2018 Toyota Yaris Hybrid Review; Driving, Fuel Economy, Performance
Here is our comprehensive review of 2018 Toyota Yaris Hybrid features, redesign, horsepower, engine specs, fuel economy, interior, price and release date
We have tested the new 2018 Toyota Yaris Hybrid, magazine in the lines and, altogether, in over 900 components. The version combined with the electric motor is offered at a launch price of €14,950 with a swap of the used. That’s how you behave in our test.
The hybrid version represents a unique offer in the B segment to propose a full hybrid powertrain, i.e. with a gear mode that can only use the electric motor. Having that value, changing the model was a gamble, but the bet proves to be winning: The Japanese brand technicians have worked on some pillars to offer an important evolution: design, interior, hybrid system, and security. In the end the technicians have changed something like 900 components compared to the previous version
The look of the New 2018 Toyota Yaris Hybrid has been elaborated by the Toyota ED2 Design Center which is based in France where among other things and in another location the model is produced. Changes the grille, the grid is trapezoidal, the grid can be honeycomb (Trend version) or horizontal drawing with grooves (other versions), the optical groups are Led and boast an unprecedented luminous signature, the chrome profile adds elegance, the Redesigned fog lamps. Changes also in the rear, between tailgate and optical groups, while the trunk grows to accommodate up to 285 liters of load. Instead, it improves the quality of the softer materials to the touch, change the colors of the coatings and are combined with the exterior color, while some retouching brings more elegance to controls and instrument panel, and a new color screen.
The comfort is greatly improved, starting with the seats that pass from the fabric to the skin to get to the precious material Alcantara. Raised the step to 2.51 meters here is that grow the benefits of space between knee and height, for those who go to occupy the seats behind. But what amazes is the quiet running, with a reduction of the noise of well 5.5 DB thanks to the work of refinement of the sound insulation and the reduction of vibrations.
The Toyota safety sense is standard on the Full Hybrid (but also on all other versions) and includes all the Yaris also have the Toyota Safety sense package, the Pre-Crash system with autonomous Emergency braking, Automatic High Beam, Lane Departure Alert and Road Sign Assist (but not available with the Entry).
The data emerging from the test of the work staff of the Japanese brand speak clearly: the Toyota Yaris Hybrid is capable of operating at 50% in a purely electric mode which is just under 40% of an average daily route and consequently the average consumption They approach those of a small and saving diesel. Tested on the Dutch roads between Amsterdam and Leiden, where the limits are rigorous and you can certainly not give vent to a gritty and sporty guide, we could see the truthfulness of data on consumption, going beyond 20 km/L. Great efficiency with the new system HSD Hybrid: The gasoline engine from 1.5 with a power of 73 hp and the electric motor from 61 hp. Being a model under 4 meters, it stands out for agility in the city guide, with a remarkable feeling of lightness and at the same time precision.
The Yaris Hybrid starts from 19,400 euro of the Cool set-up, but in the event of a swap the price comes down to 14,950 euro and as a standard, it boasts the Toyota safety Sense, which is the package of assistive technology.