(2005 model shown)
This tall-roofed front-drive subcompact continues for a short 2006 run, and will be replaced in early 2006 by an all-new small car, called Yaris. Offered in coupe and sedan versions, the Echo is distinguished by a roomy interior that sports an instrument panel that's located at the top-center of the dashboard. A 108-horsepower 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine offers admirable fuel economy, and can be mated to either a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic gearbox. Standard equipment is sparse, given its value-leading starting price, though features like front-side airbags, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, a CD stereo, and power locks and windows are all available as options.