Subcompact car shoppers looking for a stylish, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive new car will find it with the 2018 Toyota Yaris iA. The Toyota Yaris iA is a collaborative vehicle that combines Mazda creative design, manufacturing, and intelligent, under-the-hood engineering with Toyota’s safety and technology features to create an attractive and affordable subcompact. While it’s only available in one trim level, and acceleration is less than stellar, this is a good car for the first-time buyer, students, or those with longer commutes with fuel economy without the hybrid hassles.
What's New for 2018
The 2018 Toyota Yaris iA enters the new sales year unchanged. The manufacturers suggested retail price begins at $16,845 (with an $895 destination charge). It’s available in seven-exterior color options but only one interior color pattern is available. While the EPA has not yet released it’s mileage estimation for the 2018 Yaris iA, the 2017 edition received an EPA-estimate of 32 miles per gallon city, and 40 mpg highway.
Choosing Your Toyota Yaris iA
For car shoppers who like making easy decisions, the Toyota Yaris iA is tailor-made. Toyota simplifies the search for the perfect 2018 Yaris iA by offering a single trim. Although there are a number of individual accessories, the hardest deciding factor for consumers will be which color is best. The Yaris iA is powered by a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine which produces 106 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while a six-speed automatic kicks the price up $1,100 to $17,495.
The 2018 Yaris iA includes power locks, mirrors and windows, a keyless entry and locking system, and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. This vehicle also includes standard air conditioning, a rearview camera, low-speed collision warning system with automatic emergency braking. Technology features are rather impressive for an entry-level subcompact.
The 2018 Yaris iA features a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Two-USB ports and accessory ports allow users to connect their iPod or other mobile audio devices to the integrated HD audio system. Bluetooth is standard for handsfree music streaming and phone connectivity, while steering wheel controls for cruise control and audio operation is also standard.
There's not much to say really. The Yaris iA's lack of options and goodies mean it's a simple car purchase and a smart choice for consumers seeking an off-beat sub-compact that offers a Mazda's driving charm with a Toyota's badge and dealership network.