The 2018 Toyota Yaris is made up of two cars: a fun-to-drive sedan called iA, and a hatchback relic that’s hard to recommend.
The new front and rear styling of the 2018 Yaris was seen for the first time in the European Yaris GRMN market that debuted earlier this month, although this version also featured add-ons on the theme of performance. While the car’s pinched nose and gaping mouth grille carry here, the 2018 L and LE feature a new front fascia that drops off the upper grille and blends the new color nose with the bumper and bonnet. Two chrome trims extend outward from the logo, meeting the redesigned headlights. The SE version is differentiated by a black mesh grille surrounded by chrome and 16-inch aluminum wheels with dark accents. At the rear, the Yaris has been redesigned with wider taillights and a new bumper. There is a new color, Blue Eclipse, which is available with a body color or a Black Sand Pearl roof.
Toyota has not changed the interior design of the Yaris, but the electronics are different, and there is more standard equipment. The base L adds a tilt steering wheel with audio controls. Toyota also gave sport analog dashboard with LCD display screen that was previously only available on the SE. The L and LE also receive a 6.1-inch touchscreen with Toyota’s Entune audio system, which provides a CD player, MP3 playback, six speakers, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB port, Bluetooth and Siri Eyes Free. The SE model features a 7.0-inch touch screen and a high-end Entune system, as well as voice recognition, hands-free calling, SiriusXM satellite radio and HD radio. meteorological and road information. Toyota’s active safety feature set front collision warning, automated emergency braking, lane departure warning, and automatic high beam is standard on all models.
All Yaris sedans are powered by a 1.5-liter I-4 producing 106 hp and 103 lb-ft of torque, paired with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The EPA has not released the fuel economy ratings for the 2018 model, but the 2017 Yaris has been rated at 30/36 mpg city / highway with manual or 30/35 mpg with automatic. There is 15.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the folding rear seats in the two-door or 15.6-cubic foot variant in the four-door model.