2016 Toyota Yaris L (A4)

2016 Toyota Yaris L (A4) 3dr Liftback
  • MSRP$15,620 Invoice$14,994
    • 30 City
    • 36 Hwy
  • Seating5
  • Doors3
  • Horsepower106 hp

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $685 $468 $360 $295 $252 $221

2016 Toyota Yaris Buyer's Guide

The Toyota Yaris is a 5-seat subcompact hatchback, available in both 3-door and 5-door varieties. The Yaris was first released as a 2012 model and then refreshed for the 2015 model year, with an updated design, stiffer chassis, and a few suspensions changes. Despite these upgrades, the Yaris still features some technology from past generations, including the engine and transmissions, which are about as efficient as the rest of the class, but far less rewarding. Of the two options, the manual is quicker, and slightly more fun to drive, though both could use at least one extra gear. The 2016 Yaris has not yet been crash tested, but the 2015 model scored Good in every test by the IIHS except the small overlap front test, where it scored Marginal.

What's the difference between trims?

2016 Toyota Yaris LE
  • Daytime running lights
  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Cruise control
2016 Toyota Yaris SE
  • Black front grille and accents
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel

What makes it move?

The Yaris hatchback makes do with a 1.5 liter 4-cylinder engine that uses either a 5-speed manual or an  optional 4-speed automatic transmission to send power to the front wheels. The engine uses 16 valves, dual overhead cams, and variable valve timing to produce 106 horsepower and 103 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy with the standard transmission is rated at 30 miles per gallon in the city and 37 on the highway, for 33 mpg overall, while the automatic is rated one mpg lower on the highway and overall.

Why buy the 2016 Toyota Yaris?

The Toyota Yaris is well put together, and should feature the same quality and reliability that Toyota is known for. Base models include 15” steel wheels, a standard rear wiper and defogger, air conditioning, the Yaris Entune Audio system with 6.1-inch screen, a 60/40 folding rear seat, power windows, and power door locks. Top of the line SE models (which for some reason are only available in the 5-door body style) include projector headlamps, integrated fog lights, LED daytime running lights, a rear spoiler, and 16-inch alloy wheels. Safety features include 9 airbags, Toyota’s Star Safety System, and Whiplash-Injury-Lessening seats. You also get 2 years or 25,000 miles of no cost maintenance and 2 years of 24-hour roadside assistance.

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