Sporting a refreshed exterior, the 2012 Toyota Yaris is a FWD subcompact car available in three-door hatch and five-door hatch trim levels. The Yaris is powered by a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 106 hp and 103 lb-ft of torque. Available transmissions consist of a 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 30 mpg city to 38 mpg highway, depending on transmission selection. Features include 15-inch alloy wheels, integrated fog lamps, cruise control, all weather guard package, Convenience Package, Power Package and Sport Package. Safety is comprised of vehicle stability control, traction control, anti-lock braking, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, Smart Stop Technology, advanced front airbag system, seat mounted side airbags, side curtain airbags, tire pressure monitoring and brake assist. The Yaris is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Yaris gets a redesign for 2012. Gone is the Yaris sedan. The hatchback gets a Camry-like front end and more steeply-raked rear lines. It's available in both 3 and 5 door variations. The same 1.5L 4-cylinder engine returns and customers will have a choice of L, LE and SE trims.
Very fuel-efficient; low price; standard safety features
The Yaris has a lot of appeal to those who value practicality, fuel efficiency and reliability. The Toyota Yaris is one of the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid models available in the U.S., as well as one of the lowest-priced new cars. With the Yaris' enviable reputation for resale value, reliability and longevity, it's a great pick for those who want to buy new and keep their vehicle for a long time.