Toyota Yaris

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2020
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2020 Toyota Yaris Ratings & Reliability
This Yaris sedan is nicely equipped and makes an ideal first set of wheels or economical commuter car that's light on fuel budgets and a snap to park. Power comes from a smooth and quiet 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that, however, isn't brimming with power. The well-matched gearing of the six-speed automatic downshifts promptly, delivering responsive acceleration. Fuel economy is an excellent 35 mpg overall. Handling is agile and more engaging than many competing subcompacts. The ride isn't harsh, but the cabin can get loud, especially on the highway. Note that the Mazda infotainment system requires a learning curve. At lease it is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. City-speed automatic emergency braking is standard but no other advanced safety features are offered. A hatchback version is also available.
2019
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2019 Toyota Yaris Ratings & Reliability
This Yaris sedan is nicely equipped and makes an ideal first set of wheels or economical commuter car that's light on fuel budgets and a snap to park. Power comes from a smooth and quiet 1.5-liter four-cylinder Mazda engine that, however, isn't brimming with power. The well-matched gearing of the six-speed automatic downshifts promptly, delivering responsive acceleration. Fuel economy is an excellent 35 mpg overall. Handling is agile and more engaging than many competing subcompacts. The ride isn't harsh, but the cabin can get loud, especially on the highway. All versions come with a comprehensive touch-screen infotainment system, but Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not available. City-speed automatic emergency braking is standard. There is no Yaris hatchback for 2019. A redesigned hatchback will return for 2020.
2012-2018
2012 Redesign Year
Toyota Yaris 2018
While other subcompacts have become more pleasant and rewarding, the Toyota Yaris remains spartan and humdrum. Efficient fuel economy of 32 mpg overall keeps operating costs low, but that's the end of the good news. Acceleration is slow, partly due to an antiquated four-speed automatic transmission. Tidy dimensions make it easy to park, but handling suffers from numb steering and excess body lean. Quick abrupt pitches disturb the ride and engine and road noise permeates the cabin. The lack of a telescoping steering wheel forces you to stretch out your arms to drive, and space for your left foot is meager. Two adults fit in the rear seat, but the basic front seats prove uncomfortable. 2017 models came with standard low-speed automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning. For 2019 the Yaris only comes in a sedan, there is no hatchback version.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $11,800 - $14,325 $8,835 - $11,135
2017 $10,975 - $12,625 $8,085 - $9,585
2016 $9,500 - $11,225 $6,685 - $8,235
2015 $8,125 - $9,775 $5,390 - $6,890
2014 $6,750 - $8,350 $4,085 - $5,535
2013 $5,550 - $6,975 $2,950 - $4,250
2012 $5,000 - $6,325 $2,435 - $3,635
2007-2011
2007 Redesign Year
Toyota Yaris 2011
Reliable and economical, the subcompact Yaris is Toyota's least expensive car. Fuel economy is excellent, with a tested 32 mpg overall in the sedan with the automatic transmission, and 30 in the hatchback with the manual. But that's about where the good news ends. An awkward driving position forces you to drive with arms extended and legs bent. Cheap fit-and-finish and an annoying center-mounted gauge cluster feel cut-rate. Acceleration is adequate, but engine drone intrudes, making the car very noisy inside. At least the ride is compliant and handling is reasonably responsive. Emergency handling is secure with the stability control that became standard in 2010, though earlier models without it could be a handful.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2011 $4,750 - $5,550 $2,190 - $2,915
2010 $4,500 - $5,075 $1,975 - $2,475
2009 $4,250 - $5,475 $1,795 - $2,820
2008 $4,000 - $5,200 $1,595 - $2,570
2007 $3,825 - $4,875 $1,440 - $2,290