2012 Toyota Yaris Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$14,115-$17,200
$13,551-$16,510
30 /CITY / 35 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- Elimination of sedan body style
- Complete exterior redesign of liftback lengthens the 2012 Toyota Yaris by 3 inches and reduces height by 0.6 inch
- Extra sound-absorbing and insulating materials to reduce ride noise
- New 3-spoke steering wheel with thicker grip and flat-bottom shape
- Instrument cluster moved away from center of dash to traditional position
- Standard tire size increased to 15 inches

Exterior Features
The 2012 Toyota Yaris is offered in three trims, with the entry-level L and value-oriented LE editions available either as a 3-door liftback or 5-door liftback. The sport-tuned SE is only available as a 5-door.

Interior Features
The longer, lower profile of the 2012 Toyota Yaris has increased cargo room, head room, and passenger volume. The 2012 version also features wider front seats than the previous model. Standard amenities include 6 cupholders, storage cover for the cargo area, and full audio connectivity.

Optional Features
The top two trim levels--LE and SE--also offer HD radio, 6 speakers, and Bluetooth streaming-music technology. The SE includes smoke-color trim, multi-reflector halogen headlamps, integrated fog lamps and color-keyed touches, such as underbody spoilers.

Under the Hood
All versions of the 2012 Toyota Yaris are powered by a 1.5-liter, 16-valve 4-cylinder engine rated at 106 horsepower that is mated to either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Toyota Yaris are:
- Yaris with manual transmission: 30/38/33 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Yaris with automatic transmission: 30/35/32 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Toyota Yaris include 9 standard air bags and a package of driving-assist features, such as traction control.

To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not conducted tests on the 2012 Yaris. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Yaris 5-door model received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--for front-, side-, rollover-, and rear-crash protection and a \"Top Safety Pick\" designation. The IIHS has not tested the 3-door liftback.


What's New for 2012:
- Elimination of sedan body style
- Complete exterior redesign of liftback lengthens the 2012 Toyota Yaris by 3 inches and reduces height by 0.6 inch
- Extra sound-absorbing and insulating materials to reduce ride noise
- New 3-spoke steering wheel with thicker grip and flat-bottom shape
- Instrument cluster moved away from center of dash to traditional position
- Standard tire size increased to 15 inches

Exterior Features
The 2012 Toyota Yaris is offered in three trims, with the entry-level L and value-oriented LE editions available either as a 3-door liftback or 5-door liftback. The sport-tuned SE is only available as a 5-door.

Interior Features
The longer, lower profile of the 2012 Toyota Yaris has increased cargo room, head room, and passenger volume. The 2012 version also features wider front seats than the previous model. Standard amenities include 6 cupholders, storage cover for the cargo area, and full audio connectivity.

Optional Features
The top two trim levels--LE and SE--also offer HD radio, 6 speakers, and Bluetooth streaming-music technology. The SE includes smoke-color trim, multi-reflector halogen headlamps, integrated fog lamps and color-keyed touches, such as underbody spoilers.

Under the Hood
All versions of the 2012 Toyota Yaris are powered by a 1.5-liter, 16-valve 4-cylinder engine rated at 106 horsepower that is mated to either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Toyota Yaris are:
- Yaris with manual transmission: 30/38/33 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Yaris with automatic transmission: 30/35/32 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Toyota Yaris include 9 standard air bags and a package of driving-assist features, such as traction control.

To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not conducted tests on the 2012 Yaris. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Yaris 5-door model received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--for front-, side-, rollover-, and rear-crash protection and a \"Top Safety Pick\" designation. The IIHS has not tested the 3-door liftback.


