2017 Toyota Yaris iA

2017 Toyota Yaris iA
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2017 Toyota Yaris iA
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  • Lots of appealing features at a reasonable price
  • Engaging handling for the class
  • Attractive interior that's fitted with upscale materials
  • High fuel economy


  • Limited rear passenger space
  • Taller drivers might have a hard time getting comfortable

Edmunds' Expert Review

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The car that is the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA has lived something of a nomadic life in its two brief years on the market. Last year, this subcompact sedan debuted as the Scion iA, but it was in fact a rebadged Mazda 2 sedan, a model that's not sold on our shores. This year, Toyota has canceled its Scion sub-brand and brought the iA into the fold, rechristening it "Yaris iA." You'll have to work to avoid confusing it with the regular Yaris, which also competes in the subcompact segment, albeit in hatchback form.

Actually, a little confusion seems inevitable in this case. But don't let that distract you from the Yaris iA's fundamental goodness, of which there is plenty. It starts with the Mazda-tuned chassis, which gives the iA as nimble and responsive handling as anything in the class. Interior design and quality are also laudable for the price, and fuel economy is more than adequate at 35 mpg combined with the six-speed automatic transmission. Furthermore, the 2017 Yaris iA continues the Scion tradition of offering a single well-equipped model, so there's no fussing about with various trim levels; every Yaris iA comes with the same generous features at a reasonable price.

There's no question that the 2017 Yaris iA stands tall among subcompact sedans. The Ford Fiesta sedan is similarly rewarding to drive and packs plenty of features as well as a more efficient three-cylinder engine option, though it's not quite as nice inside as the Toyota. The Hyundai Accent is a strong all-around package, but its handling and fuel economy don't measure up. If you to haul larger items, we'd steer you toward a small hatchback instead, such as the outstanding Honda Fit. Overall, we like how the Yaris iA is more than the sum of its parts and truly gets you a lot of car for your money.

Standard safety features on the 2017 Yaris iA include antilock brakes (with rear drums), stability control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags, as well as traction and stability control. A low-speed forward collision warning system with automatic braking is also included, which is rare in the class, even as an option.

2017 Toyota Yaris iA configurations

The 2017 Toyota Yaris iA is a compact sedan that is available in a single well-equipped trim level. Standard features include 16-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition and entry, cruise control, a low-speed forward collision warning system with automatic braking, full power accessories, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 60/40-split folding rear seats and air-conditioning.

On the technology front, you get a rearview camera, a 7-inch touchscreen with a console-mounted rotary controller, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a six-speaker audio system with streaming radio, voice recognition and a USB interface. A navigation system is one of the few available options.

The 2017 Toyota Yaris iA employs a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that should produce the same 106 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque as it did in last year's Scion iA. Power is sent to the front wheels through a standard six-speed manual transmission, with a six-speed automatic available at extra cost.

According to the EPA, the automatic-equipped Yaris iA should return 35 mpg combined (32 city/40 highway), which is very good, though most other subcompacts get similar numbers. The manual is right behind at 34 mpg combined.


With modest power coming from the small four-cylinder engine, the 2017 Yaris iA will require a lot of time and a heavy foot on the gas pedal to get up to highway speeds. A tap of the Sport button on models with the automatic transmission sharpens throttle response and keeps the revs higher, but you'll still need to floor it to merge into traffic or pass slower vehicles.

Thanks to its Mazda-based underpinnings, the Yaris iA feels relatively sharp and athletic on winding roads, with immediate yet predictable reactions to steering inputs. It should also deliver a smooth and compliant ride without intrusive wind or road noise.


You can't really expect much interior refinement from a subcompact sedan, but the 2017 Yaris iA bucks the trend and earns high marks for both comfort and thoughtful design. Materials used throughout the cabin are similar to those found in pricier cars, and the touchscreen infotainment system with its redundant dial controller is also evocative of more expensive models. That 7-inch touchscreen is perfectly placed, by the way, and the sharp graphics can be read at a quick glance.

The front seats have only the basic adjustments, but average and shorter passengers will likely find these seats satisfactory for extended periods. Taller drivers might have to compromise, however, as the short extension of the telescoping steering wheel could force them closer to the dash than they'd like. The absence of a center armrest is a notable drawback for drivers of all heights, though you can order one as a dealer-installed option.

Rear accommodations are typical for the class, meaning the Yaris iA's rear seat is better suited to small passengers due to a lack of head- and legroom. The tall door panels and small windows tend to make the space feel even more confined than it is. Happily, trunk capacity is above average for the class, with 13.5 cubic feet of capacity. The low liftover height and remote seatback release further improve usability.

