2016 Toyota Yaris

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$14,895

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Hatchback

Body style

33

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

155.5” x 59.4”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

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

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • L

    $14,895

  • LE

    $16,555

  • SE

    $16,870

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2016 Toyota Yaris trim comparison will help you decide.

See also: Find the best Hatchbacks for 2024

Notable features

  • Two- or four-door hatchback
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Bluetooth streaming audio standard
  • Seats five

2016 Toyota Yaris review: Our expert's take

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.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 3.9
  • Value 4.0
  • Exterior 4.5
  • Reliability 4.2

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Excellent Value and Safe

I've had my Yaris since 2019 and it has had spectacular performance in all weather conditions. The gas mileage has been wonderful also. I've had to replace tires every year and the car is very close to the ground so visibility of curbs and such is a problem. That however is my only complaint. It has been the best car I've ever owned.

5.0

Love it

It’s exactly what I wanted and needed!! Small, roomy and reliable ! Good on gas as well! Every one I know like it a lot !

4.0

Good car!

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!

See all 11 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Maintenance
24 months/25,000 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
Yes
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