We here at Top Speed have thoroughly enjoyed our run with the subcompact Toyota Yaris. Since we received the tiny five door, we have thoroughly tested the car both on highway and off. The VVT-i 1.5 Liter four cylinder works hard at higher speeds, but is able to chug along with the flow of traffic. Despite the car’s smaller footprint, the Yaris is extremely spacious on the interior, and the cloth seats were extremely comfortable on our two hour highway stint. The Yaris did quite well on the open road, the car was able to get up to speed quickly, there was minimal exterior noise in the cabin and the seating position kept the controls in easy reach while allowing you to relax for the duration of the trip.

The Yaris shines in a crowded urban environment. The way that the wheels are pushed out to the far corners, just like the original compact car the Mini, allows for many of the same benefits. There is maximum use of the interior space, weaving in and out of traffic is a breeze and finding a parking space has never been easier. For those reasons and many more, we don’t mind trading in massaging seatbacks and fancy hard drive based navigation units for a simpler, less-complicated automobile. However our favorite feature of the Yaris are all the storage compartments hidden in the dashboard.

The Toyota Yaris is not only a great first car; it is also a great second car. Save the 599 for the weekends, tell your wife that you’ll be taking the Yaris to the office today, you’ll just have to be selective about which clubs to bring to the driving range after work, because an entire golf bag definitely won’t fit in the trunk. But for around $15,000 you can’t go wrong with a Toyota Yaris, it also comes with one of the greatest guarantees in the world, it’s a Toyota.


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  (714) posted on 08.26.2011

Yeah, the detailing is kind of great but I don’t think that its kind if awesome. I don’t know on what’s the figure performance of the vehicle.

  (528) posted on 08.26.2011

Well, I’m really impressed with the production of the Yaris. I guess its the right time to forget about the recall controversy. The details and figure performance of the car is kind of powerful.

  (248) posted on 07.28.2011

Agreed. The advantage of small car is that it needs a less fuel consumption. And I guess that’s what so impressive about this production vehicle. And btw, its quite cheaper.

  (449) posted on 07.28.2011

Not all Toyota model were defective or unreliable. The good thing about the Yaris is that it offer a better fuel economy. The decency of its styling is admirable. Its simplicity makes it less complicated.

  (498) posted on 04.8.2011

In connection with the recall issue, I would say that it was really embarrassing. However, the consumer doesn’t affect that much because Toyota is still in the business and Yaris would be a proof of it.

  (515) posted on 04.8.2011

Well, mark_rhys, there’s no point in complaining nwo, for they have already decided to lineup this car for future production. And i think there’s no point in telling the "recall" story over again.

  (313) posted on 03.25.2011

I’m going to oppose on the last part that was said in the article. I think, Toyota is not that reliable. Have you remembered that recall controversy on Toyota’s specs in some of their line. That was so embarrassing. So I think it’s appropriate to say that "we can’t go wrong with Toyota" contradictory, we are wrong on choosing Toyota!

  (727) posted on 03.16.2011

Its a bit confusing! According to the article, interior is spacious but it’s also said that the entire golf bag can’t be fit in its trunk? So meaning, Yaris is not space efficient at all.

  (814) posted on 01.18.2010

yaris is a good choice for an econo car, i’ve already drove one of this car i must say it’s quite comfy and light to drive specially in city. and when i drove it to highway it does sway when a bus passes by on side.

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