New Toyota GR Yaris in-depth review - is it REALLY that great? | What Car?

Avaldati 20 veebr 2021
Watch our in-depth review of the new Toyota GR Yaris to find out everything you could possibly want to know about this new four-wheel-drive hot hatch. Is really that great? Or is it overhyped? And how quickly can the 2021 GR Yaris do 0-60mph?
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  • Only today, I caught a fleeting glimpse of one of these as it shot past me going the opposite directly, sadly - but, man... does it stand out...! It really did look awesome...!!

  • Wow love the shear bonkers nature of this car problem I have with it is the interior, nearly £34,000 for that, ok I get your buying a weapon of a car but unless your going to use it as the weapon that it designed to be whats the point and are we all likely to drive it like we stole on every trip? I must be getting old because I like a nice hot hatch but I also like comfort luxury and quality

    • Most GR owners dont daily drive them, interiors in these type of cars are pretty unimportant in the grand scheme of things

  • No mention of the rearview mirror obstructing a massive chunk of frontal view? No mention of the gutless low RPM torque south of 3k? No mention of the rear seats being utterly unusable for all but children? No mention of the relatively high price compared to other AWD competitors in terms of 0-60 and handling? Absolute shill.

    • It has no competitors - it's the only homologation car on sale

  • I really don’t get why they didn’t make second gear 5mph taller to nail the 0-60 top trumps. It’d be in the low 4’s high 3’s if you didn’t have to do two manual shifts.

  • 👍👍👍

  • Toyota Gr yaris 0-60 5.5 sec

  • For people wondering why the seats sit so high check out Robert Mitchell's channel where he pulls the interior apart to reveal the seat rails. They are a mess and need to be changed. Hopefully in 2022 Toyota will address the problem and fix the seat rails in the GR Yaris.

  • Yeah you can geat a Type R instead of Yaris, but you have to be blind or only drive it in the evening cause it is ugly as hell :)

  • I have missed: - the Lancia Stratos (too young) - the Audi Quattro (see above) - the Lancia Delta HF Integrale (no money) - the Mitsubishi Evo 6 (for some reason) I now will get my GR Yaris. What do you think? - I'm happy as a child...

    • My pic? The Evo IX, but TBH the Yaris has got more modern features and is more practical - turning circle of the Evo gets old pretty quick. Throw in fuel economy into the GR Yaris way to boot.

  • Thats what i love about toyota and there prestige division lexus, they are great at building vehicle's that are fit for purpose, very good companies.

  • Good video, after watching many on EEclone this is the 1st that has shown what the rear seats are like thanks guys.

  • I find it an over-hyped, expensive, cheapo-interior'd, one-trick pony. It does the AWD traction-tastic thing, great. But that just gets boring very quickly. I prefer FUN, and sliding the back end around at roundabouts. Even with the remap cost added, my M140i was still 10 grand cheaper than the Yaris staring price, for a 2.5 year old with under 15k miles. And it's quicker, better equipped, nicer interior, is a lot more practical, much more relaxing (in comfort mode with the adaptive suspension), yet at the same time MUCH more fun in sport+ when I want to get the car sideways.

    • @Nik Gnashers it's a shame that Lincoln is so far from me - Bald, 50 and a failed musician, go you 🤣

    • @Relentless Pursuit At least I have some content, and have the balls to post up videos of myself doing something you probably will never be able to. Calling me an old man now, because I have a lot more experience than you in life, with cars, driving, etc, is pathetic. When you have a grain of evidence to back up your bullshit claims, hit ME up, until then, keep dreaming and posting unsubstantiated bullshit on youtube comments, so that we can all remind ourselves what a sad little dreamer you are son.

    • @Nik Gnashers the reality is - you are just jealous! If you can ever afford an M2C, I'll give you some bad news, that will not keep up with a GR either 👋👋👋

    • @Nik Gnashers cool channel BTW - an old man playing music, what a plank you are old man. Hit me up when you fancy a race.....

