I bought this car as a commuter car. My daily drive is about 65 miles, round trip, including some city and some interstate driving. The model I have has an automatic transmission. The average fuel economy has been averaging right around 36 mpg. It is very small, so the wind does push it around some. For such a small car, it is surprisingly roomy and comfortable. It has a nice sound system (and is ready for satellite radio, if you want it).
The only change I'd really like is a cruise control. It does not come with one, cruise is not offered as an option, and the dealership will not install one (although they told me that I could have someone else do so).
All-in-all, I really like the Yaris and would buy it again.
Regarding reliability, I gave it 5 stars but have only owned the car for two months. No problems so far.
Salesman Richard was exceptional. A true pleasure to work with. Very helpful and a great car buying experience. Thank you again Richard. Love my new truck!!!
Best Little Car!
by Kier Couture from Hollywood, CA
January 5, 2015
I bought my 2011 new and have had it for almost 4 years now, I LOVE my little Yaris! It has so many compartments, cup holders and functional spaces. The center mounted control panel took a couple weeks to get used to but now I love it and think all cars should be designed this way- I have 3 glove compartments- 3! I think it's genius and was bummed to see the newer models didn't continue this cool design feature. Gas milage is fantastic and it's a breeze to park, I would buy this car again in a heartbeat!
I also like that the seatbelt heights are adjustable, the air is nice and cool, one set of cup holders sits right in front of the vents so it keeps your drink hot/cold- that's super clever.
I am also a huge water snob and drink only Fiji... guess what? My Yaris has square cup holders!!!
The only thing I would change about this car is the gas gage... it has 10 little boxes to indicate fuel level... once it gets down to the bottom of the tank it goes from two boxes to one box blinking slowly, then one box blinking quickly... why not go from two, to one, to blinking? ...that irritates me because I can never tell if it's a fast blink or slow blink...
Otherwise, I love this car, and it is amazing! I am always surprised at how much I can pack into this too- I carried a 65" TV home from Costco in this baby- granted we took the head rests off and sat very far forward, probably breaking laws, but it fit!
Excellent customer service great prices. Rudy helped me get financed at a very good rate. They do such a good job my sister also bought a car on the same day . Rudy helped get both cars financed and had us on our way home in less than a hour . Super fast service with quality customer service. Rudy definitely is passionate in selling cars really works over and beyond his call of duty there. Thanks again Premium Motors ….!
Ive been dealing with 4th street auto for 3 years now ...not complaints.. I went back to buy my second car from them.. They're very friendly..they will make sure they put you in the car that you you want..Im a very satisfied customer and would recommend famliy and friends
Matt was knowledgeable,friendly, and made the sale go promptly.
Small weird car
by RedFlame from New Orleans
August 21, 2011
Very odd set up with center cluster and cup holders in front of AC vents. Smaller than my VW superbug. That said for a small cheap car-good performance, handling and mileage. Wonder about LT reliability as fit and finish have a fair amount of rattle. Maybe a good runabout.
The Service was good and the car is beautiful. Phillips matched a TruCar offer so it was a good deal. Easy to work with and no pressure in the buying phase.
by The Owner from
June 15, 2017
This is one of the most basic cars on the market, and its just that simple and gets the job done. Dont look for frills in this car, but if you looking for something that is going to get you from A to B cheap and reliable this will do the job. Nothing bad to say about the car for what it is and was designed for. Its not a luxury car, its not a fast car, its not a sporty car, its not a big car, you get what you see.
I had a successful buying experience at Dorschels. I purchased a 2011 Toyota Prius with the fine help of Ivan Turnbull.
In the future I will look to Dorschels for more auto needs.
Yaris, it's for everyone!
by Commuter Vehicle Man from Orlando, Florida
September 28, 2011
I put 175k miles on my focus and went to look for a replacement that was around 14,500$. The Focus's are now so over priced and uncomfortable that I looked elsewhere and found the Yaris. I am 6'2" 240lbs and cannot complain about the room the Yaris provides me and my passengers. It's engineering is well thought out. Like when we go grocery shopping and I need more trunk space, we flip two switches and both rear seats slide forward or fold down providing all the carrying capacity we need. The center instrument panel is futuristic and took a little getting used to but is easy to adapt to. I am ecstatic about the 40 Mpg and although it doesn't pack a huge engine it is very adequate for commuting.
Our 2011 Toyota Yaris gets used for everything, from commuter trips to long-distance family vacations, grocery shopping to bringing home plants from the garden center. The 5-door hatchback design and fold-down back seat make a sizeable space, so I can manage shrubs and even small trees. The hatch is easy to tie down if I have to extend something out the back.
