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2013 Toyota Yaris
2013 Toyota Yaris
Available Price Range $6,932-$12,580 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 33 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2013 Toyota Yaris

Our Take

Toyota changed the look of its subcompact Yaris in 2012, dropped the sedan version and stretched the overall length of the car. The Yaris competes in a busy field of small cars that includes the Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent and Mazda2. Available as either a two- or four-door hatchback, the Yaris ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Four-speed automatic's highway performance
  • Some cheap interior pieces on base model

Notable Features

  • Two- or four-door hatchback
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • 1.5-liter four-cylinder


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in August 2012 about the 2012 Toyota Yaris. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2013, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. Smaller cars are becoming more popular as gas prices stay high and the economy sputters. For the past few years, the Toyota Yaris subcompact... Read full review for the 2013 Toyota Yaris

Consumer Reviews


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Great Car Value

by MotorCityDriver from Detroit, Mi on December 16, 2013

This car was purchased to commute for a 60 mile round trip daily commute with a 60% city, 40% highway split. The handling is great. The gas mileage is about 36 mpg. Car accommodates four average size ... Read Full Review


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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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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