2009 Toyota Yaris Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$12,205-$15,880
$11,595-$15,084
29 /CITY / 35 /HWY
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What Changed for 2009:

  • New 5-door Liftback joins lineup
  • Styling freshened
  • Body kit and new interior color scheme for sport models
  • Anti-lock brakes (ABS), side and side-curtain air bags become standard
  • Cruise control available on Liftback
  • Integrated iPod capability
  • New Liftback colors: Yellow Jolt and Carmine Red
  • New Sedan colors: Zephyr Blue Metallic and Blue Streak Metallic
Overview
For the 2007 model year, Toyota was among the first automakers to introduce a new generation of subcompact models to the American marketplace. Toyota's was the Yaris, replacing the Echo as the automaker's entry-level model and available as a 3-door Liftback model or a 4-door Sedan. For the 2009 model year, a 5-door Liftback version joins the lineup. The Yaris was designed in Europe and has been the sales leader in a category that has become increasingly popular as gasoline prices have escalated.

Model Lineup
Each of the three 2009 Toyota Yaris models is available in base and S trim levels (S being short for Sport). Each Yaris comes with air conditioning, tilt steering column, intermittent wipers, wiring and speakers for an audio system, and now with side and curtain air bags as well as air bags mounted ahead of the driver and front-seat passenger. Also for the 2009 model year, ABS becomes a standard feature. The S versions of the Yaris include an audio system with CD and MP3 player, rear window defogger, split-folding rear seat and a body appearance package and interior upgrades.

Powertrain
The 2009 Toyota Yaris is powered by a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that provides 106 hp. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard and a 4-speed automatic transmission is optional. The engine is rated at 29 mpg city/36 mpg highway with the manual gearbox and at 29 mpg city/35 mpg highway with automatic transmission. The Yaris powertrain qualifies the car as a ULEV-II, an ultra-low-emission vehicle.

Safety
For the 2009 model year, the Toyota Yaris gains front-seat-mounted side air bags and roof rail-mounted side curtain air bags. ABS becomes standard equipment.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2009 Toyota Yaris Sedan receives 4 stars (out of 5) in frontal crash testing for both driver and front passenger. The Sedan was not tested for side-impact protection. It also received 4 stars for rollover resistance. The 2009 Toyota Yaris 3-door Liftback was rated at 5 stars (the agency's best rating) for frontal protection for the driver and at 4 stars for the passenger in frontal impacts. The 3-door model did not undergo side-impact tests, but again earned 4 stars for its rollover resistance. The 5-door Liftback had yet to be tested as of this writing. Likewise, no results for the 2009 Toyota Yaris were posted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

What Changed for 2009:

  • New 5-door Liftback joins lineup
  • Styling freshened
  • Body kit and new interior color scheme for sport models
  • Anti-lock brakes (ABS), side and side-curtain air bags become standard
  • Cruise control available on Liftback
  • Integrated iPod capability
  • New Liftback colors: Yellow Jolt and Carmine Red
  • New Sedan colors: Zephyr Blue Metallic and Blue Streak Metallic
Overview
For the 2007 model year, Toyota was among the first automakers to introduce a new generation of subcompact models to the American marketplace. Toyota's was the Yaris, replacing the Echo as the automaker's entry-level model and available as a 3-door Liftback model or a 4-door Sedan. For the 2009 model year, a 5-door Liftback version joins the lineup. The Yaris was designed in Europe and has been the sales leader in a category that has become increasingly popular as gasoline prices have escalated.

Model Lineup
Each of the three 2009 Toyota Yaris models is available in base and S trim levels (S being short for Sport). Each Yaris comes with air conditioning, tilt steering column, intermittent wipers, wiring and speakers for an audio system, and now with side and curtain air bags as well as air bags mounted ahead of the driver and front-seat passenger. Also for the 2009 model year, ABS becomes a standard feature. The S versions of the Yaris include an audio system with CD and MP3 player, rear window defogger, split-folding rear seat and a body appearance package and interior upgrades.

Powertrain
The 2009 Toyota Yaris is powered by a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that provides 106 hp. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard and a 4-speed automatic transmission is optional. The engine is rated at 29 mpg city/36 mpg highway with the manual gearbox and at 29 mpg city/35 mpg highway with automatic transmission. The Yaris powertrain qualifies the car as a ULEV-II, an ultra-low-emission vehicle.

