Toyota Yaris 2021 review - see how it's better than a Polo or Fiesta!

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This is the new Toyota Yaris!
Toyota’s cheap & cheerful entry-level car has had a full upgrade for 2020. Not only have both the exterior and interior had a refresh, but there are changes to be found under the bonnet too… The Yaris has gone 100% hybrid only! As a result, there’s only one engine to pick from, a 1.5-litre petrol that’s connected to an electric motor.
Of course, going hybrid is no bad thing, and when the entry-level edition starts from under £20,000, the price isn’t too bad either! But does the Yaris have what it takes to compete with the all-new (and very stylish!) Peugeot 208? Or could it upset class-leaders like the Ford Fiesta or VW Polo? There’s only one way to find out… Kick back and join Mat for this all-new in-depth review!
00:00 Intro
01:19 Exterior Design
02:38 Interior Design
05:19 Interior Practicality
06:04 Back Seats
07:34 Boot
08:40 Engine
09:36 Five Annoying Features
11:30 Five Cool Features
13:00 Town Driving
14:28 Motorway Driving
15:53 Twisty Road Driving
16:39 Verdict
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  • Picture this: Your new car budget is £20,000. So what car are you going to buy... Will it be the Yaris? Or something else?! Let us know below!

    carwowcarwow27 أيام قبل
    • Wait a year for a salary so i can get the gr yaris

      First Name Last NameFirst Name Last Nameأيام قبل
    • Please review toyota hilux @carwow #matwatson

      paul stemmetpaul stemmet2 أيام قبل
    • Never ever Yaris :-) Golf 8 was my choice :-)

      Ossi TikkanenOssi Tikkanen7 أيام قبل
    • @Henjoh A nasty, noisy little economy car with an utterly appalling CVT transmission or a potentially unreliable car that's a bit special (I don't like BMWs myself but there are other nice used cars at that price). Obviously, we pay our money and make our choice

      Loosa BwayLoosa Bway12 أيام قبل
    • @pollumG New cars = stupid people

      Loosa BwayLoosa Bway12 أيام قبل
  • Weird,why european/uk version of same car is so different compared to asian version of it though

    Hon2838Hon283859 دقائق قبل
  • $27000 is very highly priced for this poorly built car. Toyota's have very longer lost their reputation of solidly built cars. Cheap thin sheet metal with recycled poor quality plastics with outdated design doesn't help this car to sell. Practically this car should ideally be priced somewhere around $12000 if locally manufactured. A big thumbs down👎 for this cheap tin can.

    karthickkb. rajakarthickkb. raja13 ساعات قبل
  • Ford Fiesta is mikes better, it feels like a luxury car in comparison to this

    Forza223 BoweForza223 Boweأيام قبل
  • Please please review a toyota hilux please @matwatson

    paul stemmetpaul stemmet2 أيام قبل
  • 20k for a piece of shit . This is supposed to be an affordable car.

    PANU 11PANU 113 أيام قبل
  • In Denmark we have normal petrol versions

    TIMMIE TIME!!TIMMIE TIME!!4 أيام قبل
  • 0:23: “You can only get it as an hybrid” Not in France (and probably most EU countries as well).

    Green MaskassGreen Maskass4 أيام قبل
  • The new Yaris comes as a 1.0 petrol and 1.5 petrol here in Ireland, but I'm not sure about you guys in the UK.

    Dylan LaceyDylan Lacey4 أيام قبل
  • You've got to be joking about being fussed around anti-pinch windows, how about using your brain and not sticking your fingers through a closing window.

    Roro utubeRoro utube6 أيام قبل
  • That's one thing I definitely agree with Mat on: Toyotas always have an excellent driving position. From Yarises to Land Cruisers, the seats are also perfect for me. They offer plenty of support without losing the plush feel that I really like.

    B ArrudaB Arruda7 أيام قبل
  • You gotta love Matt’s reviews.

    T JT J8 أيام قبل
  • Do Dacia Sandero review next - Europe's next car

    Car FanCar Fan9 أيام قبل
  • This cars become more and more expensive

    Moris HogoMoris Hogo9 أيام قبل
  • 14:30 Guys, what happened to your camera?! Looks like a 90's webcam. Several times in this video and others as well...

    AallokkoAallokko9 أيام قبل
  • Close, "Continuously Vulnerable Transmission"

    William StewartWilliam Stewart10 أيام قبل
  • Just bought one. Can” t beat them for reliability, economy and standard spec.

    Done DealDone Deal10 أيام قبل
  • That door closing sound legit sounds like my first car, my 2008 Citroen C1. Cars have auditory engineers now to make that shit sound good, new cars should be beyond sounding like closing a corrugated shed door.

