Toyota Yaris is well recommended because of it reliability and performance among others.
Good - reliable, starts first time in all weather, no rattles or annoying faults like I have had with other new cars. Easy to park, large touch screen with reverse camera and light steering makes it a doddle in tight spaces. Can seat four 6' 4" adults in comfort plus dual level boot (option) makes loading easy. Rubber mats well fitted and easily removed for cleaning. Flat floor in rear (no transmission tunnel in way) leaves room for even big footed passengers. Really comfortable front seats, no back ache after motorway driving for 3-4 hours. Feels like it will last a long time. Sports mode makes for improved handling and very willing acceleration but still not as good as a 2009 Fiesta I had. Fuel consumption is a lot better than my auto fiesta which was enough to make me cry. I am heavy footed as I live near fast roads, but still average 40 mpg. I really like the lever inside cabin that unlocks the fuel cap. No having to fiddle with a key with cold hands. Bad rubbish headlights, really poor on unlit roads. I drove through the New Forest on a dark night, no moonlight, and had to use front fog lights to see animals in road. Nearly ran over a pig.