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If you trust Toyota for reliability and are in the market for a cute subcompact, the 2010 Yaris fits the bill. You might also need to be open to a few curious looks on the street – the Yaris sports a distinctively "Euro" design.


If you like more conventional styling or have a penchant for performance driving, the 2010 Toyota Yaris will not meet your needs. It's a simple, four-cylinder economy model with a whimsical design – not a sporty performer by any stretch.

What's New For 2010

Toyota's Star Safety System is added to all Yaris models, bringing standard traction and electronic stability control to the little compact. Other changes for 2010 include a rear window defroster as standard equipment and the addition of a tachometer and manual transmission on the five door.

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Used 2010 Toyota Yaris Expert Review

For 2010, the Yaris continues as Toyota's subcompact value leader, which makes sense since it's also Toyota's only subcompact offering. Having replaced the slow-selling Echo a few years back, the Yaris has gained in popularity and, although it remains the smallest and least expensive vehicle in the Toyota brand line-up, it is still packed with value. Set to do battle with the Honda Fit, Nissan Versa and lesser rivals like the Chevrolet Aveo and Kia Rio, the Yaris must cover a lot of ground. Of the three distinctly different Yaris models it's the Liftback that make the more expressive design statement and, although the Sedan is nearly 19 inches longer than the Liftback, all three vehicles share the same chassis, engine and drivetrain.

Driving the Used 2010 Toyota Yaris

The four-cylinder engine of the Yaris has Toyota's variable valve-timing system (known as VVT-i) and dual overhead camshafts and is rated at 106 horsepower. There is a light, almost effortless feel to the Yaris in steering and during moderate acceleration; however, the engine seems strained when asked to deliver more. With this relatively small engine we found the Yaris a little lacking in performance when traveling at 60 mph-plus speeds on the highways. This is a shortcoming for Toyota since one of the main competitors – the Honda Fit – has a few more horses (117 horsepower to Yaris' 106) and is much more fun to drive. This kind of subtle difference may not impact you but, if you're in any way interested in quickness and responsiveness, the Yaris might fail to impress.

Favorite Features

Flexible Seat Adjustments
The Yaris Sedan provides four-way adjustable front seats and fold-down rear seats that provide nearly 13 cubic feet of cargo space.

Roomy Cabin
The Yaris boasts the largest wheelbase in the subcompact arena. This is most noticeable in the interior leg and head room in both front and back seats.

Used 2010 Toyota Yaris Interior

The 2010 Toyota Yaris Sedan and Liftback share many things, but the instrument panel is where they part ways with their domestic rivals. Both vehicles have the center-stacked "waterfall" type gauges borrowed from the Lexus design philosophy. The disconcerting aspect is that at night there are no gauges or little lights in front of you, causing you to have to turn your head slightly to the right to look at, for example, the speedometer. Another unusual trait of the Yaris interior is that the waterfall gauge panel provides a bit of a "cave" section behind it, allegedly providing storage space. This oddly-sized space might allow for balancing a small map, but anything more sizable would be precariously perched. Overall, however, the interiors of both the Sedan and Liftback seem roomier than you'd expect for the sizes of the vehicles.

Used 2010 Toyota Yaris Exterior

The most pronounced difference between the Yaris Liftback and the Yaris Sedan is that the Sedan is nearly 19 inches longer. Though the two body styles share a slight family resemblance, their individual personalities are miles apart. The Yaris Liftback has the more unusual exterior styling, with a pronounced short front overhang and an exaggerated "bulldog" stance. As slight as the front end seems, the wide flat-back design of the hatch door appears solid and substantial, providing a low, easy opening to the cargo area. The four-door Yaris Sedan styling seems rather traditional at first glance. It, too, has the short sloping overhang in front but the traditional sedan look is evident by the high arch of the roofline and windows that helps provide decent head room for those in the back seat.

Used 2010 Toyota Yaris Standard Features

In this, the least-expensive segment of them all, the idea is to get the advertised price as low as possible, so the standard equipment list is usually short. This is not the case for the Toyota Yaris, however, which offers a tilt wheel, air conditioning, intermittent wipers, rear defroster, six airbags, electronic traction and stability control, and color-keyed mirrors and door handles. More notably, the Yaris Sedan offers six-way adjustable front seats with driver's seat height adjustment, something not usually found in the subcompact segment. Missing from the standard equipment list is a radio and a split-folding rear seat, but both can be had by opting for the Convenience Package.

