Long list of standard equipment including accident-avoidance tech; excellent crash-test scores; excellent handling and driving experience; high-end cabin
Slow acceleration even for this segment; no hatchback option; higher price than other subcompacts; no options
The Toyota Yaris Sedan is effectively the car sold the last couple of years as the Yaris iA. With this quasi name change, it gets revised styling and new trim levels that result in a lesser-equipped but cheaper base model, and extra features in the range-topping XLE. The hatchback formerly known as the Yaris is now the Yaris Liftback. See the 2019 Toyota Yaris models for sale near you
If you're going to get an automatic transmission any way, we'd recommend getting the range-topping 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. You'll be happy you pay a little bit extra per month. Find a Toyota Yaris for sale
The 2019 Toyota Yaris is a 4-door sedan available in L, LE and XLE trim levels.
Standard equipment on the L ($15,450) 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), two USB ports, an auxiliary audio jack, Bluetooth, HD and satellite radios and a 6-speaker sound system.
The LE ($16,450) adds 16-in alloy wheels, fog lights, heated mirrors, proximity entry and 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 ($18,550) comes only with an automatic transmission and adds automatic LED headlights, LED running lights, automatic wipers, Normal and Sport driving modes, automatic climate control, leatherette 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|
2019 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.
2019 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 the same strong attributes as its corporate cousin.
2019 Honda Fit -- It's only available as a hatchback, but when you're dealing with a car this small, that can be a good thing. Especially when you consider the Fit's back seat and cargo space challenges that of some small SUVs. It's also reliable and great to drive.
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.