    Jack MellorJack Mellor11 أيام قبل
  • Toyota yaris is dead. This is another car. This isn't a yaris...

    WakingCobainWakingCobain12 أيام قبل
  • CVT sucks

    Loosa BwayLoosa Bway13 أيام قبل
  • Please do one in-dept review on new Vauxhall Corsa E. The electric one.

    Syed ReyadhSyed Reyadh13 أيام قبل
  • 16:42 - the sound of that door closing is cringe-worthy

    Mark WMark W14 أيام قبل
  • You can buy a Mercedes E class from 2017-2018 with £20 k !

    Denis ElmaziDenis Elmazi14 أيام قبل
  • Please stop assuming that everyone uses a smartphone as a sat-nav. Some of us are smart enough to know "dumb" phones are far better!

    Bob SingetonBob Singeton14 أيام قبل
  • 😊❤❤🇳🇵🙏......

    Sukmit SharmaSukmit Sharma14 أيام قبل
  • In Japan, in addition to the hybrid model, you can choose between a 1.0-liter and 1.5-liter gasoline model, which is also available as a manual transmission.

    谷本要谷本要14 أيام قبل
  • Mat how dare u in the video drove ur car with ur eyes shut for 2 seconds. Blind driving? Haha

    Bing lalalaBing lalala15 أيام قبل
  • This interieur is awful. I would rather have the new Renault Clio hybrid!

    Oscar MullinkOscar Mullink15 أيام قبل
  • im finding it hard to find my first car im 6ft 6 and looking for a small hatchback

    NoiseFMNoiseFM15 أيام قبل
  • I want to see this up against the jazz.. 2 1.5L Hybrids

    Michael HTTMichael HTT15 أيام قبل
  • Whats it like on fuel?

    BounceBeyondBounceBeyond15 أيام قبل
  • I'm a Ford guy but I also like the polo but nothing compares to the fun factor of an ecoboost fiesta. The proportions of the polo and fiesta are spot on. This monstrocity looks so ugly and out of proportion. Seriously VW and Ford won't have any sleepless nights over this thing. Carwow is a joke 😄😄

    Stan yo broStan yo bro16 أيام قبل
  • I learned a new word "Padding"

    Bheki GivenBheki Given16 أيام قبل
  • boring and what is going on with the rear doors

    benchnorthantsbenchnorthants16 أيام قبل
  • For 10k extra wait for the gr

    Connor BrooksConnor Brooks16 أيام قبل
  • Me: Switches from RR Ghost reveiw to Yaris review Also me: WOW...

    Crazy cool carsCrazy cool cars16 أيام قبل
  • If I could afford a new car, I'd be tempted to get one of these, but with the HUD of course!

  • Hi I'm 93 years old and I have a 600hp mustang

    rusty pottsrusty potts16 أيام قبل
  • i like it, and it is very good looking, especially the front it looks mean and bad from the front

    Jon HayesJon Hayes17 أيام قبل
  • The false floor is extra

    Chris HChris H17 أيام قبل
  • damm this car is ugly... someone should lose his job

    liorlmliorlm17 أيام قبل
  • compare it to new Honda Fit. they are direct rivals

    User996User99618 أيام قبل
  • Yaris vs 208 vs clio vs jazz vs polo please 🙏

    daniel wdaniel w18 أيام قبل
  • The Yaris has much more different design in Malaysia. A better one actually.

    shadzfiq tahmalishadzfiq tahmali18 أيام قبل
  • Hang on, will it crush my fingers? I'm always smoking out the window

    A BaA Ba18 أيام قبل
  • I have just taken delivery Yaris 2020 Excel with tech pack & Panoramic roof. Initially Toyota Uk told the dealership the height adjustable boot floor was standard on all Uk models as in EU. Then they said sorry no it is available as an optional extra on all models. So they ordered one. When it came it was the previous generation Yaris. I am still waiting. Now the sting in the tail is it cost £275.00. What has annoyed me is in the EU false floor heated seats & Sterling wheel, boot release on key fob & built in Sat Nav all come as standard on at least Excel & Launch edition. Not in the Uk. We have been short changed again. The door closure does not sound like bag of tin nor do the rear door panels flex like that on the model I have. It is also a light fawn part leather upholstery on the Excel & the seats are really comfortable.

    Nicky foulkesNicky foulkes18 أيام قبل
  • Interesting, in germany we have a satnav

    AviatorAviator18 أيام قبل
  • I can't believe this car can drive over 1000km without stopping petrol station!

