New 2019 Toyota Yaris Sedan
Toyota Yaris Sedan
Starting just over $16,000, the 2019 Yaris subcompact sedan is the most affordable Toyota. It blends style, efficiency and simplicity.
2019 Toyota Yaris Pricing
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2019 Toyota Yaris KBB Expert Review
The 2019 Yaris subcompact sedan is Toyota’s most affordable vehicle. At just over $16,000, it slightly undercuts the Yaris Liftback. Although the two models have similar names -- this one just dropped “iA” from its moniker -- they are quite different. The Yaris sedan is borrowed from the global Mazda2 platform in a joint venture. The result is a stylish, sporty, efficient and economical car that is especially well suited for younger drivers and those with shorter commutes. This Yaris doesn’t have quite as extensive a list of safety and driver-assistance features as its hatchback sibling, but does come with automatic emergency braking. Among rivals like the Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Sonic, Hyundai Accent and Nissan Versa, the Yaris stands out with style and a modicum of fun manners.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you’re looking for a new car that is inexpensive to buy and own, easy to drive, and doesn’t take up much space, the 2019 Toyota Yaris is a good bet. It gets additional points in the style department.
You May Not Like This Car If...
Rival subcompact sedans like the Kia Forte and Hyundai Accent have more power, great looks, and a strong warranty that lasts 10 years/100,000 miles for the powertrain, while the Toyota Yaris Liftback has a few more safety features. If you’re just looking for the cheapest new car on the market, that distinction still goes to the Nissan Versa.
What's New for 2019
The Yaris drops the “iA” from its name and receives an updated grille design. For 2019, the Toyota Yaris sedan is available in three trims, including the XLE that is better equipped with leather accents and Leatherette upholstery.
With only 106 horses under the hood, the Yaris won’t be winning many street races. Then again, this is a smaller car with not a lot of weight to move, so it doesn’t feel sticky-slow, either. Most buyers will opt for the automatic transmission, a refined 6-speed that matches well with this engine. If you’re willing to put in the effort or simply like more engagement, the 6-speed manual transmission is easy to use and will help you wring a bit more out of the Yaris’ little 4-cylinder engine. The Yaris will tolerate being pushed in corners and may just make you smile a bit doing it. At higher speeds the cabin can be noisy. This is a subcompact sedan, after all. It is fine for shorter, in-city jaunts, but if you do a lot of highway driving or have a longer commute, you’ll appreciate stepping up a size or two, even if it’s just to a Corolla.
TOUCH OR REMOTE-CONTROLLED INFOTAINMENT
The Yaris’ menu-driven infotainment system uses a 7-inch touch-screen display for audio, media, navigation and mobile apps. Once in motion, the touch screen is locked out leaving control in the hands of a rotary push control knob located directly where the driver’s right hand naturally comes to rest.
LOW-SPEED PRE-COLLISION SYSTEM
Effective at speeds up to 18 mph, the Yaris’ low-speed pre-collision warning system scans the road ahead for potential trouble and alerts the driver. If a collision seems imminent, the system can activate the brakes and bring the car to a stop.
The Toyota Yaris’ cabin looks and feels more sophisticated than its entry-level status would suggest. As this is basically a Mazda, this is a welcome surprise, as Toyota’s partner in this vehicle has been designing some fine cabins the past few years. Although the average American might find them a bit snug, the Yaris’ front seats are supportive. Rear legroom is adequate for this class, and at nearly 13.5 cubic feet, the trunk is roomy. Standard 60/40-split-folding rear seats add to the utility factor. The new, top-line XLE trim grants upgraded materials that include leather-trimmed steering wheel and Leatherette seats.
If you mistake the Yaris’ swoopy, stylistic lines for that of a Mazda, you’d have good reason: The Yaris wears a Toyota badge for sure, but it is based on the Mazda2 built by the smaller Japanese automaker. Mazda’s current design philosophy is quite appealing to our eyes, and we think it benefits the Toyota in this joint venture (the Mazda2 sedan is not sold in the U.S.). The Yaris does feature Toyota’s massive grille, a trapezoidal maw up front that is updated with a honeycomb insert for 2019. Your eyes will know if they like it or not. Base L and mid-trim LE models have halogen headlights, while the top-line XLE has brighter LEDs with automatic on/off. Base Yaris L trims have 15-inch steel wheels, while the LE and XLE wear nicer 16-inch alloys.
