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Toyota Yaris

2018
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
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 2018 model year forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking are standard.
All Ratings & Reliability
2012-2017
2012 Redesign Year
Toyota Yaris 2017
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.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 N/A N/A
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2016 N/A N/A
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2015 $9,500 - $11,650 $6,685 - $8,635
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2014 $7,525 - $9,225 $4,840 - $6,390
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2013 $6,625 - $8,275 $3,990 - $5,490
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2012 $5,925 - $7,350 $3,310 - $4,610
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 $5,450 - $6,150 $2,845 - $3,495
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2010 $5,100 - $5,700 $2,520 - $3,070
2009 $4,725 - $5,775 $2,150 - $3,125
2008 $4,200 - $5,400 $1,745 - $2,745
2007 $4,025 - $5,050 $1,620 - $2,445