Long list of standard equipment; excellent crash-test scores; excellent handling and driving experience; high-end cabin
Unusual front-end styling; narrow size makes for tight interior; higher price than other subcompacts; no options How Much?
The Toyota Yaris iA is officially a new model for 2017, but it was technically sold as a Scion last year. Nothing changes aside from the new name and badge. See the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA models for sale near you
There's only one trim level, so we can only recommend so much. Among the two transmissions, the manual will get the most out of the tiny engine, but unlike the regular Yaris, at least the iA has a capable automatic transmission choice. Find a Toyota Yaris iA for sale
The 2017 Toyota Yaris iA is only offered in one trim level, and you really only choose which color and transmission you want ($16,000 manual; $17,100 automatic).
Standard features include 16-in alloy wheels, keyless access with push-button start, cruise control, air conditioning, power accessories (locks, windows and mirrors), a backup camera, forward-collision warning and automatic braking, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, a 7-inch display with a console-mounted controller and limited touchscreen capability, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a USB port and a 6-speaker sound system. A navigation system is the only option apart from dealer-installed accessories.
|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|
2017 Chevrolet Sonic -- Available as a hatchback or a sedan, the tiny Chevy Sonic touts excellent fuel economy and a peppy driving experience. The iA has a nicer interior, though.
2017 Ford Fiesta -- The tiny Fiesta is offered in hatchback or sedan guise. Available with a fuel-saving 3-cylinder engine and a lot of tech, the Fiesta is a good alternative to the iA.
2017 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 iA'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.