2017 Toyota Yaris

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Key Specs

of the 2017 Toyota Yaris. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    32-33 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    106-hp, 1.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2017 Toyota Yaris

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

2017 Toyota Yaris Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Yaris hatchback serves as an entry-level model for Toyota and is available in two- and four-door body styles. Toyota has discontinued its Scion brand and rebadged the Scion iA sedan as the Yaris iA, which is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.

All models use a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and are available with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The front-drive Yaris hatchback competes in a busy field of small cars that includes the Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent and Chevrolet Sonic.
New for 2017
The Toyota Safety Sense C package, which includes pre-collision braking, lane departure warning and automatic high beams, is standard on all models.
Significant Standard Features

  • 106-horsepower, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Air conditioning
  • Split-folding rear seat
  • Pre-collision braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Four-speed automatic transmission
  • Alloy wheels
  • Power side mirrors
  • Rear spoiler
  • Cruise control
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Fog lamps
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Yaris hatchback serves as an entry-level model for Toyota and is available in two- and four-door body styles. Toyota has discontinued its Scion brand and rebadged the Scion iA sedan as the Yaris iA, which is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.

All models use a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and are available with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The front-drive Yaris hatchback competes in a busy field of small cars that includes the Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent and Chevrolet Sonic.
New for 2017
The Toyota Safety Sense C package, which includes pre-collision braking, lane departure warning and automatic high beams, is standard on all models.
Significant Standard Features

  • 106-horsepower, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Air conditioning
  • Split-folding rear seat
  • Pre-collision braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Four-speed automatic transmission
  • Alloy wheels
  • Power side mirrors
  • Rear spoiler
  • Cruise control
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Fog lamps

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Fuel efficient and it?s got kick!

by AnneMaui from Vancouver BC on July 30, 2018

This is a great car for the money. It?s large enough inside for five adults and is great on gas! The trunk space is limited but the ease of driving is most excellent. Read full review

(5.0)

A reliable

by Naomi from Merrimack NH on June 30, 2018

I love this car. It fits my needs and very economical as far as the gas mileage goes. Very comfortable ride. Would buy another one if I have to Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Toyota Yaris currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2017 Toyota Yaris has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed 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 warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    160- or 174-point inspections

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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.

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