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2015 Toyota Yaris: Dominating the City

Published on July 29 2015

If you're on the lookout for a reliable subcompact, the 2015 Toyota Yaris might already be on your list.

The Yaris stands out from the crowd in terms of exterior appearances, especially in the 'Absolutely Red' color; and its undoubtedly sporty looks will appeal to younger crowds. The 15-inch wheels, and power assisted disc brakes come standard. The exterior mirrors are adjustable and the bumpers and door handles are color-keyed. With a huge front grill and chrome linings following the two large reflector style halogen headlamps, the front of the Yaris is distinctive. On the SE, you will find 16-inch alloy wheels, projector style headlamps with LED daytime running lights, fog lamps and a rear spoiler. Despite being a relatively small subcompact car, it has 433 litres of capacity while some models fetch you a slightly bigger cargo area at 442 litres.

Drivers will love the convenient interior. The front seats are confortable and offer great support. The rear seats are foldable (60/40), and there are rear seat headrests. The steering wheel is 3-spoke and tilts. Even for the base model you can find a 6.1-inch display infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity, audio auxiliary and USB audio input. The glasses are tinted and the rear window has a defroster, chrome interior door handles are also standard. The SE and LE models come with standard air conditioning, and all the buttons are easily accessible.

The Yaris comes with a surprisingly robust engine. It's a 1.5 L 4-cyl, equipped with VVT-i technology. It puts out 106 hp and 103 lb-ft of torque and can be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission that distributes the power to the front wheels. Stability control and traction control are also standard on the 2015 Yaris. The front suspension is composed of Macpherson gas struts with coil springs and the rear suspension is torsion beam type with coil springs, the steering is also electric power assisted. All in all, the engine provides good torque and more the enough power for a city car while offering great fuel efficiency with the manual transmission (7,7 L/ 100km in the city and 6,3l /100 km  on the highway) as well as with the automatic transmission with 7.8 L/ 100 km in the city and 6.6 L/100 km on the highway.

The 2015 Toyota Yaris is a strong offering in a very competitive segment. Moreover, it carries the Toyota name, a name that guarantees reliability and great value on the long run.

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