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2012 Toyota Yaris Overview (See Available Styles)

Redesigned for 2012, the Toyota Yaris got a much needed makeover inside and out, as well as better fuel economy.

The new 2012 Yaris is larger than its predecessor and carries much improved styling. There is also no longer a sedan version, so the Yaris is only available as a three-door or five-door hatchback. Its new look is more aggressive and features more sharp features and angles than the rounded edges that came on the 2011 car. 15-inch steel wheels are standard, while sportier SE models add fog lights, a rear spoiler, and 16-inch alloy wheels.

Under the hood, the engine and transmission options remain the same. The only available engine is a 106-horsepower, 1.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 103 pounds-feet of torque, and is mated to a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. Although the powertrain was unchanged, other changes have increased the fuel efficiency of the Yaris and it now achieves 30 mpg in the city and 35 (with the 5-door) or 38 (with the 3-door) mpg on the highway.

Inside of the 2012 Yaris, standard features include air conditioning and USB/auxiliary audio inputs. Feel free to spruce up the Yaris more with available features like a 60/40 split-folding rear seat (LE and SE), steering wheel controls, Bluetooth® connectivity, and power windows.

The Yaris is also well equipped when it comes to safety, with nine standard airbags, traction control, LATCh, and antilock btrakes.

Back with improved styling and fuel economy, the redesigned 2012 Toyota Yaris is a great choice for a commuters and young drivers alike.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 30 MPG
  • Highway: 35 - 38 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: ****
  • Frontal Crash: ****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

11 of 13 (84%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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