With this relatively small engine we found the Yaris a little lacking in performance when traveling at 60 mph-plus speeds on the highways. Like the Yaris, the Elantra has good fuel economy ratings and makes a good city car. By the time my first commute home was done, my back hurt. The disconcerting aspect is that at night there are no gauges or little lights in front of you, causing you to have to turn your head slightly to the right to look at, for example, the speedometer. So if you want things like power windows and locks, the Fit is the better choice. Flexible Seat Adjustments The Yaris Sedan provides four-way adjustable front seats and fold-down rear seats that provide nearly 13 cubic feet of cargo space.
The hatchback comes in two- and four-door models and the four-door makes getting in and out of the back seat much easier. In the world of subcompact cars, things have improved greatly over the past few years. The only two stand alone options are cruise control and fog lights. Nice honest place to do business. The Yaris still manages to look quite stylish compared to most other models in its class—especially as a hatchback—even though it's been three years since its U.
Getting more intimate with the Yaris, you'll notice an interior that's obviously been affected by cost-cutting. Last year it added standard anti-lock braking, as well as side and curtain airbags; this year electronic stability control is also included with all models. The car has everything we liked about our first 2007 Yaris plus some more modern features. Fuel economy is very good, at 29 mpg city, 36 mpg highway with the manual, and TheCarConnection. While some hybrid-powered vehicles offer superior fuel economy, they're significantly more expensive than the Yaris, so it would require many, many miles at very high fuel prices to balance that equation. Be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price before you buy to find out what smart buyers are really paying for this vehicle in your area. The four-door Yaris Sedan styling seems rather traditional at first glance.
A rear-window defroster is now standard. The can come with a lot more tech features than the Yaris, including a voice-activated infotainment system. And remote keyless entry, an engine immobilizer, and 15-inch alloy wheels are now available. As slight as the front end seems, the wide flat-back design of the hatch door appears solid and substantial, providing a low, easy opening to the cargo area. The two body styles of this model clearly cater to two different classes. The Focus also has a better safety rating.
Side curtain airbags improve safety in certain types of accidents. The cabin is roomy, the seats are comfortable and the interior fabrics are quite nice, relative to the price point. The steering wheel is a bit sensitive to even the slightest hand movement, but that level of responsiveness gives the car some sportiness. The Toyota Yaris is the lowest priced Toyota and the model that best represents the value of good, basic transportation. Each door has a bottleholder, but then what do you do with two Slurpees?. The two- and four-door hatchbacks have a bit more utility and are more distinguishable.
The interior is a contrast of elements good and bad, desirable and tacky, as Toyota obviously is trying to make a fashionable cabin while watching its price very carefully. Good Communication, Vehicle was exact to listing info. That short wheelbase also lets you easily make a U-turn on narrow side streets, which comes in handy if you live in an urban area. Though the Yaris Liftback model rides on a very short, 96. This is most noticeable in the interior leg and head room in both front and back seats. Roomy Cabin The Yaris boasts the largest wheelbase in the subcompact arena.
It, too, has the short sloping overhang in front but the traditional sedan look is evident by the high arch of the roofline and windows that helps provide decent head room for those in the back seat. All Yaris models combine an inexpensive sticker price, outstanding fuel mileage and the solid integrity that underlies every Toyota. Both the sedan and hatchback have good cargo space for subcompacts, with the hatchback having the most space overall. The van we bought was clean,Mechanically sound and the price was great. Send David an Hide full review. In this, the least-expensive segment of them all, the idea is to get the advertised price as low as possible, so the standard equipment list is usually short. The two- and four-door hatchbacks have a bit more utility and are more distinguishable.
The 2010 Toyota Yaris has a relatively simple lineup, with a single model offered for each body style and transmission. For 2010, Toyota Yaris comes standard with the full Toyota Star Safety System. The most pronounced difference between the Yaris Liftback and the Yaris Sedan is that the Sedan is nearly 19 inches longer. Safety The Yaris comes standard with antilock brakes and seat-mounted side-impact airbags, plus side curtain airbags for both rows. Although air conditioning and keyless entry are included in all models, if you don't option up you'll have manual wind-up windows. Adding the comprehensive Power Package brings an upgraded sound system and interior, alloy wheels, keyless entry, engine immobilizer and power door locks, windows and mirrors. And I have nothing but good things to say about the gentleman that fixes the cars there too.
But, the Yaris is better than just good. There is a light, almost effortless feel to the Yaris in steering and during moderate acceleration; however, the engine seems strained when asked to deliver more. Testing the new four-door hatchback, I found myself enjoying the driving experience more than I ever thought possible. While the sedan is slightly more conservative in its trims and interior treatment, the three- and five-door Liftback models are more flamboyant, with a more aerodynamic look, European design influences, and a rear roof spoiler atop the hatch. Testing the new four-door hatchback, I found myself enjoying the driving experience more than I ever thought possible. The Yaris has not been a good performer in U.