The lack of telescopic steering adjustment might be an annoyance; and it could be a deal breaker for those with atypical proportions. For now the all-new 2012 Yaris is only offered as a three- or five-door Liftback hatchback , though a four-door sedan is due the outgoing Yaris Sedan is still available at dealerships, as a 2012. Switching back to a metadata-supplying app such as the aforementioned stock Music app fixed the lockout, returning volume and skip controls to my fingertips. I then researched its safety test results and was thoroughly impressed. Personal choices such as alloy wheels and spoilers are an additional option based on individual preference. It's unassuming, uneventful, and generally uninteresting. Performance When choosing a new car, one of the main aspects you need to consider is its performance.
We plan on keeping it another 5-6yrs at which point it will probably have 220+ miles. He fed me a line about the owner driving it the day before, which seemed doubtful. The 2012 Toyota Yaris 3- and 5-door hatchbacks share the same 1. The interior of our test Yaris boasts two-tone fabric seats to go along with the black and grey dashboard. Even the less-powerful 100-horsepower feels more peppy and agile, so if it's small-car fun that you're after, perhaps you should look elsewhere. It is best noted for its speed and mileage of 29 mpg city drive and 36 mpg on the highway. The steering wheel has a good feel to it, it is a little chunkier at the 10:00 and 2:00 position which is where you're supposed to grip it.
The Yaris is available as a two-door or four-door hatchback. The short front and rear overhangs and short hood should make maneuvering through tight spots a breeze, as should the expansive greenhouse that provides excellent 360-degree visibility. When it has to downshift to 2nd, though, the engine makes a lot of noise before popping kind of quickly into 3rd. . Others of different body shapes might see it differently. Trunk on sedan is deceptively huge.
Moreover it also contains a trunk lamp, hoot releases and 12 volt power outlets. It does have variable valve timing and manages to feel more flexible than either the 1. The vehicle is also equipped with nine airbags which is strategically placed to ensure the safety of passengers as well as the driver. It features a 4 cylinder 100 horse power engine. Thanks to the added wheelbase, plus a retuned suspension, ride quality is better than previous Yaris models, and good within this class, with less of the bobbing motion that you see in some other subcompacts. This kind of subtle difference may not impact you but, if you're in any way interested in quickness and responsiveness, the Yaris might fail to impress. The heating and ventilation knobs are now aligned horizontally instead of being stacked on top of each other, and the overall look is more modern.
However, the four-speed automatic transmission does seem a bit antiquated. Just this year, a host of new competitors has joined the subcompact party, including the sleek new Kia Rio, sassy Hyundai Accent and the bold Chevrolet Sonic. The 2012 Toyota Yaris has cabin appointments and interior packaging that are merely average in this class, but improved seats and a better instrument-panel design mark significantly improved functionality. Nevertheless, it is a very well thought car and built to last. Toyota engineers did their homework selecting the gear ratios for the manual gearbox.
The performance and reliability have been stellar. The visibility is excellent - handling is very good and is so easy to park - I like the fact that it is a little taller than my old car which accounts for the great visibility. Now, for 2012, Toyota has redesigned its Yaris; the new version is slated to go on sale in October. Features are still very much in the economy-car vein. If you frequently give rides to tall people, expect to have to share legroom between front and rear passengers. The engine and transmission behave as they did when it was brand new. Highway noise is surprisingly subdued.
Those inserts are hard plastic in the L. I then researched its safety test results and was thoroughly impressed. I find this car to be comfortable and great value. With nine standard airbags—including front seat-mounted side bags, a knee airbag for the driver, and roll-sensing side bags for front and rear occupants, the 2012 Yaris is a big step forward compared to the outgoing model, and it's now one of the safest models in its class. Our Blazing Blue Pearl tester was a charming little ride that made up for each of its on-paper cons with an on-the-road pro. But I still bought the car. Interior The new Toyota Yaris has a number of outstanding interior features.
Safety is a bright spot for the 2012 Toyota Yaris. On the plus side, the 2012 Toyota Yaris' interior is pretty roomy for such a small car, with good headroom front and rear. The Yaris' five-speed manual gearbox is one of the lightest, most precise-feeling gearboxes in this class, even if the throws are a bit long—go with it if you can, as the four-speed automatic is a dinosaur next to much of the six-speed competition, with its widely-spaced gears and dramatic highway downshifts. The 2012 Toyota Yaris has improved looks, ride, handling and cabin materials, but it's hurt by its highway performance and by gas mileage that doesn't match its segment's leaders. If you are in the market for the most fuel-efficient Toyota Yaris model, you can turn your sights to the turbocharged engine.
However, if the audio app currently playing on the smartphone didn't supply the Yaris with data to display, the stereo would get confused and lock the volume at its current level, which is not great. On one side, it's styling. Overall, it feels nicely buttoned-down, with much less of the buoyant fore-and-aft feeling we've noticed in former versions. Toyota has ditched the sedan version of this model-year Yaris, saying buyers chose hatchback versions 70 percent of the time. I look forward to having this car for a very long time! The 2012 Toyota Yaris hatchback hopes to lure younger buyers with its newly acquired suite of high-tech audio and communications features, attractive styling, and the well established Toyota reliability and resale story. Reviewers said the is one of the more exciting cars to drive in the segment. With the rear seats folded flat, the Yaris' rear compartment opens up into a large storage space.
I really wanted a prius c but as that was too dear I bought a 5spd manual Yaris. For starters, the stereo featured support for displaying metadata on its three-line monochrome display, which is great. Pairing the phone was an absolute cinch—done in about 30 seconds following text prompts—and the microphone for the system dealt well with any road noise. The hatchback design allows for easy loading of cargo, which with the rear seats up is a respectable 15. I really wanted a prius c but as that was too dear I bought a 5spd manual Yaris. Nine Airbags Always a concern when driving a subcompact, the safety issue is laid to rest with standard airbags protecting the front and rear passengers. Leo, the sales person, asked for 48 hours to have the car ready for delivery--although I had asked to register the vehicle myself, and he refused, citing Rhode Island required processes for dealerships.