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2012 FIAT 500

2012 Toyota Yaris

  2012 Fiat 500 2012 Toyota Yaris 5dr LB Auto LE (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$15,500
$14,115
Invoice $14,990 $13,551
MPG
City/Highway
27/38 30/38
Rating
6.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.2
/ 10
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Bottom Line The 2012 Fiat 500 pays big dividends for going small--in expressive styling and even in driving verve. Read Full Review The 2012 Toyota Yaris is fuel-efficient in the city without hybrid hardware, and it has an nicely appointed interior that feels cheerful but not cheapskate; but its weak performance and highway refinement aren't up to current class standards. Read Full Review
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  • Brilliant interior styling
  • Expressive sheetmetal
  • Rev-happy four-cylinder
  • Meaty steering feel
  • Smart bundles of features

Dislikes:

  • It's really, really tiny inside!
  • Not slow, but not at all quick
  • Good gas mileage, not stellar

Likes:

  • Good real-world city mpg
  • Nicely weighted steering
  • Ride quality
  • Well-integrated Bluetooth
  • Much-improved seats

Dislikes:

  • No telescopic steering adjustment
  • Engine noise
  • Automatic has just four speeds
  • Weak acceleration on the highway
  • Less-distinct exterior style
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