If you thought at one point that you would never care about or want a subcompact sedan or hatchback car, the 2020 Toyota Yaris may be able to change your mind. Even though it’s clearly smaller than the Toyota Corolla, the Yaris makes the most of its petite frame and compact engine to create a fun little city driving vehicle for more than just college students.
Three trim levels on the Yaris make for a variety of choices as to technology without pushing into the price range of the next-largest vehicle class. Not only that, but you can get the two lowest trim levels with a manual transmission to keep the price even lower. Automatic drivers will be glad to know that the automatic transmission on the Yaris is not a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) like many budget-priced automatics have become in recent years. This means that the Yaris gives more feedback to the driver when it shifts, making the driver feel more connected to and in control of the vehicle. Below is a chart that reveals the most important information and available features about the 2020 Toyota Yaris.
|Engine & Performance||Safety & Convenience||Entertainment & Comfort|
|1.5L Inline 4-Cylinder Engine||Front Fog/Driving Lights||6-Speaker Sound System|
|106 Horsepower||Pre-Collision Safety System and Emergency Braking Assist||USB and Auxiliary Audio Input|
|103 lb-ft of Torque||Front and Rear Head Airbags||Audio and Cruise Controls on Steering Wheel|
|32 City/40 Highway/35 Combined MPG||3 Rear Headrests||Rear View Camera|
For a vehicle with a starting MSRP as low a $15,605 the 2020 Toyota Yaris is not short on features. Of course, opting for the XLE trim will get you all available features, but that depends on your preference. If all you want is a fuel-efficient backup car, any trim will do. Otherwise, the following features are included or available.