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2016 Toyota Yaris

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$6,899 — $13,883 USED
5 Seats
32-33 MPG
Key specs of the base trim
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(4.1) 9 reviews

The Good

  • Many standard features in value-priced base trim
  • City gas mileage
  • Turning circle (except SE model)
  • Handling
  • Current generation's reliability

The Bad

  • Unrefined automatic transmission
  • Modest cargo room
  • Turbulent highway ride
  • Backup camera not offered
  • Steering wheel doesn't telescope
2016 Toyota Yaris exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 Toyota Yaris
  • Two- or four-door hatchback
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Bluetooth streaming audio standard
  • Seats five

Our Take

from the expert editorial team

What Is the 2016 Toyota Yaris?

The 2016 Toyota Yaris is a subcompact, five-seat hatchback available in two- and four-door configurations. It competes with the Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent, Honda Fit, Nissan Versa Note and Chevrolet Sonic. Trim levels include the L, LE and SE.

What's New on the 2016 Toyota Yaris?

There are no significant changes for 2016.

How Does the 2016 Toyota Yaris Compare to Other Hatchbacks?

The Yaris stands out in its class for its reliability, and even with the affordable price of the Yaris L drivers can enjoy features like an optional automatic transmission, touchscreen stereo and Bluetooth. To get these features on several competing models, drivers must spend significantly more. However, when you move up to the Yaris' higher trim levels you can find competitors offering more space and better performance at a lower price.

What Features in the 2016 Toyota Yaris Are Most Important?

The Toyota Yaris is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 106 horsepower and is paired with a standard five-speed manual transmission. A four-speed automatic transmission is optional, and all Yaris models are front-wheel drive. Significant standard features include air conditioning and a split-folding backseat. As is required on all new vehicles, the Yaris is equipped with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.

Significant optional features include alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, cruise control, power side mirrors, steering-wheel mounted audio controls and fog lamps.

Should I Buy the 2016 Toyota Yaris?

The value-priced base Yaris offers many standard features, and the vehicle delivers impressive fuel economy, but a lack of cargo space or an available backup camera may cause some drivers to look elsewhere.'s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with's long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don't accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of's advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

2016 Toyota Yaris Overview

By Editors
Vehicle Overview

The 2016 Toyota Yaris serves as an entry-level model and is available in two- and four-door hatchback form. It competes in ... Read More

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

9 reviews — Read All reviews
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Good car!

by It?s-a-carrr from Slc, UT on October 16, 2018

I really enjoyed driving this vehicle. It gets great gas mileage and goes fast. The Toyota Yaris is a smooth ride. I would recommend to a friend! Read full review


Reliable and confortable

by Jonas from California on May 26, 2018

Small, practical, reliable, good for a small family, gas saver, comfortable, and do not have to worry to find a big spot where to park this vehicle Read full review


Recalls and crash tests


The 2016 Toyota Yaris currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Toyota Yaris has not been tested.


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 / unlimited distance

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


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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.

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