Inside, materials and details are a step up, with a straightforward new instrument-panel design and gauges back in front of the driver where they belong. Both are among the best in this class and are a clear step up from the lower trim levels, which have a rubber or plastic coating and are just average. For the past few years, the Toyota Yaris subcompact sedan and hatchback have been trying to compete in this market against newer and more recently redesigned models. We've had no problem matching the Yaris' mileage in the city. Although every effort has been made to ensure that all such information is correct and up to date, no guarantee is provided that all such information is reliable, complete, accurate or without error.
The 3 door version that I had, had enough space in the rear seats to keep the average six-footer content. But even though the Yaris is one of the lightest cars in this class, acceleration is tepid at best. You can check a list of pricing for the various trim levels. All information should be verified by an official dealership. The automatic makes the car feel very underpowered, especially when you compare it with the manual version. Rear seatbacks fold forward, although not fully flat, and the cargo floor isn't nearly as low as that in the Honda Fit.
Features are still very much in the economy-car vein. Safety is a bright spot for the 2012 Toyota Yaris. From about 45 mph and up, though, the Yaris struggled when I needed it to give me more power. The Rio has fewer variants and the 1. As it is a new model, it has not been crash-tested. Seating has been improved throughout, with front seat cushions longer and now better for tall people. With the new four-speed automatic, which is available on all trim levels, the Yaris is fine for moving through the city.
It is not the exact data for the actual vehicle being offered for sale and data for older models may vary slightly. In front and in back, edgier air dams make the corners look a little more aggressive, and the dash gets more bins and practical goodness. At a time when many rival models either get a modern direct-injection engine Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio or available turbocharged versions Chevrolet Sonic , Toyota sticks with a very tried-and-true layout for its new 2012 Yaris. Safety The new Yaris comes standard with nine airbags, including rollover-sensing, side-impact curtain airbags for both the front and rear seats, as well as a knee airbag for the driver. Yaris in the Market The small-car field is getting much more competitive, to the point that carmakers have to evolve or die. Just like the previous Yaris, the 2012 model is a joy to drive in tight urban areas. The steering is light and makes the Yaris easy to park.
They seemed to have taken a steel brush over the plastic to create some sort of effect in an effort to give it a top-class brushed look, but instead just made it look top class tacky. I really wanted a prius c but as that was too dear I bought a 5spd manual Yaris. Also, as with many cars designed for left and right hand markets the radio controls volume is furthest from the driver, where as the oh-so-overused hazard light is right in reach. Whether you get the four-speed automatic or the five-speed manual, the 2012 Yaris is rated at 30 mpg in city driving; but its aerodynamics and likely the lack of more gears for the automatic keep it from returning the 40 mpg or higher ratings that other subcompacts like the Hyundai Accent now get. First established in 2003, King of Cars is a proactive dealership that has developed a solid reputation for supplying dependable and cost-effective pre-owned vehicles in the greater Gauteng region.
Toyota has ditched the sedan version of this model-year Yaris, saying buyers chose hatchback versions 70 percent of the time. Toyota Financial Services South Africa Limited. In our latest test of the 2012 Yaris, we averaged 30 mpg over nearly all city stop-and-go and short trips. Depending on whether you choose the 2012 Toyota Yaris Liftback or the Yaris Sedan, you're getting a different level of occupant protection. That said, we feel like the Yaris should feel a little perkier than it is, given the fact that it's one of the lightest entries in this class, at around 2,300 pounds. About chassis details responsible for road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort, the Yaris 3 has McPherson struts. But we did note that the fabric acted as a lint brush of sorts to our clothes, collecting stray pet hair and the like.
I really wanted a prius c but as that was too dear I bought a 5spd manual Yaris. I tested all Toyota Yaris trims in a mix of highway, city and Southern California hill country driving. Toyota gave the Yaris a downward sloping belt line, so the car looks more aggressive when viewed from the side. The Yaris is all-new as a hatchback this year, while a new sedan version is on the way next year. The 2012 Toyota Yaris has been redesigned this year, but this small car is perhaps more muddled in purpose at least in the U. Engine Alignment : Transverse Engine Position : Front Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity : 1329 cm3 or 81. I look forward to driving it and now that I'm used to manual I find it a pleasure.
Now, for 2012, Toyota has redesigned its Yaris; the new version is slated to go on sale in October. The 2012 Toyota Yaris has cabin appointments and interior packaging that are merely average in this class, but improved seats and a better instrument-panel design mark significantly improved functionality. While this engine is adequate with the five-speed manual, it's weak with the four-speed automatic, which is missing a gear or two next to the competition. It does have variable valve timing and manages to feel more flexible than either the 1. As a trusted source for all buyers seeking quality, King of Cars offers over 200 professionally evaluated vehicles, with a wide selection of executive cars, sports cars, future classics, practical sedans, economical hatchbacks and commercial vehicles. In the year I've had it it hasn't let me down.
If you frequently give rides to tall people, expect to have to share legroom between front and rear passengers. Toyota gave the Yaris a downward sloping belt line, so the car looks more aggressive when viewed from the side. For 2012, the Yaris Liftback hatchback gets a complete redesign, while the Yaris sedan is carried over for one more year before it gets some of the same changes and updates. Rear Suspension : Coil springs. There's a lot to like in the new instrument panel and dash design, which includes several well-placed bins for storage--including one good for a wallet or smartphone just ahead and to the left of the driver.