TO THE POINTWhat’s New? The Toyota Yaris is an all-new subcompact for 2007, replacing the Toyota Echo and complementing the Scion xA and xB models.s Selling Points: Price, relatively spacious cabin, EPA-estimated fuel economy Deal Breakers: Lack of engine grunt, low-grade materials, cupholder and gauge cluster design, ABS and side airbags are optional
As is the case with the radio, simplicity is the name of the game when controlling the temperature within the 2007 Toyota Yaris. Three dials, prominently displayed and clearly marked, are positioned below the radio on the center instrument panel – one for temperature, one for fan speed, and another for airflow direction. Coincidentally, we had a chance to test the system during a few of the hottest Southern California days on record. Under these conditions, the system was effective, comfortably cooling the interior within a few short minutes.