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2011 Toyota Yaris

$4,050 — $10,086 USED
Hatchback
5 Seats
32 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

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

The Bad

  • Center-mounted instrument cluster

What to Know

about the 2011 Toyota Yaris
  • Stubby design, minuscule overhangs
  • Standard stability system
  • Standard antilock brakes

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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.

Exterior
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

Interior
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....

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.

Exterior
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

Interior
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
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

What drivers are saying

4.3
13 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.0)
Performance
(4.0)
Interior Design
(3.9)
Comfort
(4.0)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

2011 Toyota Yaris. 4 door

by DAV. Shoulda been a nurse from New Haven, Ct. on April 19, 2018

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! Read full review

(4.0)

Solid Commuter

by The Owner on June 15, 2017

This is one of the most basic cars on the market, and its just that simple and gets the job done. Dont look for frills in this car, but if you looking for something that is going to get you from A to ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2011 Toyota Yaris currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2011 Toyota Yaris has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Toyota

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / 25,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    7 years/less than 85,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12, 000 miles

  • Powertrain

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    160- or 174-point inspections

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All CPO Program Details

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Yaris received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker