TOYOTA'S new Yaris city car is the second most economical car to run, behind the Perodua Nippa, according to CAP Motor Research's Top 40 value-for-money chart. In No.1 spot is the five-door Nippa EX on 13.5 pence per mile to run over three years/ 60,000 miles, followed by the three-door Yaris 1.0 16v VVTi S (13.6ppm) and the three-door SEAT Arosa 1.0 MPi (14.1ppm). The Nippa, despite large depreciation, has the lowest ownership costs due to its £4,999 list price compared to the Yaris's £7,320.
Mark Norman, editor of CAP Monitor - Future Residual Values, said: 'It is testimony to the future desirability of the Yaris as a used car that its new cost premium over the Nippa of £2,321 is more than made up for by its future retained value 44% at three years/60,000 miles, against 28%.' Daihatsu has the most Top 40 places with six cars.