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Great New Toyotas Under $25,000 for 2019

Toyota builds a variety of economical, safe and overall dependable cars and SUVs. Here we’ve put together a list of all the Toyotas under $25,000 that you can buy new today.

2019 Toyota Yaris

2019 Toyota Yaris

The most affordable new Toyota currently on sale, the Yaris, starts at just over $16,000. Previously sold as the Scion iA, the Yaris is actually built by Mazda, and it’s sold in other countries as the Mazda2. Thanks to its Mazda roots, the Yaris comes with a surprisingly nice interior. Under the hood is a basic 1.5-liter 4-cylinder, which puts out just 106 horsepower and pairs with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.

We love the Yaris for its safety features and crash test performance, good handling and driving dynamics, and high-end cabin — not to mention its long list of standard equipment, including a tilting and telescoping steering wheel and a 7-in touchscreen audio system. Fog lights, a rear spoiler and a smart key system with push-button start are optional. Find a Toyota Yaris for sale

2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback

2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback

A new hatchback version of the Yaris joins the Toyota lineup for 2020. While a Yaris hatch was offered in years past, it didn’t share anything in common with the Mazda-based sedan model. This changed with the 2020 model, which is now a Mazda2, just like the sedan. The similarities don’t stop there, as the Yaris hatch comes with a long list of standard features including 16-in alloy wheels, a 7-in touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, safety features like a low-speed pre-collision braking system, push-button start, fog lights and more.

Stepping up to the XLE model sees the addition of leatherette seats, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic climate control and LED headlights. Power comes from the same 106-hp 1.5-liter 4-cylinder found in the sedan. Find a Toyota Yaris Hatchback for sale

2020 Toyota Corolla

While the Corolla of years past was a bland econobox, Toyota has opted to inject some style into the new version it’s rolling out for the 2020 model year. Fully redesigned, the new Corolla sports attractive styling with a broad, wide front air intake, a stately looking greenhouse and an aggressive, sleek rear end. Two engines are offered: a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder that makes 139 hp, and a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that makes 169 hp.

As with many Toyotas, the new Corolla offers a variety of active safety features as standard, including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, radar cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and automatic high beams. At 31 miles per gallon in the city and 38 mpg on the highway, fuel economy is respectable as well, but if that’s your top priority, look to the new Corolla Hybrid, which we’ll discuss below. If it’s style that you’re after, check out an SE or XSE model, which get bigger wheels and redesigned front and rear fascias for a more aggressive look. The Corolla starts at about $20,500 in the basic L trim. The SE comes in at around $22,000, and the XSE (the Corolla’s top trim level) comes in at about $26,000. Find a Toyota Corolla for sale

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

A new addition to the Corolla lineup for 2020, the Corolla Hybrid is meant to fly under the radar, and it serves as a less in-your-face alternative to the Prius. With ratings of 53 mpg city/52 mpg hwy, the Corolla Hybrid is right on par with the Prius when it comes to efficiency.

Toyota opted to keep things simple with the Corolla Hybrid, offering it in just one trim level with no extra available options. As a result, every 2020 Corolla Hybrid comes nicely equipped with LED headlights and taillights, a 7-in screen located in the gauge cluster, and an 8-in touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay compatibility — Android Auto is currently unavailable. Factoring in destination charges, the new Corolla Hybrid costs $23,880, which might make it the most compelling of all the Toyotas under $25,000 that you can buy new today. Find a Toyota Corolla Hybrid for sale

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Rounding out the all-new Corolla lineup is the Hatchback, which was actually introduced before the sedan as a 2019 model. The Corolla hatch offers two things the sedan doesn’t: a wide rear cargo opening and an available manual transmission. Fold the rear seats down and the Corolla hatchback’s rear cargo area has enough space to fit a large mountain bike, although just barely.

Additionally, the Corolla Hatchback’s available 6-speed manual transmission comes with a unique rev-matching feature that makes it easy for just about anyone to drive a manual by automatically blipping the throttle to match revs during shifts and take-offs from a dead stop.

