Our top picks for Toyota’s best compact small cars for 2021

March 1, 2021

Whether you live a city lifestyle, are looking downsize, or just not keen on the costs of a bigger car – there are many benefits that can come with owning a compact vehicle.

One look at Toyota’s range of compact cars and it’s clear that Small really does have it all! Here, we’ve highlighted our Top 3 suggestions from Toyota’s fleet of compact cars – including what our customers are saying about them.

1. The All-New Yaris Cross Urban Hybrid

If you’re not quite ready to say goodbye to the cabin space of a smaller SUV, but you need something that thrives in tight gaps – this one could be for you. The 2021 Yaris Cross is built to slip down those narrow city lanes and through underground carparks, without compromising all the power and stability of an SUV.

But don’t be mistaken – the Yaris Cross is also designed to get out there and explore! One thing our customers have been complimenting is its elevated ride, meaning the Yaris Cross rides higher than a conventional hatchback – making it perfect for those weekend road trip adventures.

Safety always comes first, and this baby comes with Toyota’s Pre-Collision Safety System, Road Sign Assist, Active Cruise Control, eight airbags, and optional AWD which means you tread carefully when you need it most.

There’s also a convenient power tailgate with a kick sensor included on the Yaris Cross Urban… perfect for the busy lifestyle.

The best part too? It’s available in Hybrid which means you get a fun and zippy performance, leave a lighter eco-footprint, and save precious dollars at the pump!
Plus being a new model, if you purchase through Torque Toyota you have the advantage of our capped price servicing.

2. New Yaris

Good things really do come in small packages. Yes, while the new Yaris may be small – it maximises storage with fold down seats and extra space underneath the floor of the boot. There’s even a range of optional roof rack accessories to match if you can’t fit it all in.

The new Yaris is filled with Toyota’s cutting-edge intelligent safety technology, so you know your family will be safe, and if you choose the Hybrid model – it even charges as you drive! It’s also 15% more fuel-efficient yet 10% more powerful than the previous generation Petrol Yaris. Bring it on.

And what are our customers saying? Well, we often hear that the Yaris looks fast – even while it’s parked. That’s all to do with the sexy design that has it’s every line and curve pointing forwards. As they say, first impressions last…

3. Corolla

There’s a reason the Corolla was Australia’s best-selling passenger car for 2020, for the 8th year in a row. The most recent models of this popular Hatch have been totally re-engineered too, and come with the choice of either a powerful petrol engine, or advanced Toyota Hybrid technology.

What do our customers say? Well, aside from commenting on the comfort and longevity Corollas are well-known for, we’re always hearing praise for its superior off-the-line acceleration, thanks to a responsive and variable automatic transmission. The Corolla’s certainly got guts!

What else is important for you when it comes to your car?

If you’re in the market for a more compact vehicle, we are here to help!


Drop-in for a test drive and our friendly team would love to assist.