Toyota introduces the economical 2017 Yaris iA
In 2006, the Yaris made its U.S. debut. It was an immediate success thanks to it dependability and low cost of ownership. Eleven years later, the Yaris nameplate is still a favorite among commuter and city dwellers.
Changes for 2017
The 2017 Yaris iA is a brand-new model for Toyota. It is available alongside the Yaris hatchback.
Trim Levels and Body Styles
Nomenclature can get kind of confusing, since Toyota also produces a Yaris hatchback. However, the iA sub-compact sedan is a totally different model. One thing that really sets the Toyota Yaris iA apart from the rest of the sub-compact crowd, is it’s styling. It’s impossible to overlook the dramatic waterfall-style grille, complimented by flowing body lines.
The Toyota Yaris iA is only available in one, well equipped trim level. Standard equipment across the board includes cruise control, LED turn-signals, alloy wheels, Bluetooth, an audio system, 7-inch infotainment display and USB ports. The only optional equipment is dealer installed items such as a center armrest, a rear spoiler and navigation.
Under the hood is where the Toyota Yaris iA packs a surprise. Unlike most subcompacts, the Yaris iA packs a punch. The 103-hp 1.5L four-cylinder engine provides more than enough power to scoot the little sedan through traffic. Transmission options include either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. Power is set to the front wheels.
Performance and fuel economy
Obviously, the Toyota Yaris iA was designed with economy in mind. The fuel efficient small sedan ekes out *30/39 mpg with the manual transmission and 32/40 mpg with the automatic. But, excellent performance isn’t sacrificed in the name of economy. On the contrary; the Toyota Yaris iA offers spirited acceleration and exceptional handling. It’s a car that is at home in city traffic or on a winding country back road.
You’ll be safe in your Toyota Yaris iA, no matter where your adventures may take you. That’s because the Yaris iA offers a slew of safety features including antilock brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, traction and stability control, and a forward collision warning system with automatic braking. The pre-collision warning system is a laser-based system that scans the road at vehicle speeds up to 18 mph. If the system detects a hazard, it will warn the driver and automatically activate the brakes if needed.
Sure, there are a lot of subcompact sedans on the road, but none of them offer the value and pleasure of the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA. The 2017 model is a great example of why the Yaris name has been synonymous with quality for over a decade.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.