The 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan takes pint-size four-doors in a new direction. A nip and tuck for the 2019 model year provides the subcompact sedan modified exterior styling, while the lineup now includes 3 trim levels topped by a range-topping XLE with leatherette upholstery and a few trendy features not generally seen in little cars.
The 2019 Yaris sedan– which was called the Yaris iA last year and the Scion iA 2 years back– is the four-door equivalent to the Yaris hatchback. Yet all is not as it seems in the beginning glimpse given that the sedan was developed and is built under contract by Mazda. That suggests it shares little with the Yaris hatchback– a boon to lovers thanks to Mazda’s stylish car know-how.
2019 Toyota Yaris Exterior
Up until now, Toyota has only detailed the 2019 Yaris sedan; we do not know if any changes remain in shop for the hatchback, but we’ll update this area once we find out. Outside, the Yaris sedan has actually a modified front fascia with a new honeycomb-style grille insert. The narrow four-door has some style hints shown the Mazda 3, which isn’t much of a surprise since this Toyota-badged little car is sold as the Mazda 2 in some international markets.
2019 Toyota Yaris Interior
Inside, the Yaris sedan is again a dead-ringer for a Mazda. Every switch, knob, and lever is supplied by Mazda and varies from that seen on other Toyotas. That’s no bad thing, considering that the Yaris sedans we’ve driven have felt well-built and feature interior products a step above exactly what’s typical for subcompact cars. The Yaris sedan is tight inside, with minimal rear-seat room, but that’s not unanticipated offered its trim exterior dimensions. The only caution? The Yaris hatchback offers better energy than the sedan.
2019 Toyota Yaris Engine
All Yaris sedans have a 1.5-liter inline-4 engine underhood ranked at 106 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque paired to either a 6-speed handbook or a 6-speed automatic.
2019 Toyota Yaris Changes
We have not driven the 2019 Yaris sedan, but the styling and lineup changes for 2019 are unlikely to change our opinion: it’s a hoot to put through its speeds. Its taut suspension is a big action above common subcompact sedans and its direct, direct steering is as communicative as some sports cars costing 5 times as much.
Both transmissions have made our favor in the past, especially the slick-shifting 6-speed handbook. For 2019, the Yaris sedan’s fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city, 39 highway, 34 combined with the manual and 32/40/35 with the optional automatic. The most significant changes for 2019 come on the buying sheet, because the Yaris sedan is now offered in three trim levels: L, LE, and XLE.
The Yaris L serves as the entrance to the lineup with its 7.0-inch infotainment screen, power windows and locks, and Bluetooth. The LE trim adds heated exterior mirrors with LED turn signals, alloy wheels, and fog lights. Topping the line, the XLE includes leatherette seating surfaces, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic environment control, LED headlights, and rain-sensing windscreen wipers.
2019 Toyota Yaris Price
Toyota hasn’t announced rates for the upgraded Yaris sedan, so we’re unsure how the worth story will work out for the new lineup.
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