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The Toyota Yaris is one of the emerging hatchback cars in the Philippines today and it is actually being compared with the popular Vios because of some similarities except that the Yaris is packaged in a different way. The Yaris has been around in the Philippines for quite some time now and to be honest it gives a breath of fresh air to the new breed for compact cars that have been emerging in the country today.
One of the best selling points of the Toyota Yaris is its affordable price range which many Filipinos find very appealing. Currently, it is being sold in the market for P927,000 which gives you a good value for its money considering its impressive review brought to you by Philkotse.com.
Manufactured and originally launched in Thailand, the new Yaris has gotten a new total facelift if compared to its predecessor which is the 2014-2017 Toyota Yaris 1.3E model. When you talk about facelifts it would usually mean minor alterations being on the front and rear parts of the vehicle, but with the new Yaris, it seems that almost every physical detail including details and lights have undergone changes.
The only design that they have retained from its predecessor are the side mirrors, windshields, and car windows, and the rest has been altered. The good thing about this facelift is that the new Yaris exudes a more appealing and youthful look which is ideal for first-time car owners, young professionals or even millennials. This hatchback is practical, reliable, good for city driving and perfect for everyday use.
Let's now take a peek inside the hatchback, if the exteriors had undergone a makeover the interiors also has its own fair share of changes. The dashboard and the side panels have a new and sleek modern design, the steering wheel is now clad in leather and the gear shifters have been replaced as well.
Seats are comfortable and snug, and for a hatchback, you can say that the Toyota Yaris does not fall short on cabin space plus the fact that the back seats are foldable which offers extra cargo space when needed. Overall, the interiors looks more modern and classy at the same time.
Legroom is quite okay, it is generally considered spacious and can load 5 average sized passengers comfortably. The problem would only arise if you would be loading tall passengers at the back seat of the car, their comfort is not guaranteed especially on long drives.
Air conditioning system is really cold on normal days but during hot days it may not as compliant or reliable as expected.
Moving on to its infotainment system which is important to most car owners since they spend a lot of time on the road. Just like most modern models it has a 2 DIN infotainment system with a large touch screen which is capable of playing movies and videos to keep you entertained during heavy traffic.
The Yaris has 2 engines mainly the 1.3 E and the 1.5G dual VVT-i engine. The 1.3E has a max power of 99 PS @ 6000 rpm and a max torque of 123 Nm @ 4200 rpm. It runs via CVT with 7-speed manual mode which is great and reliable for city driving. If you are the type who frequently travels out of time you might consider getting the 1.5L instead.
Though the Yaris is categorized as part of a B segment hatchback, the Yaris has a pretty good set of security features in which the Toyota is actually known for. It has seven airbags for maximum security, Anti-Lock Braking System, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Braking assistance, Hill-start assist control and so much more.
- Nice interiors and exterior
- Legroom is quite narrow for tall or long-legged passengers;