THE EXPERTS SAY
In its five years on the market, Toyota sold nearly 64,000 examples of the Yaris, the best result being nearly 19,000 in 2012. In the following years, the average was about 13,500.
The five-door variants account for more than 90 per cent of used listings and eight out of 10 are automatics. Ascent trim is the most common, accounting for 50 per cent of listings. White and silver dominate the colour palettes.
The base five-door YR 1.3-litre manual from 2012 ($15,690 new) is now valued at $8250. The threedoor ($14,990 new) asks $7550. The five-door 1.5litre YRX auto ($21,390 new) is still worth $11,250.
For 2016, the Ascent 1.3 manual five-door (from $15,290 new) is worth $11,550 and the ZR 1.5 auto five-door ($21,290 new) is valued at $16,550.
The 2011 Yaris has slightly lower resale value than the Mazda2 but consistently betters the Hyundai i20 and Accent and Suzuki Swift. For 2016, the Mazda2 stretches its lead and the Accent turns the tables on the Yaris, depreciating at a slower rate.