2017 Toyota Yaris Review

The newest vehicle coming from the Japanese automaker’s production line is the 2017 Toyota Yaris model which is making its debut soon. The model gets a two year stint and comes back wit a redesigned and updated version of the car which last time was changed for the 2015 season. The changes brought now are not as great as you would hope them to be but still make the car fresh and fab looking.

2017 Toyota Yaris exterior

The Toyota Yaris model is one of the most sold cars in the US market and it is currently the most popular Toyota car which has crossed the pond. This model has been around for a while and one needs to keep it fresh from time to time so people can still get excited about something for the car and also get a perspective about how the model is going to fair against the competition.

2017 Toyota Yaris rear view

This new model is going to come in three-door and five-door variants which give the people the same kind of options it had before. But we honestly think that the five-door variant is a better vehicle for long hauls as we consider this car as a family vehicle and as such it offers more room and more comfort in its five-door form. Additionally, the introduced changes are great looking, projector-beam headlights, fog lights with chrome accents and two-tone 16-inch alloy wheels are all part of the design that the car uses and adopts and makes the hatchback at attractive addition. Read more about its release date and price specifications here in the review.

Exterior look

The newest 2017 Toyota Yaris redesign receives a very handsome look on the outside. The update for the model places the Yaris at the very top of most handsomest looking hatchback models. We do mean this particularly for the range toping SE trim level which takes the very top when we are talking about handsome design. The addition of the two-tone 16-inch wheels makes everything even better and added headlights which are incorporated into the grille and which carry over to the front fender look pretty great. The car also has a tall greenhouse which further emphasize the large windshields.

2017 Toyota Yaris front view

You will also notice the center-mounted reverse light which helps the Yaris gain that hind-end and sporty look which goes pretty well with the forward-slanting taillights. These new features go pretty well with the tone that the newest 2017 Yaris has got going for it and is what separates the redesign from the previous model. It also manages to offer a generous approach and departure angles that can keep the bodywork of the car from being damaged and scratched.

Interior updates and features

When describing the interior of the 2017 Toyota Yaris, practicality is the word to use. The car takes a great approach to arrange everything and make the combination of materials, design and the versatility of the vehicle come together in the greatest possible fashion. The dashboard layout is pretty simple and easy to use and it is just the way you would want it to be from a hatch like this one. The grey, soft-touch plastic offers a great combination and just enhances the atmosphere of the car even further.

Ergonomics are pretty great, at least they are good enough for a car with this kind of a price tag. The center armrest has been removed and the cup holders are perhaps too small and there are too few of them and this is the main issue we have been having with this car. The infotainment system is a bit too clunky to operate and is the same one found in the Scion cars and we do need some ton adjustment here which they failed to add.

2017 Toyota Yaris interior

In the five-door hatch version of the Toyota Yaris we get a near perfect hatch setup. The car is designed like a dream and has some added interior space to the back side of it which adds legroom for the taller people. When you fold the rear seats you get an abundance of cargo space which brings you the thing the you need out of a car made for longer rides.

Engine setup

Under the hood of the 2017 Toyota Yaris you can find a naturally aspired 1.5-liter four-cylinder that is able to make 106 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque. This is perhaps the perfect setup for a car like this one and it even combines the drivertrain with a five-speed manual transmission which is standard and an optional four-speed automatic. People were hoping for a CVT but it is not going to be offered this year. The power ratings are not as astounding as one should think but they do not have to be. In fact the car’s curb weight is 2,335-pound  and the horsepower does not peak until 6,000 rpm, so with a perfect gear system it makes the car hot to drive. Also the EPA specs are good as they stand at 30 mpg city, 36 mpg highway, and 32 mpg combined.

2017 Toyota Yaris engine

Release date and price

The newest updated version of the 2017 Toyota Yaris is going to come out next season or actually in the beginning of the year. The release date was set already a long time ago and we are expecting to see a great setup for the model and maybe increase selling rates. This could also be due to the great and affordable pricing of the car which comes at a base price level of $14,845, but do not be stingy and get the SE for a base MSRP of only $17,620 immediately.



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