Toyota Yaris: Variants Explained

Modified On Jan 08, 2019 01:28 PM By Dhruv Attri for Toyota Yaris

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You can get a CVT transmission on the Yaris right from the base variant, but which variant actually make the most sense? Let’s find out.

Toyota Yaris

The price of the Toyota Yaris sedan start from Rs 9.29 lakh and going up to to Rs 14.07 lakh (ex-showroom). This is all the more enticing when you account for the fact that even the base variant of the Yaris is loaded to the brim. It’s available in four variants: J,G,V and VX.


6-Speed MT

7-Speed CVT


Rs 9.29 lakh

Rs 9.99 lakh


Rs 10.56 lakh

Rs 11.76 lakh


Rs 11.70 lakh

Rs 12.90 lakh


Rs 12.85 lakh

Rs 14.07 lakh

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Toyota Yaris J Variant

  • 7 airbags

  • ABS with EBD and brake assist


  • Central locking

  • Steel wheels with wheel cap

  • Projector headlamps

  • Body-coloured door handles and mirrors

  • Audio system (CD MP3, AM / FM, USB, Aux-in, Bluetooth)

  • 4 speakers

  • Multi-information display

  • Manual AC

  • Cooled glovebox

  • Driver seat-height adjust

  • High solar energy-absorbing front windshield with infrared cutoff

  • 60:40 split rear seats

  • Keyless entry

  • Tilt steering

  • All round power windows

  • Power adjustable ORVMs

  • Rear armrest with cupholders

The base variant covers almost all bases and Toyota’s emphasis on safety deserves a special mention since it’s the only car in its segment that gets a whopping 7 airbags right from the get go. Even the top variants of its rivals don’t get as many airbags. That said, it misses out on speed-sensing door locks, which could have been integrated given Toyota’s focus on safety. This variant is only advisable if you have a tight budget but have shortlisted the Yaris anyway. Those after the CVT have the option of the Honda City V CVT, which is nearly Rs 2 lakh more expensive than Yaris, and the Hyundai Verna with its 6-speed AT, which is available at a Rs 1.5 lakh premium. The latter has more features but gets just two airbags. For our recommended variant, keep on reading.

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Toyota Yaris G Variant

Additional amount over J variant

Rs 1.27 lakh

Rs 1.77 lakh

  • Rear parking sensors (2)

  • Front and rear foglamps

  • Rear defogger

  • Speed-sensing auto door locks

  • Turn indicators on wing mirrors

  • Chrome grille

  • 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system (USB, Aux-in, Bluetooth, gesture control, remote control, Weblink, Miracast, HDMI)

  • 4.2-inch TFT colour MID

  • Auto AC

  • Rear reading lamp

  • Roof-mounted AC with ambient lighting

  • Acoustic and vibration control glass

  • Passive keyless entry with push-button start

  • Audio, phone and MID controls on steering wheel

  • Power folding mirrors

The price difference is a staggering Rs 1.27 lakh and Rs 1.77 lakh for the MT and CVT variants respectively, but the G variant gets all the features that you’d need in a midsize sedan around the Rs 10 lakh mark. The G variant gets a 7.0-inch touchscreen unit, lower NVH levels due to the acoustic and vibration control windshield glass, and climate control which improves the in-cabin experience for the driver as well as the chauffeur-driven. It misses out on alloy wheels and the price hike is a lot too but the features on offer are pretty generous here and it's the variant worth buying in our books.

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Toyota Yaris V Variant

Additional amount over G variant

Rs 1.14 lakh

Rs 1.14 lakh

  • Front parking sensors

  • Rear parking sensors (4)

  • Reverse camera

  • Auto headlamps with follow-me-home function

  • LED line guides in headlights and tail lights

  • 6 speakers

  • Cruise control

  • Rain-sensing wipers

  • Alloy wheels

The V variant gets segment-first front parking sensors with additional rear sensors and a reverse camera which ups the safety quotient further. Features like cruise control and rain-sensing wipers will increase the convenience but a premium of Rs 1.14 lakh is a bit steep. Those who don’t want to spend the moolah can just opt for the J variant and get a touchscreen audio with parking aids and alloy wheels retrofitted to limit your purchase price. This way you get all the basics and necessary features for around Rs 50,000 to Rs 70,000.

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Toyota Yaris VX Variant

Additional amount over G variant

Rs 1.15 lakh

Rs 1.17 lakh

  • Hill-start assist

  • Vehicle stability control

  • Tyre pressure warning


  • Chrome door handles

  • 7.0-inch infotainment system with air gesture control and navigation (USB, Aux-in, Bluetooth,remote control, SD card, MirrorLink, Miracast, HDMI, Wi-Fi)

  • Leather upholstery

  • 8-way power adjustable driver seat

  • Paddle shifters (CVT only)

  • Rear manual sunshade

If you are in the mood to splurge then the VX variant packs leather upholstery, rear sunshade and in-car Wi-Fi to keep the rear occupants happy, whereas the driver gets paddle shifters for enhanced driving fun. You also get more safety features and LED DRLs in the headlamps. With an increase of Rs 1.15 lakh, there’s not much justification for getting the VX apart from the bragging rights of a top variant. But if you were considering the V, we recommend you stretch a bit more for the VX.

Toyota Yaris

Before we sign off, take a look at the technical specs and dimensions of the Toyota Yaris. Also Read: Toyota Yaris: First Drive Review


1.5-litre 4-cylinder Petrol




6-speed manual/ 7-step CVT





Efficiency (Claimed)

17.1kmpl/ 17.8kmpl (CVT)

Dimensions (LxWxH)(mm)


Wheelbase (mm)


Ground Clearance (mm)

133 (laden ground clearance)

Fuel Capacity (Litres)


Boot Space


Tyre Size

185/60 R15

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Aug 26, 2020, 10:35:02 PM

Is manual transmission available in vx variant?

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