2008 Toyota Yaris Consumer Review: Great Commuter Car

2008 Toyota Yaris - Consumer Review

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Base 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Great Commuter Car
By Wes on


2008 Toyota Yaris 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


I moved to San Diego in April from Connecticut. Left my 2000 V6 F150 pickup to my son and picked up my Yaris the day I arrived in California. Ever since then I enjoy driving it. I am 6'2" and about 250# but fit in this vehicle just fine with plenty of head and legroom. I've tested the gas millage and on average city/hwy combined with some AC use it does between 35 and 37 mpg. It provides a comfortable ride, relatively quite interior and smooth going over bumps. 1,500 cc motor is just perfect size for this vehicle. European version is 1,300. The weak spots is lack of power to accelerate on the spot (AT, manual must be better), weak AC, and small trunk area. Amazingly roomy for a small car.

Best Features

Gas mileage, ride comfort (short distance), quality workmanship, tight turning radius.

Worst Features

Rear seat access on driver side, better console design, perhaps turbo or supercharger version to give it more pep to accelerate, stronger AC.
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