2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback Canada Review – A few weeks after revealing photos and some information about its 2020 Yaris hatchback, Toyota officially presented the car at the 2020 New York Auto Show on Wednesday. While several automakers have left subcompact cars as consumers continue to turn to larger vehicles, including SUVs and crossovers, Toyota is staying put. But in a move to cut costs, the company relies more heavily on its partnership with Mazda.
Similar to the Yaris sedan, the new 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback Canada Review is a transformed Mazda2, a car that is no longer sold in Canada but continues to be offered in other markets around the world.
The similarities are striking, especially inside where it doesn’t feel like you’re in a Toyota. On a positive note, the increased dimensions result in a bit more interior space. With a super-low load floor, the trunk is actually quite spacious.
The 2020 Toyota Yaris hatchback will be available in five-door LE and XLE models-no more three-door variant. The rather sporty silhouette is emphasized by standard 16-inch wheels.
Mechanically, there are no changes to the 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that is already outfitting the sedan, which is still rated at 106 horsepower. A Sport mode gives the car a bit more character through faster Shifts from the six-speed automatic transmission. If you prefer to line your own gear, you’re in luck: a Canadian-exclusive manual transmission is available with the base model.
The 2020 Toyota Yaris hatchback will be manufactured in Mexico and for sale this summer. Keep an eye on pricing information.
Earlier this year, we learned that the Yaris Liftback had been disconnected. Now we make way for the 2020 Toyota Yaris hatchback, which is essentially a renamed Mazda2.
The Yaris hatchback shares the cab-rearward look of the Mazda, though it has a decidedly Toyota face. Its wheelbase grows nearly 2.4 inches from the Yaris Liftback, and the trunk rises to 15.9 cubic feet.
We’re a bit skeptical, but Toyota promises “tenacious handling” that is “baked into engineering, not just added with fat tires and stiff suspension.” It’s a MacPherson strut your suspension in the front and a torsion-beam suspension in the rear. Under the hood, Expect no more power than before. The well-known 1.5-liter inline 4-cylinder delivers 106 hp. This engine is mated to a standard six-speed automatic transmission and no mention has been made by the previous standard six-speed manual. A Sport mode is said to improve the acceleration response.
Take a look inside and you’ll notice the controls make it look just like a Mazda. The interior features a standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with a 7-inch touchscreen, which can be controlled using the Mazda dial.
The 2020 Toyota Yaris hatchback will be available in mono-spec LE and XLE grades. Standard features include 16-inch alloy wheels, smart key with push button start, fog lights, variable intermittent windshield wipers, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, chrome interior door handles, and a first aid kit. The XLE models have leather seats, Auto climate control, automatic LED headlights and steering wheel leather, Change knob and parking brake handles.
Full fuel economy information has not been revealed, but Toyota estimates 40 mpg (5.9 L / 100 km) on the highway. That matches the top freeway number of the auto-equipped Yaris Liftback.