Noise, ride, agility, driving position, front seat comfort, fit and finish, radio controls, rear visibility.
Toyota's least expensive car is available as a two- or four-door hatchback. Despite excellent fuel economy of 32 mpg overall in our tests and a relatively roomy rear seat, it remains rough and very Spartan in this increasingly competitive segment. Handling is ho-hum, and acceleration is slow. The cabin is noisy, the ride is busy, and the driving position is awkward. On top of all that, the radio is needlessly complex to operate. Reliability is likely to be very good, but the Yaris scores too low to be recommended.