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2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback

What’s new

  • New hatchback variant for the third Yaris generation
  • Bigger than the last-generation hatchback
  • Now mechanically related to the Yaris sedan

Pros & Cons

  • High fuel economy
  • Athletic chassis promises good handling
  • Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Mazda-based interior is a step up from previous models
  • Trails rivals in cargo space
  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Lacks advanced Toyota Safety Sense features
MSRP Range
$17,750 - $18,750
MSRP Starting at
$17,750
Edmunds Suggested Price as low as
$16,904
Edmunds Suggests You Pay
$16,904 - $17,836

Save as much as $1,831
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MSRP Range
$17,750 - $18,750
MSRP Starting at
$17,750
Edmunds Suggested Price as low as
$16,904
Edmunds Suggests You Pay
$16,904 - $17,836

Save as much as $1,831
Incentive offers available
Select your model:
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2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback Review

The 2020 Toyota Yaris hatchback is one of the smallest and least expensive vehicles in Toyota's lineup, though it doesn't look or feel like anything else in the automaker's stable. That's mostly because it's based on a Mazda design, taking on the engine, tech, and most of the interior and exterior design from the Mazda 2, a car that's no longer sold in America. It might sound like an identity crisis, but the final product is a polished and fun, if slightly underpowered, subcompact that offers a lot for relatively little.

2020 is the first year the Yaris hatchback and sedan share common Mazda DNA. Previously, only the sedan had it. Hatchback buyers will now finally experience the impressive fuel economy, attractive interior and sharp driving dynamics that sedan owners have enjoyed for years. This model represents a huge improvement over the previous Yaris hatch, which never really rose above its bargain-basement price tag. The new Yaris hatch is a pleasing urban runabout that should work out well for sedan shoppers on a budget.

Which Yaris Hatchback does Edmunds recommend?

The XLE doesn't cost much more than the LE, so we'd go with that. It comes with LED headlights — which are much better than halogens at illuminating the road — and includes a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob to spruce up the interior. The faux leather upholstery is another upscale touch.

Toyota Yaris Hatchback models

The 2020 Toyota Yaris hatchback is a four-door subcompact sold in two trims. The LE is fairly lightly equipped but packs a few desirable features, among them Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The XLE adds a handful of convenience features and dresses the interior with leather and faux leather touches. Under the hood of every Yaris is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine (106 horsepower, 103 lb-ft of torque) that drives the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission.

Standard Yaris LE features include 16-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, foglights, keyless entry and ignition, a 60/40-split rear seat, a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and a six-speaker audio system. You also get forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking at low speeds.

Upgrade to the XLE and you'll get automatic LED headlights, automatic wipers, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, automatic climate control and imitation leather upholstery.

There aren't really any stand-alone options, though buyers can purchase a map card that adds navigation to the infotainment system.


Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback.

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    Features & Specs

    LE 4dr Hatchback features & specs
    LE 4dr Hatchback
    1.5L 4cyl 6A
    MSRP$17,750
    MPG 32 city / 40 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    Transmission6-speed automatic
    Horsepower106 hp @ 6000 rpm
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    XLE 4dr Hatchback features & specs
    XLE 4dr Hatchback
    1.5L 4cyl 6A
    MSRP$18,750
    MPG 32 city / 40 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    Transmission6-speed automatic
    Horsepower106 hp @ 6000 rpm
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    See all 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback features & specs

    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite Yaris Hatchback safety features:

    Low-Speed Pre-Collision System
    Warns you of obstacles ahead and automatically brakes if necessary. Works only at lower speeds.
    Dynamic Stability Control
    Senses when the car is losing traction or control and uses various means to get you straight again.
    Brake Assist
    Recognizes when you're initiating a panic stop and fully engages the brakes to provide maximum stopping power.

    Toyota Yaris Hatchback vs. the competition

    Toyota Yaris Hatchback vs. Honda Fit

    The new Yaris hatchback finally has what it takes to battle with our favorite pint-sized hatch, the Honda Fit. Much of the credit goes to its improved handling abilities and nicer interior. The Fit, however, still has the edge in cargo-carrying versatility. The Fit also offers advanced safety features not found on the Yaris.

    Compare Toyota Yaris Hatchback & Honda Fit features

    Toyota Yaris Hatchback vs. Toyota Corolla Hatchback

    The Toyota Corolla hatchback is a size class larger than the Yaris and is predictably more expensive. But the price differential isn't very high, and the Corolla comes with many more features than the Yaris, including safety systems such as adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist. If you can stretch your budget slightly, the Corolla hatch is a better buy.

    Compare Toyota Yaris Hatchback & Toyota Corolla Hatchback features

    Toyota Yaris Hatchback vs. Kia Rio

    Like the Yaris, the Kia Rio hatchback is a nifty little hatchback with an eye on the bottom line. It comes in one lightly equipped trim, with an optional Technology package that approximates the Yaris LE's features. The Rio offers fewer creature comforts than the Yaris, but it also costs less.

    Compare Toyota Yaris Hatchback & Kia Rio features
    FAQ
    Is the Toyota Yaris Hatchback a good car?
    The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Yaris Hatchback both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Toyota Yaris Hatchback fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Yaris Hatchback gets an EPA-estimated 35 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Yaris Hatchback has 15.9 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Toyota Yaris Hatchback. Learn more
    What's new in the 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback:

    • New hatchback variant for the third Yaris generation
    • Bigger than the last-generation hatchback
    • Now mechanically related to the Yaris sedan
    Learn more
    Is the Toyota Yaris Hatchback reliable?
    To determine whether the Toyota Yaris Hatchback is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Yaris Hatchback. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Yaris Hatchback's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
    Is the 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback a good car?
    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Yaris Hatchback is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more
    How much should I pay for a 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback?

    The least-expensive 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback is the 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback LE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $17,750.

    Other versions include:

    • LE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $17,750
    • XLE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $18,750
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    What are the different models of Toyota Yaris Hatchback?
    If you're interested in the Toyota Yaris Hatchback, the next question is, which Yaris Hatchback model is right for you? Yaris Hatchback variants include LE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6A), and XLE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6A). For a full list of Yaris Hatchback models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback

    2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback Overview

    The 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback is offered in the following submodels: Yaris Hatchback. Available styles include LE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6A), and XLE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6A).

    What do people think of the 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 Yaris Hatchback.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 Yaris Hatchback featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Our Review Process

    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

    What's a good price for a New 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback?
    2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback XLE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6A)

    The 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback XLE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $19,705. The average price paid for a new 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback XLE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $1,831 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,831 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $17,874.

    The average savings for the 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback XLE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6A) is 9.3% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 7 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback XLE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback LE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6A)

    The 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback LE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $18,705. The average price paid for a new 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback LE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $1,774 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,774 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $16,931.

    The average savings for the 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback LE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6A) is 9.5% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 2 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback LE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

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