Toyota GR Yaris review - see why I plan to buy one!

10 ნოე 2020-ში
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Introducing what might be the most exciting car Toyota has EVER produced - the new Toyota GR Yaris!
This super-sporty edition of Toyota’s popular small family car is effectively a rally car built for the road. Hidden under the bonnet you’ll find a 1.6-litre 3-cylinder turbo-petrol, which will produce 261hp & 360Nm of torque! But it’s no surprise it’ll put down so much, given it’s the most powerful 3-cylinder turbo available in 2020!
So, are you loving the sound of it?! Of course you are! The question is, would you be willing to spend over £30,000 on a Yaris?! It's going to be super rare, with only 25,000 set to be produced worldwide! But even with that in mind, would you be better off spending a bit less & picking up a Fiesta ST?
There’s only one way to find out what you should do - stick with Mat for his latest in-depth review!
00:00 Intro
01:19 Exterior Design
03:44 Interior Design
05:29 Engine
05:58 0 - 60mph
06:34 Drivetrain
08:28 Price
09:08 Five Annoying Features
10:57 Five Good Features
12:25 Twisty Road Driving
14:25 Motorway Driving
16:10 Verdict
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  • Yes sell 996

    Daniel Sempere Pico aka DSPDaniel Sempere Pico aka DSP40 წუთის წინ
  • OMG this is a serious track weapon

    Grubazz DecksonGrubazz Deckson42 წუთის წინ

    AKA HalKAAKA HalKA48 წუთის წინ
  • Yes

    K SK Sსაათის წინ
  • Yes

    Matthew O'HareMatthew O'Hareსაათის წინ
  • Got one on order fingers crossed it LL be here in March wohoo

    abdulhaffezghafoorabdulhaffezghafoor2 საათის წინ
  • Holy crap, as a rule I don’t like Toyota’s as they’re appliances that non-car people drone on about some supposed reliability. This looks amazing though (not literally, I don’t actually love the looks and I hate those dials) Toyota has done so much so well on this. That engine is hysterical, the manual looks just about perfect, the awd is the perfect ideal of what I want from an awd system and it even comes with useful creature comforts. I am genuinely surprised, for the first time in my life I want a Toyota- my world view is shattered

    Mark DicksonMark Dickson4 საათის წინ
  • Buy it... i hv put a down payment for one already.

    Hoo MeeHoo Mee6 საათის წინ
  • yes, sell the Porsche, because of its maintenance cost.

    Jas LJas L7 საათის წინ
  • Yes sell the old banger for a 4wd rallyesque hatch!!

    GusBanGusBan8 საათის წინ
  • Car Wow should buy you one. You’re worth more to this channel that LeBron is to the Lakers, or Clarkson, Hammond and May were to Top Gear. Ps. Wash your hands.

    TechMyLifeVideoTechMyLifeVideo11 საათის წინ
  • i surely give up that porche for this toyota

    Razvan AvesalonRazvan Avesalon11 საათის წინ
  • buy it!

    Dylan DeanDylan Dean12 საათის წინ
  • Buy it !!!! Trinidad & Tobago.

    ramish rambarranramish rambarran12 საათის წინ
  • Sell the 996

    Carl BarberCarl Barber13 საათის წინ
  • Are we really not getting this in the US? =(......

    Irvin RomoIrvin Romo16 საათის წინ
  • Flys are attracted to shit :)

    menco106menco10618 საათის წინ
  • Just do it, you leave once meeeeen

    Ilya TorchinavaIlya Torchinava19 საათის წინ
  • Its a homologation rally car... therefore its cool af and I want it... therefore it wont be sold in north America where I live...

    William GrandWilliam Grand23 საათის წინ
  • If I had the money for it, I would have straight gone to the showroom and booked one today.

    Shubhranshu PandaShubhranshu Pandaდღის წინ
  • Yaris has similar horsepower to the golf GTI MK8 Yet it can do 0-60 1 second quicker?

