2017 Toyota Yaris vs. Its Competition

2017 Toyota Yaris 5-Door SE Manual  (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Chevrolet Sonic is one of our top picks in the class, particularly the RS version that packs enough pep to be considered genuinely fun.

The Ford Fiesta is a perennial pick, but for a different reason—the 3-cylinder EcoBoost option is very frugal and is a true European hatch for U.S.


The Honda Fit may be our favorite in the class, considering its space and efficiency, and a tough one to beat.

The Versa Note may beat the Yaris in low price, but those models include roll-up windows and a relative lack of features compared to the Yaris (not an easy accomplishment.) We wouldn't recommend an Accent, but mostly because of that model's poor safety record.

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The 2017 Toyota Yaris iA adds a good sedan to the lineup this year. So good, in fact, we're not sure why the hatchback is around any longer.
The 2017 Chevrolet Sonic gets some safety and feature improvements, and should continue to score big on refinement and driving fun.
The 2017 Fiesta drops pro handling moves in ST trim, and 3-cylinders excel at sipping fuel--but all Fiestas have very tight interiors.
The 2017 Honda Fit gives up some fun-to-drive spunk for unparalleled interior space and flexibility.
The 2017 Hyundai Accent has a bargain pricetag and lots of space, but its safety scores aren't competitive.
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