2011 Toyota Yaris vs. Its Competition

2011 Toyota Yaris 4-door Sedan Auto (GS) Angular Front Exterior View
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The most appealing vehicle in this crowd, from a practicality perspective, is the Honda Fit; although it's quite a bit more expensive, the Fit is safer, more expansive inside—thanks to the wonderful Magic Seat design—and more fun to drive.

For those more concerned about style and features, the Ford Fiesta is a good pick; while the Fiesta doesn't quite have the space or comfort of the Fit, it also has a sporty driving feel and excellent interior appointments, including available heated seats and SYNC voice-activated Bluetooth connectivity.

Otherwise, the Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio are probably the most direct competitors to the Toyota Yaris.

The Chevrolet Aveo, made in South Korea by GM Daewoo, is another model worth looking at, but it doesn't perform as well as these other models in most respects.

Both the Kia Rio and Hyundai Accent are due to be replaced this next year.

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Quick Specs
6.0
The 2011 Toyota Yaris is a great city car for cost-conscious commuters, though those who expect a top-notch list of connectivity features will be disappointed.
5.2
The 2011 Chevrolet Aveo is vastly improved from first glance; we'll reserve final judgement until road-test cars are made available.
7.8
If you're set on stylish and small, the 2011 Ford Fiesta might be your only choice, though you might miss the solid, roomy feel of a Fit.
8.0
The 2011 Honda Fit is like a mini-minivan in some respects, with an incredibly space-efficient design; yet it's peppy, frugal, and fun to drive.
5.4
The 2011 Hyundai Accent, while a cheap and thoroughly adequate commuter car, lacks the sophistication and design flair seen in many other newer models its size.
6.0
The 2011 Kia Rio has a perky driving feel and roomy interior, though the lack of refinement, low safety scores, and dated styling limit its appeal.
MSRP From     
$13,155$11,965$13,200$15,100$9,985$12,295
Gas Mileage     
29 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas 4-CylinderGas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class     
SubcompactCompactSubcompactSmall Station WagonCompactCompact
Style Name     
3-Door Liftback Manual (SE)4-Door Sedan LS4-Door Sedan S5-Door HB Manual3-Door HB Manual GL4-Door Sedan Base
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront-wheel driveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/A4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
3 Door Hatchback4 Door Sedan4-Door Sedan5 Door Hatchback3 Door HB4 Door Sedan
Transmission     
ManualManual w/ODManualManualManual w/ODManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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