For 2012, Toyota’s fuel-efficient little model, the Yaris, returns to us in its sedan guise boasting fresh lines, halogen headlamps and a little European flair.
Toyota’s compact runabout will set you back $14,400 for the base version fitted with a 5-speed manual transmission. The optional 4-speed autobox is $1,000 extra.
Opting for the Convenience Package ($1,590) will get you air conditioning, power windows, keyless entry, power-adjustable heated mirrors, front and rear splash guards and colour-coordinated door handles. The Enhanced Convenience Package ($2,120) adds cruise control to the mix.
|Toyota’s compact runabout will set you back $14,400 for the base version fitted with a 5-speed manual transmission. (Photo: Toyota)
The 2012 Toyota Yaris Sedan deploys 106 hp and 103 lb-ft of torque by way of a 1.5L 4-cylinder. Its combined fuel economy rating is 6.2L/100 km for the manual version and 6.4L/100 km for the automatic.
On the safety front, the Yaris is equipped with six air bags, electronic stability control, traction control, ABS with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist as well as an engine immobilizer.
The Yaris sedan’s main rivals are the Chevrolet Sonic, Kia Rio
, Hyundai Accent
, Nissan Versa
and Ford Fiesta, all boasting similar fuel economy numbers and pricing.
|The 2012 Toyota Yaris Sedan deploys 106 hp and 103 lb-ft of torque by way of a 1.5L 4-cylinder. (Photo: Toyota)