The Yaris’s 1.3-litre four-pot is quite smooth and willing and the six-speed gearbox means there’s usually a ratio to suit your needs. Until you get up to cruising speed and run out. Then the Urban Cruiser gets out of its depth and truly lives up to its name, struggling in sixth and forcing you to shift down to fourth if you’re baulked and need to build up speed again. There’s also quite a lot of wind noise making itself heard around the extremities of the Toyota’s boxy body, and crosswinds will have you scattering across the carriageway like autumn leaves. The seats are mean too, and will make you fidget after half an hour. Once you’re outside city limits, this car stops making sense.
The four-seat Type G "F Package" provides a safe and comfortable rear-seat space. * One of total of 11 SRS airbags in vehicle is world's first SRS rear-seat center airbag, which was designed to lessen secondary injuries caused by rear-seat passengers colliding with each other in side-on collisions * Controls for such functions as air conditioning, audio and seat-reclining are all located on large, rear-seat, center console * Rear-seat passengers can adjust large wing-type headrests to their preferred angle and enjoy audio via inlaid headrest speakers * Rear "air seats" can blow warm or cool air, while left rear seat boasts automatic leg rest that allows leg extension and comfortable support for passenger