Which Variant of 2020 Toyota Yaris Petrol Is Most Value For Money?

Which Variant of 2020 Toyota Yaris Petrol Is Most Value For Money?

 Read on to find out which variant of the 2020 Toyota Yaris petrol is the most value for money. Here we compare the prices of the 2020 Yariss petrol variants and the features to tell you which variant is the most Value For Money (VFM). Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and fuel efficiency of the 2020 Toyota Yaris with its competitors and other petrol C-segment sedans.

 

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Toyota Yaris Petrol?

The pros or advantages of Yaris petrol 2020 are:

  • 3 airbags as standard, 7 airbags in higher variants. It’s the only car in the segment to get a driver knee airbag.
  • Well priced J (O) automatic is only Rs. 70,000 more expensive than the J (O) manual.
  • Automatic transmission option is available in all of the 7 variants.

The Toyota Yaris petrol 2020 has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • Absurdly overpriced variants. Additional Rs. 2.2 lakh (ex-Delhi) for 4 extra airbags in J variant takes the prize.
  • No music system in J (O), J, G (O) and G variants. The G CVT costs Rs. 13 lakh and doesn’t get a music system. Imagine that.

Here’s the Hindi video of Yaris’ variants’ breakdown, if you prefer watching instead of reading:

What Is The Price Of The 2020 Toyota Yaris?

The 2020 Toyota Yaris is available with a petrol engine in 7 variants - J (O), G (O), J, G, V, V (O) and VX. Each of them is available with manual as well as CVT automatic transmission. The petrol manual range costs between Rs. 8.86 lakh and Rs. 13.06 lakh. The automatic transmission variants cost between Rs. 9.56 lakh and Rs. 14.3 lakh.

The price difference between the manual and automatic transmission variants is around Rs. 1.2 lakh for the most part. The J (O) and J variants are exceptions as the J (O) CVT and J CVT are only Rs. 70,000 more expensive than their manual transmission counterparts.

TOYOTA YARIS | PRICE LIST

EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | JULY 2020

 

Petrol Manual

Difference

Petrol CVT Automatic

J (O)

₹8,86,000

₹70,000

₹9,56,000

G (O)

₹9,86,000

₹1,20,000

₹11,06,000

J

₹11,08,000

₹70,000

₹11,78,000

G

₹11,75,000

₹1,20,000

₹12,95,000

V

₹11,84,000

₹1,20,000

₹13,04,000

V (O)

₹12,09,000

₹1,20,000

₹13,29,000

VX

₹13,06,000

₹1,24,000

₹14,30,000

Is The J (O) Variant Of 2020 Toyota Yaris Petrol Worth Buying?

The base J (O) variant of the Toyota Yaris costs Rs. 8.86 lakh with the manual and Rs. 9.56 lakh with the CVT automatic transmission. The price difference between the manual and automatic J (O) variants is only Rs. 70,000. The notable features of this variant are:

  • 3 airbags (2 Front and 1 driver knee)
  • Body-coloured Bumpers, Door Handles & ORVMs
  • 4 Speakers
  • ABS
  • Height Adjustable Driver Seat
  • Rear Seatback 60:40 split
  • R15 Alloy Wheels
  • Rear Parking Sensors (2)
  • All headrests adjustable
  • All Power Windows
  • Tilt Steering
  • Power Adjustable ORVMs
  • Halogen Projector Headlamps
  • Rear Armrest
  • Remote Central Locking
  • Cooled Glovebox
  • Day/Night IRVM
  • ISOFIX

The Yaris’ J (O) variant is a strange one. This is the only car in India to offer safety, functional and style features like power mirrors, rear armrest, alloy wheels, driver knee airbag but no music system. It even has a set of 4 speakers, antenna. All you need is a head unit and you’re good to go. The J (O) variant covers the other must-have features pretty well and this variant of the Yaris is worth buying.

Even if you see the need to get the buy the automatic, we’d strongly recommend buying it. It’s only Rs. 70,000 more expensive and even with that, the ex-showroom price is well under Rs. 10 lakh. So, it’s not going to drastically increase the car’s registration cost. The J (O) variant of the Yaris, especially with the automatic transmission, is our top recommended variant and the one you should buy.

