2008 Toyota Yaris vs. Its Competition

2008 Toyota Yaris 4-door Sedan Auto S (Natl) Open Doors
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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.

2008 Toyota Yaris 4-door Sedan Auto S (Natl) Open Doors2008 Toyota Yaris
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2008 Kia Rio 2008 Kia Rio
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Quick Specs
The 2008 Toyota Yaris is one of the cheapest, and cheapest to run, of all new vehicles.
The 2008 Chevrolet Aveo has a bargain-basement price, and with the exception of good interior comfort, you get what you pay for.
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.
The 2008 Hyundai Accent delivers econocar basics with a high-quality interior and fun handling for a great price.
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    
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
Gas I4Gas 4-CylinderGas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class    
SubcompactSubcompactSmall Station WagonCompactCompact
Style Name    
3-Door HB Manual (GS)5-Door HB SVM5-Door HB Manual3-Door HB Manual GS *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan Manual
Front wheel driveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
3 Door Hatchback5 Door Hatchback5-Door Hatchback3 Door HB Coupe4dr Sdn
ManualManual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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