Style and substance come in little packagesby Brian Chee
The 2007 Toyota Yaris offers ample room, zippy power, surprising style, and great value in its sedan and hatch back variants. And while typical subcompact compromises exist in this new model, such as road and engine noise, the Yaris does a good job of changing the equation and meeting heightened expectations. The only question is this: with bigger, more powerful and cheaper competitors coming from all corners, the Yaris will be challenged for the king of the small car mountain. Replacing the sour memory of the Echo is great, but for Yaris, the competition is going to get a whole lot tougher – and soon.