Toyota Yaris hatchback (2011-2020) - MPG, running costs & CO2

Low running costs feature throughout the Toyota Yaris range, but the hybrid model is no longer exempt from the London Congestion Charge

Carbuyer Rating

3.3 out of 5

MPG, running costs & CO2 Rating

3.5 out of 5

Toyota Yaris MPG & CO2

If you're looking for a small car with extremely low running costs, then the Toyota Yaris makes a compelling case for itself. The hybrid model is the most efficient of all – its 1.5-litre petrol engine and electric motor combine to deliver low CO2 emissions of just 84g/km and fuel economy of up to 58.9mpg.

The latest regulations mean the Yaris Hybrid is no longer exempt from the London Congestion Charge, as cars now require a CO2 emissions level of 75g/km or lower to be eligible.

It speaks volumes for the frugality of the Yaris range that the 1.5-litre petrol (which can return up to 47.8mpg) is technically the 'gas guzzler’ of the line-up. If you don’t cover many miles, though, its lower list price means it could well be cheaper to run in the long term. The 1.0-litre petrol engine is slightly cheaper to run but not if you’ll regularly use the car on the motorway. Toyota Yaris road tax costs £145 a year for petrol versions, and £135 a year for the hybrid.

Insurance group

Besides the performance-focused Yaris GRMN, insurance is cheap across the line-up – ranging from group four for the 1.0-litre petrol to group 11 for the hybrid model.

Warranty

With Vauxhall deciding to scrap the ‘lifetime’ warranty offered on models such as the Vauxhall Corsa, it’s good to see Toyota sticking to its guns with five-year/100,000-mile cover. Only the seven-year plan offered with the Kia Rio is better, but it too expires when the car slips past 100,000 miles.

Servicing

Service costs for the Yaris are as follows: intermediate work costs £165 and a full service is priced at £295. Toyota also charges £355 for what it terms a 'Full+' service, where certain wear items have to be replaced, although these are infrequent.

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