Available Trims for the 2012 Toyota Yaris
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name L (3dr Liftback Man (Natl)) Transmission Manual MSRP 14115.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 30/38
Name L (3dr Liftback Man (GS)) Transmission Manual MSRP 14115.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 30/38
Name L (3dr Liftback Man (SE)) Transmission Manual MSRP 14115.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 30/38
Name L (3dr Liftback Auto (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 14840.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 30/35
Name L (3dr Liftback Auto (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 14840.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 30/35
Name L (3dr Liftback Auto (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 14840.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 30/35
Name LE (3dr Liftback Auto (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 15625.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 30/35
Name LE (3dr Liftback Auto (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 15625.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 30/35
Name LE (3dr Liftback Auto (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 15625.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 30/35
Name L (5dr Liftback Auto (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 15140.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 30/35
Name L (5dr Liftback Auto (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 15140.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 30/35
Name L (5dr Liftback Auto (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 15140.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 30/35
Name SE (5dr Liftback Man (Natl)) Transmission Manual MSRP 16400.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 30/38
Name SE (5dr Liftback Man (GS)) Transmission Manual MSRP 16400.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 30/38
Name SE (5dr Liftback Man (SE)) Transmission Manual MSRP 16400.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 30/38
Name SE (5dr Liftback Auto (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 17200.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 30/35
Name SE (5dr Liftback Auto (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 17200.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 30/35
Name SE (5dr Liftback Auto (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 17200.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 30/35
Name LE (5dr Liftback Auto (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 16100.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 30/35
Name LE (5dr Liftback Auto (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 16100.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 30/35
Name LE (5dr Liftback Auto (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 16100.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 30/35
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INTERIOR
  • 4-way manual front bucket seats
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear bench seat
  • Door scuff plates
  • 3-spoke tilt steering wheel
  • Instrumentation -inc: tachometer, speedometer, avg speed, twin trip meters, outside temp, fuel econ info, avg speed, eco-meter gauge
  • Digital clock
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote fuel door release
  • Air conditioning -inc: air filter
  • Rear window defroster -inc: timer
  • (4) front/(2) rear cupholders
  • 12V aux pwr outlet
  • Metallic interior trim w/black interior door handles
  • Dual sun visors w/covered mirrors -inc: extendable visors
  • Front/rear assist grips
  • Passenger seatback pocket
  • Cargo mat
  • Trunk lamp
  • Cargo storage cover
  • Instrumentation -inc: speedometer, avg speed, twin trip meters, outside temp, fuel econ info, avg speed, eco-meter gauge
  • Multi-adjustable front bucket seats -inc: 6-way manual adjustable driver, 4-way manual adjustable passenger
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • 3-spoke tilt steering wheel -inc: steering wheel audio controls
  • Remote keyless entry w/(2) key fobs
  • Pwr windows -inc: driver auto-down
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Metallic interior trim w/chrome interior door handles
  • Sport cloth seat trim
  • Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Cruise control
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Instrumentation -inc: tachometer, speedometer, avg speed, twin trip meters, outside temp, fuel econ info, avg speed, eco-meter gauge, shift position indicator
EXTERIOR
  • 15" x 5" steel wheels w/covers
  • P175/65HR15 all-season tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Paint protection film
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps
  • Color-keyed manual mirrors -inc: folding feature
  • UV protection green tint front side & rear glass
  • Intermittent front wiper
  • Rear window wiper
  • Chrome rear license plate garnish
  • Color-keyed door handles
  • Color-keyed manual retractable pwr mirrors -inc: folding feature
  • 16" x 6" alloy wheels w/covers
  • P195/50VR16 all-season tires
  • Color-keyed rear spoiler
  • Color-keyed grille w/sport mesh insert, chrome garnish
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/smoked sport trim
  • Integrated front fog lamps
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
  • Independent MacPherson strut front 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
  • Front vented & rear disc brakes
PACKAGE
  • Pwr pkg -inc: color-keyed manual retractable pwr mirrors, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, pwr windows w/driver auto-down, engine immobilizer, remote keyless entry w/(2) key fobs, steering wheel audio controls, driver seat vertical adjuster, AM/FM stereo, CD/MP3/WMA player, (6) speakers, MP3 sound enhancement, HD radio, aux input jack, USB input w/iPod connectivity, Sirius XM radio compatibility, auto sound leveling, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability w/music streaming, phonebook access
  • Sport edition -inc: rear disc brakes, 16" x 6" alloy wheels, P195/50VR16 all-season tires, color-keyed rear spoiler, multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/smoked sport trim, front fog lamps, color-keyed manual retractable pwr mirrors, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls, remote keyless entry w/(2) key fobs, pwr windows w/driver auto-down, cruise control, engine immobilizer, leather-wrapped shift knob, AM/FM stereo, CD/MP3/WMA player, (6) speakers, MP3 sound enhancement, HD radio, aux input jack, USB input w/iPod connectivity, Sirius XM radio compatibility, auto sound leveling, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability w/music streaming, phonebook access
  • Sport edition -inc: rear disc brakes, 16" x 6" alloy wheels, P195/50VR16 all-season tires, color-keyed rear spoiler, multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/smoked sport trim, front fog lamps, color-keyed manual retractable pwr mirrors, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls, tachometer, remote keyless entry w/(2) key fobs, pwr windows w/driver auto-down, cruise control, engine immobilizer, leather-wrapped shift knob, AM/FM stereo, CD/MP3/WMA player, (6) speakers, MP3 sound enhancement, HD radio, aux input jack, USB input w/iPod connectivity, Sirius XM radio compatibility, auto sound leveling, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability w/music streaming, phonebook access
SAFETY
  • Anti-lock brakes -inc: electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Smart stop technology
  • Vehicle stability control (VSC)
  • Traction control
  • Front/rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Dual front advanced airbags -inc: occupant sensor
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Front seat-mounted side airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • Dual front seat cushion airbags
  • 3-point ALR/ELR seatbelts *Driver seat has emergency locking retractor (ELR) only*
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners w/force limiters
  • LATCH child restraint system *Outboard rear seat positions only*
  • Tire pressure monitor system
  • Energy-absorbing collapsible steering column
  • Whiplash-lessening front seats
  • Child-protector rear door locks
ENTERTAINMENT
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: (4) speakers, aux input jack, USB input w/iPod connectivity
  • Roof-mounted antenna
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: (6) speakers, MP3 sound enhancement, HD radio, aux input jack, USB input w/iPod connectivity, Sirius XM radio compatibility, auto sound leveling
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone capability -inc: music streaming, phonebook access

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