The 2016 Toyota Yaris is one car that is sure to make you stand out – in a good way! For anyone tired of the mega-sized SUVS and trucks that take up the road and parking spots, you'll love the Yaris. The Yaris is a subcompact hatchback that offers attractive exterior styling that would fit in perfectly on any European street. Ditch the bulbous rides, and instead, opt for something that's easy to manage, has great fuel economy, and carries the reliability so well-known to the Toyota brand. Continue reading to learn more about this cute and petite ride.
|Engine Size:||1.5 L|
|Transmission:||6-sp Automatic and Manual|
So the Yaris is a hatchback … and it does stand in the subcompact category … and it may even look really small on the outside. But, don't let these things fool you, because the Yaris is actually very roomy inside. The backseat, for instance, offers a generous amount of legroom, and rear seats are designed to easily accommodate adults.
Safety is a big selling point for Toyota vehicles due to their good list of durable vehicles and solid safety scores in crash testing. The Yaris comes equipped with a good list of standard safety equipment, including antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, active front head restraints, traction and stability control, active front head restraints, front-seat side airbags, front and rear side curtain airbags, and front-seat cushion airbags; also included is a driver knee airbag, which is becoming increasingly popular due to its many positive effects in frontal collisions.
In crash testing by the IIHS, the Yaris scored high with top markets in several categories, such as: side-impact and roof-strength protection, as well as in whiplash protection in rear impacts.
If you like what you've learned so far about the Yaris, then you'll really enjoy what you'll find within its interior. Though content is fairly modest, simplicity can definitely be a perk sometimes, especially when included items are good.
The entry-level L trim comes with power door locks and windows, air conditioning, height-adjustable driver seat (another pro toward leg room!), 60/40-split folding rear seat, and 15-inch steel wheels. Electronics are a bit better than some base models, with a six-speaker sound system with 6.1-inch touchscreen, CD player, H radio, auxiliary audio jack, and USB/iPod interface.
Adding a few niceties to the base L's content is the mid-level LE. It gains power side mirrors, keyless entry, cruise control, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, and 15-inch alloy wheels. The interior stands out more, too, with metallic accents and chrome door handles.
The SE marks the top trim of the Yaris, and it adds some sporty allure with fog lamps, rear spoiler, sport-tuned suspension, and sportier tires. It also shows off special exterior styling elements for a visual boost.
If you want to see the Yaris for yourself to see what it's like, visit our dealership. You'll be greeted by our exceptional customer service team who will gladly let you take the Yaris for a test drive around Washington. Also close to McMurray, Charleroi and Canonsburg.