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The New and Improved Toyota Yaris

The New and Improved Toyota Yaris

November 20, 2017

The Yaris has a brand new front fascia for 2018. It now comes in a new, solid or two-tone color. Its infotainment system also has upgradesĀ to a few of the trim levels. This is a reliable, little hatchback that is great for commuting back and forth to work and doing some serious shopping on the weekends.


Is the Yaris a two-door or four-door vehicle?


The Yaris is a hatchback that is available in both two-door or four-door models, which actually makes them three-door and five-door models.


Is there room for five people in the Yaris?


The 2018 Yaris is designed for five people, which includes the driver.


Does the Yaris come with air conditioning?


Yes, the Yaris does come with air conditioning. It also has a built-in air filter to help filter out pollen and other irritants that can be blown into the car while the air conditioner is on.


Does the 2018 Toyota Yaris come with USB ports and Bluetooth technology?


Yes, all Yaris trim levels come with Entune Audio or Entune Audio Plus, which includes two USB ports with iOS connectivity and Bluetooth streaming technology. It also includes a six-speaker AM/FM stereo system, a CD player, MP3/WMA playback capability, an auxiliary audio jack, advanced voice recognition and Siri Eyes Free.

The Entune Audio system includes a 6.1″ touch-screen display. The Entune Audio Plus system includes a 7″ touch-screen display, a Connected Navigation App and SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a three-month free service trial.


What changes did Toyota make to the 2018 Yaris?


The front end of the 2018 Yaris has been redesigned. They replaced the Blue Streak Metallic color with Blue Eclipse Metallic. Crushed Ice with the black roof is also no longer available. You can get the 2018 Yaris in two-toned Blue Eclipse Metallic and Black Sand Pearl, though.

Toyota also made some changes to the infotainment system equipment in the 2018 Yaris L, and LE trims. Both trims got an upgraded instrument cluster with a multi-information display.


How many trim levels are available in the new Yaris?


There are five 2018 Yaris trim levels. They are the Yaris 3-Door L, 3-Door LE, 5-Door L, 5-Door LE and 5-Door SE.


Does the new Yaris get good gas mileage?


Yes, the 2018 Yaris is fuel efficient. It gets 30 mpg in the city and 35-36 mpg on the highway.


What type of motor does the Yaris come with?


All Yaris trim levels come with a 1.5-L 4-cylinder DOHC engine with 16-Valve Variable Valve Timing with intelligence. It produces 106 hp at 6000 rpm and 103 lb.-ft. of torque at 4200 rpm. This is an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II. The transmission is either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed Electronically Controlled automatic with intelligence, depending on which trim you get.


Does the new Yaris have hi-tech safety features?


Toyota equipped the 2018 Yaris with their Toyota Safety Sense C (TSS-C) and Star Safety Systems. The TSS-C system includes a Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, and automatic high beams. The Star Safety System includes Traction Control, Smart Stop Technology, Brake Assist, anti-lock brakes, Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Vehicle Stability Control. ToyotaCare, a no-cost maintenance plan with roadside assistance, is also included.


How much area is there in the Yaris for supplies?


The 5-Door 2018 Yaris models have 15.6 cubic feet of cargo space in the back. The 3-Door models have 15.3 cubic feet of area.


Is the Yaris a safe car?


The 2018 Toyota Yaris did well in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests. It got a “G” or Good rating on all of the crash tests except for the small overlap front test. It only got an “M” or Marginal rating on that one. Good is the highest possible rating, followed by Acceptable, Marginal and Poor. The Child Seat Anchors got an “A” rating.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) hasn’t finished testing on the 2018 Yaris. So far, it has received a four-star Overall Front Crash Rating with a five-star rating for the front driver side crash test and a four-star rating for the front passenger side crash test. It got a four-star rating on the rollover test.


How much does a 2018 Yaris cost?


The base MSRP for the 2018 Yaris 3-Door L is $15,635. The 5-Door SE, which is the most expensive trim level, starts out at $18,260.

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