    • @Nik Gnashers pretty difficult to drive 2 cars at once! Seeing as you past your test in 86, that makes you an old man, not just an old man, but a poor old man who can only afford to run one car, that being a 3 year old BMW 1 series - go you, what a success you are! I agree the M140 is a more practical daily, but like a say, when you have a number of cars you can pick a car depending on your needs that day. Off you go old man - if you fancy a race anytime, I've got 20k that says my Stage 2 M140 is quicker than yours, as is my GR

  • I got mine this week. I'm having to restrain myself while I run it in but it is fantastic.

  • WAIT WAIT ....Sound thru the speaker?? tell me MORE...pls

  • Arent yaris mazdas?

  • Seats are too and and far to short in leg length. It will become tiresome everyday. Cheap inside . And yes, I have driven one

  • STOP talking about interior, are you afraid of hard plastic, it is much easier to clean ! Start DRIVING a car like THAT, moron !

    • Yes, let's spend over £30,000 on a sardine tin with 3/4 of an engine, with an interior to match... moron

  • Definitely cancelling my order now I know I can only get 3 carry on size suitcases in the back.

  • But its a Yaris? All this performance means nothing if your other mates in the Yaris world all have a Blue rinse a trilby hat on the back seat and a walking stick in the boot. 😂😂😂

    • Not really though is it. It has Yaris lights and mirrors - that's it!

  • funny, if this had a Ford badge on it, all you would hear is people slagging off the cheap plastics inside, the pathetic waste of space behind the seats, the weak engine sound, the silly piped in simulated engine noise, the poor visibility under the interior mirror over the info centre, the flimsy parcel shelf, the fact that with a proper paint colour and the only spec anyone should buy makes the car a whopping £34000 !!, also a 3 cylinder is an awful engine, thrummy and sounds like a 4 pot with a plug lead off ! BUT.. because it has a Toyota badge everyone is looking past all the bad points and hyping the hell out of it as if there has never been a turbo all wheel drive hatchback before !! Try going on a long motorway trip in one, its short geared to get the performance but 70mph in 6th is about 3000 revs, whereas most cars nowadays are doing 80mph at 3000 revs, the thing is a buzzbox and needs to be driven hard all the time otherwise its got the 'off boost' flat feeling.

    • @mainman2999 Then stick with your feckin focus. Who cares except you ?

    • @Relentless Pursuit er, the roof on the GR might be a carbon composite but it still has a thin decorative layer stuck on it to make it LOOK like carbon fibre mat ! The interior is DIRE. The Focus RS was FINISHED by hand, the shell was taken off the std focus production line and sent to an area to be reinforced and have all the nec stuff done to convert it to all wheel drive. Its not strictly a homologation car though is it !! the rally car was cancelled well before the GR was born ! The std GR has a power to weight ratio of about 200bhp/tonne, the std Focus about 226/tonne. A good big one will always beat a good little one, Tune the yaris to 320bhp and you may run into reliability and issues, my rs has been at 420bhp for 3 years and 40000 miles and is sound, ive even had 40mpg out of it for a laugh over 60 mixed road miles. I drove the GR on my own for 2 hours, I just wish it had been a 4 pot 1800cc or even a miniature V6 would have been a treat, but a three pot is always harsh thrummy and off beat, it sounds pathetic on start up, on idle and when revved, thats why everyone is trying to get some type of noise out of it ! Why do people keep defending cars by going on about "wet twisty B roads" ??? I see more straight dry roads here in West London ! How many people are racing nowadays on these "wet twisty B roads" ?? theres far more to life , and in todays road conditions not many people with brains race in the wet on "twisty B roads" !! Maybe when you get older than 25 you will understand. (oh and have more than one friend who wants to get in your car, maybe use the rear seat!) Oh, and the RED looks AWFUL !!! would you rave about it if it was only in that red ? the Black just makes it shrink away too and makes it look puny ! Good job white is right. You need to try my old Escort BDA if you want to have fun AND sound, just a wee 1700 with 45s , 200BHP, and 200BHP/tonne and 9000 revs, far more fun than the Focus and the GR and my old B58. Oh, and Mk1 escorts are 950-1050 kilos, all steel , no plastic or aloominininum or piped engine noise required.

