2019 Toyota Yaris
The 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan takes pint-size four-doors in a new direction. A nip and tuck for the 2019 model year offers the subcompact sedan revised exterior styling, while the lineup now includes 3 trim levels capped by a range-topping XLE with leatherette upholstery and a few fancy features not typically seen in small cars.
The 2019 Yaris sedan– which was called the Yaris iA in 2015 and the Scion iA two years ago– is the four-door counterpart to the Yaris hatchback. Yet all is not as it appears at first look because the sedan was developed and is constructed under contract by Mazda. That implies it shares little with the Yaris hatchback– an advantage to lovers thanks to Mazda’s sporty car know-how.
2019 Toyota Yaris Exterior
Up until now, Toyota has actually just detailed the 2019 Yaris sedan; we do not know if any changes remain in shop for the hatchback, but we’ll update this space once we find out. Outside, the Yaris sedan has actually a modified front fascia with a new honeycomb-style grille insert. The narrow four-door has some design cues shown the Mazda 3, which isn’t really much of a surprise because this Toyota-badged little car is offered as the Mazda 2 in some worldwide markets.
2019 Toyota Yaris Interior
Inside, the Yaris sedan is once again a dead-ringer for a Mazda. Every switch, knob, and lever is supplied by Mazda and differs from that seen on other Toyotas. That’s no bad thing, considering that the Yaris sedans we’ve driven have felt durable and feature interior materials an action above exactly what’s normal for subcompact cars. The Yaris sedan is tight inside, with restricted rear-seat room, but that’s not unexpected given its trim exterior dimensions. The only caution? The Yaris hatchback provides much better energy than the sedan.
2019 Toyota Yaris Engine
All Yaris sedans have a 1.5-liter inline-4 engine underhood ranked at 106 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque paired to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic.
2019 Toyota Yaris Changes
We have not driven the 2019 Yaris sedan, however the styling and lineup changes for 2019 are unlikely to change our viewpoint: it’s a hoot to execute its speeds. Its tight suspension is a huge action above normal subcompact sedans and its direct, linear steering is as communicative as some cars costing five times as much.
Both transmissions have actually made our favor in the past, especially the slick-shifting 6-speed manual. For 2019, the Yaris sedan’s fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city, 39 highway, 34 combined with the handbook and 32/40/35 with the optional automated. The most significant changes for 2019 begun the ordering sheet, given that the Yaris sedan is now offered in 3 trim levels: L, LE, and XLE.
The Yaris L works as the entrance to the lineup with its 7.0-inch infotainment screen, power windows and locks, and Bluetooth. The LE trim adds heated exterior mirrors with LED turn signals, alloy wheels, and fog lights. Topping the line, the XLE includes leatherette seating surfaces, a leather-wrapped wheel, automated climate control, LED headlights, and rain-sensing windscreen wipers.
2019 Toyota Yaris Price
Toyota hasn’t revealed rates for the updated Yaris sedan, so we’re uncertain how the worth story will work out for the new lineup.