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2018 Toyota Yaris iA

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$15,950 — $15,950 MSRP
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Sedan
5 Seats
34 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Maneuverability
  • Cabin design
  • Multimedia system
  • Gas mileage
  • Features for the money

The Bad

  • Garish grille
  • Small backseat
  • Touchscreen is disabled when car is moving
2018 Toyota Yaris iA exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2018 Toyota Yaris iA
  • Subcompact sedan based on the Mazda2
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Low-speed precollision system standard
  • 7-inch multimedia screen standard

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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What it is: Previously sold as the Scion iA before that brand's demise, the Yaris iA is Toyota’s subcompact sedan that's based on the global-market Mazda2. The Yaris iA is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that teams with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Competitors include the Honda Fit, Nissan Versa and Ford Fiesta.

New for 2018

There are no significant changes.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
23 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Great Driving, Safe Subcompact with Many Features

by OSIMAN1966 from Alexandria, VA on November 24, 2018

We had previously owned a Yaris automobile about six years ago in Australia and were very pleased with it. It was rated higher than the Yaris hatchback. It was very economical and a pleasure to drive. ... Read full review

(5.0)

Most spacious compact car

by SuQuin from Richfield, MN on November 12, 2018

I appreciate that as a fairly tall person, I don't feel cramped in this car, even though it is a compact sedan. It gets better gas mileage than my previous cars, and still fits the things and people I ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2018 Toyota Yaris iA currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2018 Toyota Yaris iA Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
marginal

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
acceptable
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good
poor
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

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

    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 iA 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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