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5.0
/ 10
On Features
BASE INVOICE
$11,595
BASE MSRP
$12,205
On Features
The 2009 Toyota Yaris offers some nice features, especially in "S" trim, for a subcompact starting at around $16,000. However, others in the segment offer more for the same money.
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The front cupholders need some work
Autobytel

The audio system has an auxiliary input
Autoblog

Plenty of small-item storage throughout
ConsumerGuide

Yaris owners can up the ante with TRD accessories
Car and Driver

Available 60/40-split rear seat that can recline and slide fore and aft
Cars.com

The 2009 Toyota Yaris can be had in two trim levels: the base model and the "S" version. Both trim levels are available on all three body styles. Also, air conditioning is standard across the model line.

Autoblog points to driver and passenger cup holders that "cleverly fold out of the dashboard," also noting "storage cubbies on either side of the center stack, as well as two covered bins in the top of the dashboard and a conventional glovebox on the passenger side." Speaking of cup holders, the Yaris S has four of them, one of which is in the fold-down rear center armrest. However, not everyone approves of the dash-mounted ones placed directly in front of the air vents, including Autobytel, which observes, "Not only are they awkwardly placed, but they make it hard to keep the morning coffee hot while blasting the a/c on a 100-degree day, or keeping a soft drink cool while warming the interior or a frigid winter's morn."

Road & Track notes that upgrading to the "S" trim level adds "redesigned body kit, unique sport upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Yaris owners can up the ante with Toyota Racing Development accessories including suspension modifications, sport exhaust and 18-in. alloy wheels." AM/FM/CD audio also comes with the "S" trim, according to Car and Driver.

Of course, all of these add to the sticker price, moving Autobytel to remark that the bargain base price is "a distant memory if you check every box on the order sheet." ConsumerGuide agrees, pointing out that with some options, the prices "climb to the level of larger, more powerful cars that come with safety and convenience features that cost extra on the Yaris."

Cars.com observes that some options are included as standard on the "S" version, such as "rear defroster, rear window wipers on hatchback, fog lamps, CD player with auxiliary jack, and 60/40 folding rear seat." Other options include power mirrors, cruise control, remote keyless entry, and power windows/locks.

Conclusion

The 2009 Toyota Yaris offers some nice features, especially in "S" trim, for a subcompact starting at around $16,000. However, others in the segment offer more for the same money.

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