    • @mainman2999 when I drive my 3.0 6cyl 480bhp RWD car, it does feel different to the GR but so it should, is it more special than the GR, no, is it quicker round the twisties, no, is it more fun, no. The GR is far more advanced than the Ford - does the Ford have the following : carbon roof, aluminium body panels, 2 LSD's, was it hand built, is it a bespoke chassis, is it a homologation car, does it weigh less than 1300kg. The answer to all of that is NO. The GR will launch quicker than a Porsche GT3, Urus, 488, A45S and pretty much any super car around - and will destroy a stock RS. Virtually nothing can keep up with it on a wet twisty B road. I own a GR, its solely for that purpose, a B road blaster - the 3.0 6cyl 480 bhp RWD does a good enough job as a daily, and my other cars suit other tasks. The GR is a very special car, one which few drivers will be able to own. Perhaps you didn't have a chance to drive it properly when you tried it, or failed to realise its individuality.

    • @Relentless Pursuit but we dont all drive round country lanes and b roads do we?? most folk drive normally on boring roads ! get in a car with over 300bhp and more torque with a 2+ litre engine and you will see the lack of bottom end the 3 pot has, its on boost all the time to keep it going. I just dont see what all the hype is about, its like fanboy stuff, its not doing anything better than the RS was 5 years ago !!

    • @mainman2999 I think you are still missing the point of the car! Personally the GR is far superior to the RS, but they are clearly different animals. The GR is fine around town, but that's not its favourite job, it's out on the B roads where it comes I to it's own. It's a special car, the likes of which we rarely see and certainly wont ever see again.

  • Ordered mine In jan with a May 2022 delivery date

    • @Leon K That will be a proper well made car then.

    • @Mike Hunt Japan...

    • @Live Life Where is this car manufactured? UK or JP?

    • @Richard Nixon okay, says the low life that’s looking for attention in the comment section that more than likely has no car just bis pass , have a nice day 😎

    • Loser

  • Good job on that review, concise, informative, entertaining. Thanks!

  • Best real world review on this car I have seen so far. You are the first person I have seen sit the backseat. Can’t get this car in America 🇺🇸 now but I like it.

  • Excellent review - really enjoyed it.

  • Have to wait until I’m 50 to get one since I live in the US 💔

    • I hope for you toyota will sold this yaris in USA at the same time in europe we don 't get camry V6 TRD Avalon TRD or new IS 350 Fsport or V8 ect grettings from Belgium 👍😎

  • Bloody honda doesn't come close on any day

  • Does this come with automatic gear shiftbox?

    • An automatic transmission model as GR Yaris RS is sold in JDM. That's FWD, CVT. 1.2 liter NA. 3 cylinders. Weight 1130 kilogram. The prices are 26000 US dollars. An exterior and a chassis are GR. The explanation of a car critic isn't enough for power, but it's more light-weight and fun. It's recommended to the consumer who would like to save money.

    • No!

  • I've seen a couple of these on the road now and I gotta way that thing does absolutely not look 30 grand

    • @Ben Hodgson and gucci slippers as well. What I don't understand is why ppl who aren't interested in driving or in driver's cars, watch and comment on vids on the exact things they don't like. If you don't like a particular thing, then don't waste time watching videos about it and discuss it with other ppl... come on, how hard can it be?

    • @Relentless Pursuit you should be wearing a helmet full time if you would even consider paying 50 thousand real pounds for that cheap ass looking bubble car.

    • Think you missed the whole point

    • You’d probably be better off with a Gucci man bag and a 116i 👍🏻

    • You are right, looks like a 50k+ car 👌

  • They have a history of being oil burners.

  • That Toyota isn't bringing the GR Yaris to the USA is THE biggest dick move in automotive history...

    • @bikebudha01 my point exactly.

    • @odl21 um, just no, we'd eat that car up...

    • I don’t think Americans would get this car or be able to appreciate it. Having lived in the US for 15 years....

  • Hah...same colour as mine. I lent mine to my brother for a fang and he came back after 30 minutes and said "never sell this car"

    • He agreed to join your vampire clan? Welcome to the dark side, bro.

  • I got the red one as well.. reviewed it ... Happy customer

  • A stock Ralliart Evo 6 managed 0-60 in 4.4 seconds 22 years ago.....

    • @noName yet I think you're seeing a mirage...

    • @Speedwelltuning Its closer to an evo than a mirage

    • @noName yet it doesn’t perform like an Evo 😂

    • From a 1.6 3cyl? No I didn’t think so

    • A fast Evo is normal, but a fast Yaris is something special. Just so you know Yaris is on the same category as a mirage and yet it perform like an evo

  • I love this car I just wish I could order the circuit pack in the UK .... I can’t because I have no money.

  • in portugal, the 0.9 yaris, from 2007, would cost the same, as this.. as a portuguese citizen, I really feel attracted to move to UK, and buy a rally car, for the price of a yaris!

    • You can indeed get the GR Yaris here...you will also get depression, racism and a grey weather year out. May wanna do a pros and cons list again

  • Unfortunately you can't "buy one of these", the delivery date is now as far out as May 2022... another car manufacturer (like Suzuki and the Jimny) that can't keep up with demand.

    • @David Banes Think they are just to expensive overhere at 32.000 Euro. But also the old ones you hardly see.

    • @Mike Hunt There weren't many available, seen a few around here but I suspect many are parked up hoping for someone to pay yve inflated prices.

    • God. Cant remember i have seen a Jimny for ages. Where they all go?

    • yeah, was very put off by this myself. i want it now, not bloody next year wtf

  • Any chance you could film yourself sending it? (Can you document via the magic of moving pictures a full power acceleration run)

  • Have had mine for a week (circuit pack) and it’s simply brilliant. You don’t buy one of these for the lush interior or space, but the pure driving pleasure. Not to upset any Honda fans, but I would never consider the Civic Type R as the looks just aren’t for me. A Macan GTS is my family car, the Yaris GR is my selfish toy for the weekends and B roads and gives me a smile from ear to ear. Good on you Toyota. A petrol head from New Zealand

    • @riqo90 👍

    • @James thank you for this info. Appreciated!

    • @riqo90 Right hand drive has much smaller footrest, (it's tolerable with uk size 9 shoes), compared to left hand drive which is normal sized

    • One reviewer complained regarding it being difficult to access the footrest. Has this been a problem for you? (I would like a GR Yaris but have big feet).

  • Ηey! In a few days you will say that Yaris GR exellerates like 911 Turbo S.! Bulshits! Come ooooon! At high range of rotaring the motor is ''dead body''! It groans to exceed 220Κm/h. Very ''short'' transmission and the c.b.u software throws down the turbo boost after the limit of 6.500rpm. Very overestimated model

    • Not really. I have a 911 gts, M5, macan pp, and several very fast racing and rally cars. The Yaris is quicker than all of them in the real world. This is car for people with some rallying or racing expertise really.

    • @Stephen Simpson that is an overestimated ''fast'' car.

    • So don't buy one. That is one more for all the real car lovers.

  • My M2 is rated with 4.3 to 100kmh. And it’s MILES quicker than the GR. I have the comparison of both. If the GR does a 4.6 it is downhill with 30 miles wind from behind. But whoever reduces the car to 0-100 does not know what the car is about.

    • @Stefan you have good roads in Germany - we are not so lucky in the UK

    • @Relentless Pursuit Germany. But driving the M2 in the wet is mighty fun. You are not fast, but you slide a lot :-D

    • @Stefan hope you live in a dry country then 😀

    • @Relentless Pursuit in the wet even a freakin polo gti is trouble for the M2 :-D In the wet i get wheelspin from 4th to 5th gear in the M2 when in Sport+.....

    • Agree that straight line is not necessarily the GR's hunting ground, although on a wet road itl beat most things 0-100 including an M2. The twistier the road the better it gets, and itl deploy all its power all of the time whatever the conditions

  • 0 to 60 is 96.5km. The fastest I have seen to 100km is 4.8. Still so FAST.

  • Most places Boast only 5.4 they don't even do real tests. All the people properly tested are under 4.7

    • @Stefan I also call BS with the 4.6 0-60 time. Until I see it proven, I don't believe it.

    • @Day G Show me the GPS / Draggy video....