    Jasmir ChowdhuryJasmir Chowdhuryდღის წინ
  • BUY IIIT !!!

    Thanasis TsirThanasis Tsirდღის წინ
  • Do you Guys now a car like this but than for around 28k euro’s?

    Filip SlotFilip Slotდღის წინ
  • Buy it

    Martin HutchinsonMartin Hutchinsonდღის წინ
  • Toyota, is this gonna be available in the USA soon?

    Tom PraisanTom Praisanდღის წინ
  • Facking shit with three cilinder!

    Jere SlavicaJere Slavicaდღის წინ
  • Yes buy it, fair play to Toyota, they build this on their own and has more people going ga ga over it than the BMW Supra. Goes to show get BMW involved in your cars and it is boring

    jermaine austinjermaine austinდღის წინ
  • Sell the 996 Matt - the Yaris is well worth the swap for that particular model, which I've always felt was the least fun (and the ugliest) 911. A 993 or 997 would prove much harder to part with though

    Chris OwensChris Owensდღის წინ
  • He would need to be mad to sell a Porsche 911 to replace it with a little cute turbo Yaris. He would need to be examined by a team of hospital psychiatrists.

    bighand69bighand69დღის წინ
  • Matt please try and find out why our uk circuit pack isn't getting the intercooler spray and water bottle fitted......the dealers are as good as useless but it really pisses me off we in the uk always get less than advertised in their Japanese press videos. Cheers mate great review.

    Mike OrmondMike Ormondდღის წინ
  • This yaris killed the Type R yo.... .

    shahrul hanafishahrul hanafiდღის წინ

    Andrey SemenovskyAndrey Semenovskyდღის წინ
  • eww cool now even yaris drivers can be pretensions douches.

    Midnight BeastMidnight Beastდღის წინ
  • And in the US it will arrive with an extra 20-30k on the price thanks to US being expensive in general, dealer price gouging, and having to add about~10% sales tax on top of whatever price you see in the window. Same happened with the Focus RS when it landed here.

    M DPM DPდღის წინ
  • Surprise they managed to turn something ugly like the Yaris into something worth a second thought.

    DerikimiDerikimi2 დღის წინ
  • If it’s that special on your first outing in it Bomb the Porka in!

    Matthew StyerMatthew Styer2 დღის წინ
  • 261bhp !!!

    Tom RobertsTom Roberts2 დღის წინ
    • How much ! Hell no

      Tom RobertsTom Roberts2 დღის წინ
  • They are bring it to the USA, but in a Corolla

    birani123birani1232 დღის წინ
  • personally I would restore the 996 and make it pristine instead

    Ian LeeIan Lee2 დღის წინ
  • Will the TRD Yaris be better?

    Snotty ScottySnotty Scotty2 დღის წინ
  • Mat u shuld buy it. It really really suits u

    rugged tourerrugged tourer2 დღის წინ
  • Strange fake intro. Not sure who thats the car tho.

    Allosaurus FragilisAllosaurus Fragilis2 დღის წინ
  • Brand new GR Yaris vs old 911?? I'd take the Yaris everday, and make it my daily driver. This is what Toyota was missing, fun, fast cars, and they did it. Bravo!

    Dan M.Dan M.2 დღის წინ
  • Love it. Looks wise, reminds me of the Hyundai Veloster-N. Thanks for sharing. Stay safe & be well.

    mmanda515mmanda5152 დღის წინ
  • Hi Matt, I tested the Yaris GR in Poland and in city traffic I noticed a problem with slow reaction to gas from idle when the car was stationary. It prevents joining traffic and turning at intersections because you either have to move very slowly or too fast. Have you noticed such a feature during the test?

