2020 Toyota Yaris vs 2011-2019: 3rd & 4th generation differences

The 2020 Toyota Yaris is basically all new, with a new platform, body and engines. See how much it has changed in this side by side comparison.

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2017 Toyota Yaris facelift - front, red2017 F/L
In 2017 Toyota unveiled the second facelift of the third generation Yaris (originally launched in late 2010). It was a pretty drastic update with new front and rear ends, and it clearly served to prepare us for the fourth generation (2020) model.
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2017 Toyota Yaris facelift2017 F/L
With chunky fenders, a wider stance and a curvier body, the new Yaris looks sportier than its predecessor.
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2017 Toyota Yaris facelift - rear, blue2017 F/L
It should handle that way too, as it has the new TNGA-B platform, which (like other TNGA architectures) has a lower centre of gravity and hip point.
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2017 Toyota Yaris facelift - taillamps2017 F/L
The tail-light panel now stretch across the entire width of the car, and the LED bars are suitably modern. The new Yaris is 50mm (2-in) wider, has a 50mm (2-in) longer wheelbase, and is 40mm (1.6-in) lower.
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2017 Toyota Yaris facelift - interior, dashboard2017 F/L
The dashboard and cabin of the new Yaris is a much more modern and classier affair.
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2017 Toyota Yaris facelift - sat nav2017 F/L
It has a freestanding infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay support. In a return to its roots.
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2017 Toyota Yaris facelift2017 F/L
The Yaris also has a digital speedometer and gear indicator, although it's still located ahead of the driver, not in the centre of the dash.
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2017 Toyota Yaris facelift - front seats2017 F/L
No-one's driven the Yaris yet, so we don't know if its new more aggressively styled body makes it less spacious than the old model.
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2017 Toyota Yaris facelift - front and rear seats2017 F/L
Hopefully, it's not like the new Corolla, which has less rear seat room and less boot/trunk space than the old model.
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The engine range at launch only features 3-cylinder engines. There's a naturally aspirated 1L and 1.5L, as well as an Atkinson cycle 1.5L in the hybrid, which now has a compact lithium-ion battery pack.

2020 Toyota Yaris (Japan)



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2017 Toyota Yaris facelift (Australia)



2017 Toyota Yaris facelift (EU)




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Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Editor-at-large — Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]


2020 Toyota Yaris vs 2011-2019: 3rd & 4th generation differences