2015 Toyota Yaris hybrid, to test the king of the urban


The Toyota Yaris has been updated with a new face, a timely facelift intended to keep fighting the B one of the youngest segment of the Toyota range. The Toyota Yaris is also the second best-selling model in Spain after the Auris. So we have wanted to put behind the wheel of this car, and not with any motor. We tested the new Toyota Yaris hybrid 2015 , which as hybrid, we believe it is the version that really makes a difference to most of the proposals of competence. Our aim has also been to analyze how it has changed and see if really is still king of the city, this understated, comfortable and thrifty car that first met in 2012.

The Toyota Yaris hybrid differed aesthetically, and much of the non-hybrid Yaris. Toyota has broken with that hallmark, and now the only hybrid differs from the rest by certain details, such as the Toyota emblems blue background.

What’s up, Yaris? The arrival of the Yaris hybrid, in 2012, he not only got my interest in fact provide a hybrid mechanical to a B segment, but also for having won a more attractive than other mechanical aesthetics. In this update, the Yaris hybrid has a much closer to the rest of the Yaris range, which in its entirety has welcomed the frontal characteristic X-shaped bars and a chrome grille design that define and extend up the headlights also newly designed.

Still, the Toyota Yaris hybrid retains some detail of distinction, like the blueness of the emblem of Toyota, the hybrid name on the front and small aesthetic details that now almost unnoticed fins.


In Spain, one in three Toyota Yaris to be sold from now on will be hybrids.

Watching his defense also you can see that the Toyota Yaris has acquired redesigned rear lights based on LED [1.99901 million], or a new integration of the rear diffuser and the reserved space for the license plate.

But let’s get to the crux of the matter. The Toyota Yaris is available with two petrol engines, 70 and 100 hp diesel, 90 hp engine; and a hybrid engine, the Yaris hybrid . According to Toyota, it is expected in Spain one in three customers choose a hybrid. And a priori I think it is a logical expectation. The Toyota Yaris has its pros and cons, probably in most aspects is not, by any means, the best in its class. But one thing that really makes it a convenient option, and interesting, it is the presence of this hybrid mechanics.

If a Toyota Yaris, City, basic finish starts at € 10,240 with gasoline engine and 70 hp, the hybrid does the same City € 14,190. To make it even more competitive, Toyota has extended the hybrid range to enjoy the three equipment lines present in the rest of the Yaris range, ie, there will be a hybrid City, hybrid Active and hybrid Advance . As you may have guessed, that of our test is a Advance, the more equipped the whole, more extras range.


Why the Toyota Yaris hybrid is the king of the city?

With this utility is feasible to consumption in the order of 4 liters / 100 kilometers in both city and highway driving.

Beyond its dimensions, perfect for a car that will give them urban and in turn is spacious enough for four passengers, but can legally sleep up to five, and enjoy an acceptable trunk. The real key to the Toyota Yaris Hybrid have in the mechanical assembly, comprising thermal gasoline engine (Atkinson cycle) four-cylinder engine, an electric motor and an “automatic” transmission planetary gear which in practice offers the same sensations as a continuous variable, with a total of 100 hp.

The key is we have, therefore, a mechanical combination that consumption is relatively easy to get around 4 liters / 100 km in city and highway , at legal speeds and being careful with the throttle, it can be about 4.5 liters / 100 kilometers, and not exceed 5 liters / 100 kilometers. They are very low consumption, even better than many diesel, thanks mainly to the use of energy getting your battery recharging and discharging of Ni-Mh.


The excuse of looking for a comfortable utility with automatic transmission that’s enough for us to consider having a very logical price, and that without taking into account that the real secret of the Yaris hybrid is in its hybrid mechanics.

goes without saying that we are not advocates changes continuously variable, and the like. Therefore we will not be changing this Toyota Yaris hybrid. But yes we are aware of how good home that transmission with a hybrid mechanical and that probably option with more pros than cons when looking for a small, affordable and comfortable tourism . This category is the most common automatic transmissions meet one poor therefore as changes piloted. And in the few models that offer alternative, as a double clutch, the price is quite expensive. Think a Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI [1.99901 million] 90 hp with change DSG [1.99901 million] start (with line Advance) at € 17,750 and is about 1,500 € more expensive than the corresponding manual transmission.

At the prices they usually move many utilities with automatic, the Toyota Yaris hybrid can now compete . So we’re just looking for an automatic utility – we know that is not the choice most followers in Spain – to compensate for choosing a hybrid Yaris. And that does not take into account that we would be taking much more, hybrid technology that hides under the hood.

To make matters worse, the Toyota Yaris Hybrid is just about 1540-1840 € more expensive than a 90 hp diesel. So if you are looking for a utility eminently to the city, the decision should be very clear, decant for a hybrid.


it is comfortable in the city, but the dynamic is really poor on the road. The hybrid fulfilled, without more, in terms of performance, although obviously its natural habitat is the city.

Still yet, and as I said at the beginning, the Toyota Yaris rather disappointing in some ways. As urban tourism, drive slowly, quiet and comfortable, meets . In any case it gives the feeling that Toyota has advocated a moron too soft chassis , starting address and continuing along its dampers, with too much travel. So tackling turns over short distances, such as crossing a slightly faster corner, or entering a roundabout a little forced, of having to be prepared for an important roll. The feeling we had in heavy braking, for example when we are surprised after a hump on a highway a major traffic jam was having to endure an intense pitch that sometimes I was even worried.

Toyota has staked everything on a single card, the competitive utility in the city and suitable for anyone looking for a small and comfortable travel for a smooth ride without any pretensions. And is out of town come to light when most of their defects , especially with a 100 hp engine which we must understand in hybrid key – do not match, let alone with the performance we would expect of 100 hp turbo diesel or gasoline, for example – and the sound of the engine when we accelerate strongly. If you want a car contained dimensions (which is still larger than the Yaris) and meets on the road, we recommend you look at the new Auris (see test Toyota Auris 2015), or directly think of a B segment competition.

Its benefits include that are modest. A 90 hp diesel Yaris accelerates from 0-100 km / h in 10.8 seconds, while a Yaris hybrid makes 100 hp in 11.8 seconds.

Do not go too far, because in the coming days I will continue talking about this model. We’ll tell you how it has improved in terms of equipment, valued quality, etc., and how the 2015 Yaris

range is distributed


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