By Colin Bird on May 2, 2012
The previous-generation Toyota Yaris left us cold. Luckily, the redesign of the 2012 Yaris addressed many of the old model's issues. Better cabin materials, a more masculine look and a gauge cluster that is now behind the steering wheel instead of in the middle of the dash make the subcompact more appealing, according to Cars.com Senior Editor Bill Jackson. Still, the new Yaris has its flaws. It's not the roomiest of subcompacts, and gas mileage is only so-so when it's equipped with an automatic transmission.