    • @Day G Top Gear: "The whole thing weighs 1,280kg, is good for 0-62mph in 5.5secs and a 143mph top end. In other words, it’s small, light and fast, eschewing the typical trend of gaining size and weight. Good." No need to check the other sites - I OWN both. And I KNOW it doesnt do it in 4.7. Again: My M2 is at around 4.5 and it's A LOT quicker.

    • @Stefan top Gear, Motor One, yourcar, Ftrack, Hype all under 5

    • Yeah? I don’t find any real test you can trust under 5.3. But ok :-)

  • TYPE R has a bigger boot 4 doors and can fit 2 adults in the back i would choose the honda without a doubt

    • Type-R is a C-segment. Yaris is a B-segment. That means you will notice a difference. Lets wait for the nurburgring time of the yaris.

    • @Ben Hodgson i had a 17 plate TYPE R up until last september had it for nearly 4 years brought a new APT tuned 350hp CUPRA R and regret it the cupra is a very good car but in 2 years buying another TYPE R as it was the best car i have ever owned and at 60 i have had a few but i agree that engine in a GT86 would be amazing i had a 14 plate TRD my second fav car

    • I’m a big Honda fan but would take the Yaris. Honda need to stick the type r engine in a smaller 2 door like a new crx

    • @fanbuuuoy Wallace: ahahahahaha

    • A big boot and 4 doors are not a requirement in a performance car - guess the GR is lost on you 🙈

  • Nice review.It would be good to see a comparison test between the Track Pack equipped version and the Standard version,do the trick diffs make a huge difference for road driving,where most of us tend to drive?

    • If interested in open diffs models, better looking at European and Australian, currently, reviews!

  • It wont be available in our country but can’t help watching reviews of this car.

  • Did he say the engine noise is fed through the speakers! WTF !

    • dude where tf have you been, this has been happening for years on more expensive sports cars wtf lol

    • Yeah even BmW is pulling that shit for years now. You can normally disable it and add some noise back in with an intake.

  • You are required by law to say “hot hatch” any time you review a sporty hatchback.

  • I'm glad it exists but Its a bit out of my age demographic. I'd feel silly getting out of it.

    • Harry's Garage Instagram reveals he just picked up a red one.

    • I have two friends in their 70s with one.

    • oi, i own an Type-R FK8, and i'm nearly 52. people who judge you for that dont know anything about cars.

    • @Andrew Norris Or don't care. It's always an option.

    • Thats more your inferiority than the products fault. Therapy may be cheaper.

  • Very good review. 👍🏻

  • Still got a couple of months to wait for mine...

  • fiesta st more fun

    • @william deasy look forward to hearing back from you - guessing you struggle reading, perhaps get an adult to help you do some research on the GR then you will understand a little more about it. If you love the sound of a V8 you will be very disappointed with the Fiesta. Let me know about the race......

    • @william deasy haha, are you still going? If you ever own a V8, itl be pretty embarrassing for you being unable to keep up with a Yaris! Ever fancy a race, anyone of my 4 cars will embarrass you, but I'd happily bring along the Yaris to make you look like a proper tool ! Keep in dreaming sunshine, perhaps one day you will have s driving license, stick to the computer games for now.....

    • @Relentless Pursuit you are the loser you cant handle that humble fiesta is more fun than a rally based Toyota and no il never own the st or gr i don't like 3 cylinder cars i much prefer v8 which just sounds amazing not like your grand parent's yaris

    • @william deasy you are just basing your opinion on others. I have 3 other cars, 2 of which are RWD so quite happy that I can handle anything! As you have proved over many months, you are just a jealous kid who has nothing and never will! Maybe one day, if you are really lucky you could buy your "dream Ford Fiesta" - ha, what a loser!

    • @Relentless Pursuit you are just a Toyota fanboy who cant drive and need the 4wd to make you a better driver and you are trying to justify the price and can't handle humble fiesta is more fun than a rally car from Toyota

  • Why the Civic Type R comparisons when the Golf R is a thing?

    • @George L I seriously thought you missed the part about me mentioning 'driving experience' in the Toyota vs Honda vs VW. But you are serious about it. Now who is trolling?

