From Yaris iA to just Yaris. A new name brings three new grades, added features and an updated look— all while keeping the value you love. The new L and LE grades flex their style with a sporty new front end, shark-fin antenna and chrome-tipped exhaust. Yaris LE and new XLE bring premium features like heated side mirrors with LED turn signals and Smart Key entry with Push Button Start—all standard. When you want even more, Yaris XLE delivers—offering up rain-sensing windshield wipers, leatherette seating surfaces and LED headlights with auto on/off feature. And, of course, they are as fun to drive as ever and maintain the impressive fuel economy you expect from Yaris. So no matter how you look at it, the Yaris family is smart in every detail.Prototype shown with options Yaris puts a premium on design with its all-new honeycomb grille, rear lip spoiler and available integrated fog lights. Prototype shown with options With room for five, a beautiful touch-screen display and available automatic climate control, this is one space where everyone will want to hang out. Prototype shown with options Yaris puts a premium on design with its all-new honeycomb grille, rear lip spoiler and available integrated fog lights. Yaris puts a premium on design with its all-new honeycomb grille, rear lip spoiler and available integrated fog lights. Prototype shown with options With room for five, a beautiful touch-screen display and available automatic climate control, this is one space where everyone will want to hang out. With room for five, a beautiful touch-screen display and available automatic climate control, this is one space where everyone will want to hang out.
Formerly known as the Scion iA and Toyota Yaris iA, the subcompact sedan gets a new name for the forthcoming 2019 model year. The Toyota Yaris Sedan gives buyers the freedom to pick from three different trim levels (L, LE, XLE), unlike its predecessor offered in just one specification. Regardless of the one you go for, all come with power side mirrors and a somewhat sportier front fascia featuring a honeycomb insert for the grille. There are also a bunch of piano black accents and a chrome trim, but nothing to write home about.
Step up to the LE or XLE grade and Toyota will reward you with fog lights, heated mirrors with built-in LED turn signals, 16-inch wheels with a new-for-2019 dark gunmetal look, along with a lip spoiler at the back. Standard across the lineup are active safety systems able to mitigate low-speed collisions by alerting the driver about what’s up ahead with audible and visual warnings. Should the driver ignore those warnings, the car will automatically apply the brakes.
Power is provided by a 1.5-liter gasoline engine hooked up to either a six-speed manual gearbox or to an automatic with the same number of gears. If you’re after efficiency, you’ll want the auto model as it will do 32 miles per gallon in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, good for a combined 35 mpg or 1 mpg more than its manual-equipped counterpart. The naturally aspirated four-cylinder unit delivers 106 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 103 pound-feet (140 Newton-meters) of torque from 4,000 rpm. There’s even a Sport mode “for more spirited driving” by boosting the torque feel.
All flavors of the small sedan have front discs up front and drum brakes (yes, you've read that right) at the back, while on the inside there’s a 7-inch touchscreen with voice recognition and a rearview camera. Also part of the standard package is a six-speed sound system and you’ll be able to play your favorite music using the built-in USB, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity.
All cars get cruise control and a push button start, with the LE and XLE equipped with a fancier Smart Key System as opposed to the more basic keyless entry system of the entry-level trim. Rounding off the list of standard goodies are the power windows, 60/40-split rear bench, and steering wheel-mounted controls.
Get the range-topping XLE and your Yaris Sedan will come nicely equipped with automatic LED headlights, illuminated entry, leather-wrapped steering wheel and parking brake, automatic climate control, along with automatic windscreen wipers, and leatherette-trimmed front seats.
Toyota will have the 2019 Yaris Sedan on sale this fall, and while the starting price is not available right now, we aren’t expecting any significant changes over the outgoing 2018 Yaris iA ($15,950 manual / $17,050 automatic).