Factor in that you can get the new Corolla hatch in sporty XSE trim with a big rear spoiler and the vibrant “Blue Flame” exterior color, and it becomes clear that this is the most exciting new Corolla to go on sale in decades. The Corolla hatchback starts at about $22,000 and tops out around $27k, although the one we’d buy comes in a few hundred dollars short of $25,000. Find a Toyota Corolla Hatchback for sale

2019 Toyota Prius C

2019 Toyota Prius C

A fuel-efficient alternative to a small subcompact like Toyota’s own Yaris, the Prius C is getting a little long in the tooth, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a good option for the right buyer, given the right dealer incentives. Because hybrids and alternative-powertrain vehicles have advanced at a rapid rate in recent years, the Prius C isn’t as competitive today as it was when it debuted. Still, it offers quirky, efficient transportation, and after Toyota’s decision to give it plastic body cladding in a recent update, a somewhat rugged appearance as well.

Just a basic LE trim is offered for 2019, and standard features include Toyota Safety Sense and passive keyless entry with push-button start. The fuel economy is acceptable if a little underwhelming considering the Prius C’s diminutive size. Buyers should see 48 mpg city/43 mpg hwy/46 mpg combined. Pricing comes in at about $24,000 before any manufacturer or dealer incentives which, frankly, are the only thing keeping this vehicle competitive today.  Find a Toyota Prius C for sale

2019 Toyota Prius

2019 Toyota Prius

The longest-running, best-selling hybrid nameplate on the market, the Toyota Prius, continues its reign of efficiency into a fourth-generation, which received an update for the 2019 model year. Fuel economy comes in at 54 mpg city/50 mpg hwy/52 mpg combined. On top of that, while it isn’t quite shaped like a traditional hatchback, the Prius’ rear hatch opening allows it to carry more cargo than you might expect, adding to the theme of efficiency.

An all-wheel-drive option was added for 2019 as well, but the AWD model is a few thousand dollars beyond $25k. Considering our budget, we like the basic Prius LE. Although it carries a price tag of closer to $26,000, we think the added features like blind spot monitoring, parking assist and a rear windshield wiper make it worth the extra coin over the base model. Find a Toyota Prius for sale

2019 Toyota Camry

2019 Toyota Camry

While the new Corolla is almost as spacious and likely offers better overall value, buyers insisting on a midsize sedan can technically pick up a brand new Camry for under $25,000 — just don’t count on it coming with many options unless you buy when your local dealer is offering some great incentives. Buyers can get into a Camry L or LE for around $25,000.

While the L comes standard with Toyota’s suite of active safety features, which includes radar cruise control and lane-keeping assist, the Camry LE offers some luxuries like passive keyless entry, 17-in alloy wheels, and an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat — not to mention a variety of available options for anyone willing to stretch their budget into the upper $20,000 range. Both trims come with basic 4-cylinder engines that make 203 hp and pair with an 8-speed automatic transmission to make about 40 mpg on the highway. Find a Toyota Camry for sale

2019 Toyota CH-R

2019 Toyota CH-R

Toyota’s subcompact crossover, the CH-R, may have rugged looks, but its lack of available AWD means that it’s more of a high-riding hatchback than a sport utility vehicle. Still, the CH-R offers what a lot of buyers are looking for in a new vehicle today: a tall height, hatchback practicality and sporty, attractive styling.

Under the hood is a basic 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes just 144 hp with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Cargo space is respectable, with 19 cu ft. behind the second row or 36 cu ft. with the second row folded. Pricing starts at about $22,000 and reaches close to $27,000 for a fully-loaded limited model. People working with a budget of $25,000 should look to a middle-of-the-pack XLE model, which gets you features like 18-in wheels, blind spot monitoring and passive keyless entry. Apple CarPlay is standard. Find a Toyota CH-R for sale

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