    • @Mike Hunt You’re done trolling here.

    • @George L The moment you wrote that the VW has the best driving experience and then starting about DSG in about the same sentence, i stopped reading. Maybe try wiki to read about foie gras. Try a proper freshly made for once. Not all, but some are absolutely brilliant. (btw, you started being impolite) (edited for many typo's)

    • @Mike Hunt The driving experience of the Golf R is OBJECTIVELY better of for no other reason than its AWD, but there are others. The DSG is absolutely flawless and shifts better than any human alive ever will. The steering feedback is more precise and the accelerator responds better. I don’t even want to go into the practicality, sound or interior quality. In performance alone, the Golf R is better. They’re dead even on a straightaway in dry conditions, on a track. In less than ideal conditions or on a rough surface that AWD destroys the Type R and in turns, while the Type R returns better skid grip at high speeds on a track, the Golf R destroys it on real streets with reasonable speeds. There’s not even any consideration here. Every automotive journalist agrees. As far as the “VW fan boy” name calling, it’s not surprising to me. It just signals your Honda fanboy status. I’ve owned nothing, but Toyotas for over 20 years.

    • @George L Well, apparently you have no idea about cars do you. Typical VW fanboy. I typed that the whole idea behind these cars is the DRIVING EXPERIENCE (you can read it again if you want). Since you are a VW fanboy you have no idea what 'driving experience' means. Thats fine. Thats like hating foie gras when you never tasted it. Step out of your bubble and learn something about cars. The VW Golf is a great allrounder, but doesn't excel in any area. So basicly the VW is a pointless car to buy. At least a Civic Type R is not maybe fast from the line, but it will beat any hothatch on the track. You see. It excels in something.

  • I’m sorry, but EEclone is fool of Yaris reviews. Why making another one month later than others did?

  • Nice review, although it might have been helpful to go into more depth about the pros/cons of the different versions. I also find that motoring journalists dismiss sat nav and say use Android auto without thinking it through, in my opinion. I quite like Waze but it's not much cop if you lose your data connection, you still get the maps for quite a while but the guidance is lost. Whereas the built in sat nav continues to work fine, so I prefer to have both. I also thought Android Auto would be wonderful, from reviews like these but the reality is that it sometimes crashes or doesn't work properly (I've used ti for some months on Ford, Skoda and Vauxhall) although it's better than it was. I also found that only some apps are compatible so my standard radio player didn't work and I had to track down one which did. So, for me, I want a car with Android Auto but I also want DAB and built in sat nav (as an aside I was surprised to find the latest Skoda sat nav was possibly slightly better than Waze for the journey I used it with). Just my tuppence worth :-)

    • @NEWB What privacy concerns? Built-in satnav systems are even easier to get your info from.

    • SATNAV is also helpful for those that want to de-google and/or have privacy concerns.

    • No such issues with Apple CarPlay.

  • Great review, clear and concise. 👍🇬🇧

  • I like how you've waited till the hype died down a bit. These day one panic reviews are less informative.

  • Ranmore Common is EXACTLY where I’d take one of those to test 🤓

  • Problem with this car is that it is essentially as inert as most other modern hatches (steering, driving position etc). It's very fast A to B, especially in the UK, but not the most feelsome experience

    • @Leon K Yes accuse me of lying instead of accepting a different opinion. Don't care what it was built for, I care about what it's like to drive. What is this country? I'm from the UK and there are absolutely loads of them about

    • @feelsgoodman You are quite amazing to be able to miss entirely the point of the GR Yaris. It was built and sold entirely for the purpose of being able to compete in WRC. Not to compete with Porsche or any other "hot hatch" and I suspect you fibbed a little about test driving one considering there are so few in this country..

    • @odl21 I think we mostly agree - you're right that no modern car really gives the low speed feedback that a classic does. I suppose for me the Yaris was too modern in that respect (I already own modern cars that are too fast for the road and so was looking for more feel). Maybe if all you drive are modern super/sports cars you would think the Yaris is a revelation as you can reach the limit more easily on the road, but I think the same is true for many hot hatches. Classics will always give you something that most modern cars cannot! This is compounded for me as where I live it's difficult and quite dangerous to drive a modern car to the limit all the time, given the speeds involved. I leave that for the track and prefer to drive a classic at comparatively lower speed on the road.