TOYOTA YARIS | J-OPTIONAL FEATURES

₹8,86,000 (PETROL MT) | ₹9,56,000 (PETROL AT) | JULY 2020

Safety

Functional & Entertainment

Style

Dual Front Airbags

4 Speakers

Power Socket

Body-coloured Bumpers, Door Handles & ORVMs

ABS w/ EBD

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

Rear Seat 60:40 split

R15 Alloy Wheels

Rear Parking Sensors (2)

Front & Rear Power Windows 

Adjustable Front Headrests

Shark Fin Antenna

Seatbelt Reminder

Tilt Steering

Driver & Co-driver Side Vanity Mirror

2 Tone Interior

High-Speed Alert

Electrically Adjustable ORVMs

All 4 Door Pockets

 

Driver Knee Airbag

Adjustable Rear Headrests (Three)

Room Lamp

 

Projector Headlamps

Rear Armrest w/ cup Holders

MID + ECO Indicator

 

Remote Central Locking

Cooled Glovebox

   

Day/Night IRVM

     

ISOFIX

     

Is The G (O) Variant Of 2020 Toyota Yaris Petrol Worth Buying?

The G (O) variant of the 2020 Yaris costs Rs. 9.86 lakh with the manual and Rs. 11.06 lakh with the automatic. The price difference between the two is Rs. 1.2 lakh. The price jump from the J (O) to the G (O) is Rs. 1.0 lakh in case of the manual and Rs. 1.5 lakh in case of the automatic. For this additional cost, you get the following features:

  • Front fog lamps
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • Chrome grille
  • Auto AC
  • Rear AC vents
  • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
  • Rear defogger
  • Power folding mirrors

The G (O) trim gets some more must-have features but still doesn’t get the music system. It doesn’t even come close to justifying the Rs. 1.0 lakh price gap between the J (O) and G (O), let alone the 1.5 lakh rupee gap between the J (O) CVT and G (O) CVT.

This variant is not worth upgrading and is an extremely poor value for money option. The G (O) variant of the Yaris 2020 is not worth buying.

TOYOTA YARIS G-OPT. | FEATURES OVER J-OPT.

₹9,86,000 (PETROL MT) | ₹11,06,000 (PETROL AT) | JULY 2020

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

Front Fog Lamps

Auto AC

Chrome Grille

Speed Sensing Auto Door Locks

4.2-inch Coloured TFT (MID + ECO Indicator)

Turn Indicators on ORVMs

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

Roof Mounted Rear AC Vents w/ Ambient Light

 

Rear Defogger

Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop

 

Steering Mounted Controls

Electrically Foldable ORVMs

 
 

Reading Lamp

 

Are The J And G Variants Of 2020 Toyota Yaris Petrol Worth Buying?

The J variant of the 2020 Toyota Yaris costs Rs. 11.08 lakh with the manual and Rs. 11.78 lakh with the manual transmission. This price is Rs. 2.22 lakh more than the J (O) variant.

The G variant costs Rs. 11.75 lakh with the manual and Rs. 12.95 lakh with the CVT automatic transmission. The price jump for the G variant from the G (O) is Rs. 1.89 lakh.

TOYOTA YARIS VARIANT COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | JUL 2020

 

J

DIFFERENCE

J-Opt

Manual

₹11,08,000


₹2,22,000

₹8,86,000

CVT Auto

₹11,78,000

₹9,56,000

 

G

DIFFERENCE

G-Opt

Manual

₹11,75,000


₹1,89,000

₹9,86,000

CVT Auto

₹12,95,000

₹11,06,000

Now that you know the price difference between the J (O)/G(O) and J/G variants, it’s time to reveal the additional features of these variants.

  • 2 front side thorax airbags
  • 2 curtain airbags

That’s it. The other features of the J (O) and J are the same and similarly, the G (O) and G variants also get the same features.

We know that you can’t put a price on life and safety. but for four additional airbags, Rs. 2.2 lakh (or even Rs. 1.89 lakh on top of an already overpriced variant) is not justifiable. If you want the Yaris with 7 airbags, there’s a better option, which carries a less absurd price tag. The G and J variants of the Yaris 2020 petrol offer pathetic value for money and are not worth buying.

Is The V Variant Of 2020 Toyota Yaris Petrol Worth Buying?

The V variant of the 2020 Yaris costs Rs. 11.84 lakh with manual and Rs. 13.04 lakh with the automatic transmission. This variant is Rs. 9,000 more expensive than the G variant and it gets the following additional features:

  • Rear disc brakes
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Cruise control
  • Rear camera
  • 2 front parking sensors
  • 4 rear parking sensors (2 extra)
  • Android Auto
  • Apple Carplay
  • Auto headlamps
  • 2 extra speakers

The V variant of the Yaris offers better value for money than the G and J variants. It’s still overpriced but if you want the Yaris with 7 airbags, then this is the one to buy.

