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2016 Toyota Yaris: 5 Reasons to Buy – Video

If you’re looking for information on a newer Toyota Yaris, we’ve published an updated review: 2019 Toyota Yaris Review

We’ve all associated smaller subcompact cars with Europe, but have you taken a good look at American roads these days? The subcompact has established itself in the U.S., and the 2016 Toyota Yaris is one of the segment’s best examples. Here are five reasons why the Yaris shows that going smaller is smarter.

Nifty and Crafty

Zipping through streets is something the Yaris does well. It has a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that’s good for an adequate 106 horsepower. That’s not a huge number, but keep in mind that the Yaris is very light and doesn’t guzzle gas. Plus, this subcompact can get into places and spaces others can’t, so those days of squeezing into a spot are long gone.


To get into a Yaris, you only need about $15,000. This hatchback comes in either a 3-door or 5-door, and the jump to the top-dog SE 5-door trim level is only another $2,000. Across the board, the Yaris is easy on the wallet. See the 2016 Toyota Yaris models for sale near you

Great on Gas

Most people shopping in the subcompact market want great fuel efficiency, and the Yaris gladly delivers. It returns an impressive 37 miles per gallon on the highway with the 3-door L trim level and the top SE 5-door trim level, while all other versions see 36 mpg hwy — numbers that you’ll be hard-pressed to find in any other gas-powered, nonhybrid vehicle.

Toyota Reliability

Ask any Toyota owner, and they’ll gladly vouch for Toyota’s unprecedented reliability. In fact, all scheduled maintenance is covered at no cost for 2 years or 25,000 miles. Toyota is so confident that they even give you free 24-hour roadside assistance for 2 years, as well.

Standard Safety

Safety is a top priority for Toyota. They gave every Yaris nine airbags and the Star Safety System, which has traction control, smart-stop technology and a few other features all rolled into one. Some may fear that smaller cars are less safe, but the Yaris delivers confidence and peace of mind on the road.

Autotrader Says

Good things can come in small packages: The 2016 Toyota Yaris is practical, reliable and affordable. Get to Toyota, check out the Yaris today, and start saving. Find a Toyota Yaris for sale


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