Notable Standard Equipment
For 2019, the Toyota Yaris sedan comes in three trims, rather than the single one for last year’s model. At its most basic, the Yaris L includes the basics like power windows and door locks, 6-way-adjustable driver’s seat, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, push-button start, and an infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen, AM/FM/satellite/HD Radio, two USB ports and Bluetooth streaming. Unlike rivals such as those from Kia and Hyundai, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration is not available on the Yaris. The Yaris’ safety features include six airbags and the low-speed pre-collision system, which can automatically apply the brakes at speeds of 18 mph or less.
Notable Optional Equipment
An automatic transmission is optional on the L and LE (and standard on the XLE). Otherwise, most major options come by climbing trims. Yaris LE models add smart-key keyless entry, 16-inch wheels, fog lights, heated outside mirrors and a rear spoiler. The well-equipped Yaris is the XLE, which has Leatherette upholstery, genuine leather-covered steering wheel, automatic LED headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and automatic climate control. Opting for the XLE also gets you the automatic transmission as standard. All models can have their infotainment system upgraded to include navigation for about $400.
Under the Hood
The lone engine offered in the 2019 Yaris sedan is a Mazda-sourced 1.5-liter, direct-injected 4-cylinder that makes 106 horsepower and 103 lb-ft of torque. It drives the front wheels through a standard 6-speed manual or an optional 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is predictably impressive, scoring up to the 40-mpg mark with the automatic and an impressive 39 mpg via the manual.
106 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
103 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 30/39 mpg (manual), 32/40 mpg (automatic)
The 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $16,370, including the destination charge. The mid-trim Yaris LE starts at $17,370. If you want an automatic transmission, plan on adding another $1,100 to these numbers. At the top, the Yaris XLE starts at $19,470 and includes the automatic transmission. That makes even a well-equipped Yaris an attractive offering of a new car that’s less than $20,000. Still, even at these affordable prices, the Yaris is on the higher end among rivals such as the Kia Rio, Hyundai Accent, Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta and Nissan Versa. If you want a small Toyota hatchback, the Yaris Liftback variant is just a tad more. Before buying your new small car, check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying. The Toyota Yaris’ resale value is expected to be about average.
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Toyota Yaris Consumer Reviews
February 19, 2019
I own a manual transmission IA, and it has been a great experience. It reminds me of the old Honda Civics; lightweight, reliable, and...
December 05, 2018
Great Economy Car
The car has a lot of standard features, gets great gas mileage and is quiet for a small car.
December 01, 2018
This car has been excellent to me commuting to and fro work and home alike. It is very efficient on gas, provides a smooth ride, is...
Still a Mazda
October 20, 2018
Reliable, great stick, comfort, gas milage
Getting 45.2 mpg after 30,000 miles. 6 speed is awesome. Was set on buying a Mazda3 and drove this first. $14,500 is great value....
January 26, 2018
great cheap fuel efficient sporty car
This is a great car. It doesnt have a lot of power down low but want you get up in the revs it goes fine. it handles well but you...
November 05, 2017
Outstanding car for the money.
I bought this car as a cheap gas miser but have come to really love this car. It gets great gas mileage and fun to drive.
August 11, 2017
Amazing and gas efficient
The car overall is very amazing. Gets amazing gas mileage in the city and even better than estimated on highway. The only downside is...
July 31, 2017
I now own a Yaris IA! My thoughts
Find my full review on Edmunds.com. All in all, I love this car. Cant beat what you get for the price.
July 08, 2017
Best First Car
My vehicle is amazing. I regularly get about 33 mpg. I do mostly city driving back and forth to work. It has a nice infotainment setup....
November 11, 2018
2019 Toyota Yaris Redesign and Engine Performance
Both Yaris models use 4-cylinder engines rated at 106 horsepower, but the sedan’s Mazda-supplied engine is smoother and nets upward of...
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How does it compare?
|#1||2019 Hyundai Accent||130|
|#2||2019 Kia Rio||130|
|#3||2019 Ford Fiesta||120|
|#4||2019 Toyota Yaris||106|
|#1||2019 Toyota Yaris||34|
|#2||2019 Kia Rio||32|
|#3||2019 Hyundai Accent||31|
|#4||2019 Ford Fiesta||30|
|#1||2019 Kia Rio||5 / 5|
|#2||2019 Toyota Yaris||4.5 / 5|
|#3||2019 Ford Fiesta||3.9 / 5|