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Toyota Yaris Hybrid - Practicality & boot space

The Yaris Hybrid isn't exactly cramped but there are roomier alternatives

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​​As with all modern superminis, there's plenty of space in the front two seats and the rear bench is easily accessed via the standard rear doors. It's not as spacious as some rivals, however, and the boot is rather small.

Toyota Yaris interior space & storage

Adults will be perfectly happy in the front but those above six feet tall will feel a little cramped in the rear seats. It’s perfectly adequate for short journeys but, if you’re planning to carry adults in the back regularly, they might thank you for buying something like a Renault Clio instead.

The interior is well thought out, with a pair of cupholders in the front and a central armrest. In the back, there's a single seatback pocket and a pair of hooks to hang items of clothing you don't want to crease.

Boot space

The boot measures 286 litres, which is certainly reasonable for a supermini, particularly when it's a hybrid. It isn't class-leading, though, with the Renault Clio E-Tense pipping it with 301 litres and the Honda Jazz Hybrid managing 304 litres. It also misses out on tricks like Honda's flip-up 'Magic Seats'. The boot is a handy square shape, though, with a smaller loading lip than the Clio's.

Towing

If you plan on towing, we'd recommend steering clear of the Toyota Yaris Hybrid. Because of its small size and hybrid powertrain, it can only tow a braked or unbraked trailer weighing up to 450kg. By contrast, the Peugeot 208 can tow up to 1,200kg.

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