The 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan takes pint-size four-doors in a brand-new direction. A nip and tuck for the 2019 model year provides the subcompact sedan revised exterior styling, while the lineup now consists of 3 trim levels capped by a range-topping XLE with leatherette upholstery and a few trendy features not usually seen in little cars.
The 2019 Yaris sedan– which was called the Yaris iA in 2015 and the Scion iA 2 years back– is the four-door counterpart to the Yaris hatchback. Yet all is not as it appears at first glimpse since the sedan was created and is built under contract by Mazda. That implies it shares little with the Yaris hatchback– a benefit to enthusiasts thanks to Mazda’s sporty car knowledge.
2019 Toyota Yaris Exterior
Up until now, Toyota has only detailed the 2019 Yaris sedan; we have no idea if any changes remain in shop for the hatchback, but we’ll update this space once we learn. Outside, the Yaris sedan has a modified front fascia with a brand-new honeycomb-style grille insert. The narrow four-door has some style cues shown the Mazda 3, which isn’t much of a surprise considering that this Toyota-badged small car is sold as the Mazda 2 in some global 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 differs from that seen on other Toyotas. That’s no bad thing, considering that the Yaris sedans we’ve driven have actually felt durable and feature interior products a step above what’s common for subcompact cars. The Yaris sedan is tight inside, with limited rear-seat space, but that’s not unanticipated provided its trim exterior dimensions. The only caution? The Yaris hatchback provides better utility than the sedan.
2019 Toyota Yaris Engine
All Yaris sedans have a 1.5-liter inline-4 engine underhood ranked at 106 horse power and 103 pound-feet of torque paired to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automated.
2019 Toyota Yaris Changes
We haven’t driven the 2019 Yaris sedan, however the styling and lineup changes for 2019 are unlikely to change our viewpoint: it’s a hoot to put through its rates. Its tight suspension is a big step above normal subcompact sedans and its direct, linear steering is as communicative as some cars costing five times as much.
Both transmissions have actually made our favor in the past, specifically the slick-shifting 6-speed manual. 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 greatest changes for 2019 begun the purchasing sheet, given that the Yaris sedan is now offered in 3 trim levels: L, LE, and XLE.
The Yaris L functions as the gateway 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 adds leatherette seating surface areas, a leather-wrapped wheel, automatic climate control, LED headlights, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
2019 Toyota Yaris Price
Toyota hasn’t announced rates for the updated Yaris sedan, so we’re uncertain how the worth story will work out for the brand-new lineup.