Safety
For the 2009 model year, the Toyota Yaris gains front-seat-mounted side air bags and roof rail-mounted side curtain air bags. ABS becomes standard equipment.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2009 Toyota Yaris Sedan receives 4 stars (out of 5) in frontal crash testing for both driver and front passenger. The Sedan was not tested for side-impact protection. It also received 4 stars for rollover resistance. The 2009 Toyota Yaris 3-door Liftback was rated at 5 stars (the agency's best rating) for frontal protection for the driver and at 4 stars for the passenger in frontal impacts. The 3-door model did not undergo side-impact tests, but again earned 4 stars for its rollover resistance. The 5-door Liftback had yet to be tested as of this writing. Likewise, no results for the 2009 Toyota Yaris were posted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Available Trims for the 2009 Toyota Yaris
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 3dr HB Man (Natl) Transmission Manual MSRP 12205.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/36
Name 3dr HB Man (GS) Transmission Manual MSRP 12205.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/36
Name 3dr HB Man (SE) Transmission Manual MSRP 12205.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/36
Name 3dr HB Auto (Natl) Transmission Automatic MSRP 13005.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/35
Name 3dr HB Auto (GS) Transmission Automatic MSRP 13005.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/35
Name 3dr HB Auto (SE) Transmission Automatic MSRP 13005.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/35
Name S (3dr HB Man (Natl)) Transmission Manual MSRP 14025.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/36
Name S (3dr HB Man (GS)) Transmission Manual MSRP 14025.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/36
Name S (3dr HB Man (SE)) Transmission Manual MSRP 14025.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/36
Name S (3dr HB Auto (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 14825.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/35
Name S (3dr HB Auto (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 14825.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/35
Name S (3dr HB Auto (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 14825.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/35
Name 5dr HB Auto (Natl) Transmission Automatic MSRP 13305.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/35
Name 5dr HB Auto (GS) Transmission Automatic MSRP 13305.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/35
Name 5dr HB Auto (SE) Transmission Automatic MSRP 13305.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/35
Name S (5dr HB Auto (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 15125.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/35
Name S (5dr HB Auto (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 15125.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/35
Name S (5dr HB Auto (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 15125.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/35
Name 4dr Sdn Man (Natl) Transmission Manual MSRP 12965.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/36
Name 4dr Sdn Man (GS) Transmission Manual MSRP 12965.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/36
Name 4dr Sdn Man (SE) Transmission Manual MSRP 12965.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/36
Name 4dr Sdn Auto (Natl) Transmission Automatic MSRP 13765.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/35
Name 4dr Sdn Auto (GS) Transmission Automatic MSRP 13765.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/35
Name 4dr Sdn Auto (SE) Transmission Automatic MSRP 13765.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/35
Name S (4dr Sdn Man (Natl)) Transmission Manual MSRP 15080.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/36
Name S (4dr Sdn Man (GS)) Transmission Manual MSRP 15080.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/36
Name S (4dr Sdn Man (SE)) Transmission Manual MSRP 15080.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/36
Name S (4dr Sdn Auto (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 15880.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/35
Name S (4dr Sdn Auto (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 15880.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/35
Name S (4dr Sdn Auto (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 15880.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 29/35
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INTERIOR
  • 4-way manual front fabric-trimmed bucket seats
  • Folding rear bench seat
  • (2) front/(1) rear cupholder
  • 12-volt aux pwr outlet
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Instrumentation -inc: Optitron speedometer, twin tripmeters
  • Digital clock
  • Remote fuel door release
  • Roof-mounted antenna
  • Defroster-linked air conditioning
  • Driver-side glove compartment
  • Passenger-side dual glove compartments
  • Front maplight
  • Covered rear storage deck box
  • Storage cover
  • Trunk lamp
  • 4-way manual front sport bucket seats w/sport fabric trim
  • Leather-trimmed tilt steering wheel
  • Instrumentation -inc: amber Optitron tachometer, speedometer twin tripmeters
  • Leather-wrapped shifter
  • Driver seat height adjuster
  • Remote trunk opener
  • Covered center console w/storage
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Instrumentation -inc: Optitron speedometer, tachometer, twin tripmeters
  • HD Rear defroster
EXTERIOR
  • 14" steel wheels w/covers
  • P175/65R14 all-season tires
  • T125/70D15 compact spare tire
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps
  • Color-keyed manual mirrors
  • Color-keyed door handles
  • Intermittent wipers
  • 15" steel wheels w/covers
  • P185/60R15 all-season tires
  • Color-keyed front & rear underbody spoilers
  • Color-keyed side rocker panels
  • Rear spoiler
  • Fog lamps
  • Rear window wiper
  • Color-keyed grille surround
MECHANICAL
  • 1.5L DOHC SFI 16-valve VVT-i 4-cyl engine w/Toyota direct injection (TDI)
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • Front independent MacPherson strut suspension
  • Torsion beam rear suspension
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • Electric pwr-assist rack-&-pinion steering
  • Front vented disc brakes, rear drum brakes
  • 4-speed auto transmission w/OD
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Anti-lock brakes -inc: electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
    • Front/rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
    • Side-impact door beams
    • Dual front advanced airbags -inc: occupant sensor
    • Front seat-mounted side airbags
    • Side curtain air bags
    • Three-point front seatbelts w/pretensioners, force limiters, ALR/ELR retractors
    • Direct tire pressure monitor system
    • (3) three-point ALR/ELR rear seatbelts
    • Child seat top tether anchor brackets
    • Energy-absorbing steering column
    • Child-protector rear door locks
    • Adjustable front seatbelt shoulder belt anchors
    • Trunk-entrapment release handle
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Audio-prep pkg -inc: (4) speakers, no head unit
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player, MP3/WMA playback, auxiliary input jack, iPod integration
    • In-glass antenna

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