2018 Toyota Yaris
2018 Toyota Yaris Hatchback and Sedan
The 2018 Toyota Yaris was designed to two things well: save you money, and get you where you want to go. Buyers know that they can depend on the Toyota brand’s reputation for build quality, and they enjoy significant savings with this gas sipping, entry level, subcompact car.
About the Yaris
Past versions of the Yaris have been available as two and four door hatchbacks. They are equipped with Toyota’s 1.5 liter four-cylinder engine. Buyers have the option to stick with the standard five-speed manual transmission or upgrade to a four-speed automatic. The engine produces and adequate 106 horsepower, and the car performs well while also saving gas. The EPA estimates the consumption rate to be between 30 and 36 miles per gallon. The 11.1 gallon fuel tank gives the vehicle a maximum range of 388 miles.
Although it is the most affordable vehicle in the Toyota lineup, buyers can still take advantage of the latest in technological goodies. The Toyota Entune infotainment system with 6.1 inch screen can be included. This system pairs with the driver’s Bluetooth smartphone and integrates with the device’s music and navigation.
In addition to the supplemental restraints, Toyota includes upgraded safety features that enhance crash avoidance. The Yaris has antilock brakes, electronic stability control, lane departure warning and early collision warning systems. It is also outfitted with a tire pressure warning system that alerts the driver of problems with the tires.
2018 Model Year Updates
The standard hatchback configurations haven’t changed much since 2016, but buyers in 2018 have the option to purchase the sedan version of the vehicle. In truth, this variant is a rebadged Mazda 2 which was previously unavailable in the United States.
Known as the Yaris iA, the sedan has a sportier suspension and can be outfitted with a six-speed manual transmission. This gives drivers the feel of a miniature race car when driving. The sedan also has more options. Buyers can include automatic emergency braking, and automatic high beams. They can also upgrade the display screen to a full 7 inches and have leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
Toyota supports the Yaris with a three year or 36,000 mile basic warranty. The power train is protected for 5 years or the first 60,000 miles. Buyers also take advantage of free maintenance for the first two years. The Yaris is a budget car of choice for those who value the Toyota reputation and commitment to quality.