Toyota GR Yaris review - see why I plan to buy one!

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Introducing what might be the most exciting car Toyota has EVER produced - the new Toyota GR Yaris!
This super-sporty edition of Toyota’s popular small family car is effectively a rally car built for the road. Hidden under the bonnet you’ll find a 1.6-litre 3-cylinder turbo-petrol, which will produce 261hp & 360Nm of torque! But it’s no surprise it’ll put down so much, given it’s the most powerful 3-cylinder turbo available in 2020!
So, are you loving the sound of it?! Of course you are! The question is, would you be willing to spend over £30,000 on a Yaris?! It's going to be super rare, with only 25,000 set to be produced worldwide! But even with that in mind, would you be better off spending a bit less & picking up a Fiesta ST?
There’s only one way to find out what you should do - stick with Mat for his latest in-depth review!
00:00 Intro
01:19 Exterior Design
03:44 Interior Design
05:29 Engine
05:58 0 - 60mph
06:34 Drivetrain
08:28 Price
09:08 Five Annoying Features
10:57 Five Good Features
12:25 Twisty Road Driving
14:25 Motorway Driving
16:10 Verdict
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  • It would be nice if we got it here in the U.S

    Robert OrtegaRobert Ortega11 دقائق قبل
  • Is it possible to have a 5 door version of this car ?

    Muhammad Nur AkbarMuhammad Nur Akbarساعات قبل
  • You won't get much for your 996 Porsche they are the most unloved 911 of all time and the motors can let go being the first water cooled version

    Jamie ThompsonJamie Thompson3 ساعات قبل
  • At least it's a Toyota unlike the supra which is a bmw in drag Toyota can build cars as good themselves when they want to not a patch on the 90s supra they are the nuts

    Jamie ThompsonJamie Thompson3 ساعات قبل
  • Sell ur Porche for that Toyota, I think Porche should prevent u from buying new Porche by their dealer.. 😂😂😂😂.. just kidding After all, It'll be ur Car, it's ur Money, INDEED.. However, Toyota, especially this one, will cost less in maintenance and spare parts.. 😎

    MrXYZ2kMrXYZ2k6 ساعات قبل
  • Go ahead and buy it matt

    Sam MureithiSam Mureithi7 ساعات قبل
  • Go right ahead and buy it Mat!!

    Angel Alba RebuffoAngel Alba Rebuffo7 ساعات قبل
  • The sound is almost too crisp... needs mixing down guys. Love the vids and the humour

    Simba MasakuSimba Masaku7 ساعات قبل
  • Could not get excited about an ugly Yaris.

    Steve SASSteve SAS8 ساعات قبل
  • Amazing car! I really like that it has normal instrument gauges, screens wont last long term.

    TABRAOTABRAO9 ساعات قبل
  • Turbocharged i3. Yeah that's going to eat through head gaskets like crazy.

    EpotherosEpotheros10 ساعات قبل
  • Roses are red Violets are blue Sell the ugly 996, buy the Gazoo

    Debaditya ChakrabortyDebaditya Chakraborty10 ساعات قبل
  • Does toyota know about Koeingsegg's 600 horsepower 2l 3cylinder?

    Debaditya ChakrabortyDebaditya Chakraborty10 ساعات قبل
  • I might sell my lexus is 200t and buy the yaris instead it looks so fun! : D

    oliver duborgoliver duborg10 ساعات قبل
  • 9:47 Hornblaster train-horn swap when I get mine...meeep-meeep, LOL!

    Kulas NikovKulas Nikov12 ساعات قبل
  • I CAN NOT STAND mat's rubbish attempt at humour and also copying Alan Partridge CONSTANTLY. Just stop it mate it's annoying, not funny and frankly cringeworthy. Just stick to the reviews and that's it!

    Anon ymousAnon ymous12 ساعات قبل
  • Yes !!!

    Lennart VikströmLennart Vikström16 ساعات قبل
  • No, don't buy it, save the quota for me, hahaha

    BCAutoFeverBCAutoFever16 ساعات قبل
  • Dont sell the 996

    Labros AndrianopoulosLabros Andrianopoulos18 ساعات قبل
  • WoW

    Naeem ShahNaeem Shah20 ساعات قبل
  • damn toyotas rly make u piss

    M A T TM A T T20 ساعات قبل
  • Just came back from testing it. Really surprised me how fast it is so yeaaa....great car and a ton of fun. However prices are starting at CHF 37'000 in Switzerland which is quite unreasonable for a Toyota Yaris.....

    stost 9stost 920 ساعات قبل
  • Were the flies attracted by Matts wee ?

    H-whenH-when21 ساعات قبل
  • absolutely!.. out with the old, in with the new!

    Andreas LindkvistAndreas Lindkvist23 ساعات قبل
  • I love that fact that they didn't cheap out on the back wheels like alot of cars do.

    optimus primeoptimus primeأيام قبل
  • Just sell the 996 😂 you need this little reliable Japanese AWD Hot hatch. I’m sure you will have more fun with this!

    eric soeric soأيام قبل
  • Not coming to México 🇲🇽😔

    Imn0talanImn0talanأيام قبل
  • But, did you wash your hands after your slash Matt?