    デクマデクマ18 أيام قبل
  • Very good compact car

    ibo azimibo azim19 أيام قبل
  • Hot hatch!! 👍👍👍👍

    tech BCITtech BCIT19 أيام قبل
  • Horrific review. £20k for an AYgo on steroids, a frantic camera man, and a presenters legs who clearly need some steroids. This has nothing on a VW Polo.

    S TomisonS Tomison19 أيام قبل
  • Me coming home after bought a Polo: oh...

    zezezeze19 أيام قبل
    • You made the right choice, the polo is a better car and better looking

      FuxynessFuxyness18 أيام قبل
  • Hire car special 😄

    John PJohn P19 أيام قبل
  • You're very excited about the "standard features" but the car is comparatively more expensive than like a Peug 208. I'd rather get a decked out higher end 208 model than the lowest end Toyota for the same price. Though I guess 208 isn't hybrid but then you have the Suzuki Swift (or Ignis) Hybrid which is also much cheaper so you could get better models.

    VitoVito19 أيام قبل
  • carwow is an fan from bad engine german cars polo. your money go to the garage. hahaha ore france cares haha very expansive for repair. Toyotas,mazda etc are the best cars in the world about engineering never leeking oil always driving years and years . For space the toyota yaris is make for asian people 5foot to 5 foot 4 and not foor 6 foot ++. I am myself from the Netherlands 1meter 82and weight 142 kilo. The Toyota yaris is the car where i can sit in easy in thailand. my Toyota Yaris G is from 2014 and have 200.000 km on the clock. Only cost 2time four new michelin tires total cost 450 pound. Every 10.000 km new oil,airfilter aircofilter total cost 30 pound. total 20x to 30 pound 600 pound at 200.000 km. The cost from your Polo ore Peugot if they came so far wthout engine change is 5 times higher. The Toyota Yaris G drive on E20 what cost 0,5 pound p lit . The Toyota Yaris G drive 1 lit at 24 km on highway and allover 1 lit at 18 km. If you are an serieus car analist write the real stuff and not the negative carbage. ore i think you get sponsor from France and German Carbrands????????????/

    thun hasirithun hasiri19 أيام قبل
    • the noise for door closing is super fake ore it is the toyotas they send to england for cheap price go look the solid real japanese cars in japan where the German cars shame in the shadow.

      thun hasirithun hasiri19 أيام قبل
  • Looks disgusting

    YaDadsA JOKRYaDadsA JOKR20 أيام قبل
  • 🤔

    Henrik KoukkuHenrik Koukku20 أيام قبل
  • 3:50 ....cutting costs taken to the extreme. That should be glued or screwed down, a bit ridiculous you can pull at it like that.

    Brian BennettBrian Bennett20 أيام قبل
  • Toyotas of the 90s were best..definately not the best looking, but go forever

    mykmyk20 أيام قبل
  • When is this coming to USA?

    jim liujim liu20 أيام قبل
  • It looks like a redesigned Toyota Aqua

    neil bhagwandeenneil bhagwandeen20 أيام قبل
  • They nailed everything everything except the infotainement screen, it's horrible, looks like what Dacia put on their latest Sandero who cost a lot less....

    ManuManu20 أيام قبل
  • good review and great car but the adverts are way to much ... AR-too sort it out.... ARGGGHH

    Stuart CStuart C20 أيام قبل
  • 17:08 Sounds exactly like what Jeremy Clarkson would say. 🤣

    Jie Hao KhorJie Hao Khor20 أيام قبل
  • When the car has a sat nav Matt: Who uses when CarPlay exist. When the car hasn't got a sat nav Matt: The infotainment system does not have a sat nav, that's annoying.

    Ateş'in Yeğeni HüseyinAteş'in Yeğeni Hüseyin20 أيام قبل
  • Honestly the older gen looks better

    Jean AguilarJean Aguilar20 أيام قبل
  • All i know from this video that is... I want a big inflatable cholote plastic bunny.

    KingOfHunKingOfHun20 أيام قبل
  • The fact that Mat is a Samsung guy makes me like him way better😂

    Emmanuel KideroEmmanuel Kidero20 أيام قبل
  • 🎀🤟

    خليل خليلخليل خليل20 أيام قبل
  • Corolla looks much better, man i love that car

    - Matos- Matos20 أيام قبل
  • 16.43 that sound when closing the tin can.

    DocDoc20 أيام قبل
  • Cant wait for the gr rc version😮

    M J88M J8820 أيام قبل
  • omg at the end when he closed that door, the slam sound is horrible..just like kicking a large dustbin..notice the incomplete paint around the spare wheel too.... wow budget

    powerslidingpowersliding20 أيام قبل
  • Hybrid??? The YARIS was supposed to be a RELIABLE ECONO box. Now when it does breakdown repairs will cost 2x as much!