    • @feelsgoodman no, i see your point. its true that an elise or many classic cars when well set up can be a lot more fun at low speed. but there isn't really a modern high performance car that isn't like that. all modern 911s are even more like that. at least the yaris is capable of being pushed. i guess i bought it because after a year of covid i missed rallying and the buzz of carrying serious speed on the road. i live somewhere where that's possible. and to be honest the yaris can carry more speed on small roads than any other car short of an R5 or WRC car. i like that thrill, but i agree its not more fun a fiesta ST or something else like that at low speed. not to say its not pleasant. it has good chassis feedback and the midrange grunt is fun. but it comes alive when you push it harder. this morning i took a 500hp RWD 1960's two seater up the mountain and thats a lot of fun but obviously so much slower due to the dodgy handling and lack of grip that everything just happens slowly. the yaris gives you adrenaline because everything happens so quickly. it give me that same kick as being on a stage.

    • @feelsgoodman only kids buy Fiesta

  • More Circuit pack hype, imho. But a great informative video.

    • 👍😂

  • Toyota needs to bring back the Yaris nameplate back to the states, but only have it in the GR trim

    • So, if you scrub out the "trim" aspect you technically have a GR Yaris. Use a bit of imagination and you could have some fun...

  • 🙏

  • With the right Hands (and feet) this car can easily do 4.6

  • isn't it more 5.9 than 4.6 man'f spec?

  • How funny people being upset about this car like anyone is forcing them to buy these. Don't worry, those who really want to buy these cars can barelly get their hands on it, so you most likely will never have one anyways.

    • @David Chon Hopefully you'll have the GR corolla in 2022/23, lets hope its 4wd too

    • @David Chon no whining here - I have one in my garage - America is missing a real treat 😀

    • @David Chon lol, I am sorry man. Probably you could import one for closed track events?

    • i'm in the US, my wait time is 25 years so stop your whining.

    • @Relentless Pursuit I see 🙄

  • Imagine if Ford bothered to another 4wd rs.

    • Ikr imagine what mechanical detects could be possible😏

  • The whole homologation story from Toyota is just a marketing ploy. The WRC car shares nothing in common except the roof and door count with the road car unlike the Group A days. And they wouldn't waste that much money for a tiny edge in the lower classes like WRC2.

    • @sodazman 👍

    • @James With that said, I ordered one myself too, it's a great little car. I just found that too many people got suckered into the whole homologation story.

    • @James One doesn’t have to like something to have a civil conversation about its pluses and minuses. Well... perhaps you excluded.

    • @George L Mate. I don't like the golf R, end of. You clearly feel the same about the GR yaris. The newer mk8 might be better than the mk7 but I'm not interested in it for many reasons, especially that it's not manual in uk so not even worthy of a test drive

    • @James The Golf R blows it away though.

  • Why isn’t this available in the US?

    • ʀᴇᴛʀᴏᴀᴄᴛɪᴠᴇ hilarious

    • @George L because ya'll too obese to fit in one

    • Ignore the buffoons commenting above. The reason is simple: it wouldn’t sell well. Hot hatches don’t sell very well as is and this one, while the perfect size for Japan and Europe, is too small for the US. Plus Toyota is invested in the Supra, which is far more profitable. To be competitive in North America and the Middle East, they’d need a GR Corolla hatch.

    • Because you guys in the US are all interested in big trucks, SUVs and crossovers. Well not all of you but the majority of you guys are.

    • Because you guy's can't drive manual car properly.

  • 4.6 seconds is bloody astonishing

    • Question is would it destroy the clutch

    • It's BS thats why

    • never see a fair, true certified measurement about 4.6....its more likely 5.0-5.3 on flat road (not downhill), all the time.

  • I see a lot of people complaining in the comments; no automatic, price, etc. The GR Yaris is made for very specific buyers and drivers. If you're not one of them, stop complaining and fark off. Don't compare this to a normal Yaris as everything is bespoke from ground up. Peace!

