Toyota Yaris Liftback
Toyota Yaris Liftback

2016 Toyota Yaris SE

Pros: Penny-pinching prices; great close-quarters maneuverability; decent selection of available features

Cons: Weak acceleration; high noise levels; not as fun to drive as most subcompact-class rivals

CG Says: After a major refresh last year, the Toyota Yaris is unchanged for 2016. On its own, the Yaris is a pleasant subcompact that will more than meet the needs of shoppers in this class. It’s decently roomy and pretty reasonably priced. Unfortunately, when you put the Yaris up against its contemporaries, it falls a bit flat. Rival subcompacts best it in a variety of areas, from passenger and cargo flexibility to noise suppression and overall refinement. Don’t discount this Toyota entirely, but be sure to test drive the competition first.

The Facts
Class Subcompact
Body Style(s) 2-door hatchback, 4-door hatchback
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Toyota
Nation of Manufacture France
Base Prices L 2-door, manual: $14,895
L 2-door: $15,620
L 4-door: $15,595
LE 2-door: $16,555
LE 4-door: $16,930
SE 4-door, manual: $16,870
SE 4-door: $17,670

Base Engine
1.5-liter 4-cylinder
Std. Transmission
5-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
4-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

2016 Toyota Yaris 4-door
2016 Toyota Yaris L 2-door