    G PG Pأيام قبل
  • God damn U.S.......😥😥😥

    Kong LeeKong Leeأيام قبل
  • I'm still pinching myself, but I've just finalised my order for one.

    clifford s mccoyclifford s mccoyأيام قبل
  • Yes!!

    Chen RozenChen Rozenأيام قبل
  • Japanese version boosts 11 more HP.

    Guanhao LiGuanhao Liأيام قبل
  • i would sell the older porsche in an instant and buy the yaris if i had one. i live in switzerland with lots of twisty roads and hills and dont care one wiff about premium car manufacturers so to me the yaris is the obvious preference.

    Genesis23OPBGenesis23OPBأيام قبل
  • Get rid of that wank porche nonce wagon and get the yaris 😂😂

    TroggTroggأيام قبل
  • Great review tempted!!!

    VW&AUDIVW&AUDIأيام قبل
  • Naaahhhh...Just keep with the 916 for ever! And for the beginning of 2022 you can buy the new Type R

    Antonio RigorAntonio Rigorأيام قبل
  • Toyota sucks. Why? Not selling this in the US market.

    GRT_Racer294 Mad Hour SportsGRT_Racer294 Mad Hour Sportsأيام قبل
  • No brainer, bye Porsche!

    Neto CasTeNeto CasTeأيام قبل
  • Screw the Porsche, buy the Yaris GR

    Esteban G REsteban G Rأيام قبل
  • If toyota put the same effort to build this car on the new supra/z4 they would've changed the game

    Saifan BashirSaifan Bashirأيام قبل
  • Mat, it's an easy question. If you asked whether or not selling the 911 to buy a Yaris (okay, if you just read that out of context it sounds pretty stupid), you already made a decision just by considering it ;)

    ActionHeinzActionHeinzأيام قبل
  • And sell your Porsche

    Sardar Hamza KhanSardar Hamza Khanأيام قبل
  • Buy it mat

    Sardar Hamza KhanSardar Hamza Khanأيام قبل
  • I hate Toyota but I love this.

    Freddy BellFreddy Bellأيام قبل
  • YES!

    jordan hughesjordan hughesأيام قبل
  • As someone from across the pond, without access to this car 😞 I would highly encourage the sale of the Porsche for the GR. It seems to have a much greater driving feel and will always live on as that one in a million Yaris

    Robert HowardRobert Howardأيام قبل

    MMأيام قبل
  • Buy one for me, please carwow;)

    RastaferRastaferأيام قبل
  • 15:53 YESSS!!!!!!

    agustin seguyagustin seguyأيام قبل
  • Just YES.

    CDCDأيام قبل
  • 40K if it came to the US?? Guess i'll just get a STi

    Dave SlingbartDave Slingbartأيام قبل
  • Crazy car! I like it!

    Eike BrühlEike Brühlأيام قبل
  • Sell the jimny if u still have it don’t sell the 996

    damien dawedamien daweأيام قبل
  • Course cant buy it in the USA...right?? We get screwed yet again

    Marc B.Marc B.أيام قبل
  • Buy it matt

    Hezron BuganHezron Buganأيام قبل
  • I would still get the polo gti

    xphobusxphobusأيام قبل
  • 30g for a toyota Yaris😳😳

    Mj23Mj23أيام قبل
  • Matt, I enjoy your reviews but........Is it possible when talking about such a special/performance car you start and concentrate more on the technical side of it. When you started with the "design" I was ready for the technical bits. I do have eyes that are still working, I can see what the car looks like and don't need that much help with that. Again you went on on the typical "scripted" walk around. This is not another SUV or whatever they are called today. I do not think that Mr or Miss main street will be buying too many of them. I understand that you are in a sales business in the end and that regular people don't care or don't know much about the inner working of cars. There are some who do and are looking for that type of info. BTW thank to you I now got into RC buggies, like I needed another problem in my life.

    Pawel WolskiPawel Wolskiأيام قبل
  • I want one, while great cars are still legal.

    Richard CarterRichard Carterأيام قبل
  • Sell the porsche

    Adrian HindsAdrian Hindsأيام قبل
  • The perfect base for a track weapon. This Friday we had one of the first cars in Germany in our workshop and fitted our 9.5x18 wheels with 255/35-18 semi slicks. What can I say...fits plug and play and lift the car on another level. The first laps on Northloop are already done. 👍

    protrackwheelsprotrackwheelsأيام قبل
  • I love this car😂 It sounds AMAZING to

    Amo kakaAmo kakaأيام قبل
  • beautifull car . with a3 and such getting 4.5 mts long it was time someone did something like this

    Vittorio PirraVittorio Pirraأيام قبل
  • YES , YES and YES

    Moto GorillaMoto Gorillaأيام قبل
  • I think Australia got 700 and all sold in the first week

    DPK12DPK12أيام قبل
  • I want one so badly but I'm also moving out 😣

    Video CorpsVideo Corpsأيام قبل
  • Just buy it

    Astro IvanAstro Ivanأيام قبل
  • Stupid north America doesn't get the fun cars we want they only cater to family cars how boring

    clutchitup 856clutchitup 856أيام قبل
  • About fucking time they make something fun

    clutchitup 856clutchitup 856أيام قبل
  • If the 996 has bore scoring, then yes. Otherwise, god no.

    dachanistdachanistأيام قبل
  • Mat please don't sell your porsche or your new audi. Sell one of the other ones.

