2020 Toyota Yaris vs. Its Competition

2020 Toyota Yaris
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Subcompact cars are dropping like flies.

Those that have stuck around have plenty of merits, however.

The Kia Rio is a pleasant runabout with a spacious interior.

Don’t like its styling? The Hyundai Accent delivers the same goods, more or less, in a package some drivers might find more attractive.

The Chevy Sonic vanishes after 2019, but it is a good choice that should be subject to big discounts.

The Nissan Versa is primed for a redesign, and it’d take a hefty discount for us to consider a leftover 2019.

The redesigned Toyota Corolla might not cost much more than the Yaris once you’ve negotiated a deal, so it’s worth a look.

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Quick Specs
The 2020 Toyota Yaris hatchback returns, this time with desirable Mazda bones and questionable styling.
5.0
The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic shows its age but remains a good choice for an inexpensive car with surprising technology.
5.2
The 2019 Hyundai Accent pleasantly reminds us that four-door sedans used to rule the economy-car roost—and did so for a reason.
5.2
The 2019 Kia Rio gives used cars a run for their money with its great warranty, good ride, safety tech, and spacious interior.
3.5
The 2019 Nissan Versa is the cheapest way to get new-car smell and a full warranty, but rivals deliver plenty for not much more.
5.3
The 2019 Toyota Corolla is a fun choice as a hatchback, but we’d skip the sedan in favor of its competitors.
MSRP From     
N/A$15,420$14,995$15,390$12,460$18,700
Gas Mileage     
26 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/ATurbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/ACompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
N/A4-Door Sedan Manual LSSE Sedan ManualS AutomaticS ManualL CVT (GS)
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A55555
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/ASedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
N/AManualManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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