Thanks to its attractive facelift and plethora of advanced features, the 2016 Toyota Yaris subcompact offers some of the best value you can find in the automotive market. It’s a reliable daily driver with plenty of creature comforts and even some nifty standard amenities like the 6.1-inch touchscreen system. Among commuters too, the Toyota Yaris’s 37 mpg highway is sure to find appeal.
The 2016 Toyota Yaris is available in five trims: 3-Door L, 3-Door LE, 5-Door L, 5-Door LE, and 5-Door SE.
2016 Toyota Yaris 3-Door L
Engine: 1.5-liter four-cylinder DOHC 16-valve Transmission: Five-speed manual Performance: 106 horsepower and 103 lb-ft of torque Fuel Economy: 30/37/33 MPG City/Highway/Combined* Exterior Features: Black front grille, Daytime Running Lights (DRL), Color-keyed outside mirrors and door handles, Intermittent single-pantograph wet-arm windshield wiper, Roof-mounted antenna, 15-inch steel wheels, Multi-reflector halogen headlights with chrome accents, Rear window wiper and defogger Interior Features: Day/night rearview mirror, Fabric-trimmed front seats, 4-way adjustable front passenger seat with seatback pocket, Twi front and one rear cup holders with bottle holders in rear doors, Front seat maplights, Passenger-side glove compartment, Cargo area tonneau cover, Power door locks with illuminated entry, Tilt 3-spoke steering wheel, 60/40 split fold-down rear seat, Power windows with driver-side auto-down, Dual extendable sun visors with vanity mirrors, 6-way adjustable driver’s seat Radio and Technology: USB port with iPod® connectivity and control, Six speakers, HD Radio™ with iTunes® Tagging, Music streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology, One 12V auxiliary power outlet, 6.1-inch touchscreen, Voice recognition, Auxiliary audio jack, Hands-free phone capability, Yaris Entune™ Audio, AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability
2016 Toyota Yaris 3-Door LE
Adds to or replaces features on 3-Door L: Engine: 1.5-liter four-cylinder DOHC 16-valve Transmission: Four-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) Performance: 106 horsepower and 103 lb-ft of torque Fuel Economy: 30/36/32 MPG City/Highway/Combined* Exterior Features: Color-keyed power outside mirrors, 15-inch alloy wheels, Black front grille with chrome accent Interior Features: Remote keyless entry system, Tilt 3-spoke steering wheel with audio controls, Metallic interior accents with satin chrome interior door handle, Cruise control
Adds to or replaces features on 5-Door LE: Engine: 1.5-liter four-cylinder DOHC 16-valve Transmission: Five-speed manual Performance: 106 horsepower and 103 lb-ft of torque Fuel Economy: 30/37/33 MPG City/Highway/Combined* Exterior Features: Projector-beam headlights with black sport trim and LED light bar accent, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), Rear spoiler, Black front grille with piano-black accent, 16-inch machined-finish alloy wheels, Integrated fog lights with chrome surround Interior Features: F Leather-trimmed tilt 3-spoke sport steering wheel with audio controls, Sport fabric-trimmed front seats, Leather-trimmed shift knob
Standard Safety Features
3-point seatbelts for all seating positions; driver-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) on all passenger seatbelts
Nine airbags – includes driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, driver knee airbag, driver and front passenger seat cushion airbags, and front and rear side curtain airbags
Star Safety System™- includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST)
Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
High-tensile-strength steel body panels
Energy-absorbing collapsible steering column
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) includes lower anchors on outboard rear seats and tether anchors on all rear seats
Front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zones with side-impact door beams
ToyotaCare featuring a no cost maintenance plan with roadside assistance
Child-protector rear door locks (5-Door models only)
Head-impact protection structure
Driver and front passenger Whiplash-Injury-Lessening (WIL) seats
The 2016 Toyota Yaris may look unimposing, but it isn’t the kind of car to require a heavy foot to get anywhere. Its generous torque curve and lightweight nature make it surprisingly quick, especially under acceleration, which combined with its small size is perfect for zipping around busy city streets.