The Toyota Yaris is compact, reliable, has an MSRP starting at $12,855, and is named by Forbes on their exclusive list of 10 Cars that Will Make it Past 200,000 Miles? If you read the headline of this blog, then you probably already knew that.
Here is a fact that you might not know about the Yaris. According to Forbes.com, predicted reliability for new models is expected to be 65 percent above average.1. In addition, the eccentric-looking vehicle gets better than average gas mileage with 29 mpg city/36 mpg hwy and smaller than average turning diameter.
The Toyota Yaris is safe too. US News says, "One of the Yaris' greatest strengths is its impressive safety package. In 2010 the Yaris adopted the Toyota Star Safety System as a standard feature that includes anti-lock brakes, stability control and traction control. The Yaris is one of the few vehicles in this segment to offer these safety features as standard equipment."2
2011 Toyota Yaris At a Glance- Body styles: liftback and sedan
- Trims available: 6 (Liftback 3-Door MT, Liftback 5-Door MT, Sedan MT, Liftback 3-Door AT, Liftback 5-Door AT, and Sedan AT)
- Standard engine: 1.5-liter, 106 horsepower (hp) I4
- Torque: 104@4200 RPM
- Transmission: 4-speed automatic overdrive (three MT trims)/ 5-speed manual overdrive (three AT trims)
- Comfort and convenience: air conditioning (standard) and power windows and door locks (optional)
- Entertainment: CD player (optional)
- Safety features: driver and passenger side airbags, ABS brakes, traction control, and stability control
- Fuel economy: above average with 29 mpg city/36 mpg hwy*
- Turning diameter: above average at 30.8 ft.*
- Curb weight: below average at 2311 lbs*
- MSRP: below average, starting at $12,855*
*Compared to other small cars.3[SOURCES]