    Rajay NicholasRajay Nicholasأيام قبل
  • U should buy it 👍

  • North America: 👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀 ☹

    Riccardo SpadanoRiccardo Spadano2 أيام قبل
  • Toyota why isn't this coming to North America?

    Alex BakerAlex Baker2 أيام قبل
  • 5.3 0-60 with the slowest 1-2 shift I've ever seen lol

    Zero FoxZero Fox2 أيام قبل
    • @Zero Fox the magazine What Car reviewed the GR 4...

      Leon KLeon K9 ساعات قبل
    • @Leon K what are you talking about? In the video the Yaris goes 0-60 mph in 5.31 sec. I didn't mention 4.6 sec or a type r...

      Zero FoxZero Fox10 ساعات قبل
    • What car recorded a 0-62 time of 4.6 seconds - a full 1.2 seconds faster than a type r..

      Leon KLeon K10 ساعات قبل
  • A Porsche for a Yaris? You are out of your mind.

    The GermanThe German2 أيام قبل
  • I’ve gotta say never in my life did I ever think I’d say want a Toyota Yaris but this is bad ass as fuck

    natenate2 أيام قبل
  • Im so angry we dont get these in canada

    Richard BasfordRichard Basford2 أيام قبل
  • Sell the Cayman 718 and get a Yaris 😂Must admit these car journalist have convinced me !! 🤦🏾😂😂😂😂

    Joynal MotinJoynal Motin2 أيام قبل
  • I'll buy it in like 5 years when it's worth peanuts :)

    S JS J2 أيام قبل
    • If its limited to 25k production,it won't depreciate much.

      Graham HaynesGraham Haynesأيام قبل
  • fugly design as always, expected.

    dirk digglerdirk diggler2 أيام قبل
  • Sell the Porsche. Buy the Yaris.

    Levent TaskanLevent Taskan2 أيام قبل
  • Sell the Porsche... Now 🙈

    Michael OMichael O2 أيام قبل
  • Imagine if this came to America!

    B1ue HawkB1ue Hawk2 أيام قبل
  • and yes i reckon you should sell the porche, this will get driven more regularly and has modern tech features that are hard to live without now, also would be great on the track.. and the dirt

    teemoIRLteemoIRL2 أيام قبل
  • my first thought was this feels like something simular to the old 1998-2000 sti/evo style of car, really tempting

    teemoIRLteemoIRL2 أيام قبل
  • This car is what should had been made 20 years ago. A corolla g6 with a 3sgte and awd

    ZeikTVZeikTV2 أيام قبل
  • Rally car seats are high by nature

    GRIMLIN MS3GRIMLIN MS32 أيام قبل
  • Waste of money for that price! Soo many better hot hatches for under £30k

    james Newmanjames Newman2 أيام قبل
  • Sell it and buy the yaris!!

    Toni KhouryToni Khoury2 أيام قبل
  • Toyota have remembered what they can do

    Mil0Mil02 أيام قبل
  • Annoying that the dealers are already pushing £45k for one

    Brian FraserBrian Fraser2 أيام قبل
  • Let me understand this, so your complaints about this car are: - boring speedometer - not high enough at the back - funny horn sound - wrc badge Which are all bullshit complaints for this specific car, but you fail to explain: - drive train and power distribution - weight and aerodynamics (carbon roof etc. and the reduction of weight from top to bottom...) - reason for making this car and the history behind it After all, the target market for GR Yaris are not your average Smith family. It's a very special car, made entirely by Toyota with Makkinen, so getting a little technical on this occasion would have been appreciated. The only legit complaint would be poor visibility at the back since it's got a narrow window, but you haven't mentioned that at all. I still liked the video because I like Mat.

    bsdpowabsdpowa2 أيام قبل
  • If this thing comes in Manual, I'm trading my E92 in for this bad boy

    HeyNowLookHereHeyNowLookHere2 أيام قبل
  • Looks crap but is a good car by the sounds of it 👍

    Phil HillPhil Hill2 أيام قبل
  • YES sell the Porsche, buy a Yaris GR !!

    Richard WoodingRichard Wooding2 أيام قبل
  • But can I fit a small working Labrador in the back of it?

    Laurie and CassieLaurie and Cassie2 أيام قبل
  • And so the stereotype 'Yaris is a Grandma car' dies out.

    Elian Van de LooElian Van de Loo2 أيام قبل
  • Hold my beer. I have to vomit

    VNTVNT2 أيام قبل
  • Sale the Porsche for GR!!!

    Walter ArevalWalter Areval2 أيام قبل