New Yaris with Daytime Running Lights

Toyota Yaris – Daytime Running Lights

People go to all kinds of lengths to be seen, but you don’t have to try too hard when you’re behind the wheel of the eye-catching Toyota Yaris thanks to its ultra-bright daytime running lights.

Available on most new Yaris models, Toyota’s daytime running lights (DRL) use LED technology which is both brighter than conventional lights and uses less energy too. You don’t even have to remember to switch them on or off – they’ll operate automatically every time you drive the car.

Here’s a light-hearted (pun intended) look at the Yaris’ DRLs in action!

Being a little more serious for a moment, official studies (PDF) have shown that having daytime running lights on your car contributes to your safety and that of other road users and pedestrians. If people can see clearly you, then there’s less likelihood of an accident, which we’d really rather didn’t happen.

It’s part of Toyota’s ongoing commitment to safety – also illustrated by the introduction of Toyota Safety Sense on Yaris – and one of the many ways we try to look after our customers.

The stylish new Yaris is always going to turn heads, but for that extra wow factor and some added protection, daytime running lights are the way to go. They’re an optional extra on Yaris Icon models, and fitted as standard on Sport and Excel grades.

For more reasons why the Yaris is for you, see our other posts below or head to the Yaris section of the Toyota UK website. And if you’d like to be seen for all the right reasons, we can arrange a test drive at your local Toyota dealer – leave a comment at the end of this post and we’ll be in touch!

See also:
Toyota Yaris – Reversing Camera
Toyota Yaris – Practicality and Space
Toyota Yaris – Parking Assist
Toyota Yaris – Accessories and Roof Racks

Toyota Yaris – Touch 2 Multimedia

Comments (20)

  1. I think the daytime running lights are an excellent safety feature, but can Toyota make the rear lights come on automatically as well?

  2. I bought a brand new Toyota yarris icon tech 2019 model and the day running lights are not LED they are normal bulbs. Why is this.

    1. Hi Samantha,

      Thanks for getting in touch and congratulations on your new Yaris! At the moment only the Excel grade Yaris has LED daytime running lights as standard, the rest of the range has bulb daytime running lights.


      1. I would just like to say, I find it ridiculous that toyota would use conventional bulbs on a 2019 toyota yarris icon tech, when all of your competitors are using LED technology on their vehicles. Conventional bulbs are about as much use as a chocolate tea pot especially on bright sunny days. And you say at Toyota you take safety seriously. Up until now I used to sing toyotas praises. But now I just dread the thought of driving this brand new yaris for the next 3 and a half years. I mean even my 2017 aygo had LED day running lights on it. So what was it to save money that you refused to put the most up to date tech in your cars? Answer me that. P.s After this cheap snub by Toyota, I will not be recommending them to anyone else. I now can’t wait to get rid of this brand new Toyota Yaris, who think my safety is only important to them if I pay more.
        Shame on you Toyota UK.

        1. Hi Samantha,

          We are sorry to hear you feel this way and we regret that you are unhappy with your Yaris. Saying that, we would always recommend fully inspecting the specification of the vehicle before committing to purchase or lease.


  3. All of sudden my yaris hybrid excel 2015 LB15dxs headlights stop working, only daylight is working. Please give me your best advise

    1. Hi Adnan,

      Thanks for getting in touch and we are sorry to hear that you are experiencing these issues. We would advise for you to contact your local centre regarding this, as they will be able to perform an inspection on the vehicle.


  4. HI

    I have Toyota Yaris icon Plus , there are 2 LED lights are on the grill , dont turn off any idea how they can be turned off? I tried every thing

    1. Hi there,

      Thanks for getting in touch. If you could please provide a reg or VIN number, we will be able to assist you further.


    1. Hi Pat,

      Thanks for getting in touch. Your vehicle should have daytime running lights active on both sides.

      Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Zoe,

      Thanks for getting in touch. If you could please provide a reg or VIN number, we will be able to assist you further.


    1. Hi Martin,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately, there isn’t an option to turn off the daytime lights. Many thanks.

  5. Hello,
    I have an Auris Sport Touring 2016, I would like for safe add the operation of the rear position LEDS lights to the DLR lights like the Hyunday cars. Please, is it possible to do?

    Best Regards

    Jesus Ruibal

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