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2012 Toyota Yaris

2012 Mazda MAZDA2

  2012 Toyota Yaris 5dr LB Auto LE (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View 2011 Mazda MAZDA2 4-door HB Auto Sport Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $13,551 $14,339
30/38 28/35
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Bottom Line 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 With a zippy driving feel and good real-world gas mileage, the 2012 Mazda2 really stands out among entry-level vehicles. Read Full Review
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  • Good real-world city mpg
  • Nicely weighted steering
  • Ride quality
  • Well-integrated Bluetooth
  • Much-improved seats


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


  • Simple, clean styling
  • Handling, maneuverability
  • Good seats for an econocar
  • Decent cargo space
  • Great fuel economy


  • Sluggish four-speed automatic
  • Tight headroom
  • Barely adequate power
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