We've taken five- and six-hour drives in the Yaris and have been just as comfortable as we would have been in my somewhat larger Subaru, while using about half the gas.
My daughter is 5' 0" short, and she likes the centered speedometer console so she can see out over the dash.
Toyota has the best warranties and service in the business. Our dealership is always a pleasure to deal with.
And it is THE cutest car we've ever owned!
Even in this small, inexpensive car the interior is right up to Toyota quality standards, unlike some of the "economical" models we looked at. No rattles or squeeks.
We highly recommend this car to budget-conscious individuals and small families, especially those who live in flat places. The Yaris does have some problems with underperformance on hills.
Sean Gilbert, sales, has thorough product knowledge and it was a pleasure to work with Sean through the buying process. He answered all of our questions, but gave just enough input so that we could make the decision without feeling any pressure.
All of the team at Rahal are efficient and very customer service oriented!!
Rahal offers great pricing without a hassle! We were also impressed with the depth of inventory and outstanding facility.
Peppy cute car
by Saving money on gas from Athens, Ga
May 7, 2012
I own a Tacoma and commute to work so my gas bill was high. I bought the car and still save money with the gas prices. It" has plenty of go" to get out of the way when accessing the highway. Only drawback is it's a little noisy. Road noise. I just turn up the radio.
Tammy Chinea was exceptional, she listened to my needs and concerns in the search for a used car. She was polite and extremely professional. Although I did not purchase a car she is definitely the person I will return to when I’m ready to make my purchase.
Dude, who moved my speedometer?
by Rad Farher from East Coast US
December 31, 2011
I've driven a 2011 Yaris for a while as a long-term business rental rather than an owner. So far it's been a mixed bag.
Pros: Good mileage, an excellent seating position for a midsize driver, comfortable seats for its price class, solid road feel, a powerful heater, intuitive climate controls, and very good low-speed acceleration. Its size makes it easy to park (most of the time - see Cons) and it's very maneuverable on winding roads.
Cons: The car has a number of design negatives that could have been avoided without affecting its cost. Visibility is impaired by thick C pillars and wide door frames, though not so badly as on many other cars. The "bullnose" front end that Toyota has adopted for all of its sedans is pretentiously macho for an economy car but more importantly makes it difficult to judge clearances in tight parking spaces. The driver's side cupholder is very poorly placed and requires reaching behind both the steering wheel and light stalk which could be a danger when driving. But the single largest negative is the bizarre instrument cluster located in the center of the dash with the speedometer actually positioned closer to the passenger's field of vision than the driver's. Checking gauges requires the driver to take their eyes off the road rather than simply glancing down. The 2012 models have been redesigned to use a conventional layout, but in my opinion the cluster placement on earlier Yarises (Yarii?) is sufficiently hazardous that I would not recommend the car.
I was looking for a pre-owned car and saw one online at MAG Auto Group. . After looking at couple of cars I purchased the one Poppy recommemded and I love it! He made the entire experience a great one!
2011 Toyota Yaris. 4 door
by DAV. Shoulda been a nurse from New Haven, Ct.
April 19, 2018
That car was probably the best investment I've ever made. Extremely economic and fun to drive. I owned it for 5 years, bought 1 set of tires, had it aligned, and replaced the battery once. Great car!
Zach Jolly helped us with our second Dodge Ram Truck from Quality Motors. Great experience! We are sold on Quality Motors! Our source from now on for our Dodge trucks.
Not only Zach, but the whole staff, was friendly, efficient, and helped us get the best possible financing for our new vehicle. Highly Recommend!
When I arrived at the dealership I was greeted by Jason Tate who was just finishing up with another customer. He was good and he was thorough. He was also probably juggling 3,4 customer at a time so there were some lulls and waits. Overall decent experience.
I did get the car I wanted but there was little budging on the price. Paid around $700-$1000 above the NADA suggested retail for the vehicle in excellent shape.
Also beware, their doc fee is $599. Around $200-$300 more than some of the other dealers I went to see. And there is no budging on that either. They were adament about that as well.
It appeared they had a very good inventory of vehicles and a wide variety of them too.
Great service, the vehicle was in good shape.Raji was knowledgeable about the cars history. I took it to a mechanic of my choice and he agreed the cars condition was good. Would purchase from him again
Karem was a super nice guy and went out of his way to treat me with respect. Saw a car on Saturday, drove it out on Thursday. No issues at all. He got a great deal at the bank, and helped me find the best deal for me. Thank you.
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