With the popularity the compact Corolla, Toyota's true economy offering sometimes gets lots in the shuffle. Since 2007, it's been the Yaris, an entry-level car with a laser-focus on delivering low cost of ownership.
An all-new version arrived just last year, so the 2013 model is unchanged. It's a strictly hatchback affair—no sedan—but you get a choice of two or four doors, decent cargo capacity with the rear seat down, and frugal operation just about any way you slice it. With 106 horsepower on tap, it's not a thrilling performer and isn't supposed to be. Rather, it's a likable and reasonably attractive subcompact bolstered by Toyota's reputation for hassle-free motoring.