Toyota Yaris Reviews — Toyota Yaris Price, Photos, and Specs — CARandDRIVER

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Toyota Yaris

2012 Toyota Yaris SE

The Yaris shines even in of its weak engine and ergonomic


does driver comfort in the grand scheme of the automotive Pretty high, we think, if you#x2019;re spending less $20,000 on what would be considered A-to-B transportation. And so perplexed that Toyota overlooked the seating position in its new

Even though the sporty SE tested here includes an driver#x2019;s seat, you#x2019;re sitting fairly high and over. Unlike in most cars in this class, no telescoping function for the steering so you must slide forward and your knees bent at an angle (good thing a driver#x2019;s knee airbag) or back and reeeeeach for the wheel. option bodes well for comfort. If the tiller offered motion, comfort would run at the top of the rivaling that of Chevy#x2019;s new .

At least the majority of the car seems vetted. Unlike the dull found in competitors like the Versa or 10Best-winning Honda the Yaris#x2019;s clubroom appears to actually been designed. The are much improved over the car#x2019;s, the three-knob HVAC are a simple solution, and the dash #x201C;rice paper#x201D; graining.

The has some style, too, opinions were divided in our as to whether it#x2019;s actually let you judge for yourself whether the appeal to your pleasure It kind of looks like a was squeezed lengthwise in a vise and the popped the hood up and left two saddlebags in place of the rear Either way, we welcome the from the previous Yaris#x2019;s forget-me-now looks, and the SE#x2019;s dark-finish 16-inch aluminum add a little extra visual

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The overall length is the shortest in the but the back seat doesn#x2019;t too cramped#x2014;its 38 cubic feet of space is second in class to the But the Honda still rules by far for comfort, pulling an M.C. feat and somehow offering interior space than physically possible.

Loud and Slow Powertrain, and Willing Chassis

All Yarises are by a 106-hp, 1.5-liter inline-four, and our SE car was fitted with a five-speed If one so desires, a four-speed automatic can be for $800. We found the operation of the to be above par for the segment. Gearchanges are where you can feel the synchros, synchronizing gears, and clutch is predictable if a bit numb given the 103 lb-ft of torque on tap.

The combination of the lowest power in the and a five-speed gearbox#x2014;many competitors nearly 140 horses and six-speed in subpar acceleration. Sixty mph after nine ticks of the hand, and the quarter-mile takes Although the Yaris is quicker a Nissan Versa or automatic Kia the Fit, the Sonic Turbo, and the Accent are swifter by at least 0.5 in either metric. This is a surprising because the Yaris is a featherweight in its class; at 2375 it weighs some 430 less a turbocharged Sonic hatch. the powertrain is incredibly noisy. gear returns just mph per 1000 rpm. So in addition to and tire noise, driver and listen to the little four-banger#x2019;s wail at 70 mph, all to the tune of 73

But let#x2019;s get back to the positives. The curb weight pays off in handling. In our most recent comparison test. the Yaris amazed with its so-very-un-Toyota-like in cornering. On the skidpad, where the posted a commendable 0.79 g, the felt slow, but it was livelier, communicative, and more direct on the and in our slalom test, where it was only by the Fit. (The SE is with quicker steering the rest of the Yaris lineup; disc brakes also it unique among its drum-equipped

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