    • @Shanjan Usman These are the exact reasons it sold out so quick

    • @Shanjan Usman yes, you are correct, it is the perfect car!

    • You must have mistyped in the search engine. This isn't a Dacia ev review!

    • @Shanjan Usman So stupid people can't get their hands on it fast enough - which.... basically makes your comment a bit stupid! :)

    • @Shanjan Usman it's a rally racing car, what do you expect? lol it's target market is for those jdm fans, people who are more driver focus, and not carrying families around lol. It's not practical to make it light as possible cause it's a car built for racing and going fast, also don't forget it's built for fun, it's the main reason why it has a stick. People who buy this car take it on the track or the country side to have some fun especially on the weekends. Not for city driving and running errands lol.

  • All the roads around here are 20mph. What's the point.

    • @Andrew Norris virtually nothing beats the GR 0-30 In Top Gears hot hatch shootout 2020, the GR 0-30mph time of 1.48secs showed it to be faster than an Audi TT RS, Ferrari 488 - or 488 Pista - Lambo Urus, Honda NSX, any McLaren 570, any Tesla Model 3 and the A45 S. It's a fast car in many scenarios

    • @Relentless Pursuit A Twizzy would feel faster though to 20 and be more fun! Different cars for diff places!

    • But London is home to Lambos and 4WDs that never leave the city ;)

    • 😴, stick to watching milk float reviews

    • Itl beat pretty much anything 0-20 inc most supercars 😎

  • Nice car but what a cheap looking hard plastic interior.

    • The interior should of been stripped out not filled full of luxury things - it's a rally inspired car, less os more!

    • I wouldn't call an evo interior luxurious either, thats not what its about.

    • @Krishna Hurry Don't get me wrong i really like this car. Probably the hot hatch which is most fun to drive at this moment. Its just a pitty that Toyota didn't make any effort in making the interior special as well.

    • @Pinnokio I don't drive a car to experience the interior and I never have. I drive a car for the experience of driving. We're all different, it's okay. Maybe this car isn't for you, again that's fine. Go buy what appeals to you and be happy hahaha.

    • @Krishna Hurry You are missing the point. The car is great but you spent most of the time inside the car watching a dashboard that is subpar to the rest of the car. Btw the French make the beatifull interiors nowadays not the Germans.

  • I live in Wales and I bought one, this car is ballistic if you hit 4k it's like warp drive, I never used to overtake anyone until I got the GR. 😁

    • @sodazman agreed, have an s3 2014 and rs3 2017 saloon. Test drove one briefly , getting longer go this weekend. Great little car. It’s slower than the s3 and the rs3 will annihilate it but I like the fact it’s small, has a trick 4wd that you won’t get on any other car...and it’s a manual...awesome. Very tempted as this will never happen again when we are forced to drive an ev food mixer.

    • @Edward Razura Perez Details. Details. 😆

    • @davidhunternyc they're not available in the US

    • @Edward Razura Perez Why can't you get one there?

    • @sodazman No, no, no. Warp drive is better. C'mon, have a little fun. It's Covid !!!

  • No semi automatic? NO DEAL!

    • I suggest you don’t buy one then! I doubt Toyota will be worried, I think they’d be able to sell this car 10x over. Whether it’s your bag or not it’s a fantastic piece of engineering and a real hot hatch. Already a classic.

    • @Sly Dood Well said. This is a driver's car. :)

    • @Sly Dood itl be the last petrol homologation car too! A future classic no doubt. Demand for these is rightly crazy, massive wait lists and used ones going for well above list!

    • @Relentless Pursuit People are obsessed with their car being 1/10th. It a second quicker than the other. You buy what you like and what you're attracted to. The GR Yaris will be one of the last great combustion engine cars ever. The speed with which the world is transitioning to electric is bizarre and somewhat sad.

    • @Sly Dood being an auto would of ruined the car! Plenty of dull autos out there if that's your bag. Petrol, manual is a dying breed

  • Thanks for the video mate! Great car. Cheers for the advice. Regards from Cyprus and Scotland 😎👌

  • Nice one from GR hopefully they make more performance version in the Toyota lineup Good review

  • Good review thanks