2017 Toyota Yaris Review

2017 Toyota Yaris photo
  1. Original MSRP$15,250 - $18,000
  2. Fuel Economy (MPG)30/36 City/Hwy
  3. Body StylesLiftback

2017 Toyota Yaris Review

  • Overview
  • Specs
  • Safety
2017 Toyota Yaris photo
  1. Original MSRP$15,250 - $18,000
  2. Fuel Economy (MPG)30/36 City/Hwy
  3. Body StylesLiftback


By Matt Keegan (Last Updated 12/13/2017)

Affordability is a key strength of the 2017 Toyota Yaris, and this hatchback’s small footprint makes it an ideal choice for city driving. The Yaris’ strong lineup of standard safety features is another plus.

The 2017 Toyota Yaris is subcompact hatchback sold in two- and four-door body styles, and it seats five passengers. Two-door models are sold in L and LE trims, while four-door models come in L, LE and SE trims. Buyers can choose between a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic transmission.

For 2017, the Toyota Yaris adds forward collision mitigation, lane departure alert and automatic high beams as standard equipment.


The 2017 Yaris offers sporty sheet metal, distinguished by a gaping grille and a raked windshield. The car’s standard 15-inch steel wheels are pushed out at the corners, giving it a broad stance.

Base models come with halogen headlamps, daytime running lights, a black front grille, color-keyed side mirrors and color-keyed exterior door handles. The list of upgrades includes projector-beam headlights with LED accents, power-adjustable side mirrors, chrome accents for the front grille, fog lights, LED daytime running lights, a rear spoiler and 15- or 16-inch alloy wheels.


The Toyota Yaris’ interior is relatively spartan, with liberal use of plastics throughout. Though the Yaris can seat five, it provides the most comfortable fit with four passengers on board. The rear seats provide above-average legroom, and all models come with a 60/40-split folding rear seat. Two-door models provide 15.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity with the rear seats in place, while four-door models provide 15.6 cubic feet.

Base models come with cloth upholstery, air conditioning, a tilt-adjustable steering column, a six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat and power windows and door locks. Available upgrades include satin-chrome interior door handles and a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift lever.


While it may not be the most engaging choice in its class, the 2017 Toyota Yaris provides adequate driving dynamics. This front-wheel-drive hatchback is motivated by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 106 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque. Shoppers can choose between a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic transmission.

EPA-estimated fuel economy is 30/36 mpg city/highway with the manual and 30/35 mpg for models equipped with the automatic transmission.



The Yaris provides a decent array of user-friendly technology. Base models come with Bluetooth phone and music streaming, a 6.1-inch touch screen, a six-speaker sound system, HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack, voice recognition, a USB port and a CD player.

With the Yaris, you get a level of standard driver-assitive technology that’s unusual at this car’s modest price point. All models come with lane departure alert, automatic high beams and forward collision mitigation.


Specs & Features


  • Available colors

  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Super White
  • Ruby Flare Pearl
  • Blue Streak Metallic
  • Black Sand Pearl
  • Barcelona Red Metallic
  • Wheel and tire type

  • Wheel Diameter: 15.0 X 5.5 Inches
  • Tire Type: P175/65r15 84h
  • Available exterior features

  • Door Handle Color: Body-color
  • Front Bumper Color: Body-color
  • Grille Color: Black
  • Mirror Color: Body-color
  • Rear Bumper Color: Body-color
  • Window Trim: Black
  • Body style

  • Liftback
  • Dimensions

  • Width Without Mirrors: 66.7 Inches
  • Ground Clearance: 5.5 Inches
  • Width: 66.7 Inches
  • Length: 155.5 Inches
  • Height: 59.4 Inches
  • Wheelbase: 98.8 Inches
  • Rear Track Width: 57.9 Inches
  • Curb Weight: 2315 Pounds
  • Front Track Width: 58.5 Inches


  • Comfort/convenience features

  • Door Trim: Cloth
  • Floor Material: Carpet
  • Air Filtration
  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones: Single
  • Power Locks
  • Seats

  • 6-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
  • Bucket Front Seats
  • 4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustments
  • Split-Folding Rear Seat
  • 60-40 Split Rear Seat
  • Upholstery: Cloth
  • Entertainment

  • Antenna Type: Mast
  • Auxiliary Audio Input: Bluetooth/USB/IPod/iPhone/Jack
  • In-Dash CD: MP3 Playback/Single Disc
  • Radio: AM/FM/HD Radio/Touch Screen Display/Voice Operated
  • Radio Data System
  • Total Speakers: 6
  • Infotainment: Entune
  • Telematics systems

  • Phone: Hands Free
  • Wireless Data Link: Bluetooth
  • Dimensions

  • Passenger Volume: 84.4 Cubic Feet
  • Max Seating: 5
  • Front Hip Room: 50 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room: 52.5 Inches
  • Rear Hip Room: 49.8 Inches
  • Interior Volume: 99.7 Cubic Feet
  • Rear Legroom: 33.3 Inches
  • Front Legroom: 40.6 Inches
  • Front Headroom: 39.3 Inches
  • Rear Headroom: 37.6 Inches
  • Standard Seating: 5
  • Seating Rows: 2
  • Cargo Volume: 15.3 Cubic Feet
  • Rear Shoulder Room: 51.8 Inches


  • Drivetrain

  • Axle Ratio: 3.72
  • Fuel Economy

  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • City (MPG): 30
  • Highway (MPG): 36
  • Combined (MPG): 33
  • Engine

  • Engine Type: 4 Cylinders
  • Displacement(liters): 1.5
  • Horsepower: 106
  • Torque: 103
  • Transmission

  • Transmission Type: 5-speed Manual
  • Type: M
  • Gears: 5
  • Performance Specifications

  • Aerodynamic Drag: 0.3
  • Turning Circle: 31.5
  • Suspension

  • Rear Suspension Type: Torsion Beam
  • Front Suspension Type: Lower Control Arms
  • Rear Suspension Classification: Semi-independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar: Diameter 24 mm
  • Front Shock Type: Gas
  • Rear Spring Type: Coil
  • Front Suspension Classification: Independent
  • Rear Shock Type: Gas
  • Front Spring Type: Coil
  • Front Struts: MacPherson


  • Warranty information

  • New Car Basic Warranty: 36 Months/36,000 Miles
  • Powertrain: Drivetrain/Powertrain: 60 Months/60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion Perforation: Rust: 60 Months


Safety Features

  1. Electronic Stability Control: Standard
  2. Energy Absorbing Steering Column
  3. Side Impact Airbags: Standard
  4. Lane Deviation Sensors
  5. Child Seat Anchors: LATCH System
  6. Impact Absorbing Seats: Dual Front
  7. Crumple Zones: Front/rear
  8. Pre-collision Warning System: Audible Warning/visual Warning
  9. Body Side Reinforcements: Side Impact Door Beams
  10. Anti-lock Brakes Four Wheel: Standard
  11. Front Driver Airbags: Standard
  12. Daytime Running Lights: Standard
  13. Rollover Stability Control: Not Available
  14. Autonomous Braking
  15. Front Passenger Airbags: Standard
  16. Safety Brake Pedal System
  17. Anti-lock Brakes Two Wheel: Not Available
  18. Brake Assist: Standard
  19. Side Curtain Airbags: Standard

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