Tests and Features

Test Drives2017 Toyota Yaris Hatchback: From A to B3.5/5
When people shop for a can opener, a washing machine or a stapler, how many actually choose the most stylish, the most powerful or the most expensive model on the market? Very few, I assume. As long as they’re reliable, these items should provide years of worry-free ownership, whether they’re …
Test Drives2016 Toyota Yaris Sedan: The Adopted Child has Talent4.0/5
The Yaris and its predecessor, the Echo, have always been regarded as basic, reliable transportation. On the other hand, they’ve never been particularly exciting to drive, but that’s not the main criterion of subcompact-car buyers, either. Toyota resuscitated the Yaris Sedan for the 2016 model year, and off the bat, …
First Drives2016 Toyota Yaris Sedan: The Adopted Son4.0/5
I first drove the 2016 Yaris sedan in Toronto last July. I was there to test the Scion iM so that I could write the text about it for the 2016 edition of Le Guide de l’auto, our best-selling French publication. I tested the Yaris sedan just because I happened …
Test Drives2015 Toyota Yaris: It Ain’t Easy Being a Sub-Compact3.5/5
Life as a sub-compact isn’t always a bowl of cherries. Their primary use, small size and mandatory low price amount to a big challenge for manufacturers, as it’s hard to hit all these targets and still come up with something that’s inspiring and fun to drive. But then again, buyers …
Test Drives2015 Toyota Yaris: Some New Ingredients, Some Leftovers4.0/5
You don't have to be a car expert to know that the Yaris was lagging behind in the sub-compact category. Sure, its silhouette was attractive and its passenger compartment was relatively spacious, but the quality of the materials was disappointing at best and its meagre 1.5-litre engine lacked muscle. Toyota …
First Drives2015 Toyota Yaris: Like the Camry, but Smaller4.0/5
A few months ago, Toyota unveiled the 2015 Camry, a mid-generation model featuring some fairly significant changes. These updates fell just shy of a new generation, as the mechanical parts and chassis remained the same. And now Toyota has just introduced its all-new Yaris. Last revamped in 2011, this valiant …
First DrivesToyota Yaris: A new Nationality for 2015!
The third generation Toyota Yaris has been with us since 2011 and, in such a competitive segment, not renewing a model fast enough is tantamount to suicide. Three years and one discontinuation later – the Yaris sedan was eliminated from the lineup, leaving only the three- and five-door versions – …
Test Drives2010 Toyota Yaris: An Idiosyncratic Toyota?!3.5/5
When Toyota builds a car, they generally do it right. As in, by the book; every button in its place, every part appropriately robust. Be it the lowly Corolla or the extremely luxurious LS600hL, Toyota’s built their reputation on ensuring that every facet of every vehicle is sufficiently well designed …
Test DrivesThe Toyota Yaris LE Hatchback: 2,000 kilometres later
This year, we took a five-door Toyota Yaris Hatchback LE to go to Detroit, where I attended the Detroit Auto Show for the eighteenth time. Now, I didn’t just choose this car at random. I wanted to get to know this vehicle a little better after having tried the previous …
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