Used 2010 Toyota Yaris Options

A simple solution to getting the basic features you probably want is to add the Convenience Package, which includes an AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability and auxiliary input jack, 60/40 split folding rear seat and 15-inch wheels with full wheel covers. Adding the comprehensive Power Package brings an upgraded sound system and interior, alloy wheels, keyless entry, engine immobilizer and power door locks, windows and mirrors. Those two packages are slightly different for the Liftback models, which add a rear wiper/washer to the mix. A Sport package adds sport bucket seats, front, rear and rear decklid spoilers, an iPod connector and a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The only two stand alone options are cruise control and fog lights.

Used 2010 Toyota Yaris Engine

The Yaris Sedan and Liftback share the same 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i), producing 106 horsepower. This is enough power to tool around town, but maybe not enough to take a chance at passing a Mack truck on a two-way highway with an oncoming car in sight.

1.5-liter in-line 4
106 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
104 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 29/36 (manual), 29/35 (automatic)

How Much Does the Used 2010 Toyota Yaris Cost?

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for a base Toyota Yaris three-door Liftback with manual transmission starts just under $13,500, while the Sedan starts just over $14,000. A fully loaded Sedan tops out close to $18,500. The Yaris' main competitor, the Honda Fit, has a starting MSRP closer to $15,500, but includes many desirable standard features by comparison (and a slightly more powerful engine). Be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price before you buy to find out what smart buyers are really paying for this vehicle in your area. The Yaris is expected to retain a better-than-average resale value over time, higher than the Kia Rio, on par with the Nissan Versa but a bit below the Honda Fit.

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Used 2010 Toyota Yaris Consumer Reviews


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2007 Toyota Yaris

"great second car for around town"

Very cheap to operate (gas/oil/service, etc.)
Somewhat noisy and rough ridding.
Very good millage and over the life of the car, I have put one set of tires and 3 batteries. No other service/repair except for oil change at normal indicated times. This car, the 2 door hatchback, carries a ton of stuff in the back with the back seat down. I would not recommend it for long trips but for around town (250 miles or less) it's great and gets about 36 MPG on the road.
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2010 Toyota Yaris

"Best Value Vehicle"

Like a good, old friend, you can always rely on Yaris. Great value for an every day car that will deliver. Reliable and fun to drive, and great for commuter traffic and tight parking. Don't pass up this opportunity!
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2008 Toyota Yaris

"Great A to B"

Very reliable
I've had this car for about 130k miles (bought it used around 30k miles), and I've not had a single problem with it. It just passed state inspection, too. It also gets great gas mileage. The only issue, if I had to say one, is it's not very fast or powerful. It has a very small turn radius. Despite how compact it is I've never heard a complaint about lack of space in the back seat.
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2010 Toyota Yaris Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.


  • Cruise Control


  • AM/FM Radio
  • iPod Connector
  • MP3 Player
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • CD Player


  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Cloth Seats

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Remote Control Liftgate/Trunk Release

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 29 mpg
  • EPA Class - Sub Compact Cars
  • EPA Hwy - 35 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 31 mpg


  • Horsepower - 106 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 6000 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.33 inches
  • Torque - 104 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4200 rpm


  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Power Outlet
  • Tilt Steering Wheel


  • Limited Use Spare
  • Number of Doors - 2 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Remote Mirrors
  • Spare Tire Type - Limited Use
  • Tires / Wheel Size - 15"
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P175/65R14
  • Wheel Type - Steel with Covers
  • Fog Lights
  • Front Spoiler
  • Rear Spoiler


  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 5 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - 25000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 2 years
  • Scheduled Maintenance Miles - 25000 miles
  • Scheduled Maintenance Years - 2 years


  • Axle Ratio - 4.24
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Drum
  • Braking System - Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - FWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 1.5 liter
  • Bore - 2.95 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 10.5
  • Fuel Induction - Sequential Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • # of Speeds - 4 speed
  • Overdrive - w/Overdrive
  • CID - 91 cubic inches
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • Anti-Lock Brakes

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 2340 pounds
  • EPA Passenger - 84.1 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 11.1 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 39.4 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 37.9 inches
  • Height - 60.2 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 40.3 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 33.8 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 5
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 5.5 inches
  • Overall Length - 150.6 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 51.4 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 50.4 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - Not Recommended
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 9.3 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 30.8 feet
  • Wheel Base - 96.9 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 66.7 inches
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2010 Toyota Yaris Safety

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2010 Toyota Yaris Safety Technology
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Rear Head Curtain Airbag


2010 Toyota Yaris Rankings

106 HP
MPG Combined
31 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.7 Rating
110 HP
2010 Toyota Yaris
106 HP

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