The build quality on the new shape 'big small' Yaris is excellent.
Well thought out. Simple things such as - gear stick & hand brake are the comfort zones (i.e. not having to make your arm do a special journey).
Bucket style seats in the front are really nice & comfortable.
The ride is really nice - suspension is just right.. not a bone shaker, & also not like riding in Miss Daisy.
All your readings are digital (speed, revs, petrol, etc etc)
The look & feel is very solid & well finished.
Boot: Ideal size boot for a small family. For example - easily fit in a P3 Pramette from Momas & Papas with additional room. The back seats can be moved forward to give additional space. Even when the back seats are moved fully forward, you can sit in the back seats with no leg room problems (& I am 6'1").
Safety: This was a big issue for me, as my wife is expecting our first child.
The new Yaris is 5* EuroNCAP (www.euroncap.com), & the first in its class to have a driver's knee air bag. It has all the usual driver, passenger, side & curtain airbags for the back & front.
The chassis is made to disperse pressure away from the 'pod' if an unfortunate crash did happen.
When sat in the new shape Yaris, you seem to be further off the ground than most other cars - giving you a better view of the road ahead.
The wing mirrors are exceptionally good - large viewing area to give you full awareness of cars near you & next to you.
As you would expect from a Toyota, everything is finished off really nice - good paint job, & good security with deadlocks.
I have only had my new Yaris a few days, but partly bought on knowing & researching information that seemed to point out - Japanese cars are one of the most reliable cars made.
Good riddance to my MG ZR!!