Please note car values can vary significantly with condition, mileage, geography and any optional extras fitted. Seating has been improved throughout, with front seat cushions longer and now better for tall people. 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. Squeezing the Hybrid Synergy Drive into the titchy Yaris was a next logical step for Toyota, which, after more than a decade of fighting the corner for petrol-electric cars, has more than proved its point. It's a safe bet, a globally recognised brand and well understood, with.
But there is a modest amount of wind noise at highway speeds, and at about 70 mph the engine note becomes a constant presence inside the cabin. Smaller vehicles are becoming more popular as gas prices stay high and the economy sputters. The engine produces 73bhp at 4,800rpm and 82lb ft torque from 3600rpm-4400rpm. It felt light and responsive, moving away from lights well enough and passing easily for a modestly powered vehicle. Toyota has ditched the sedan version of this model-year Yaris, saying buyers chose hatchback versions 70 percent of the time. As it is a new model, it has not been crash-tested. 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.
I really wanted a prius c but as that was too dear I bought a 5spd manual Yaris. What you get for your Money: A decent five-year, 100,000-mile warranty, assured reliability and a sizable standard equipment list - including Touch and Go free for the first customers - is what you're getting. The boot is good enough for a couple of cabin bags or shopping and the seats fold forward as usual to carry bigger loads. Rear seatbacks fold forward, although not fully flat, and the cargo floor isn't nearly as low as that in the Honda Fit. The two higher levels get touch screen control but none get sat-nav as standard. Additionally, there can be also added the Toyota Touch system which comes with satellite navigation and advanced Bluetooth features, plus the ability to access Google Local Search and connected services as live parking and fuel price information and local weather forecasts. Basic equipment The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Toyota Auris.
The official urban figure shoots up to 91. 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. In the front seats, we like the rather high seating position, where you get a good view out and yet have plenty of spare headroom. It just takes too long for the thing to get going. 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.
Seating has been improved throughout, with front seat cushions longer and now better for tall people. If you frequently give rides to tall people, expect to have to share legroom between front and rear passengers. 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. With the five-speed manual transmission, the Yaris is a competent performer. Toyota Yaris L trims have four speakers, manual windows and a fold-down rear bench seat. Now, for 2012, Toyota has redesigned its Yaris; the new version is slated to go on sale in October.
Electric motor 59bhp, 125lb ft torque. The boot is good enough for a couple of cabin bags or shopping and the seats fold forward as usual to carry bigger loads. 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. You have three choices for the engine. As it is a new model, it has not been crash-tested. Toyota gave the Yaris a downward sloping belt line, so the car looks more aggressive when viewed from the side.
The Yaris 3 model is a Turismo car manufactured by Toyota, with 5 doors and 5 seats, sold new from year 2012. Secondly, the new development of Toyota's smooth, quiet and highly efficient Hybrid Synergy Drive system, uses a 1. Prices start at £14,995 for the base model rising to £16,995 for the T Spirit. Refinement is barely par in this class, with engine noise noticeably present from about 70 mph. First, the hybrid system has been made smaller and lighter so that it can be fitted to the without reducing the space available in both the cabin and the boot. Power 72 - 84 bhp 0 - 60 mph 12. I look forward to driving it and now that I'm used to manual I find it a pleasure.
It accelerates well from stoplights and out of low-speed corners. The Yaris is all-new as a hatchback this year, while a new sedan version is on the way next year. The automatic makes the car feel very underpowered, especially when you compare it with the manual version. Toyota has ditched the sedan version of this model-year Yaris, saying buyers chose hatchback versions 70 percent of the time. Search a full range of facts and figures for Toyota Yaris cars. The Yaris Hybrid gets the tried and trusted Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive but completely re-engineered to fit the smaller car. But there is a modest amount of wind noise at highway speeds, and at about 70 mph the engine note becomes a constant presence inside the cabin.