Video: Toyota Yaris 1.5 Pulse Manual test
The little Toyota Yaris 1.5 Pulse is a strong competitor in its class, offering style matched to good interior comfort and spec. The naturally aspirated 1500 cc petrol engine delivers decent urge, and it’s quite refined, too – even if there is the occasional need for a downshift when tackling more challenging inclines. The Yaris isn’t quite as much fun as some of its rivals, but it’s comparable in every other way.
Make and model: Toyota Yaris 1.5 Pulse Manual
Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 496 cc
Power : 82 kW @ 6 000 rpm
Torque: 136 Nm @ 4 400 rpm
Power-to-weight ratio: 76,99 kW/ton
Gearbox: Six-speed manual, FWD
Wheels/tyres: 16-inch alloy, 185/60 R16 tyres
0-100 km/h: 11,0 sec
Top speed: 175 km/h
Fuel tank capacity: 42 litres
Fuel consumption (claimed): 5.0 litres/100km
Operating range (claimed): 840 km
CO2 emissions: 112 g/km
Stylish, comfortable and easy to live with.
Not as much fun as some of its rivals.
PRICING AND RIVALS
Retail price / as tested: R228 700 / R228 700
Ford Fiesta 1.0T Ambiente: R225 300
Mazda 2 1.5 Individual: R243 300