2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback First Look
- All new for 2020
- Up to 40 mpg on the highway
- Standard equipment includes low-speed pre-collision safety, active safety, 6-speed automatic transmission
- Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, 7-inch touchscreen also standard
- Sportier styling, fun-to-drive attitude
- Pricing for current Yaris (sedan) starts at $16,370
Toyota has released photos and details about its upcoming Yaris Hatchback, which will join the Yaris lineup for the 2020 model year. The all-new 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback has a sporty, low-slung stance, with a large, aggressive grille. Power comes from a 1.5-liter, 106-horsepower, 4-cylinder engine, which comes solely with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which comes with Sport Mode.
The hatch will be offered in LE and XLE trim levels, with the XLE benefiting from automatic LED headlights with daytime running lights.
The Yaris hatch is 161.6 inches long, 8.3 inches shorter than the Corolla Hatchback – the next-largest hatchback in Toyota’s lineup – which makes the Yaris an appealing choice for city dwellers, where parking can be a challenge. Also helpful in urban areas is the Yaris Hatchback’s 32.2-foot turning radius, which is dramatically smaller than the Corolla hatch’s 37.4-foot turning circle.
Even with its diminutive size, the 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback rides on a wheelbase that’s almost 2.4 inches longer than that of the previous Yaris Liftback, and the cargo area provides 15.9 cubic feet of space, nearly what you can find in a midsize sedan.
All models of the Toyota Yaris Hatchback come standard with power-adjustable heated body-color side mirrors with LED turn signals, body-color door handles, 16-inch alloy wheels, and a chrome exhaust tip. Also standard are pushbutton start, foglights, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and a first aid kit.
Toyota has stepped up the Yaris’ tech game too, including a 7-inch touchscreen display on all models, as well as a 6-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth, and steering wheel controls for the audio system and phone. Both trim levels also come with the hardware for a navigation system – if you’d rather have another option for navigation than going through CarPlay or Android Auto, you can buy the accessory SD card through a Toyota dealership and get the company’s navigation system.
The uplevel XLE adds leatherette seating, automatic climate control, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and leather-trimmed shift knob, steering wheel and parking brake handle. Safety equipment includes a low-speed pre-collision safety system (also standard on the Yaris sedan), several advanced safety features, and six airbags.
Pricing for the 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback will be announced closer to its on-sale date.
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