Which Toyota Yaris Model Should I Purchase?

With the Toyota Yaris crowned Car of the Year 2021, it’s a great choice for a new car.

Choosing which Yaris to buy is a big decision – we know you want to love your new car. That’s why we’ve put together some important information about all our favourite Yaris models, so you can see the must-have specs while you weigh up your options.

Getting to know the Toyota Yaris

The Yaris uses intelligent packaging to maximise interior space and has a lowered centre of gravity with a wider more muscular stance, for a powerful drive. It’s compact and agile while still having a powerful, urban presence and it comes in a variety of models to suit your lifestyle.

Toyota Yaris models explained

Hybrid power and stylish design come as standard, but the various Yaris models have a few key differences. Here’s everything you need to know about the most popular Toyota Yaris models.


The Yaris Icon is a comfortable and clever motor, with a touchscreen infotainment system with DAB digital radio and smartphone integration including, Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™. It also has a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection as well as a reversing camera, to help you get parked quickly and easily. 16” alloy wheels and a leather-trimmed steering wheel means it looks and feels great.


Featuring the same kind of style as the Icon, the Design comes with a few extras, including LED headlights and privacy glass, helping you relax behind the wheel. It also has an 8" Multimedia screen for entertainment and lots of smart features, as well as 16" machined-face alloys wheels for a stylish look.


Sitting at the tops of the range of the Excel, which has all of the plus points of the Icon with some added extras, from 17" machined-face alloy wheels to auto-retractable door mirrors. It also features Smart Entry and push button start, for a smooth experience every time you set out for a drive. With blind spot monitoring, adjustable speed limit with speed warning and adjustable cruise control, it’s got you covered.

Which Toyota Yaris model is best?

Working out which Toyota Yaris model is best for you is all about pin pointing what your top needs are. Are you looking for the most comfortable option? The most fuel efficient? The one with the most space for child seats? Or enough boot space to store your golf clubs?

If privacy is high on your list, you might want the Excel for its privacy glass. If it’s entertainment that you care about most then you’ll be happy to know that all three models have DAB radio and are compatible with your favourite smartphone.

Browse our Yaris models online to see which might be the right choice for you or, if you want the chance to have a look in person, find your nearest dealer and organise a test drive.