2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback Review – Toyota picked April Fools’ day to detail two new Yaris models – but one of them was actually real. The Toyota-built Yaris hatchback, which Toyota said earlier this year would have any 2019 model, will return to 2020 as a Mazda-built version of the Mazda2 subcompact.
2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback Review
The 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan rebranded from the Yaris iA (and before that the Scion iA under Toyota’s now-DEFUNCT youth brand) is all based on Mazda2, which Mazda no longer sells in the US under its own name, and this is the sedan with a hatchback instead of a t dovolenka.
The second Yaris Introduction was an April Fools’ joke: a Yaris Adventure subcompact pickup truck with a 52.3-inch bed and a whopping 297-pound payload “perfect for pulling coolers to the lake or that third set of golf clubs that just didn’t will fit in a car suitcase (not sure why y ou’d have three sets of golf clubs, though, as Yaris Adventure only seats two). “It was billed as” answering a question no one asked. “
These days, you can argue the same for Yaris hatchback considering the sales of cars in general and subcompacts in particular. But that’s for Real, and we’ll see that soon at the 2019 New York International Auto Show.
For buyers who are still looking at subcompacts, the new Yaris is a better looking hatchback, even with a large Toyota hexagonal grille seeded on the front of the Mazda design. Like the sedan, it also promises sporting drivability than many subcompacts.
Toyota says the Yaris hatchback will be powered by a 106-horsepower, 1.5-liter four-cylinder mated to a standard Six-Speed automatic with a driver-selectable sport mode that sharpens the Accelerator response. Highway gas mileage is estimated by Toyota at 40 mpg, though EPA has yet to post ratings as of this writing. The small hatchback (only 161.6 inches long) has a Wheelbase 2.4 inches longer than the 2018 model for more interior space. The boot space behind the rear seat is 15.9 cubic feet.
The base Yaris LE hatchback also has a Big-kid list of standard features, but its crash-avoidance technology takes a step backwards versus the outgoing Toyota-built Yaris hatchback, which had standard full-speed automatic emergency braking, Lane departure warning and automatic high beams. Confirmed by Toyota to Cars.com as a restriction on the Mazda platform, the new Yaris Hatch has only low-speed automatic braking. The system only works at speeds up to 18 mph on the related Yaris sedan. Still, it’s standard — a rarity among subcompact cars.
As with the sedan, the hatchback also gets a 7-inch touch and knob-controlled screen, six-speaker audio, Bluetooth, two USB ports and satellite radio capability. It also gets Apple CarPlay and (unlike most other current Toyota products) Android Auto, two must-have features are still missing in the Yaris sedan. Also standard are 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels, heated exterior mirrors, keyless entry with push button start, fog lights, a tilt-and-telescope steering wheel and sun visors with illuminated makeup mirrors.
If you are in the market for a small, convenient and affordable car, then we have some good news for you. Toyota will sell you the 2020 Yaris hatchback at exactly the same price as the Yaris sedan. Car manufacturer believes that you do not have to pay “any extra cost” to get the car that best suits your needs. Thanks, Toyota, this is actually very true.
The business logic is pretty simple. As CarsDirect discovered through order guides, the 2020 Yaris hatchback LE will start from $ 18,705 with destination and upgrading to the XLE trim will set you back $ 19,705. You will find the exact same prices for the respective models in the Yaris sedan range equipped with a six-speed automatic.
It is important to note that the sedan version of the Mazda-derived model will have a lower base price, as it will be available in entry-level L trim with a starting price of $ 16,605 when equipped with a six-speed manual and $ 17,705 with the automatic. The Yaris hatchback does not have the base L model.
The LE trim brings smart and value-oriented features to both the hatch and sedan. These include keyless entry, a pre-collision system and 16-inch alloy wheels. A touch-sensitive audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility also comes standard.
As a final note, CarsDirect points out that if you are looking for a small car with a manual transmission, be aware that a three-pedal configuration will not be available for the 2020 Yaris hatchback. The Yaris sedan has a manual variant of the L and LE models