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March 26, 2018PLANO, Texas, March 26, 2018 – The 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan offers an exceptional blend of efficiency, fun, comfort and safety all at a reasonable price. Is this combination too much to ask of an entry subcompact vehicle? The new Yaris answers with a resounding, “No!” The Yaris sedan, previously the Yaris iA, will be offered in three grades for 2019, including the sporty L, the well-equipped LE grade, and the new premium XLE grade. Premium, on a Yaris? That’s right. The XLE takes Yaris up a notch with sporty leatherette-trimmed front seats, leather-trimmed steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake, an HVAC system with Automatic Climate Control, automatic LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers and illuminated entry. For 2019, all Yaris sedans will feature a new sport-inspired front grille with a honeycomb insert design. Exterior styling cues include upscale piano black accents and chrome trim. Fog lights come standard on the LE and XLE grades, and these grades also sport a new rear lip spoiler. Every grade is fitted with a roof-mounted, color-keyed shark fin antenna for available satellite radio. Power outside mirrors come standard on the L, while the LE and XLE are equipped with power outside heated mirrors with LED turn-signal indicators. Safety is a priority on every Toyota, and that’s why all Yaris sedans comes standard with an Active Safety System and Low-Speed Pre-Collision System. The Yaris features a high-compression 1.5-liter engine that boasts up to 40 miles per gallon (MPG) on the highway*. The Yaris sedan will be offered in seven colors that include Frost, Chromium, Graphite, Stealth, Sapphire, Pulse and the all-new Icicle. The new Yaris will go on sale in the fall of 2018.
Efficiency is KeyThere’s no question that fuel economy is high atop the list of must-haves for Yaris. When the direct-injection 1.5-liter engine is paired with the available 6-speed automatic transmission, the Yaris boasts an impressive 32 MPG in the city, 40 on the highway and 35 combined*. When paired with the six-speed manual gearbox offering, the Yaris provides 30 mpg in the city, 39 on the highway and 34 combined*. The sporty Yaris sedan is a blast to drive, thanks in large part to the engine and transmission offerings. The 1.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine pumps out 106 horsepower and 103 lb.-ft. of torque for plenty of pep to power onto highway onramps and seamlessly navigate workday traffic. The standard manual transmission features a compact, lightweight design with a short-throw shift for smooth, quick gear changes. The available automatic transmission aids in smooth starts while offering quick, precise shifts at higher speeds.
Value Doesn’t Sacrifice FunYaris’ sporty handling is engineered into the chassis with effective use of high-tensile steel in the body and frame. The rigid chassis design is complemented with a pairing of stiff springs and MacPherson struts on the front suspension and a durable torsion beam suspension in the rear. The electronic power steering is designed for smooth, effortless operation. For more spirited driving, Sport Mode provides improved torque feel at the flip of a switch. Stopping duties are handled by ventilated discs up front and drum brakes in the rear. The braking system is tuned with a progressive experience when cornering, as the pedal offers a cushioned feel that gets progressively more rigid as G-force rises. The LE and XLE feature a unique 16-inch alloy wheel with new dark gunmetal finish.
It’s What’s Inside that CountsUpping the ante on interior comfort and features, every Yaris features a 7.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system with voice recognition, remote interface, steering wheel controls and Bluetooth connectivity. The touchscreen also displays the standard backup camera. Belting out tunes in the cabin is a six-speaker sound system, and each Yaris includes available satellite radio with a 3-month complimentary SiriusXM® All Access trial. An integrated AM/FM antenna, auxiliary audio jack and USB port with iPod® connectivity are standard. Every Yaris comes equipped with a stylish instrumentation cluster that includes an analog speedometer, digital tachometer and incorporated trip meter. Cruise control also comes standard. Push button start is standard on all grades, and the L grade features a remote keyless entry system while both the LE and XLE are equipped with Smart Key System. Every Yaris is fitted with power windows with driver-side auto up/down and jam protection. A standard 60/40-split rear seat easily expands carrying capacity and versatility.
