The Toyota Yaris Sedan is due to see no major changes for 2020. Although official specs and pricing have not yet been released, fleet ordering guides show Toyota plans to begin production in July 2019 with an expected release date in September. After undergoing several name changes over the past few years, it appears the Yaris Sedan is here to stay, at least for now.
The result of joint development with Mazda, the Yaris Sedan (previously the Yaris iA, and before that the Scion iA) has undergone a number of small changes. Originally a mono-spec vehicle from Scion, Toyota branched out by adding trim levels for 2019 that were more familiar to Toyota buyers and allowed more options as far as comfort and features.
The car's interior bears a strong resemblance to the Mazda CX-3, with essentially the same layout and nearly identical infotainment system. Unlike other Toyotas, the car features a Mazda-derived low-speed collision avoidance system as opposed to newer versions of Toyota Safety Sense featured in cars like the Toyota Corolla Hatchback.
As it stands, the Yaris Sedan is still considered to be an outstanding value, especially for those looking for a reasonably-priced car that drives well. However, prices at the higher end drift dangerously close to the larger and better-equipped Corolla. In many cases, we've found the Corolla to be a better value for those planning to lease.
This page will be updated as information becomes available.
Pictured: 2019 Yaris Sedan