2017 Toyota Yaris

Buyer's Guide

Often overlooked Toyota's little Yaris Hatchback is a little car that carries on the tradition of dead-reliable, efficient, uncomplaining little cars.

For 2017, the Yaris receives additional standard equipment in the form of the new Safety Sense C package. Standard on all models - including the bare-bones base trim - it includes pre-collision warning and mitigation, lane-departure warning, and automatic high beams as standard. The laser-based system is also able to apply the brakes, slowing the car if an impact is deemed unavoidable. Combined with standard stability control and nine standard airbags, and the Yaris has safety covered from an active and a passive perspective.

Also new this year is a second two-tone paint option, consisting of Barcelona Red with a pearl-finish black roof.

The French-built Yaris Hatchback is available in three-door and five-door forms. The base trim level is CE for the three-door, and LE for the five-door. A sporty SE trim with 16-inch alloy wheels, sport-tuned steering, and suspension, and other amenities is offered exclusively in the five-door body style. A four-door Yaris Sedan is also offered, but is unrelated. It is a Mazda-designed and built product.

From a mechanical standpoint, the Yaris Hatchback favours simplicity over technology. Under the hood is a 106-horsepower, 103 lb-ft of torque 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine. No turbos, no fancy direct fuel injection here, just tried and tested variable valve timing. Transmissions are equally as simple - a shift-it-yourself five-speed manual with a featherweight clutch or a four-speed automatic transmission.

While the Yaris is one of the segment's lighter cars, it isn't as fuel-efficient as some of its rivals. 7.7 L/100 km city and 6.3 highway is nonetheless very reasonable for the manual model, with the automatic consuming 7.8 L/100 km city and 6.6 highway.

Simplicity is the name of the game for the Yaris's cabin. Excellent visibility, helped by a huge windshield (wiped by a comedically large single wiper) and a low beltline make for easy city driving is a boon, as is the car's general simplicity. The standard 6.1-inch touchscreen audio system offers USB and Bluetooth connectivity, and the driver faces an instrument cluster that's as simple as simple can be. Hard plastics abound, but such is to be expected in a car of this price range. A telescoping steering column is not offered. The base CE trim does not come with air conditioning; it's standard on LE and SE trims.

While the Yaris offers a sporty SE trim grade with improved fabrics, soft-touch dash panel, and other interior fripperies, you'll need to look elsewhere for leather upholstery, heated front seats, and push-button start. Cargo space is good, with standard 60/40 split folding rear seats, but trails the Honda Fit with its innovative Magic Seats.

Pricing for the 2017 Yaris starts at $15,395 for the base CE three-door and tops out at $19,430 for the SE with automatic.

2017 Toyota Yaris Specifications

There are 9 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $15,475 MSRP
7.2
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
106 hp @6000 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style Hatchback
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
3dr HB Man CE $15,475 5 Hatchback
3dr HB Man CE 106 hp @6000 rpm 103 ft-lb @4200 rpm 5-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
3dr HB Man CE 155.5" 66.7" 59.4" 98.8"
3dr HB Man CE
3dr HB Man CE Cloth Seats
3dr HB Man CE
3dr HB Man CE
3dr HB Auto CE $16,470 5 Hatchback
3dr HB Auto CE 106 hp @6000 rpm 103 ft-lb @4200 rpm 4-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
3dr HB Auto CE 155.5" 66.7" 59.4" 98.8"
3dr HB Auto CE
3dr HB Auto CE Cloth Seats
3dr HB Auto CE
3dr HB Auto CE
5dr HB Man LE $16,815 5 Hatchback
5dr HB Man LE 106 hp @6000 rpm 103 ft-lb @4200 rpm 5-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
5dr HB Man LE 155.5" 66.7" 59.4" 98.8"
5dr HB Man LE
5dr HB Man LE Cloth Seats
5dr HB Man LE
5dr HB Man LE
4dr Sdn Man $17,315 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Man 106 hp @6000 rpm 103 ft-lb @4000 rpm 6-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Man 171.7" 66.7" 58.5" 101.2"
4dr Sdn Man
4dr Sdn Man Cloth Seats
4dr Sdn Man
4dr Sdn Man
5dr HB Auto LE $17,815 5 Hatchback
5dr HB Auto LE 106 hp @6000 rpm 103 ft-lb @4200 rpm 4-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
5dr HB Auto LE 155.5" 66.7" 59.4" 98.8"
5dr HB Auto LE
5dr HB Auto LE Cloth Seats
5dr HB Auto LE
5dr HB Auto LE
5dr HB Man SE $18,510 5 Hatchback
5dr HB Man SE 106 hp @6000 rpm 103 ft-lb @4200 rpm 5-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
5dr HB Man SE 155.5" 66.7" 59.4" 98.8"
5dr HB Man SE
5dr HB Man SE Cloth Seats
5dr HB Man SE
5dr HB Man SE
4dr Sdn Auto $18,520 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto 106 hp @6000 rpm 103 ft-lb @4000 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto 171.7" 66.7" 58.5" 101.2"
4dr Sdn Auto
4dr Sdn Auto Cloth Seats
4dr Sdn Auto
4dr Sdn Auto
5dr HB Auto SE $19,510 5 Hatchback
5dr HB Auto SE 106 hp @6000 rpm 103 ft-lb @4200 rpm 4-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
5dr HB Auto SE 155.5" 66.7" 59.4" 98.8"
5dr HB Auto SE
5dr HB Auto SE Cloth Seats
5dr HB Auto SE
5dr HB Auto SE
4dr Sdn Auto Premium $20,525 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto Premium 106 hp @6000 rpm 103 ft-lb @4000 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto Premium 171.7" 66.7" 58.5" 101.2"
4dr Sdn Auto Premium
4dr Sdn Auto Premium Cloth Seats
4dr Sdn Auto Premium
4dr Sdn Auto Premium

Expert Review Articles

by Justin Pritchard
November 23, 2017
Loved for mileage and manoeuvrability.
by Greg Wilson
March 16, 2017
Yaris lags behind competitors despite new safety upgrades
by Justin Pritchard
February 14, 2019
Beware warranty-voiding modifications.
by Justin Pritchard
November 22, 2018
Solid buy, especially with manual.
by Justin Pritchard
June 14, 2017
Hits above its weight.

Owner Reviews: 2017 Toyota / Yaris

Average Rating

2008 Toyota Yaris

by Yaris_Girl on 10-15-2012
My little Yaris
Toyota Yaris is a small car and it is nothing fancy about it at all. However it is pretty reliability and save some gas money if you do lots of long distance travelling. I can not say it is the best car I drive but I must say I am happy with it especially the time I pump the gas in!!
Overall
3.5
Comfort
3/5
Performance
3/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
3/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
4/5
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2006 Toyota Yaris

Trim: Hatchback 4D
by Ian_Mac on 10-15-2012
Nice little car
I believe the Yaris has won several awards in it's day for performance and styling and it's no wonder. A small and efficient machine, it's a great town car and super easy to park given it's small size and excellent visibility thanks to generous design at the rear of the car.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
3/5
Performance
3/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
3/5
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2007 Toyota Yaris

by MPATEL on 10-12-2012
Wow what a car...
This car is more reliable then any body in my life..Complete trust worthy experience.. It has helped me to go miles and miles and miles and has bought success in my life.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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