Toyota’s newest entry into the subcompact segment is 2011 Toyota Yaris. The sedan is designed with a sophisticated look that can go sporty or conservative. It has stylish features that are different from its three-door liftback sibling. 2011 Toyota Yaris is the choice of driver. The Yaris displays competent handling riding on a 100.4-inch wheelbase. 2011 Toyota Yaris provides 106 horsepower with its 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. It is equipped with 103 lb-ft of torque and variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i), it is not Ferrari fast, but it is a cinch to provide driving satisfaction with your choice of a standard five-speed manual transmission or the optional four-speed automatic.
EPA fuel estimates for the Yaris are 29 city/36 highway with the manual transmission, and 29 city/35 highway for the automatic on its standard P175/65R14 radials. Air conditioning, six-way adjustable front seats, a tilt steering wheel, visors with vanity mirrors and intermittent windshield wipers are convenience features on the Yaris sedan. Rear seating for three with individual headrests, in a 60-40 split arrangement is featured in the sedan. 2011 Yaris with four engines will be offered by Toyota. Toyota will also offer displacement ranges from 1.0 to 1.4-liters and CVT options.
Safety features of 2011 Toyota Yaris are advanced dual-stage front airbags, which inflate according to the intensity of the collision. In other options, front-seat-mounted side airbags with first and second row roll-sensing side curtain airbags are available. To personalize your Yaris, various packages are available. Anti-lock brakes (ABS) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) are also there for added safety in addition to the side mounted airbags. Toyota gave the Yaris a minor facelift to boost sales.
For in-car entertainment, 15-inch alloy wheels, and an AM/FM/CD with MP3 system are added in Toyota Yaris. A sport Yaris “S” package which adds a front and rear spoiler, amber gauges, sport seat fabric, a tachometer, and a leather steering wheel with matching shift knob for a total sporting appearance is available. The car is below four meters in length and retains its existing dimensions. The design of the model could use styling cues found on the Toyota iQ, as Woody’s rendering suggests.
Advantages of 2011 Toyota Yaris:
- Several choices of body styles
- Low initial prices
- More balanced and responsive handling
- Great fuel economy rating
Disadvantages of 2011 Toyota Yaris:
- Lacks sport handling capability
- Acceleration is just adequate
The Prices of the base model of Yaris will be accessible for $12,855 for the three-door Liftback manual transmission. For 2011 Toyota Yaris Sedan the price is $14,415. The liftback and Sedan models will be available with automatic transmission. The price indicates there is an hike of $250, or 1.8 to 2.0 percent.
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