Toyota Yaris iA
2017 Toyota Yaris iA
2017 Toyota Yaris iA

2017 Toyota Yaris iA

Pros: Excellent fuel economy; spritely handling; generous level of standard equipment for the money, including some rare-for-the-class features

Cons: Middling acceleration; limited back-seat room; polarizing front-end styling

CG Says: The Scion iA becomes Toyota Yaris iA for 2017. Toyota is closing its youth-oriented Scion division after the 2016 model year and the recently introduced iA moves over to the Toyota brand. Other than new Toyota badges, the Yaris iA is unchanged for 2017. The Yaris iA is a subcompact-sized 4-door sedan that is essentially a restyled version of the Mazda 2 sedan. (Mazda has elected to not offer the Mazda 2 sedan or hatchback in the U.S. market, at least for the time being.) The Yaris iA comes as a “mono-spec” vehicle; besides paint color, the only options are manual or automatic transmission and dealer-accessory-type add-ons. Thankfully, the Yaris iA comes surprisingly well-equipped—its standard features include keyless entry with push-button start, a 7-inch multimedia touchscreen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and even a low-speed collision warning and mitigation system. The collision mitigation system is capable of automatically applying the brakes at speeds under 18 mph. The Yaris iA is a compelling entry in the subcompact market that offers competitive pricing, a nimble driving personality, pleasant interior trimmings, and an impressive level of standard features. It’s a must-see in its class.

The Facts
Class Subcompact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Mazda
Nation of Manufacture Mexico
Base Prices Base, manual: $15,950
Base, automatic: $17,050

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

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