Toyota Yaris Hybrid practicality & boot space

Small yet well packaged, the Toyota Yaris balances compactness with decent practicality

Toyota Yaris Hybrid
Length Width Height Boot volume (seats up/down)
3,940mm 1,745mm 1,500mm 286 / 947 litres

The latest Yaris is shorter than the car it replaced by around 50mm, but a longer wheelbase this time around has opened up the car's interior. It's best enjoyed by front-seat occupants, who get plenty of head, shoulder and leg room, while the car's driving position is good, too. Overall, a Ford Fiesta or Volkswagen Polo will be the more versatile choice, but the Yaris does a good job of balancing useful packaging with compact exterior dimensions. 

Toyota Yaris Hybrid interior space, storage & comfort

There's enough space for four adults to get comfortable in the Yaris: the rear seats are fairly spacious, but taller people may have issues with headroom. Practical features in the well built cabin include a standard front centre armrest and a pair of front cupholders, along with a single seatback pocket and a pair of rear coat hooks. It's worth noting, however, that height adjustment for driver and passenger seats isn't standard fit until you reach mid-range Dynamic spec.

Other standard nods to convenience include heated door mirrors, follow-me-home headlights and an electronic parking brake. A range of optional plastic protection plates is offered to shield your Yaris' paintwork from supermarket car-park dings.

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

Boot space

The Yaris is smaller than a number of key rivals and has a notably smaller boot than the Renault Clio: 281 litres versus 391. However, the load area is a good shape and access is easy enough. Fold the seats down (60:40 split) and there's a total of 947 litres – significantly shy of the Clio's 1,069 litres.