Toyota Yaris fits a lot into a compact package

Small on the outside, the Toyota Yaris is very big where it counts: safety, fuel economy, value, and now, more than ever, style. Yaris continues to offer our standard advanced active safety package, Toyota Safety Sense C (TSS-C). TSS-C features three active safety technologies: Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, and Automatic High Beams. TSS-C combines an in-vehicle camera and laser for outstanding performance and reliability. The package is designed to alert the driver to and/or help mitigate or prevent collisions in a range of vehicle speeds.

Once again offered in three-door and five-door body styles, the Yaris is also big on practicality. Each body configuration is offered in two grades, L and LE, in addition to the five-door sporty SE. A manual transmission is available on the three-door L and five-door SE.

Style

The 2018 Yaris gets a fresh new face with a bolder front grille and updated headlight design. The L and LE grille features a chrome accent, while the sporty SE debuts a unique front fascia with piano black mesh grille and chrome trim. The updated rear design now has wider horizontal tail lamps and a revised lower bumper, giving the Yaris a wider-looking "hot hatch" stance. The SE turns up the hot hatch look even more with new projector-beam headlights and 16-inch machined alloy wheels having dark accents. New colors accentuate the edgier looks, including Blue Eclipse Metallic (replacing Blue Streak Metallic) and a new two-tone, Blue Eclipse Metallic with Black Sand Pearl roof (replacing Crushed Ice/Black Sand Pearl roof).

Updates

Audio and convenience updates abound are inside the 2018 Yaris, as well. All grades have an integrated backup camera display with projected path function. The L grade receives a standard three-spoke tilt steering wheel with audio controls. Both the L and LE grades feature the same comprehensive analog instrumentation as the SE. The sporty instrument panel includes speedometer, tachometer and fuel gauge; LCD display with odometer, trip meters, clock, outside temperature, current/average fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed and shift position; ECO-driving indicator; and warning messages (automatic transmission only).

The L and LE grades feature an Entune Multimedia bundle that includes a 6.1-in. touch screen display, AM/FM/CD player, MP3/WMA playback capability, six speakers, auxiliary input jack, USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone capability, phone book access, and music streaming via Bluetooth and Siri Eyes Free.

Yaris SE gets a big-car kind of audio upgrade with standard Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation.

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