28 reviews
2009 Toyota Yaris
2009 Toyota Yaris
Available Price Range $3,887-$9,755 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 32 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2009 Toyota Yaris

Our Take

The Yaris is Toyota's least-expensive model, and it's available in sedan as well as two-door and (new for this year) four-door hatchback styles. Model trims include base and upper-level S variants. Similarly sized compacts include the Chevrolet Aveo, Honda Fit and Hyundai Accent.A new f... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Center-mounted instrument cluster

Notable Features

  • Stubby design, miniscule overhangs
  • New four-door hatchback
  • Standard antilock brakes

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

CORNWALL, N.Y. -- It can fit into the tiniest of legal parking spots -- and do so with minimum maneuvering.It gets 29 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway using regular unleaded gasoline. But its 1.5-liter, 106-horsepower four-cylinder engine can pull it out of trouble when it needs to get going.With rear seats lowered in the three-door hatchback version driven fo... Read full review for the 2009 Toyota Yaris

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Consumer Reviews

4.6

Average based on 28 reviews

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Great Car--Used as a Rental

by rosebud from Seattle, WA on November 5, 2009

I did not buy this car and do not nor have I ever owned a Yaris but I rented one for a week while my Honda Accord was being repaired. The Yaris is a great car. The interior is surprisingly roomy for s... Read Full Review

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Safety

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Recalls

There are currently 7 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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