2011 Toyota Yaris

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

169.3” x 57.5”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Lowest-priced Toyota
  • Side curtain, side-impact airbags
  • Available rear seat slides fore and aft

The bad:

  • Center-mounted instrument cluster

1 trim

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Notable features

  • Stubby design, minuscule overhangs
  • Standard stability system
  • Standard antilock brakes

2011 Toyota Yaris review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Yaris is Toyota’s least expensive model, and it’s available in sedan as well as two- and four-door hatchback styles. Similarly sized compacts include the Chevrolet Aveo, Honda Fit and Hyundai Accent.

New for 2011
There are no significant changes.

The sedan is more conservative-looking than the hatchback; it features a Camry-style snub-nosed front end. Both body styles feature a forward-cab design with short overhangs. Exterior features include:

  • Available 14- or 15-inch wheels
  • Standard body-colored mirrors and door handles
  • Standard rear defroster
  • Optional rear window wiper on hatchback
  • Optional fog lamps
  • Optional power locks, windows and mirrors

The interior has an unusual design, though it mostly remains functional. The sedan and hatch have slightly different layouts, with the sedan being the more conservative of the two. All models get a center-mounted instrument cluster, and the sedan’s center control panel is reminiscent of the Camry’s. The hatch’s climate-control knobs are placed vertically below the stereo, as opposed to side-by-side as in most cars. There’s an available 60/40-split rear seat for the hatchback that can recline and slide forward and backward. Interior features include:

  • Standard air conditioning
  • Optional CD player with auxiliary jack
  • Optional cruise control
  • Optional remote keyless entry
  • Optional 60/40-split folding backseat for the sedan

Under the Hood
The Yaris has a remarkably tight 32.6-foot turning circle for the sedan and 30.8-foot for the hatchback. Mechanical features include:

  • 106-horsepower, 1.5-liter four-cylinder with 103 pounds-feet of torque
  • Five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission

Safety features include:

  • Standard front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Standard stability system
  • Standard antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.1
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


Not gas effecient

Very comfortable, very reliable, durable, but definitely not gas effecient, i have a 2011 hatchback, averages around 28mpg, not what someone would expect for a compact car like this. I also have a 2012 Yaris coupe and that one is ALOT better on gas, 34 mpg on average.


Most Reliable Car I have owned.

This car met all of my needs. Nice car and a reliable one. Good fuel efficient. Fit for a small size family. Nice road grip.


2011 Toyota Yaris. 4 door

That car was probably the best investment I've ever made. Extremely economic and fun to drive. I owned it for 5 years, bought 1 set of tires, had it aligned, and replaced the battery once. Great car!

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Based on the 2011 Toyota Yaris base trim.
Risk of rollover
Rollover rating


New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
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