The sub-compact Toyota Yaris delivers very good gas mileage, an entry-level price, and a whole lot of personality. On the highway, the Yaris scores highway gas mileage figures in the mid-thirty mile per gallon (MPG) range, with a city rating of 29 MPG.
The 2010 Yaris is available as both a four-door sedan (for the more sedate) a three door liftback (for the more daring), and a five-door liftback (added in the 2009 model year). The Yaris Liftback S (shown above) and Sedan S (shown below) add a bit of sporting demeanor, with front and rear under-bumper spolers, side rocker panels, larger (15-inch) wheels, and a sound-system that features the all-important MP3 player jack.
The 2008 Toyota Yaris is fitted with a 1.5 liter DOHC four cylinder engine producing 106 horsepower (HP) and 103 foot pounds of torque. The Yaris is equipped with a five-speed manual transmission as standard equipment; a four-speed electronically controlled automatic with overdrive is available as an option.
No question about it, this little critter delivers the MPGs. Check out our Toyota Yaris review where we demolish the official mileage estimates:
Toyota Yaris Gas Mileage – 2007-2010
|2010||Toyota||Yaris||4 cylinder||1.5 liter||R||(M5) Manual||29||36|
|2010||Toyota||Yaris||4 cylinder||1.5 liter||R||(A4) Auto||29||35|
|2009||Toyota||Yaris||4 cylinder||1.5 liter||R||(M5) Manual||29||36|
|2009||Toyota||Yaris||4 cylinder||1.5 liter||R||(L4) Auto||29||35|
|2008||Toyota||Yaris||4 cylinder||1.5 liter||R||(L4) Auto||29||35|
|2008||Toyota||Yaris||4 cylinder||1.5 liter||R||(M5) Manual||29||36|
|2007||Toyota||Yaris||4 cylinder||1.5 liter||R||(L4) Auto||34||39|
|2007||Toyota||Yaris||4 cylinder||1.5 liter||R||(M5) Manual||34||40|
Note: the EPA tweaked their testing procedure, starting with the 2008 model year, with the end result being that the 2008 MPG estimates are now lower than previous years. As always, YMMV.
– by Daniel Gray