    Shaka ZuluShaka Zulu20 أيام قبل
  • Got an advert for the VW Polo, just after you mocked it for being Square and Boxy..

    dodge2451dodge245120 أيام قبل
  • Volkswagen and Ford are lying with their space. They calculating every single gap into the bonnet room. Toyota just calculates the actual space. Thats were the difference comes.

    Tobias RieperTobias Rieper21 أيام قبل
  • おいマット、ゴルァ、お前、これからはペナペナペットボトルを窓に挟んで止まるかどうか、全車種でやれよ、ゴルァ!

    yuucyandesuyuucyandesu21 أيام قبل
  • It's actually ugly, both on the inside and outside, and also impractical. #sorryNotSorry Pretty & practical cars: Renault Clio, Peugeot 208, Dacia Sandero 2021 model, Hyundai i20, Ford Fiesta, VW Polo.

    criscris21 أيام قبل
    • Don’t forget ‘Reliability’ and ‘Economical’ edit your list to see what’s still comparable?! I’ll await solid arguments for anything other than the Polo and even that being ’Pretty’ is questionable 😏

      WhiteFox TVWhiteFox TV13 أيام قبل
  • Why did they do that ? 😅

    Mir Rakibul HasanMir Rakibul Hasan21 أيام قبل
  • Maybe they cocooned the door handle away from thief hands so that they can't open the doors from the window when it's open while you're stuck in traffic.

    Yamaç YorulmazYamaç Yorulmaz21 أيام قبل
  • Fine. Fine. But, will it come to America?

    Geir BaldersonGeir Balderson21 أيام قبل
  • Mat do be flexing his Samsung though

    Sergo GaloyanSergo Galoyan21 أيام قبل
  • I really liked Toyota as a brand when I started driving. But the last couple of years I even don’t care to consider them anymore: Too weird looking and really unequal in the perceived quality experience.

    Thomas MollThomas Moll21 أيام قبل
  • Not worth the price

    Kitz G.Kitz G.21 أيام قبل
  • CVT transmission. Nope.

    Michael GlynnMichael Glynn21 أيام قبل
  • 03:45 oh my ... is that plastic or cardboard? 😱

    Federico NardiniFederico Nardini21 أيام قبل
  • Starting from 23,600~ pound in Israel, very cheap car at premium price

    Michael TapelMichael Tapel21 أيام قبل
  • Best reporter out there. Funny, knowledgeable and honest. Thank you for all the great reviews. Review some jeeps please

    Andrei PretoriusAndrei Pretorius21 أيام قبل
  • Looks epic . But unfortunately not available in my country.

    Keshav SammiKeshav Sammi21 أيام قبل
  • Lexus was the hibri brand now toyota have hibri let forget lexus

    Julio HuangJulio Huang21 أيام قبل
  • Toyota Yaris hibri Now we don’t need to pay extra money to buy lexus :D

    Julio HuangJulio Huang21 أيام قبل
  • It's funny that in a Toyota review you mention the word VW Polo more often than ...Toyota! Toyota will outlast any german car, hands down! And lloking for space for 3 passengers in the back is looking to find flaws so that you can glow over your german supporters! pathetic!

    Nick PapanikolaouNick Papanikolaou21 أيام قبل
  • Hi :) What about 2020 Toyota GR Yaris in a review or drag race, or both :)

    Teddi AydarovTeddi Aydarov21 أيام قبل
  • これ日本語版出ないかな...

    洸大000洸大00021 أيام قبل
  • For the same price as a Renault Clio you can get a better car Uh

    TimochatTimochat21 أيام قبل
  • Toyota needs to massively improve its infotainment system

    TJTJ21 أيام قبل
  • Bit unfair comparing the Yaris to a Polo, would have thought the Up was a similar size. Same with the fiesta, the Ka is nearer.

    nick jollynick jolly21 أيام قبل
  • Over price

    David LaksamanaDavid Laksamana21 أيام قبل
  • How much were you bribed to review this Car😱 It’s Nasty, Wobbly interior, that Terribke display screen the cheap flimsy plastic surrounding the Touch screen, The Door sound is a real Turn off. The Metal about as tough as a recycled tin can. Then there’s a 1.5 litre n/a engine with a CVT Gearbox, it’s woefully underpowered , it’s not fun to drive. The only up side is 58.mpg I’d rather spend the money on fuel and enjoy the car. Than drive a Nosisey little sh!t box like that. Just because it’s frugal.

    Mark-1 RcMark-1 Rc21 أيام قبل
  • oof, yeah, the door sounds are no bueno.

    Timothy HorningTimothy Horning22 أيام قبل