All You Need
By Eric on
2009 Toyota Yaris 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)
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.