2021 Toyota Yaris price and specs

The Toyota Yaris is unchanged following a redesign last year that added a raft of safety features but saw its cheapie status revoked.

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The GR Yaris and Yaris Cross get a lot of attention, but the original-flavour hatchback risks getting a little lost in the shuffle.

The Toyota Yaris hatchback is unchanged for 2021 following its redesign late last year.

That means prices still start at $22,130 before on-road costs for the Ascent Sport manual, or around $7000 more than the base price of its predecessor.

The range is capped by the ZR Hybrid, priced at $32,100 before on-road costs. That’s pricier than a mid-spec Corolla Hybrid.

Yaris sales through the end of March were down 45.3 per cent compared to the same period last year, with the hatchback range overtaken by the new Yaris Cross in sales (1614 vs. 2040).

The Yaris has forfeited its place as Australia’s best-selling light car as buyers instead flock to the MG 3 which, while considerably cheaper at $16,690 drive-away, doesn’t have anywhere near the level of safety equipment offered by the Toyota.

Pricing

  • 2021 Toyota Yaris Ascent Sport manual: $22,130
  • 2021 Toyota Yaris Ascent Sport: $23,630
  • 2021 Toyota Yaris SX: $27,020
  • 2021 Toyota Yaris SX Hybrid: $29,020
  • 2021 Toyota Yaris ZR: $30,100
  • 2021 Toyota Yaris ZR Hybrid: $32,100

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Engines

The 2021 Toyota Yaris is powered by a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine producing 88kW of power and 145Nm of torque.

It’s offered with a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously-variable transmission.

Optional on the SX and ZR is a hybrid powertrain, which combines a 1.5-litre 67kW/120Nm petrol three-cylinder engine and a 59kW/141Nm electric motor for a maximum combined power output of 85kW.

Toyota doesn’t quote a combined torque output for the hybrid.

Fuel Economy

The 2021 Toyota Yaris uses 5.4L/100km on the combined cycle with the non-hybrid engine and a manual, and 4.9L/100km when equipped with the CVT.

The Yaris Hybrid uses 3.3L/100km on the combined cycle.

Hybrid models have a 36L fuel tank and petrol models have a 40L tank, while all models run on 91RON regular unleaded fuel.

Dimensions

The 2021 Toyota Yaris measures 3940mm long, 1695mm wide and 1505mm tall, on a 2550mm wheelbase.

Boot space is 270L, and the rear seats fold 60/40. Under the boot floor is a space-saver spare.

The base Ascent Sport weighs between 1000kg and 1050kg (kerb), while the heaviest hybrid models tip the scales at 1130kg.

Servicing and Warranty

The 2021 Toyota Yaris is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

Servicing is required every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first. The first four services are capped at $195 each.

Safety

The Toyota Yaris has a five-star rating from ANCAP, based on testing conducted in 2020.

It received an adult occupant protection score of 86 per cent, a child occupant protection score of 87 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection score of 78 per cent, and a safety assist score of 87 per cent.

All 2021 Toyota Yaris models come standard with the following safety equipment:

  • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection and junction assist
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Reversing camera
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Front, front-side, front-centre and curtain airbags (eight in total)

ZR models add blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

Standard Equipment

The Ascent Sport comes standard with the following equipment:

  • 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED tail lights
  • Power-folding mirrors
  • Urethane steering wheel
  • 4.2-inch trip computer
  • Automatic high-beam
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Power windows
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cloth upholstery

The Yaris SX adds:

  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Climate control air conditioning
  • Digital speedometer
  • Soft-touch instrument panel
  • Leather-accented steering wheel
  • LED headlights
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Silver trim highlights
  • Satellite navigation
  • ‘Fabric’ upholstery

The Yaris ZR adds:

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear spoiler
  • Head-up display
  • Sports front seats
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Paddle shifters (excludes hybrid)
  • Unique seat trim
  • Piano black and red interior accents

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