2011 Toyota Yaris Overview
The 2011 Toyota Yaris subcompact continues to represent one of the best values on the road. So if you’re looking for a budget-friendly car from one of the most reputable auto manufacturers, which also receives exceptional fuel economy and offers surprising versatility, then this might just be the car for you.
The entry-level Toyota Yaris comes seating for up to five passengers, and is available as a two-door hatchback, four-door hatchback (introduced last year) or four-door sedan. The sedan is 20 inches longer than the hatchback and also has a longer wheelbase which provides more room for rear passengers. The Yaris is powered by a capable 106-horsepower, 1.5-liter inline-four cylinder engine with variable valve timing, and is mated to a four-speed automatic or a new five-speed manual transmission. EPA estimated fuel economy ratings are stellar, topping out at 29 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. The Yaris competes against the Chevrolet Aveo, Honda Fit and Hyundai Accent for subcompact supremacy.
You’ll find that many of the features on the 2011 Yaris are available as options – this is to keep the base price low, and more importantly it lets you customize the Yaris to fit your lifestyle and needs.
The Yaris sits on 14- or 15-inch wheels and exterior options include a rear wiper on the hatchback, fog lamps, and power locks/windows. Inside, an available 60/40-split rear seat for the hatchback reclines and also slides forward and backward. Other options include cruise control, remote keyless entry, and a CD player with auxiliary jack.
Sedan S models provide a sportier look to the Yaris, featuring color-keyed front and rear under spoilers, sport seat fabric, leather-wrapped steering wheel/shift knob, and satellite radio.
The Yaris might be an economy car, but it definitely doesn’t skimp when it comes to safety. Standard safety features include front-seat side-impact and side-curtain airbags. Advanced driver and passenger dual-stage front airbags inflate according to collision severity, while a front seat passenger sensor detects the amount of weight on the seat to determine whether the airbag should inflate and how much. Additional standard safety features include an electronic stability system, traction control, antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, and daytime running lamps on hatchback models.
For optimal city driving, the cost-effective 2011 Toyota Yaris features exceptional fuel economy and plenty of fun amenities that are all wrapped in a small frame for those oh-so-tight parking spaces.