Toyota Yaris Sedan - Pros & cons

Toyota Yaris Sedan - Pros & cons

The new Toyota Yaris Sedan which was introduced to the UAE in 2014, recently had a facelifted version in the year 2018. The new Toyota Yaris Sedan comes laden with more tech and safety features for better reliability of the occupants. Presently, the car comes powered by a four-cylinder 1.5-litre engine, mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission and a DOHC valve configuration producing 105 hp of maximum power and 140 Nm of torque. The fuel economy is 20 kmpl.

Toyota Yaris side

Yaris Sedan is offered in two trims, namely, SE and SE+. The features that come in as standard in the car include steel wheels and halogen lamps, power steering, manual windows, and fabric seats alongside 14-inch alloy wheels. Additionally, the SE gets central locking, power windows, and 4 speakers. For the SE+, the Sedan gets a six speakers audio entertainment system, smart entry and push-button start system, steering wheel control for audio, and a leather steering wheel with an upsized 15-inch alloy wheels amongst more. Here is a look at Toyota Yaris Sedan price list :

Variant Price
Toyota Yaris Sedan SE AED 59,900
Toyota Yaris Sedan SE+ AED 79,900

Pros of the Toyota Yaris Sedan

Attractive interior with top-notch materials

With it’s smartly designed cabin, which resembles the styling of an entry-level luxury car. The controls inside are user-interactive and quite easy to learn and use. The adjustable driver's seat provides ease in accommodation for a wide range of body types. Additionally, a seven-inch touchscreen which supports Apple CarPlay feature and the two USBs with a 12-volt outlet and Bluetooth that pairs quickly, the car gives a tough competition to others in its segment. 

Toyota Yaris cabin

Spacious cabin

The cabin space inside of the Yaris Sedan is very well designed as getting in and out of the front is mostly easy. The trunk space of the car is capable enough to easily manage with over three mid-sized trolley bags. Also, the car can easily manage with six-footers at the rear seat of the car without providing any discomfort.

Toyota Yaris cabin

Low-speed pre-collision system

A feature of the car that sets it apart from the other segments in its price range is its standard safety feature of the low-speed pre-collision system, which monitors the road directly in front of the driver of the car and helps them to prevent a collision with another vehicle. This low-speed feature provides an audio/visual alert and braking assistance when it detects a potential collision. Interestingly, in the event the driver doesn’t respond at all, the system can even automatically apply the brakes.

Toyota Yaris front

Enhanced driving experience

The Toyota Yaris Sedan provides reliable and smooth handling over all of the road forms and all types of terrains. The superb handling which comes in with the handy and excellent automatic transmission makes moving to higher speeds smooth. The response and quickness of the steering provide easy cornering and cruising through the city. Its 1.5-litre engine which generates a total of 105 hp makes it comfortable to run at high-speeds at the highways.

Toyota Yaris Safety

Active Safety System

With its standard Active Safety System that includes a suite of advanced features, centered around improving the stability, traction, and braking of the car. The Yaris Sedan tends to provide a safe and secure ride to its occupants. The safety features which come as standard in the car include dynamic stability control (DSC), a traction control system (TCS), brake assist (BA), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), anti-lock braking (ABS), and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), along with front driver and passenger airbags. Additionally, the tyre-pressure monitor and stability control now come as standard.

Cons of the Toyota Yaris Sedan

No Android Play

Unlike some of its competitors, the Toyota Yaris specs sheet does include Android Auto support. Drivers who are used to having Android integration or find it easy to use might find it difficult to use the Yaris. However, the updated model gets Apple CarPlay.

Bit Slow

The 1.5-litre engine might be efficient to pull 95 kmph, starting from 0 in just 10 seconds but the powertrain configuration still has room for development. The engine output can be questioned when it comes to other competitors of the Sedan segment. 


The Toyota Yaris has a sleek interior, user-friendly features, great fuel economy, and an above-average predicted reliability rating which ensures a safe and economic ride and affordability at its price tag. It’s also agile and enjoyable to drive. The Yaris is the least-expensive model in the Toyota lineup, and hosts some of the most standard features across its segment, making it a good value car in its category.

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