Standard Safety SystemEvery Yaris is equipped with an Active Safety System that includes Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Traction Control System (TCS), Brake Assist (BA), Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) and a Brake Over-Ride System (BOS). The Yaris is also fitted with a Low-Speed Pre-Collision System, which scans the road ahead for potential vehicle collisions. If the system detects a potential frontal collision, an audio/visual alert and braking assistance are designed to automatically activate. Should the driver not respond, this system may automatically apply the brakes. A driver and front passenger airbag system and seat-mounted side airbags are standard, as are front and rear side curtain airbags. Other standard safety features include a Driver-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) on all passenger belts. Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) is also standard on outboard rear seats with tethers and anchors on all rear seats. A Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) also is equipped on all grades.
Limited WarrantyToyota’s 36-month/36,000-mile basic new-vehicle warranty applies to all components other than normal wear and maintenance items. Additional 60-month warranties cover the powertrain for 60,000 miles and corrosion with no mileage limitation. Standard ToyotaCare covers complimentary normal factory-scheduled maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. Two years of roadside assistance coverage is also provided with each new purchase. Valid only in the continental U.S. & Alaska.
*2019 Yaris preliminary 32/city, 40/hwy, 35/comb mpg (automatic transmission), 30/city, 39/hwy, 34/comb mpg (manual transmission) estimates determined by Toyota. EPA estimates not available at time of publishing. Actual mileage will vary.
Don’t let the badge fool you: Toyota’s Yaris iA is actually a Mazda 2 in disguise and handles the corners with aplomb. Its 1.5-liter four-cylinder makes 106 horsepower and is paired to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. The Yaris iA offers a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, low-speed automated emergency braking, keyless entry, and Bluetooth connectivity. A refreshed model goes on sale in fall 2018 and drops the Yaris iA name to become simply the Yaris sedan.
Major redesigns occur every five years or so; not much changes in between. Dividing them into generations provides more meaningful distinctions in the shopping process.
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Tracing the Toyota Yaris iA’s family tree is no easy task. For one thing, this small sedan’s name is misleading: “Yaris” suggests a relation to Toyota’s subcompact hatchback, which isn’t true, while “iA” is a meaningless moniker held over from when the car still was sold under its maiden name, Scion. Above all, none of these badges indicate that the Yaris iA was designed and engineered and is built by Mazda.
Essentially a sedan version of the Mazda 2 (which is no longer sold in the United States in any form), the Yaris iA is produced at a Mazda plant in Mexico, uses a Mazda 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, and features an interior that will look familiar to anyone who has sat in a new Mazda within the past few years.
So perhaps it is best to think of the Yaris iA as the Yaris hatchback’s adopted stepsibling from a more esteemed pedigree. The partnership certainly benefits Toyota, as the Yaris iA retains many of the tenets that earn the larger Mazda 3 a spot on our 10Best Cars list—namely an engaging demeanor and a strong value proposition.
Other than the iA’s grafted-on nose, which garners mixed reviews (at best) around here, this Toyota could easily be mistaken for a shrunken Mazda 3. The sedan’s tall stature and slab sides make for dorky proportions, but given the other choices in the sub-$17,000 arena in which the iA resides, we won’t complain about the looks too much.
The Yaris iA positively shames the other bargain-basement entries once you step inside, with a genuinely high-quality feel to the plastics and the cloth upholstery. A Mazda-spec console-mounted knob that controls the standard 7.0-inch touchscreen operates with a precision and a weight that wouldn’t feel out of place in an Audi. The front seats are comfortable and well padded, and while rear-seat legroom is somewhat tight, the Yaris iA’s relatively tall body means that headroom is adequate for most adults.
Beyond choosing between a standard six-speed manual and an $1100 six-speed automatic transmission, Yaris iA buyers need only select an exterior color. The lack of option packages is a holdover from the old Scion days, and the car is a screaming value given the amount of standard equipment. Bluetooth, keyless entry, cruise control, a 7.0-inch infotainment display, a rearview camera, and even forward-collision warning all are included on every Yaris iA. To get that sort of equipment on a Chevrolet Spark, for instance, you’ll pay $1680 more, while neither the Honda Fit nor the Ford Fiesta offers forward-collision warning on any trim level.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has long been a poster child for the joys of driving a slow car fast, but with a zero-to-60-mph time under six seconds, the MX-5 isn’t so slow anymore. Let us propose the Yaris iA as a new representative of that idea. It’s certainly slow—8.7 seconds to 60 mph and a 16.8-second quarter-mile at 84 mph—and yet is a joy to drive quickly, thanks to a smooth and satisfying shifter, nicely weighted steering with great on-center feel, and a rev-happy little four-cylinder.
