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Toyota Yaris Hybrid MPG & CO2 emissions

Toyota is one of only a few manufacturers to offer a true hybrid supermini; the Yaris' focus on efficiency is impressive

Toyota Yaris Hybrid
Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

MPG & CO2 emissions rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£18,229 - £51,264
Fuel Type:
Hybrid Petrol
Fuel economy (combined)Fuel economy (high)Fuel economy (low)CO2 emissions
58-69mpg76mpg88mpg92-98g/km

The Yaris supermini features the Japanese brand's tried-and-tested "self-charging" hybrid technology, similar to what you'll find in the pioneering Prius and the upcoming Yaris Cross and compact SUV. The hybrid powertrain is excellent around town, when it'll often run on electric power alone – which is very good news indeed for real-world fuel-economy and emissions figures. 

We returned around 65mpg during our test, with the figure improving around town as electrification did its work. A pair of driving modes are offered to help make the most of this – EV and Eco – with the latter letting the petrol engine cut in only when needed most. This frugal character makes the Toyota a great city-car choice, although it's not exempt from the London Congestion Charge or similar future schemes elsewhere.

Toyota Yaris Hybrid MPG & CO2 emissions

Toyota claims average fuel economy of 58–69mpg, and our test figures seem to confirm that these numbers are entirely realistic. That's good news for supermini buyers looking for diesel-esque economy from an electrified, non-plug-in small car. There are plenty of pure-electric rivals to choose from for fuel-free running, but the majority of these cost at least £10,000 more than the Yaris to buy.

CO2 emissions are low enough to ensure palatable BiK rates and lowish first-year road tax, but if the fact remains that even a larger plug-in hybrid will boast much lower emissions on average. For context, the Renault Clio E-TECH hybrid emits 98-99g/km of CO2.

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