Consumer reviews

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*UPDATE* sold it at 32K miles...
Pros: Still surprised at how comfortable the car is. Great seat shape. Love the range on the telescopic steering wheel adjustment. Great car for smaller people. Standard tech package is very useful and convenient. Can't ask for a better screen and the image quality from the back-up camera is razor sharp. The mpg has been wonderful. Even when the low fuel light comes on I have been able to go another 80+ miles making for many tanks of gas where I have gotten 500+ miles on just one fill-up. Cons: This is not the best choice for rural/country roads that suffer from neglected maintenance. Potholes, broken pavement, and rain washout make for suspension killers on this car's tight and sporty suspension setup. The car is too light and although your cabin comfort is not all that compromised on a bad road (as long as you can handle being tossed around a bit that is) a rear pinch weld/tack weld in the rear frame broke on mine and took three dealer visits to fix. I have already had to have the driver side strut and strut bearing replaced and the day after it was replaced I was hearing the passenger side creaking. Beware of the extremely limited supply of what is the rarest tire size ever 185/60R16. This tire is a specially designed Toyo Proxes tire for the Scion/Toyota iA and is only available at dealerships. My passenger side rear tire blew out before 5000 miles and cost $180 to replace at my dealership. That is an insanely high price for a budget subcompact car tire. Conclusion: I have found myself looking at a heavier tougher vehicle for the roads I drive in less than a year of ownership. Is there value with this car? Yes, if you live and drive on nicely maintained roads and don't mind the limited tire options and availability. *UPDATE* I bought a 2003, made in 2002, v8 4runner limited that gets less mpg but only costs me $5k. I invested about $1K in timing belt and maintenance on an already well-maintained truck. I have noticed that Toyota is simply not what it used to be. The 4runner I have now is truly a 500,000 mile vehicle if I want it to be while the Toyota I sold which is made in the era of cheaper vehicle production will likely not see 200,000 miles or if it does it will be pricey to make it last. Too much emphasis is laid on tech these days and not on true cradtsmanships and durability and quality. However, as mentioned above, if I lived in a place where the roads were maintained to racetrack perfection then the iA could possibly last longer. Whereas this older 4runner could make it to 500k no matter the terrain.
Unbelievably Great
Happy Owner,08/22/2017
This car has by far exceeded my expectations. I also currently own a newer full size luxury sedan. I was looking for small, fuel efficient an decently comfortable. I looked at, test drove and considered Honda Fit (terrible CVT transmission, sluggish engine response. Great head/legroom, lots of interior space) Toyota Corolla (They don't refer to the Corolla as an appliance for nothing, BORING!) VW Golf (awesome but several thousand dollars more, and MPGs not great) Hyundai Accent (ok all around, not much tech and kinda slow acceleration, rather bland) Chevy Sonic (my 2nd choice with the Turbo only, base engine too slow. great car all around but cost several thousands more to get similar features, and gas mileage is rather bad for the segment) The IA has a great, almost upscale fit and finish. The interior is especially nice, so many complements. The safety features, tech gadgets etc are so much more than anything in this segment offers for $15,000. The car is actually a Mazda 2 with Toyota badges, and that is evident throughout, especially the amazing engine, transmission tuning and exterior styling. This car does not feel cheap. The ride and handling are far about the class standard, more on par with the Mazda 3 (zoom zoom) I was so surprised. People have complained of this vehicle being slow, the cure to this is turn off traction control and turn on sport mode. Its no sports car, but it will totally surprise you. Its a hoot to drive on windy roads. The only negative I found is the seats could be more comfortable, but they aren't by any means bad, and the rear legroom isn't great. All and all for the money I don't feel this vehicle can be beat. I chose this over the above mentioned vehicles and have zero regret.
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First and foremost; this is a Toyota built by Mazda in Mexico. That's a plus for value, performance, pricing and design. The pros are many and I'll list a few. The 6 speed manual transmission ranks with BMW for ease of shifting and overall responsiveness. However, after 8,500 miles, I've noticed a clutch problem in first gear. The car has started to shutter when engaging the clutch. I've also noted that the car's idling RPMs has dropped for 800 to 600 and the car's idle has become less smooth. The car handles as well or, probably, far better than any car in its class. Fuel economy is on the fringe of a hybrid. I get 32 to 35 in town and have gotten as much as 52 on the highway. You'll hear the car is sluggish on hills and while passing at high speeds. I can only believe comments like that are based on the automotive or not shifting at higher RPMs (3,200 to 3,600). If you shift at lower RPMs the car does not receive adequate torque and may seem sluggish. It's not. The car's safety features are first in its class and the car has a five star crash rating. It comes with a myriad of standard features; many you'll pay more for in other cars in its class. The information system is easy to use and provides you a wide range of necessary information and entertainment features. I could add many more pros but choose to provide you with a few cons. This is a four seater. The center back seat is virtually useless. The car's digital tachometer, with its analogue design, is small and hard to read in direct sunlight. This is a minor issue because, with the manual transmission, it's a necessity. In the center of the tach you'll see two numbers; the gear you're in and the gear Toyota suggests you should be in. The suggested gear must be based upon fuel economy not performance. It has you shifting into 6th gear at 47 MPH...absurd. In summary this is not a sub compact. It's the same size as the Civic. Making it a compact. I've owned several cars including numerous BMWs, a Lexus and Jaguar. For $16,500 to $20,000, finding a better car will be virtually impossible. Have now owned this car for a year and a half. The car's performance continues to impress me. It isn't slow and if you have the manual and downshift when it makes sense, it's not slow on hills or on highways. I have two legitimate concerns that potential buyers must consider. The tire size on this car is 185 60r 16. There is only one tire made in this size in the US. It's a Toyo. The tire is average, at best, and finding a replacement other than from a higher priced Toyota dealer is a challenge. In fact, only one of some 15+ tire retailers carry this tire, Tire rack. They charge $101 for the tire plus shipping. Toyota dealerships charge more. This fact, coupled with the fact that the car comes with a small spare, is a flaw that cannot be resolved. I've now owned this car The Toyo tires that come on the car remains a significant error on the part of Toyota or Mazda. I've done 8,400 miles of driving and the tires, according to Toyota, Tire Rack and Toyo will not last 20,000 miles. This is the only tire in its size that available on the iA and Toyo has told me the replacement tire would result in the same tire life. I check my tire pressure twice a month and rotate the tires as recommended. This issue is not on me. Poor life expectancy coupled with sub par handling performance and just average wet and dry traction are an annoyance that can't be resolved. As of 8,400 miles my tread depth has dropped to six. You should consider replacing tires when their depth drops below 4. Meaning, I'll be replacing these tires before12,000...unexceptable. Another build quality issue to consider is the thin sheet metal. The car scratches easily and someone leaning against the car could cause a dent. Would I still buy this car again, of course. I'd just expect to pay more often than average for tire replacements and am concerned with the clutches performance in first gear and reverse.
Not a 'small Corrolla' - nice ride!
Dad from Boston,06/28/2017
In May 2017, I helped my son test drive and select his own first new car. We compared 2017 versions of the Mazda3 sedan, Corrolla LE, Corrolla Im hatchback, and Subaru Impreza. The Subaru had the nicest ride, felt like a bigger car, and yet had great handling. That was our favorite. But price was a factor so he went with the Yaris Ia because it was less expensive to begin with and then factoring all the discounts from Toyota (and none from Subaru) the final gap was almost $6,000! The Yaris Ia has a nicer ride and handling than the Corrolla and cost less. Other items we liked: Alloy rims, (not plastic hub caps), nicer dash materials/layout, huge screen w/backup camera. This is an excellent value when you consider safety, tech features, 2 years of maintenance free, Toyota resale value, etc.
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Features & Specs

