Hybrid aside, the 1.4 D4-D diesel's 72.4mpg and 99g/km CO2 output make this version currently the most frugal Toyota Yaris. Not that the 1.33-litre, petrol-fuelled car is disgraced here; its claimed combined-cycle mpg is 57.6, matched to a 114g/km CO2 score, and – unusually – our test car almost matched that claim on our touring test with a 51.2mpg result.

The petrol-electric model boasts up to 85.6mpg on the combined cycle, depending on trim level specified. We found a 65mpg figure easy to acheive, which is not something that can be said of some other hybrids. Emissions of 75g/km are excellent too.

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Darren Moss

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Choose your hybrid model carefully. MPG and CO2 increase on high-spec models

While some manufacturers have taken the supermini to the premium end of the market, the Yaris remains faithful to the buyer on a budget. However, that doesn’t make the competition any less cut-throat. With skin-tight margins and plenty of first-rate rivals, value for money remains central to any newcomer’s appeal.

With CO2 emissions of 114g/km, the 1.33-litre engine plants this model firmly in VED band C which is competitive, as is the five-year/100,000-mile warranty. The firm’s gold-plated reputation for robust, reliable cars cannot be overestimated among its repeat buyers.

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