Toyota Yaris Hybrid hatchback (2011-2020) - Reliability & safety

The Yaris isn't highly rated as it used to be, but it should be reliable

Carbuyer Rating

3.3 out of 5

Reliability & safety Rating

3.5 out of 5

Toyota has always enjoyed a strong reputation for reliability, and enjoys a very loyal customer base. In our 2018 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, the brand finished in 12th place overall, out of 26 manufacturers surveyed.

Toyota Yaris Hybrid reliability

In the same survey, the Yaris itself finished in 58th place out of 75 cars surveyed, but it was only rated above average for its fuel economy and running costs. Its sat-nav was praised, but few other aspects were judged especially pleasing. 10.6% of owners reported one or more faults in the first year of ownership, too.

Safety

A strong part of the Yaris’ appeal is the high level of standard safety equipment fitted to all models – every car features Toyota Safety Sense, a package that comprises autonomous emergency braking, lane departure assist and automatic headlamp high beam – with upper models in the range adding road sign recognition.

While Euro NCAP hasn't specifically crash-tested the Yaris Hybrid, the standard Yaris it's based on achieved the full five stars and we see no reason why the Hybrid should perform any differently. Naturally, all models are equipped with mandatory safety features such as tyre-pressure monitors and ISOFIX child-seat mounts.

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