    GRAF STIGRAF STI2 დღის წინ
  • Why GR and Not TRD?

    george dermitzakisgeorge dermitzakis2 დღის წინ
  • I have WRX STI and this Yaris GR is awesome, I consider it to buy it :)

    Matej GalyaMatej Galya3 დღის წინ
  • Toy for real riders 😍

    peter gazarekpeter gazarek3 დღის წინ
  • Tommy Makinen must be a very persuasive man, since he can get the Japanese to build cars like this. Its an Evo6 TME squeezed into a Yaris. And you should make a comparison video.

    turbologturbolog3 დღის წინ
  • my first car was a starlet gt turbo , i loved that car i no one of my other cars after made me feel so happy to drive them, this one seems to be the first good car from toyota after many many years of europian garbage mixes with peugeot etc

    Anton ReprovosAnton Reprovos3 დღის წინ
  • shame it looks like shit and has loads of cheesy crap on it like fake air intakes and MaDe tO bE a RaLlY cAr eurghh

    Jeremy CheshireJeremy Cheshire3 დღის წინ
  • Matt, "track" - which you're talking about @ 03:22 - is the distance between the left and right wheels... not the front and back wheels. That's the wheelbase.

    Irvine5312x6maIrvine5312x6ma3 დღის წინ
  • Sell the Porsch!

    shortFarT100shortFarT1003 დღის წინ
  • Scotty would approve of you dumping that endless money pit Porsche to buy this reliable Toyota. :D

    bushtucker88bushtucker883 დღის წინ
  • 9:48 that synchronization though😂😂👍🏻

    Agamnoor SinghAgamnoor Singh3 დღის წინ
  • Honestly, the car itself worth the fact of selling a Porsche (I'm saying this loving Porsche!) But the Porsche is only going to take value, I don't know how the GR is going to be produce, but I'm not sure it is going to take value... Anyway, I had a great time watching! really nice and chill review 👍

    Viper836Viper8363 დღის წინ
  • When matt heard about the second lockdown Lol 11:37

    Asad ZeeAsad Zee3 დღის წინ

  • Wish it has 4 doors. 2 doors looks ugly and non practical in case you need to use the backseat, not to mention the longer front door which is not good in tight spaces.

    CarbrickscityCarbrickscity3 დღის წინ
  • I'm pretty sad that I can't get one in America.....

    isnowyaznisnowyazn3 დღის წინ
  • I also have a house in Greece , and it’s going for 42, 670 € . I’m gonna pre - order! Greece is like one big rally !

    J BlackJ Black3 დღის წინ
    • Buy me one please I’ll come rallying with you

      Hemi ToozerHemi Toozer3 დღის წინ
  • Yeah that old Porsche isn't collectible. Good hot hatches just have that 'something' that makes them so enjoyable to own and drive, and it's new.

    Jesse LeeJesse Lee3 დღის წინ
  • Superb review.

    Craig VallisCraig Vallis4 დღის წინ
  • I wish they sold it in the U.S :(

  • 996 is the one 911 that I don’t care for.... you will have fun and have greatly reduced running and maintenance cost with the GR. If you owned a 993, 997, 991 or 992 you would not even consider the choice.😅

    Frank LyFrank Ly4 დღის წინ
  • Love the look of this car......I know it's a minor detail - but - those dials - beyond disappointing - and every time you look at them you'd be like - why? 🤣

    Richard DRichard D4 დღის წინ
  • Toyota f’s up again by keeping this gem from their largest market....the US.

    Frank LyFrank Ly4 დღის წინ
  • This car is fucking dope, I tried on simulator it can take Nurburgring well under 8 minutes with only factory tyres..

    AiAi4 დღის წინ
  • Mat sell your 996 for the gr yaris!!!!

    GameBox1189GameBox11894 დღის წინ
  • Sell the porsche.

    john smithjohn smith4 დღის წინ
  • Finally fun cars again

    shrapnelleshrapnelle4 დღის წინ
  • As Nike would say Just Do IT man sell that Porsche

    Tech FerdiTech Ferdi4 დღის წინ
  • I just think it is wonderful Toyota had the balls to build this! I have new-found respect for their dedication. It's like that mid-engine V6 Renault Clio back in the day, I now irrationally want this Yaris more than anything else!

