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2020 Toyota Yaris

Original MSRP Range
$15,650 - $18,750
Available Style(s)
Hatchback, Sedan
MPG
30 - 32 MPG City / 39 - 40 MPG Hwy
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2020 Toyota Yaris

What We Like

  • Long list of standard equipment including accident-avoidance tech

  • Standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

  • New hatchback option

  • Excellent crash-test scores

  • Great handling and driving experience

  • High-end cabin

What We Don't

  • Slow acceleration even for this segment

  • Higher price than other subcompacts

  • Few options

Ratings

Expert Rating

3.5/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.4/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2020 Toyota Yaris?

For 2020, the Mazda-built Yaris Sedan spawns a Hatchback variant, which replaces the lackluster Toyota-made Yaris Liftback offered in previous model years. The new Yaris Hatchback is available in LE and XLE trims and is priced identically to the sedan. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also made standard across the board for 2020. See the 2020 Toyota Yaris models for sale near you

Which Yaris is the Best?

Whenever the option is presented, we always recommend going with the hatchback, as its added practicality will certainly pay dividends over the course of your ownership. This is especially true in the case of the Yaris, as the hatchback costs the same as the sedan, which isn't usually the case. If you were planning to go with an automatic transmission anyway, we'd recommend getting the range-topping Yaris Hatchback XLE. For $1,000 more than the automatic-equipped LE, you get a bunch of equipment that'll make this economy car feel a lot more special. Find a Toyota Yaris for sale

How Much Does a 2020 Toyota Yaris Cost?

The 2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan is available in L, LE and XLE trim levels, while the new-for-2020 Hatchback comes only in LE and XLE trims.

Standard equipment on the L ($16,605) includes 15-in steel wheels, a low-speed forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking system, a backup camera, keyless entry, full power accessories (lock, windows, mirrors), air conditioning, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver's seat, cloth upholstery, Mazda's infotainment system (center console controller, a 7-in screen that's touch-operated when the car is stopped), Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, two USB ports, an auxiliary audio jack, Bluetooth, HD and satellite radios and a 6-speaker sound system.

The LE ($17,605) adds 16-in alloy wheels, fog lights, heated mirrors, proximity entry, push-button start and a rear spoiler.

Both the L and LE come standard with a manual transmission but a 6-speed automatic is a $1,110 option.

The XLE ($19,705) comes only with an automatic transmission and adds automatic LED headlights, LED running lights, automatic wipers, a Sport driving mode, automatic climate control, simulated leather upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Yaris Trims

HatchbackOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Yaris Hatchback LE Auto (Natl)$17,750 / $17,0414 Cylinder10632 / 406-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Yaris Hatchback XLE Auto (Natl)$18,750 / $18,0014 Cylinder10632 / 406-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Yaris Sedan L Auto (Natl)$16,750 / $16,0814 Cylinder10632 / 406-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Yaris Sedan L Manual (Natl)$15,650 / $15,0254 Cylinder106N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Yaris Sedan LE Auto (Natl)$17,750 / $17,0414 Cylinder10632 / 406-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Yaris Sedan LE Manual (Natl)$16,650 / $15,9854 Cylinder106N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Yaris Sedan XLE Auto (Natl)$18,750 / $18,0014 Cylinder10632 / 406-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Toyota Yaris Safety

Is the 2020 Toyota Yaris a Safe Car?

The Yaris comes standard with a forward collision alert system with automatic emergency braking and rain-sensing windshield wipers, along with front-side airbags, side-curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes and a backup camera, which is now required by law.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Yaris Sedan its best possible 5-star rating in the overall, frontal- and side-impact categories. The nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it scores of Good across the board in all five crashworthiness categories in which it was tested. Otherwise, though, the Yaris comes up a little short. Headlights were given a Poor due to inadequate visibility, the vehicle's LATCH child safety system was given a Marginal for its overall ease-of-use and while the automatic emergency braking system performed as advertised in the 12 mph test, it failed to function at all in the Institute's 25 mph test.

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5 Year Cost to Own

$26,559 ($0.35 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance2 Years/Unlimited Miles
Maintenance2 Years/25,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System

Competition

2020 Toyota Yaris vs the competition

2020 Honda Fit -- While the Yaris is available in both sedan and hatchback bodystyles, the Fit is sold exclusively as a hatchback. When you consider that the Fit's back seat and cargo space challenges that of some small SUVs, this bodystyle becomes quite appealing. It's also reliable and great to drive. The Fit is considered by many to be the leader in this segment.

2020 Kia Rio -- The Rio was redesigned last year and its transformation resulted in an impressively grown-up subcompact that should be considered right alongside the Yaris. Its driving manners are shockingly sophisticated and its cabin earns big points for functionality, quality and style.

2020 Hyundai Accent -- Like the Rio, the Accent was all-new last year and is available in both sedan and hatchback body styles. The Accent is perhaps not as impressive as the Rio but it shares many of its strong attributes with its corporate cousin.

Used Mazda3 -- If you like the Yaris Sedan's styling and upscale interior but want more space, consider the larger Mazda3. You'll find many familiar switches and buttons in the larger Mazda and you'll get more features but a higher base price means you may have to consider a used model instead of a new one.

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