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The Yaris remains a slow, noisy, and tinny subcompact with a choppy ride and an awkward driving position. This two- or four-door hatchback uses a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. A five-speed manual transmission is standard; a four-speed automatic is optional. The Yaris we tested returned 32 mpg overall. All versions have Toyota's Entune infotainment system, with a 6.1-inch touch screen and phone connectivity. A dealer-installed navigation system is available as an option. If you are set on buying a subcompact, the Yaris iA is more fuel-efficient and is likely to be a better choice. For the 2017 model year, automatic emergency braking is standard.

Road Test

Say the words "Toyota" and "Consumer Reports" in the same sentence, and the most jaded cynic would suggest that there's a 24-hour love fest between the two organizations. Yeah, we've heard that one, too. But here's where the sarcasm r...

Highs

  • Stretches a gallon of gas
  • Surprisingly generous rear seat

Lows

  • Awkward driving position
  • Jumpy ride

Best Version to Get

If you want to buy a new subcompact, we think the spacious Honda Fit is a much better choice than the Yaris. Another alternative is the Nissan Versa Note. Honda charges $17,905 for a Fit LX with an automatic transmission. A decently equipped Note goes for $17,435. Perhaps the sma...

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty
  • Basic: 3 year/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Rust through: 5 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 2 year/unlimited
Body Styles
2-door hatchback
4-door hatchback
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 1.6-liter 4 (106 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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