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Toyota Yaris 2018 4-door hatchback
Trim Shown: 2dr Hatchback
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 with automatic emergency braking is standard.

Road Test

The Toyota Yaris, the company's impressively fuel-efficient and least expensive car, falls short of making the cut as a CR-recommended model. Even in the realm of subcompacts and modest expectations the Yaris is too flawed.  For 2015, Toyota has made...

Highs

  • Stretches a gallon of gas
  • Surprisingly generous rear seat

Lows

  • Awkward driving position
  • Uncomfortable front seat<br/>

Best Version to Get

If you want to buy a new subcompact, we think the spacious Honda Fit is a better choice than the Yaris. Another alternative is the Nissan Versa Note.  Perhaps the smartest buy would be to find a two-year-old Prius instead, getting you great fuel economy and top-notch reliability in a much...

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
  • 1.5-liter 4 (106 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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