TOYOTA YARIS V | FEATURES OVER G

₹11,84,000 (PETROL MT) | ₹13,04,000 (PETROL AT) | JULY 2020

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Rear Disc Brakes

7-inch LED Touchscreen System

Cruise Control

LED Line Guide

Reverse Camera

USB, AUX, Bluetooth Connectivity

Auto Headlamps

LED Rear Combination Lamp w/ Line Guide

Front Parking Sensors (2)

Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

Follow Me Home Headlamp

 

Rear Parking Sensors (4)

+2 Speakers

   

Is The V (O) Variant Of 2020 Toyota Yaris Petrol Worth Buying?

The V (O) trim of the 2020 Yaris petrol costs another Rs. 25,000 more expensive and costs Rs. 12.09 lakh with the manual and Rs. 13.29 lakh with the automatic. The additional features of the V (O) over the V variant are:

  • Machined alloy wheels
  • Dual-tone exterior
  • Leather upholstery

For these features, this variant is worth considering if you want these cosmetic bits. But it still doesn’t wipe out the price gap created by the J, G (O) and G variants.

TOYOTA YARIS V-OPTIONAL | FEATURES OVER V

₹12,09,000 (PETROL MT) | ₹13,29,000 (PETROL AT) | JULY 2020

Machined Alloy Wheels

Dual-tone Exterior

Piano Black Finish on Grille, ORVMs & around Fog Lamps

Leatherette Upholstery

Leather-wrapped Steering & Gear Knob

Is The VX Variant Of 2020 Toyota Yaris Petrol Worth Buying?

The VX variant is the most expensive variant of the Toyota Yaris and costs about Rs. 1.25 lakh more than the V (O) variant. The VX manual is priced at Rs. 13.06 lakh and the VX automatic is priced at Rs. 14.3 lakh.

For the additional Rs. 1.25 lakh or so, it gets the following features:

  • Hill-start assist
  • ESC
  • TPMS
  • Auto wipers
  • LED DRLs

Just like most of the Yaris’ variants, this one is also overpriced.

TOYOTA YARIS | VX FEATURES

₹13,06,000 (PETROL MT) | ₹14,30,000 (PETROL AT) | JULY 2020

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

In-built Navigation & Gesture Control

Paddle Shifts

(CVT Only)

Piano black finish on grille, ORVM and Fog lamp bezel

Vehicle Stability Control

SD Card, HDMI & WiFi

Acoustic & Vibration Control Glass

Leather Wrapped Steering & Gear

Hill Start Assist

 

Auto  Wipers

Chrome Door Handles

   

Rear Sunshade

LED DRL

Which Variant Of The 2020 Toyota Yaris Petrol Offers The Most Value For Money?

The J (O) is the most value for money variant of the 2020 Yaris petrol. Especially, with the automatic transmission, the J (O) offers tremendous value for money compared to all other variants. Even if you’re not considering an automatic, it’s worth making the jump to the J (O) CVT.

The J and G variants of the Yaris offer the worst value for money. These are extremely overpriced. If you want the Yaris with 7 airbags, then the V variant is worth buying. The V (O) is also worth considering for the well-priced cosmetic enhancements.

The VX variant is, again, an overpriced upgrade.

TOYOTA YARIS MANUAL | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Manual

Automatic

Recommendation

J (O)

1

₹8,86,000

₹9,56,000

Most value for money variant, especially with CVT automatic. Worth buying.

G (O)

5

₹9,86,000

₹11,06,000

Not a VFM upgrade over J-Opt., but worth considering

J

7

₹11,08,000

₹11,78,000

Overpriced. Not recommended.

G

6

₹11,75,000

₹12,95,000

Overpriced. Not recommended.

V

4

₹11,84,000

₹13,04,000

The sensible 7 airbag variant, not a value-for-money upgrade.

V (O)

2

₹12,09,000

₹13,29,000

Well-priced cosmetic upgrade.

VX

3

₹13,06,000

₹14,30,000

Not a VFM upgrade.

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Toyota Yaris Petrol?

The 2020 Toyota Yaris gets a 1.5-litre normal petrol engine with a 6-speed manual and a CVT automatic transmission option. It makes 107PS of power and 140Nm of torque. It’s the second least powerful car in its segment with the second-lowest torque output after Ciaz. However, it has an acceptable torque-to-weight ratio of 125.5Nm/tonne - same as the Verna 1.5, new Honda City.