    J FalckJ Falck4 დღის წინ
  • Buy it

    Vamshi LakshmanVamshi Lakshman4 დღის წინ
  • Did he wash his hands.... nope

    Filipe GomesFilipe Gomes4 დღის წინ
  • I want one

    Procrastination CenterProcrastination Center4 დღის წინ
  • Sell the porsche

    Spam AnshSpam Ansh4 დღის წინ
  • So did you buy one?

    Jp SpoonerJp Spooner4 დღის წინ
  • Sell and buy that little stunner

    Frances O'ReganFrances O'Regan4 დღის წინ
  • Bye bye Porka, buy buy Yaris!.....

    Sy BurtonSy Burton4 დღის წინ
  • By buying one of these, you’re helping tell Toyota that we love hot hatches! Thank you

    Chris DChris D4 დღის წინ
  • Carwow please !!!!! ask Toyota for a 2wd version !!!!! awd is too much for most people. But a lot of people would love a cheaper 200hp 2wd version !!!! please toyota !!!!! :-)

    Scatt KiwimanScatt Kiwiman4 დღის წინ
  • 12.31 for anyone who just wants to see the car go!

    realdealdemon666realdealdemon6664 დღის წინ
  • PLEASE bring this to the USA :(((((

    julian blakejulian blake5 დღის წინ
  • Buy it

    A 2906A 29065 დღის წინ
  • Well as the Majority German cars expensive to maintain and repair regularly.

    riccccccardoriccccccardo5 დღის წინ
  • Yaris GR > Supra IMO. It's not that the Supra is a bad car, it's just that the Yaris GR is a full in-house homologation special. Sure the Supra is faster, but it's just not "homegrown".

    Ven100Ven1005 დღის წინ
  • Bin the 996 and get the Yaris 😃

    ashTcarsashTcars5 დღის წინ
  • Sell the Porsche, buy this Toyota. This will be a rare car, the Porsche will not. The horn? You can buy any type of horn online for $35. It will take you 3 minutes to remove and reinstall, Remove the power lead and 2 factory horn bolts from the factory horn, reinstall the new horn with the same factory bolts, reconnect the power lead you have a POWERFUL horn...

    Umaxen 00Umaxen 005 დღის წინ
  • The gauges should of been white with the red needle but kudos on the 7000 redline

    Big Gig GBig Gig G5 დღის წინ
  • We are all much more excited of a Yaris than a Supra!

    I_Choose_YouI_Choose_You5 დღის წინ
  • Yes sell the porsche for the yaris, I'm thinking of getting one as well

    The Bad GamerThe Bad Gamer5 დღის წინ
  • Wind noise and whistle inside the cabin is something I can't stand, and if a new car is doing that it means it is only going to get worse. Keep the Porsche. Who asks should I sell my Porsche and buy a Yaris? Are you for real?

    nyhunter256 S.nyhunter256 S.5 დღის წინ
  • Will wait for them to do a stripped down RS version...

    Ben BirchBen Birch5 დღის წინ
  • Buy It

    gold Mountaingold Mountain5 დღის წინ
  • Take the Yaris!

    Ivan PorcallaIvan Porcalla5 დღის წინ
  • You are Good

    Alice ChaeAlice Chae5 დღის წინ
  • You should definitely buy it! by all your japanese fan

    The Quintessential QuintupletsThe Quintessential Quintuplets5 დღის წინ
  • Once again, a cool car the US doesn’t get

    TVDayZzTVDayZz5 დღის წინ
  • 100% Yes!! Go for the little Yaris. I can see that being one of those collectables worth twice the money in just a few years time.

    /Dream Car Garage 1 (DCG1)/Dream Car Garage 1 (DCG1)5 დღის წინ