And the sharp and responsive handling doesn’t come at the expense of comfort, either. The ride is supple and composed in a way that doesn’t exist anywhere else in this price range. It’s even relatively quiet at highway speeds, thanks to a six-speed transmission that keeps revs low above 70 mph. We also averaged 32 mpg overall, meaning the Yaris iA is nearly as thrifty as it is entertaining.
Our only real complaint with the Yaris iA is that it’s offered only as a sedan on our shores. Neither Toyota nor Mazda see fit to sell a hatchback version of the 2 in the United States; with a Toyota badge, such a car would likely cannibalize sales of the actual Toyota-designed Yaris, and with a Mazda badge, it wouldn’t be nearly as profitable as the CX-3 crossover that shares the 2’s platform. So we’re stuck with the iA sedan, with its 13-cubic-foot trunk that, while not small by sedan standards, lacks a hatchback’s practicality.
As such, the Honda Fit is perhaps the strongest argument against the Toyota, largely because of its more versatile interior. But the Fit, which costs $10 more than the Yaris iA to start, can’t match the Mazda/Toyota in driving enjoyment or standard features. The Yaris iA, then, remains an unbeatable value and a thoroughly pleasant small car—no matter what badge it wears.Photos Build and Price Shop Local Cars View All Features and Specs
VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan
PRICE AS TESTED: $16,815 (base price: $16,815)
ENGINE TYPE: DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 91 cu in, 1496 ccPower: 106 hp @ 6000 rpmTorque: 103 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual
DIMENSIONS:Wheelbase: 101.2 inLength: 171.7 inWidth: 66.7 in Height: 58.5 inPassenger volume: 86 cu ftTrunk volume: 13 cu ftCurb weight: 2388 lb
C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 8.7 sec Zero to 100 mph: 26.4 sec Zero to 110 mph: 36.3 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 9.3 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 17.4 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 17.5 sec Standing ¼-mile: 16.8 sec @ 84 mph Top speed (governor limited): 120 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 185 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.82 g
FUEL ECONOMY: EPA combined/city/highway driving: 34/30/39 mpg
C/D observed: 32 mpg
There’s one thing that strikes you about the cabin first: It doesn't seem as wide inside as the dimensions chart would suggest. In fact, the cabin feels a bit narrow and even the Toyota Etios has a greater sense of space. It'll even seat 3 abreast better. Rest assured, what you’re sensing isn’t without reason. With 1275mm of rear shoulder room, the Yaris falls behind rivals like the Honda City (1325mm) and Hyundai Verna (1315mm). Even the maximum knee room is lesser than that of its rivals, especially the Honda City which offers upto 1000mm of knee room, compared to the Yaris’ 815mm.
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Additionally, the front row has a storage console that doubles up as the front armrest. This unit juts into the rear row unnecessarily, nullifying the impact of the flat floor. Not to mention, it's not a very usable front armrest unless you set the seat way back. Simply put, the Yaris’ cabin is for four, not five. But it is adequate for two six-footers and no doubt, it's a properly roomy car. There's even oodles of space to tuck your feet underneath the front seats. At 890mm, headroom will feel a bit underserved for tall occupants in the rear (read: over 6ft tall).
But with that caveat out of the way, the experience only gets richer. No matter which variant you pick, the Yaris gets a light beige cabin contrasted with a black dashboard, black door tops and black floor mats. So the cabin may not be the most accommodating in the segment but it feels nice and airy. Oh yeah, sorry to disappoint - there's no sunroof to amplify that sense of airiness.
