...Safety: As you might expect given its entry-level price tag, popular safety features like antilock brakes, front seat-mounted side airbags and side curtain airbags are optional on the Yaris. In government crash testing, the 2008 Toyota Yaris sedan earned four stars out of five for front occupant protection during frontal impacts. In side impacts without the optional airbag package, it received a middle-of-the-road three-star rating for front and rear occupants. The liftback model outperformed the sedan in frontal impact testing by scoring a perfect five stars for driver protection. In...
...The 2008 Toyota Yaris delivers outstanding fuel economy wrapped in a stylish, roomy package.
...41.3/35.4 53.6/52.8 51.4/52.7 90.7 2007 Honda Fit Hatchback 40.6/38.6 41.9/33.7 52.8/50.6 51.2/51.0 90.1 2006 Hyundai Accent 39.6/37.8 42.8/34.3 53.5/53.1 50.6/49.6 92.2 2007 Nissan Versa Hatchback 40.6/38.3 41.4/38.0 53.5/50.7 na 94.4 *All models are sedans unless otherwise noted na = not available Source: Manufacturer data Safety The Yaris hasn't been crash tested, but as far as the safety features go, dual-stage front airbags are standard . In fact, they are required in all new models. Side-impact airbags for the front seats are available with side curtain airbags in a $650 option...
...The front suspension uses MacPherson struts, while a torsion beam setup is installed in back. Toyota calls the new Yaris S hatchback model "sport-themed"; it includes body-colored front and rear spoilers. Interior The Yaris has a center-mounted instrument cluster. Three climate-control knobs are positioned vertically in the center control panel below the stereo, lending to the interior's interesting appearance. A 60/40-split rear seat that can recline, slide fore and aft, and fold flat is optional in hatchback models. A stereo with MP3 playback capability and a mini-jack input, as well as...
...It's always the tall clown with the stilts that gets the most laughs as he struggles out of the backseat, right? Cargo space is also a struggle in the Yaris. While the hatchback is easy to lift, it's a bit low when open - tall folks had better watch their heads. In the cargo area, a built-in cover keeps items out of view and out of the sun, but you have to remove the cover to fold the seats down. I folded the seats down a lot since the cargo space isn't exactly cavernous. Actually, I had to go grocery shopping without the kids (which I prefer, anyway, whenever possible) so that I could fold...
If you want to go racing on a modest budget, one of the most-affordable series in motorsports is called B-Spec. Sanctioned by the SCCA, Grand Am, NASA and World Challenge... November 16, 2011 by Kurt Ernst
As we're seeing with cars like the 2011 Ford Fiesta, small size no longer means a small specification list. The 2012 Toyota Yaris will be no different. The car has just been... June 20, 2011 by Antony Ingram 1
Toyota is currently working on a replacement for its Yaris compact car, which is expected to enter the market towards the end of the year and has been spied here for the... March 31, 2011 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
What you’re looking at is the next-generation Toyota Yaris, previewed here as a concept vehicle equipped with a Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) system at the 2011 Geneva... March 1, 2011 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
So responsibility slips a bit, and in the rush to get your term paper finished you forgot to pay the meter, forgot your parking pass, or wedged your Toyota Yaris or MINI... May 10, 2010 by Bengt Halvorson 5