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2018 L 3dr Liftback
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Price:   -  From $15,635
2018 L 5dr Liftback Price:   -  From $16,760
2018 LE 3dr Liftback Price:   -  From $17,285
2018 LE 5dr Liftback Price:   -  From $17,660
2018 SE 5dr Liftback Price:   -  From $18,260

Overview

The 2018 Toyota Yaris may not be an exciting car, but the ultra-affordable hatchback provides rock-solid reliability and excellent fuel economy, which makes it an appealing purchase for consumers on a budget.

What's New for 2018

Toyota has added new color options and updated the infotainment system. Otherwise, the 2018 Yaris is more or less the same.

Toyota Yaris

Choosing Your Toyota Yaris

Under the hood, the 2018 Yaris carries over a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine generating 105 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the front-wheels by a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic gearbox, depending on the variant.

The manual Yaris returns a fuel economy of 30 miles per gallon in city, 36 highway and 33 mpg combined. Whereas, the automatic-equipped models have an economy of 30 miles per gallon in city, 35 highway and 32 mpg combined.

There are three trim levels – L, LE and SE. The L and LE trims are available in both three- and five-door configurations, while the SE trim is only available in the five-door arrangement.

Toyota Yaris

L

The entry-level Yaris L starts at $16,520 (including an $895 destination charge) for the three-door, manual variant. Standard equipment includes 15-inch wheels, a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment setup with Toyota's Entune multimedia system, six speakers, steering wheel controls for audio, cloth upholstery, nine airbags and a driver assist package that incorporates lane departure assist, front collision prevention system and automatic high beam. The rear drum brakes give away the Yaris' budget nature.

An automatic transmission is a $750. Meanwhile, customers will have to shell out $17,645 for the five-door Yaris L – at least the more versatile trim comes standard with the four-speed auto.

Toyota Yaris

LE

The Yaris LE rings up at $18,170 for the three-door body and $18,545 for the five-door layout. The four-speed auto is the only available transmission. Features include the components on the L trim plus cruise control, keyless entry, a more sophisticated cabin and restyled 15-inch wheels.

Toyota Yaris

SE

The range-topping, five door Yaris SE costs $19,145 for the manual variant and $19,945 for the automatic. Standard features in the range-topping trim include LED running lights, fog lamps, 16-inch wheels, and an upgraded seven-inch infotainment system with navigation. The upholstery is still fabric, but the steering-wheel and the shift-knob are wrapped in leather. The Yaris SE also benefits from a sport-tuned suspension and rear disc brakes.

CarsDirect Tip

If you don’t have a lot of money to spend, the base Yaris L is not a bad pick by any means. However, if you're looking for more features, the SE variant is a better value than the LE and with a sportier suspension and stouter brakes will probably be the better drive.

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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Toyota has long been synonymous with small cars, even as the automaker’s presence in nearly every available segment these days is a given. The 2018 Yaris – a three- or five-door hatchback offering an updated look – is the smallest and least expensive car offered by Toyota.

Best Value

Toyota offers the 2018 Yaris in 3-Door L, 5-Door L, and 5-Door LE trims. All models come with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a five-speed manual or available four-speed automatic transmission.

Our choice of models is the 5-Door LE, which comes standard with the automatic transmission and starts at $18,555 (including an $895 destination charge). The top-trim LE model is easier to get in and out of with its five doors, and offers features not available with the other trims, including integrated fog lights, LED daytime running lights, and 16-inch alloy wheels. This model also supplies a connected navigation app, satellite radio, HD Radio, and upgraded fabric seats.

  • Model: 2018 Toyota Yaris 5-Door LE
  • Engine: 1.5-liter I4
  • Output: 106 hp/103 lb-ft of torque
  • Transmission: Four-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive
  • MPG: 30 city/35 highway
  • Options: There are no package options for the Yaris 5-Door LE
  • Base Price: $18,555
  • Best Value Price: $18,555

Performance

Manage your expectations with the 2018 Toyota Yaris. It's powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 106 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission or an available four-speed automatic transmission sends power to the front wheels. Yes, a four-speed – as in what was prevalent in the 1990s.

Shoppers should look at the Yaris as the basic transportation that it is, capable of taking you from point A to point B and not much else. With the driver only, the engine is up to the task, but add people and payload, and this hatchback labors. The LE model delivers a stiffer suspension with thicker anti-sway bars, which, although not contributing much to provide ride comfort, helps in cornering and road holding.

Interior and Exterior

Two years removed from its last refresh, the Yaris has fallen behind the competition. The look is somewhat restrained, lacking the sportiness of such models as the new Hyundai Accent, the proven Honda Fit or even the aged Chevrolet Sonic. We do like this model’s front fascia, marked by a swooping line of brightwork trim surrounding the oversized Toyota emblem. The trapezoidal grille amplifies the look, bringing sportiness to an otherwise austere model line.

Inside, you’ll find seat belts for five, although space for four is more like it. Even so, the rear seat isn’t especially roomy or comfortable. That’s why we recommend the five-door for ease of access. Fold down the rear seat and you’ll expand cargo space from 15.6 cubic feet to more than 30 cubic feet. That extra space offers plenty of cargo room for a week away from home with you and a friend. Soft-touch materials on the doors and other surfaces as well as nicely executed metal-like trim ease the otherwise budget feel of this model.

The Best and Worst Things

The Yaris’ Entune infotainment system is easy to use, although audio output doesn’t match the top competitors. Smartphone integration is another weakness, but, when it comes to safety, you’ll find such features as a rearview camera, lane departure warning, and pre-collision braking.

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Right For...

The person with a limited budget who insists on getting behind the wheel of a new car. If your budget is about $16,000, you can find a Yaris L for that price after all discounts.

Wrong For...

The Toyota enthusiasts whose expectations are high. You’ll receive forgiveness if you think the Yaris is as good as other Toyota models. It isn’t. If you’re on a limited budget, a late model used Corolla is simply a better choice.

The Bottom Line

Most manufacturers offer subcompact models, so in the Yaris, Toyota has a presence. But there are better models out there, including the Honda Fit and even the Mazda-supplied Yaris iA. We think you’d be happier with either one.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.5L I-4 / 106 HP / 103 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 5-spd man w/OD
Available: 4-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
30 / 36 / 33 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.5L I-4 / 106 HP / 103 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
30 / 36 / 33 Mpg
Brakes
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
11.1 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$42
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
84 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
155.5 "
Exterior Width
66.7 "
Exterior Height
59.4 "
Front Headroom
39.3 "
Rear Headroom
37.6 "
Front Legroom
40.6 "
Rear Legroom
33.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
52.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
51.8 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,315 Lbs. / 2,335 Lbs.
Wheel Base
99 "
Turning Radius
15.8 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Wheels
15.0 " Steel
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Accents
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm Stereo, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 25,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
24 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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