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2008 Toyota Yaris vs. Its Competition

 
2008 Toyota Yaris 4-door Sedan Auto S (Natl) Open Doors
5.6
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TCC Rating
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Last year, the Yaris replaced the Echo in Toyota’s lineup as its least expensive new vehicle.

As in the 2007 model year, two Yaris body styles are available for 2008: a three-door Liftback and a four-door sedan.

A separate review covers the 2008 Toyota Yaris sedan.

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5.6
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The 2008 Toyota Yaris is one of the cheapest, and cheapest to run, of all new vehicles.
5.8
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The 2008 Chevrolet Aveo has a bargain-basement price, and with the exception of good interior comfort, you get what you pay for.
7.4
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The 2008 Honda Fit is one of the smallest cars on the road, but it’s fun to drive, huge inside, and a tremendous value.
6.4
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The 2008 Hyundai Accent delivers econocar basics with a high-quality interior and fun handling for a great price.
6.6
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The 2008 Kia Rio is a good choice among subcompacts and it’s stylish, but standard anti-lock brakes and better side-impact protection would help its case against the Honda Fit.
MSRP From    
$11,550$10,235$13,950$10,775$10,890
Gas Mileage    
29 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas I4Gas 4-CylinderGas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class    
SubcompactSubcompactSmall Station WagonCompactCompact
Style Name    
3-Door HB Manual (Natl)5-Door HB SVM5-Door HB Manual3-Door HB Manual GS *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan Manual
Drivetrain    
Front wheel driveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
3 Door Hatchback5 Door Hatchback5-Door Hatchback3 Door HB Coupe4dr Sdn
Transmission    
ManualManual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/OD
 
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