The Yaris is on offer in three variants, the Ascent, SX and range-topping ZR (Compare specs here). Standard equipment across the range includes a 6.1-inch touchscreen, reversing camera, Toyota Safety Sense driver assistance package, with pre-collision safety system with low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert and automatic high-beam is available as an option in the Ascent and SX while offered as standard in the ZR.
Upgrading from Ascent to SX gets the bigger and better 80kW/141Nm 1.5-litre engine, front fog lamps, rear and second row privacy glass, and a premium steering wheel and gear-shifter.
The ZR is fully optioned inside and out with body spoilers and alloy wheels, LED headlights with an auto-levelling function, satellite navigation, a more premium steering wheel, climate control and sports front seats.
- Ascent hatch, manual - $15,290
- Ascent hatch, auto - $16,490
- SX hatch, manual - $17,330
- SX hatch, auto - $18,490
- ZR hatch, auto - $22,470
Our pick – SX hatch
The second-tier SX hatch is equipped with the 1.5-litre petrol engine in place of the base version Ascent’s 1.3-litre. While it doesn’t have as much bling as the ZR it matches it for driveability and has a manual option.
- Toyota Safety Sense package - $650
- Premium paint - $450
- 15-inch alloy wheels – inquire
Options to consider
The safety package makes a lot of sense if purchasing the SX and still keeps you well below the ZR price even if you choose premium paint. Alloy wheels would also be a nice addition, though be sure to shop around as prices vary between Toyota dealers – we were quoted everywhere from $187 per wheel to $240. Note that if you order alloy wheels before delivery the price of the standard steel wheels won’t be deducted as they already come fitted to the car from the factory.