio, Peugeot 208, and Volkswagen Polo. What Is the Toyota Yaris 2019 price? Prices start from RM 70,888 for the base 1.5J variant. The mid-spec 1.5E costs RM 76,888, while the range-topping 1.5G costs RM 83,888. All prices are on-the-road, without insurance. All variants of the Toyota Yaris 2019 share a 1.5-litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine that o


Aug 30, 2019

2020 Toyota GR Yaris teased, Malaysia debut soon?

It appears that Toyota fans in Malaysia can potentially look forward to a new Gazoo Racing (GR) model in the near future, as Toyota Malaysia recently posted a lone photo of the 2020 Toyota GR Yaris on their Facebook page. As seen on the Facebook post, Toyota Malaysia did not say if the GR Yaris will be introduced here, only saying that “the GR Yaris is a pure performance car and a product of our philosophy, to push the limits of our vehicle beyond boundaries through motorsports, all towards achi


Jul 20, 2020

0-100 km/h: Myvi, Iriz, Jazz, Yaris, Mazda 2 and Polo, which is fastest?

The B-segment hatchback is a pretty popular segment in Malaysia, being the first choice among fresh grads and those looking for an upgrade from a small city car like the Perodua Axia or an older car. It’s also the segment where Malaysia’s most popular car resides in, the Perodua Myvi. The Myvi has always been an icon in the hearts of Malaysians. We’ve seen memes or even witness first-hand how the infamous Malaysian supercar charges up and down Malaysian roads without missing a beat. Which got us

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Sep 10, 2020

Vietnam-bound Toyota Yaris Cross trademarked, 2021 launch possible?

2021 could be a busy year for Toyota, as they recently trademarked a number of nameplates and designs in Vietnam, with the Toyota Yaris Cross being one of them. Judging from the trademark filings, the Toyota Yaris Cross could find its way to Vietnam in the near future, as the model was just introduced in Singapore a week ago. Seeing that the Toyota Corolla Cross has already found its way to Vietnam, the Yaris Cross could follow soon. It remains to be seen what powertrain options will be offered,


Jan 20, 2021

Rebiu Pemilik: Toyota Yaris - Si Kacak Yang Praktikal

**Artikel ini berkisar tentang pengalaman peribadi pemilik Toyota Yaris 2020 dan ia tidak semestinya mewakili pandangan WapCar. Pemilik: Riezal Wahab ↓↓↓ Tekan Sini untuk Kongsi Cerita Anda ↓↓↓ Sudah lebih 4 bulan aku memiliki dan memandu Toyota Yaris 2020 ini. Kisahnya, aku telah menjual sebuah kereta harian kegunaan isteriku iaitu Perodua Viva Elite 1.0 (A) berwarna Midnight Blue yang telah berkhidmat selama hampir 11 tahun dengan jayanya. Berbagai ragam, pahit getir, suka dan duka telah dilal


Jul 31, 2020

Rebiu: Toyota Yaris – pilihan terbaik dalam 1 pakej menarik

(Harga & Spesifikasi Toyota Yaris 1.5G 2019 | Galeri) Setelah lama menghilang dari pasaran Malaysia, Toyota Yaris 2019 kembali untuk menandingi segmen yang didominasi oleh Honda Jazz setelah sekian lama. Dengan artis lokal yang diketengahkan untuk mempromosikan kereta ini, Toyota jelas mahukan konsep gaya hidup yang menyeronokkan sambil menarik minat golongan muda profesional. Peminat-peminat kereta menyerbu bilik-bilik pameran untuk melihat hatchback ini dengan lebih dekat, tak sabar untuk meli


Jul 2, 2020

TNGA-based Toyota Yaris SUV rumoured to launch tomorrow

The new Toyota Yaris-based SUV was initially scheduled for a debut at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show in March, but the reveal was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Could debut tomorrow Despite that setback, a post by Spanish publication Auto Nocion has claimed that Toyota will be launching the new SUV tomorrow (23-April), though the publication did not cite any sources. Wait, wasn’t the Yaris Cross announced last year? The difference between the upcoming Yaris-based SUV and the e


Apr 22, 2020

Toyota Yaris dan Toyota Vios dominasi pasaran segmen B bantu penjualan Toyota bulan Oktober!

Toyota Yaris Toyota Vios UMW mengumumkan bahawa anak syarikat mereka UMW Toyota Malaysia telah berjaya menjual sebanyak 6,468 unit kenderaan pada bulan Oktober, meningkat 15.4% daripada 5,605 unit yang dijual pada bulan September. Dalam sebuah pengumuman dari pihak mereka, penjualan kenderaan yang tinggi ini dipacu oleh bantuan pengecualian cukai jualan untuk kenderaan yang diumumkan. Kenyataan tersebut turut menjelaskan bahawa penyumbang utama penjualan pada bulan Oktober adalah Toyota Vios, To


Nov 4, 2020

CVT in the 2020 Toyota GR Yaris, wait...what?

Prior to the model going on sale in Japan, Toyota has announced the full line-up of the 2020 Toyota GR Yaris. For the Japanese market, three variants of the GR Yaris will be made available: RZ (272 PS, 370 Nm, 6MT) RC (272 PS, 370 Nm, 6MT) RS (120 PS, 145 Nm, CVT) Toyota GR Yaris RZ - Range-topping with all the bells and whistles The RZ is the top-of-the-line variant, powered by a newly-developed 1.6-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that does 272 PS and 370 Nm, mated to a 6-speed


Jun 2, 2020

Facelifted 2021 Toyota Yaris teased - Toyota Safety Sense, December launch, from RM 71k

A couple of weeks back, we broke the news that the facelifted 2020 Toyota Vios is coming in December and with it, a go-faster Gazoo Racing (GR) variant. Now, Toyota has set off another ticking timebomb by teasing the facelifted 2021 Toyota Yaris. It's still a small teaser, with only an image of the upcoming Yaris' LED headlight plastered on Toyota Malaysia's website and social media. The design is very similar to the Thailand-spec Yaris, but expect some design tweaks around the car to suit our m


Oct 31, 2020

Toyota GR Yaris crowned 2021 UK Car of the Year

The Toyota GR Yaris is a hoot to drive. Well, that’s what we obtained from reviews especially in the UK where it won multiple awards just three weeks into its launch there. Also read: Toyota GR Yaris awarded Top Gear Magazine Hot Hatch of the Year and it's coming to Malaysia! Now, Toyota has another trophy to add to its awards collection with the GR Yaris picking up two awards in the 2021 UK Car of the Year (UK-COTY). One was the Best Performance award and the other being the top prize itself, t

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Mar 10, 2021