- AUTO FINANCING
|Fuel type||Regular Unleaded|
|Engine||1.5-L L-4 DOHC 16V|
|Combine MPG||29 MPG|
Toyota’s Yaris arrives just in time to compete with several new and upgraded fuel-efficient subcompact models, filling a rejuvenated category that once appealed only to the frugal — or the broke. The Yaris replaces the Echo, which missed the mark from the moment it hit salesrooms in 2000, appealing more to seniors than to the young drivers it was aimed at. Toyota doesn’t always get it right the first time, but its models often evolve into competitive and high-selling products. After driving the sedan, it seems the Yaris is climbing Darwin’s ladder, but it’s not as evolved as it should be.
The Yaris comes in two body styles: a two-door hatchback and a four-door sedan. The sedan, the basis of this review, is the more conservative-looking. Larger than the Echo, the Yaris is nearly as big as the Corolla and bears the snub-nosed look of the restyled 2007 Camry.
|Maintenance||Our 108 point presale delivery inspections is done.
Engine oil / Battery
|Transmission||Automatic: Front-Wheel Drive|