We are very happy with our choice. The Yaris ended up being exactly what we needed. This car looks tiny but has a bunch of room. A 6-ft, 160 lbs man can sit comfortably in the rear seats. Keep in mind this is an inexpensive economy car. What got that, combined with reliability, quality and somewhat surprising performance. A Toyota will hold its value far better than other competitors in this area (Kia, Hyndai) - except perhaps Honda, which costs quite a bit more.
Copious storage compartments. Reclining rear seats. Standard ABS and side curtain airbags.
The instrument panel is spartan. A few more crucial gauges would have been nice. Standard remote-operated mirrors would have been nice.