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Toyota Yaris

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Overview of the Toyota Yaris

Learn about the Toyota Yaris

Summary

The Toyota Yaris is the complete package. Its modest price point and outstanding fuel economy make it both affordable and environmentally friendly. It’s stylish, compact, and has a sporty feel, making it a joy to drive. The Yaris is available in three sedan and six hatchback models, so you’ll be able to get the size and style of car that your lifestyle requires. Yaris hybrid models are also available if you want to reduce your carbon footprint. Don't underestimate the Yaris' engine power, either—it really packs a punch.

Safety

Since 2018, hatchback editions of the Toyota Yaris come standard with Toyota Safety Sense, a sophisticated suite of safety-oriented features to keep drivers and passengers safe. The system includes:

  • Pre-Collision System, using laser technology and a front-facing camera, which warns you of any obstacles or vehicles ahead
  • Lane Departure Alert to notify you if you’re drifting out of your lane
  • Automatic High Beam, so you don’t have to worry about adjusting your headlights manually
  • Road Sign Assist, which helps you follow the road’s rules
  • Adaptive Cruise Control to easily maintain your distance with vehicles in front

Models ranging as old as 2006 to 2011 don't lack safety features either, including anti-lock brakes, front-seat mounted airbags as well as side curtain airbags to aid and protect your head in case of a collision.

Interior

The Yaris sports an elegant interior design, including an option to upgrade to leather-trimmed seats. The three-spoke leather steering wheel is comfortable to hold, and the embedded controls allow for easy interface with the vehicle’s systems. The multi-information display shows drivers all important information clearly, including oil pressure, tire pressure, speed and fuel consumption.

Technology

Traditionally, older models of the Yaris have offered a slightly underwhelming range of technological features. However, 2017 models and onwards give drivers an integrated multimedia centre, including a 3D effect touchscreen and the ability to integrate your phone quickly and easily. The system also offers on-board navigation, helping you get to where you need to go with ease. Bluetooth connectivity is standard on most models, along with a speaker system, radio and auxiliary port, so you’ll be able to play music from your own device.

Space

The Yaris is a compact, economical car, making it better suited to city-dwellers than large families. Some drivers report feeling cramped in the interior space, especially for adults riding in the rear seats. The cargo area is reasonably-sized given the overall dimensions of the car, and the fold-down seats allow you to adjust to meet greater-than-usual cargo needs. Hatchback models are available if you need a little more cargo space than the sedan options offer. 

Comfort

The Toyota Yaris offers a comfortable driving experience, no matter the trim level or model you choose. This holds true with either the manual or automatic transmission options as well. Compared to other cars in its class, Yaris drivers can enjoy a smooth, quiet, bump-free and responsive ride. 

Pros and cons of the Toyota Yaris

  • Available in 3 sedan and 6 hatchback models
  • Toyota Safety Sense standard in hatchback
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Limited convenience technology
  • Tight interior space
  • Small cargo area
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Toyota Yaris

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags9

Specifications of the Toyota Yaris

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors3 - 5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic or Manual
  • City consumption6.6 - 7.9 L/100km
  • Highway consumption5.2 - 6.8 L/100km
  • Width1695 mm
  • Length3900 - 4105 mm
  • Trunk space286 - 449 L
  • Cargo space286 - 738 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Toyota Yaris

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Toyota Yaris 2012 - present is available in 4 trims:

CE trim features and specs

Available with the CE trim:
  • Electric windows (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Multifunction steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the CE trim:
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the CE trim:
  • Anti-submarining airbag
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Dusk sensor (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the CE trim:
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Hill start assist (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the CE trim:
1.5 L - Gas - 106 hp
City consumption:6.6 - 7.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.2 - 6.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:567 - 704 km

LE trim features and specs

Available with the LE trim:
  • Electric windows (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Multifunction steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the LE trim:
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the LE trim:
  • Anti-submarining airbag
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Dusk sensor (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the LE trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Cruise control (optional)
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Hill start assist (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the LE trim:
1.5 L - Gas - 106 hp
City consumption:6.6 - 7.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.2 - 6.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:567 - 704 km

XLE trim features and specs

Available with the XLE trim:
  • Electric windows
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the XLE trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the XLE trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the XLE trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Hill start assist
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the XLE trim:
1.5 L - Gas - 106 hp
City consumption:7.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:667 km

SE trim features and specs

Available with the SE trim:
  • Electric windows
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Sport seats in the front
Available across all trims:
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the SE trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the SE trim:
  • Anti-submarining airbag
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the SE trim:
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Hill start assist (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the SE trim:
1.5 L - Gas - 106 hp
City consumption:6.6 - 7.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.2 - 6.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:567 - 704 km

Frequently asked questions about the Toyota Yaris

No, there's no sunroof available on the Toyota Yaris. It does have rear roof-mounted air conditioning vents to keep you cool instead.

The Yaris has a fuel tank capacity of 42 L, giving you plenty of driving time between visits to the pump.

Two small suitcases will fit in the trunk. It's also useful for hauling other cargo such as sports equipment or grocery bags.

The Yaris starts at $16,800 and can end up costing around $20,000, depending on the features you choose. Older models start around $5,000 and can reach about $22,000.

The Toyota Yaris is reliable, easy to drive and cost-effective, making it a good choice for a driver's first car.