The Toyota Yaris is the lowest priced Toyota and the model that best represents the value of good, basic transportation. But, the Yaris is better than just good. It boasts handsome looks, pleasant road manners, perky performance, and a well-tailored interior. It's a superb subcompact.
Yaris comes in five-door Liftback, three-door Liftback, and four-door Sedan versions. It's the only vehicle in its category to offer buyers three distinct body styles.
All Yaris models are powered through the front wheels by a 1.5-liter engine with an output of 106 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission is now standard on all models, while a four-speed automatic is optional.
For 2010, Toyota Yaris comes standard with the full Toyota Star Safety System. It gets the full complement of air bags all around. The 2010 Yaris comes with Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and traction control (TRAC), in addition to its already-standard anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.
For 2010, there have been some minor changes. A rear-window defroster is now standard. And remote keyless entry, an engine immobilizer, and 15-inch alloy wheels are now available. Yaris was launched as a 2007; the five-door liftback joined the lineup for 2009.