Toyota Yaris News

How many doors would you like with your 2020 Yaris? Toyota charges same for sedan, hatchback
How many doors would you like with your 2020 Yaris? Toyota charges same for sedan, hatchback

When the 2020 Yaris goes on sale this year, Toyota will charge the same amount for a five-door Yaris LE hatchback and a Yaris LE sedan, our partners at CarsDirect reported. The 2020 Toyota Yaris LE sedan or hatchback will cost $18,705, including destination charges, and include a 6-speed automatic...Read More»

2020 Toyota Yaris
2020 Toyota Yaris hatchback revealed: Boxcar blues begone?

The 2020 Toyota Yaris hatchback revealed Monday had few surprises for budget carbuyers. Gone is the frumpy three- and five-door hatches from Toyota's not-too-distant past, replaced this year with a sharper Yaris frame that's built by Mazda in Mexico—like the 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan. The new...Read More»

2018 Toyota Yaris, 2017 New York auto show
Toyota Yaris hatchback reaches end of the road in US

The Toyota Yaris hatchback has expired, a Toyota spokesperson confirmed to CarsDirect Wednesday. The automaker confirmed long-running rumors that the Yaris hatchback wouldn't be renewed for the 2019 model year. Demand for sub-compact cars has waned as more buyers flock to utility vehicles such as...Read More»

2019 Toyota Yaris, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Toyota Yaris sedan: more choices to make

The 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan bucks trends. While other automakers are consolidating their sedan lineups in the wake of weakening demand as buyers flock toward crossovers, Toyota is giving shoppers more decisions to make with the 2019 Yaris sedan. Last year’s model forced buyers to make only...Read More»

2012 Toyota 4Runner
Toyota adds 543,000 Lexus, Scion, Toyota vehicles to Takata recall roster

One week before a new U.S. president is sworn into office, a second major automotive scandal--the one involving Takata's fatally flawed airbags--is coming to an end. But while today's agreement may wind down the government's investigation of the Japanese supplier, the recall and repair of vehicles...Read More»

2017 Toyota Yaris
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage vs. 2017 Toyota Yaris: Compare Cars

The Mitsubishi Mirage and the Toyota Yaris both started life as five-door hatchbacks, but the Mirage is slightly smaller than the Yaris subcompact hatch. Each has been joined for 2017 by a companion four-door sedan model. Neither vehicle rates very high in our full-review system, but each of these...Read More»

2015 Toyota Yaris
2015 Toyota Yaris recalled for suspension problem

Toyota has issued a recall for roughly 3,100 Toyota Yaris hatchbacks from the 2015 model year. According to the automaker, some of those vehicles may suffer from suspension problems that could increase the likelihood of crashes. READ: Study: Drivers growing more afraid of autonomous cars The...Read More»

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Toyota expands Takata recall by 1.6 million Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicles

Earlier this month, we heard reports that Takata would soon expand the recall of its fatally flawed airbags by as many as 40 million devices. Without waiting for Takata to act, Honda quickly enlarged its recall by some 20 million. Now, Toyota has announced its own expanded recall plan, affecting...Read More»

2011 Toyota RAV4
2 Million Toyota & Scion Vehicles Recalled: Camry, Corolla, Highlander, RAV4, Sequoia, Tundra, More

This morning, Toyota issued a massive recall affecting 2,000,000 U.S. Toyota and Scion vehicles from the 2007 to 2011 model years. According to a statement from the automaker, a manufacturing problem with the power window master switch could in some cases cause a fire. The problem stems from a lack...Read More»

2015 Toyota Yaris  -  First Drive, September 2014
2015 Toyota Yaris: First Drive

The 2015 Toyota Yaris is one of the better-looking subcompacts on the market; yet in too many respects—especially from the driver's seat—it feels like a small car from another era. Putting it tersely—after driving several versions of it this past week, on the mostly leisurely...Read More»

2013 Honda Fit - IIHS small-overlap front crash test
Minicars Cars Are Mega-Hot, But Only One Passes Tougher IIHS Crash Test

Minicars are big business nowadays. That's often because they earn good gas mileage -- nothing to sneeze at, given today's increasingly higher fuel prices. They're also easy to maneuver and park, which is a nice bonus for urban dwellers. What most minicars don't do well, however, is protect their...Read More»

2012 Toyota Yaris SE  -  First Drive
2012 Toyota Yaris SE: First Drive

Toyota has the small-car market pretty well covered. In addition to the 2012 Toyota Yaris, there are the Scion xB and iQ models, which share in many places the same showroom and the same sales lot. And that's before even considering the only somewhat larger Matrix (and Corolla), as well as the...Read More»

2012 Toyota Yaris
Update: 2012 Toyota Yaris Gets Online Reveal on Facebook, In Person At Lollapalooza

UPDATE: Toyota has tweeted out that it will be giving away headbands at Lollapalooza. Not just any headbands, but sweet, sweet headbands. Toyota has announced that the 2012 Yaris will make its debut this weekend at Lollapalooza. The big news for the small car came on Toyota's Facebook fan page. To...Read More»

2012 Toyota Yaris
2012 Toyota Yaris To Debut At...Lollapalooza

While the new Toyota Yaris has been revealed in other markets, the U.S. has had to wait. The waiting will end soon: Toyota announced on its Facebook fan page that the new 2012 Yaris will make its debut at Lollapalooza. We've seen the spy shots, and heard the rumors of a hybrid model, but to this...Read More»

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Feds To Delay 2012 Rearview Camera Requirement

A new safety requirement that would require rearview camera systems in all new vehicles by 2014 might be delayed, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has asked Congress for more time to finalize the new rules. As we reported a few months ago, the U.S. Department of...Read More»

2010 Camaro in rearview mirror
CR: Visibility Quite Good In Small Cars, Appalling In Trucks

When you're out on a test-drive, it can be easy to get rather lost in the way the vehicle responds, the sound of the engine, the supple leather, or the trick features. But for your own safety and that of others, look around. Can you see well enough to be confident when backing up or changing lanes?...Read More»

2010 Toyota Yaris
Will Currency Issues Mean More Small Cars Made In America?

In the midst of an economy that isn’t recovering as quickly as we’d like, there might be some good news: more vehicles that are made in America. Now, a strong Euro has made it hard for Toyota to produce vehicles in Japan for export, and according to Automotive News the company is again...Read More»

Infiniti Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
IIHS: Avoidance Systems Could Cut Fatal Crashes By One-Third

One in three fatal crashes and one of every five serious or moderate injury crashes in passenger vehicles could have been prevented if the vehicle had been equipped with crash-avoidance features including blind-spot and lane-departure warning systems, side view assist, and adaptive headlights...Read More»

The 2010 Toyota Prius
Old-School/New-School: Toyota Uses Twitter, Incentives To Lure Customers Back

In the early days of the Toyota recall fiasco, car buyers seemed to ignore the bad news. But as Cleopatra once said, denial only goes so far, and Toyota's troubles are finally having a negative impact on sales. To its credit, though, Toyota isn't taking this lying down: the automaker has turned to...Read More»

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