What will have you sold though, is the quality. Save for a few panel gaps in the door pad and lower half of the centre console, the fitment quality is top notch. We really appreciate the premium grade of plastic used all round that feels almost as good as what we've seen in the Corolla Altis. Then there's the beige fabric headliner and carpeting that leaves no sheet metal exposed. Best of all is the top-spec VX’s leather upholstery. Not only does it envelope the seats, armrests, door armrests and steering, the quality is superior to what we've seen in any other car in the segment. It feels quite close to genuine leather! That said, the choice of light beige comes with challenges in upkeep. Our test cars already had stains on the seats and plastics.
What really sets the Yaris apart are the experience enhancers. These subtle additions go miles in making you feel like you're sitting in a car from a segment above. Noise insulating glass that cuts the outside world off impeccably. Just have a conversation with the window open and whirr it shut to see the difference. Or there's the roof-mounted AC that helps cool the cabin more effectively (more details on that in the technology section). There aren't any soft-touch plastics but there is a stitch pattern on the dashboard to make it look richer.
Even the analogue-digital split instrument cluster looks futuristic. It gets a 4.2 inch MID with detailed information like two tripmeters, outside temperature display, a digital fuel gauge and speedometer, distance-to-empty, average speed and fuel consumption. Like in the Innova Crysta and Fortuner, here too we see the Eco wallet that monitors how efficiently you're driving. Backseat occupants are treated with a rear manual sunshade, two 12V power sockets and individual reading lamps.
Seat comfort and support is impressive. With a seat base length of 435mm, the underthigh support isn’t segment-leading but it is adequate. The backrest angle is comfortable for both slim and overweight occupants too. Also, the front and rear seats have a little side bolstering for lateral support.
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This makes driving the Yaris a comfortable experience, with the driver getting the added benefit of an 8-way adjustable electric seat (manual seat height adjustment comes as standard). But while we may forgive the absent auto-dimming interior rear view mirror, a big miss for the driver is reach adjustment for the steering. The default setting feels like it's glued onto the dashboard.
Finally, the Yaris scores high on practicality. There are 1-litre bottle holders in the centre console and front doors (two each), 500ml bottle holders in the rear doors and armrest (two each), and a phone slot for the driver next to the handbrake, with a smartly placed 12V socket right behind. On paper, the 476-litre boot isn't segment-leading but is large enough for a week's worth of the family’s luggage. Besides, it's the only car in the segment that gets folding 60:40 split seat for added storage space. Even the seatbelts have proper harnesses to ensure they don't get tangled up or tucked into the cushioning when the backrest is folded down.
The Toyota Yaris offers many gizmos but let's explore the unique bits first. We begin with the roof-mounted AC. The setup doesn't have an independent evaporator, but it does have a large suction unit that takes in air from the front AC vents and channels it through a nozzle to two vents. These aren't regular vents but rudders the size of your palm that give you a wide spread of cool air. This makes rear seat cooling a lot more effective and it gets ambient lighting of its own with rheostat. Additionally, if you turn the rudders all the way down, the cool air can be channelled towards the front occupants' seat back!
While a basic music system with Aux/USB/Bluetooth/CD comes as standard, the G and V variants of the Yaris get a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The Panasonic unit supports HDMI and Miracast. It's actually better to use and has a cleaner interface than the one you get in the top-spec VX. The range-topping Yaris VX gets a Pioneer head unit and adds MirrorLink, WiFi and navigation. Also, both head units get gesture controls, another first in segment. While the Panasonic head unit gets touch-based gesture controls, the top-spec gets air gesture controls, like you get in the BMW 5-Series and 7-Series! The feature needs you to hold your hand ahead of the sensor to activate it before each use. Then, swipe up and down for volume adjust (raises or drops four points at a time) or swipe left or right to shuffle through songs or switch radio stations. Cool stuff aside, we have a gripe. The placement of the touchscreens makes them prone to glare under direct sunlight.
Of course, you also have the standard segment fare - auto AC, cruise control, auto headlamps and wipers and an impressive 6-speaker sound system.
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