2019 Toyota Yaris
The 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan takes pint-size four-doors in a new instructions. A nip and tuck for the 2019 model year offers the subcompact sedan revised exterior styling, while the lineup now consists of three trim levels topped by a range-topping XLE with leatherette upholstery and a couple of swanky features not normally seen in little cars.
The 2019 Yaris sedan– which was called the Yaris iA last year and the Scion iA two years earlier– is the four-door equivalent to the Yaris hatchback. Yet all is not as it seems at first glimpse because the sedan was developed and is developed under contract by Mazda. That indicates it shares little with the Yaris hatchback– a boon to lovers thanks to Mazda’s stylish car know-how.
2019 Toyota Yaris Exterior
Up until now, Toyota has just detailed the 2019 Yaris sedan; we do not know if any changes remain in store for the hatchback, however we’ll update this area once we learn. Outside, the Yaris sedan has a revised front fascia with a new honeycomb-style grille insert. The narrow four-door has some design cues shared with the Mazda 3, which isn’t much of a surprise since this Toyota-badged small car is offered as the Mazda 2 in some global markets.
2019 Toyota Yaris Interior
Inside, the Yaris sedan is once again a dead-ringer for a Mazda. Every switch, knob, and lever is provided by Mazda and varies from that seen on other Toyotas. That’s no bad thing, because the Yaris sedans we’ve driven have felt well-built and feature interior materials an action above what’s common for subcompact cars. The Yaris sedan is tight inside, with restricted rear-seat space, however that’s not unexpected provided its trim exterior dimensions. The only caution? The Yaris hatchback uses much better energy 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 automatic.
2019 Toyota Yaris Changes
We have not driven the 2019 Yaris sedan, but the styling and lineup changes for 2019 are unlikely to change our opinion: it’s a hoot to put through its speeds. Its tight suspension is a huge step above normal subcompact sedans and its direct, linear steering is as communicative as some sports cars costing five times as much.
Both transmissions have made our favor in the past, specifically the slick-shifting 6-speed handbook. 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 biggest changes for 2019 come on the buying sheet, given that the Yaris sedan is now offered in three trim levels: L, LE, and XLE.
The Yaris L works as the gateway to the lineup with its 7.0-inch infotainment screen, power windows and locks, and Bluetooth. The LE trim includes heated exterior mirrors with LED turn signals, alloy wheels, and fog lights. Topping the line, the XLE includes leatherette seating surfaces, a leather-wrapped wheel, automatic environment control, LED headlights, and rain-sensing windscreen wipers.
2019 Toyota Yaris Price
Toyota hasn’t announced pricing for the upgraded Yaris sedan, so we’re not sure how the value story will exercise for the new lineup.