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
Slow acceleration even for this segment
Higher price than other subcompacts
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
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
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.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||2 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||2 Years/25,000 Miles|
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.