2020 TOYOTA YARIS vs COMPETITION

PETROL ENGINE SPECS

 

Yaris

Rapid

Verna

Ciaz

City (New)

City (Old)

Vento

Displacement

1.5-litre

1.0-litre

1.5-litre

1.0-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

1.0-litre

Cylinder

4

3

4

3

4

4

4

3

Engine

Normal

Turbo

Normal

Turbo

Hybrid

Normal

Normal

Turbo

Maximum Power

107PS @ 6000rpm

110PS @ 5000rpm

115PS@

6300rpm

120PS@

6000rpm

105PS@

6000rpm

121PS @ 6600rpm

119PS @ 6600rpm

110PS @ 5000rpm

Peak Torque

140Nm @ 4200rpm

175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

144Nm @ 4500rpm

172Nm @

1500 - 4000rpm

138Nm @ 4400rpm

145Nm @ 4300rpm

145Nm @ 4600rpm

175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

Power:Weight

95.96PS/t

96.66PS/t

99.91PS/t

100.42PS/t

99.06PS/t

104.94PS/t

109.07PS/t

96.66PS/t

Torque:Weight

125.56Nm/t

153.78Nm/t

125.11Nm/t

143.93Nm/t

130.19Nm/t

125.76Nm/t

132.91Nm/t

153.78Nm/t

Manual

6-speed

6-speed

6-speed

-

5-speed

6-speed

5-speed

6-speed

Manual FE

17.10kmpl

18.97kmpl

17.4kmpl

-

20.65kmpl

17.8kmpl

17.4kmpl

17.69kmpl

Automatic

CVT

6TC

CVT

7DCT

4TC

CVT

CVT

6TC

Automatic FE

17.80kmpl

NA

18.45kmpl

19.2kmpl

20.04kmpl

18.4kmpl

18kmpl

NA

What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 Toyota Yaris?

The Yaris’ dimensions are mediocre as it neither shines nor stumbles in any aspect. Except in case of ground clearance. In that regard, it tops the chart with 175mm. Combined with a short wheelbase, it has the best breakover angle and the best C-segment sedan to deal with bad roads.

Balancing out this highlight is its wheel size, which is its lowlight. While all variants of the Yaris get alloys, none of them gets the 16-inch wheel option. The Yaris is the only car in this segment to not offer 16-inch wheels in any variant.

TOYOTA YARIS 2020 vs COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Toyota Yaris

Honda City (New)

Honda City (Old)

Hyundai Verna

Maruti Ciaz

Skoda Rapid

Volkswagen Vento

Length

4425mm

4549mm

4440mm

4440mm

4490mm

4413mm

4390mm

Width

1730mm

1748mm

1695mm

1729mm

1730mm

1699mm

1699mm

Height

1495mm

1489mm

1495mm

1475mm

1485mm

1466mm

1467mm

Wheelbase

2550mm

2600mm

2600mm

2600mm

2650mm

2552mm

2553mm

Boot Space

476-lt

506-lt

510-lt

465-lt

510-lt

460-lt

494-lt

Ground Clearance

175 mm

165

165 mm

165 mm

170 mm

168 mm

163 mm

Fuel Tank

42-lt

40-lt

40-lt

45-lt

43-lt

55-lt

55-lt

Tyre Size (Min)

185/60 R15

185/60 R15

175/65 R15

185/65 R15

185/65 R15 

185/60 R15

175/70 R14

Tyre Size (Max)

185/65 R15

185/55 R16

185/55 R16

195/55 R16

195/55 R16

195/55 R16

195/55 R16

What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Toyota Yaris?

The 2020 Yaris is available in the following 6 colour options:

  • Red
  • Grey
  • White
  • Silver
  • Metallic White (Not in base variant)
  • Brown

The Yaris’ V (O) variant is also available in the following 4 dual-tone colours:

  • Red with black roof
  • Grey with black roof
  • White with black roof
  • Silver with black roof

Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

SEGMENT

SUB-SEGMENT

LENGTH

EXAMPLE

A Segment

A

< 3699mm

Alto, Kwid (exception), Santro, Celerio

       

B Segment

B1

3700-3850mm

Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago, Kwid

B2

3850-3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000-4499mm

Ciaz, New City, Rapid, Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D

4500-4750mm

New City, Octavia, XUV500, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

       

D+ Segment

D+

4750+mm

Fortuner, Superb, Endeavour, Camry, Carnival

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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