Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. For example, a compact car cannot be compared to a SUV—They are different vehicles altogether.
You can interpret our ratings in the following way:
5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.
2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.
2015 Toyota Yaris OVERVIEW
The Toyota Yaris is the spiritual descendant of the beloved Tercel, a subcompact hit for the company in the '80s and '90s that proved to be a synonym for reliable, economical transportation. The Yaris tries to inject some style and excitement to the Tercel's old proposition, but its major selling point remains durable service for people at this end of the market.
What's New for 2015
For 2015, the Yaris gets a new face and new styling tweaks inside and out. There's a more adventurous grille in keeping with recent Toyota designs, as well as a new dashboard design with revised materials and seats. Toyota has also made attempts to quiet the Yaris's ride and increase body rigidity.
Choosing Your Toyota Yaris
Buyers choose from three trim levels, each of which adds desirable extras to this entry-level car:
Even the base Yaris L is well-equipped, and if you don't need the higher equipment of the LE or the visual pizazz of the SE, it's the way to go to keep costs down.
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