2016 Toyota Yaris

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$14,895

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2016 Toyota Yaris
2016 Toyota Yaris

Key specs

Base trim shown

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.

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 4.4
  • Interior design 3.9
  • Performance 3.8
  • Value for the money 3.9
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.1

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

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!

4.6

Reliable and confortable

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

See all 10 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
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

Have questions about warranties or CPO programs?

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