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

    by Mahesh Yadav on Friday, Jul 31 2020

     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 Yaris's 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.

     

    2020 Toyota Yaris

    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 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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