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7 airbags on all trims! Kudos to Toyota

Safety and After Sales Service – Japanese cars are known for their bullet proof reliability and the Yaris will be no different. The carmaker is offering 7 airbags as standard across the range, yes, you heard that right! Besides, the mid-size sedan also offers all-wheel disc brakes (first-in-segment; only on the V and VX trims), ABS with EBD, Vehicle Stability Control and Hill-Start Assist Control (only in the top-spec VX variant). Toyota’s after-sales service is very good and the company also has a good reach across the country.

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The Yaris can be the choice for people who want a no-nonsense car

Verdict – The Toyota Yaris is actually a pretty decent car for someone who likes long term reliability, resale value, long equipment list and an easy to drive nature. It is very comfortable on our roads and while it may not offer the driving pleasure that you get from certain rival cars, the Yaris excels in many other departments and I feel this is going to be preferred by a lot of people who want something different from the usual offerings in this segment and have been waiting for Toyota to enter this space.

What’s Cool

* Interiors are well-built with good fit & finish
* Equipment list is one of the key selling points
* Rides really well with a very good suspension setup
* Easy to drive nature and CVT will be preferred by many

What’s Uncool

* Petrol engine is unexciting
* No diesel engine on offer
* Many people won’t like the fact that it looks smaller than its rivals

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The Optitron meter is clear and easy to read

Alternatives: Honda City, Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid, Fiat Linea

2018 Toyota Yaris Specifications

* Engine: 1496cc, 4-Cyl, Naturally Aspirated
* Power: 107 PS @ 6000 RPM
* Torque: 140 Nm @ 4200 RPM
* Transmission: 6-Speed MT/7-Step CVT-i
* Fuel Consumption: 10-13 km/l
* Fuel Type: Petrol
* Suspension: MacPherson Strut with Stabiliser (Front), Torsion Beam with Stabiliser (Rear)
* Tyres: 185/60/15
* Brakes: Discs (Front & Rear), ABS
* Safety: 7 Airbags, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist Control, Vehicle Stability Control, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

2018 Toyota Yaris Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 4425 mm X 1730 mm X 1495 mm
* Wheelbase: 2550 mm
* Ground Clearance: 133 mm
* Kerb Weight: 1090-1135 kgs
* Boot Space: 476-litres
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 42-litres

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