32 city / 40 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
106 hp @ 6000 rpm
30 city / 39 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
106 hp @ 6000 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover13%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

2017 Toyota Yaris iA for Sale

Toyota Yaris iA 2017 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6A)
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Koons Tysons Toyota
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Dealer Notes
Check out this 2017! This vehicle integrates style and innovative design into a smaller than expected package. Top features include remote keyless entry, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, power windows, and 1-touch window functionality. Smooth gearshifts are achieved thanks to the efficient 4 cylinder engine, and for added security, dynamic Stability Control supplements the drivetrain. We'd also be happy to help you arrange financing for your vehicle. Come on in and take a test drive!
Toyota Yaris iA 2017 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6A)
New 2017
Toyota Yaris iA
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Dealer Notes
Want to stretch your purchasing power? How about this great vehicle! Offering an alluring bundle of luxury while maintaining efficiency, safety and style! Toyota paid particular attention to efficiency and practicality with the following features: front bucket seats, power windows, and 1-touch window functionality. It features an automatic transmission, front-wheel drive, and an efficient 4 cylinder engine. We pride ourselves in the quality that we offer on all of our vehicles. Stop by our dealership or give us a call for more information.
Toyota Yaris iA 2017 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6A)
New 2017
Toyota Yaris iA
Koons Tysons Toyota
14.8 mi away
Est.Loan: $279/mo
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Dealer Notes
This Toyota won't be on the lot long! It comes equipped with all the standard amenities for your driving enjoyment. Toyota paid particular attention to efficiency and practicality with the following features: variably intermittent wipers, remote keyless entry, and 1-touch window functionality. Smooth gearshifts are achieved thanks to the efficient 4 cylinder engine, and for added security, dynamic Stability Control supplements the drivetrain. Both high fuel economy and flexible performance are assured by the 6 speed automatic transmission. Our sales reps are knowledgeable and professional. We'd be happy to answer any questions that you may have. We are here to help you.

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More about the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA

The new 2017 Toyota Yaris iA could be an ideal choice if you're hoping to find a subcompact sedan that's fun to drive and packs in a lot of features for an agreeable price.

If the Yaris iA name is familiar, it's because this car originally debuted as a Scion, Toyota's now defunct youth-oriented brand. Rather than just let it die with Scion, though, Toyota has kept it going for 2017, just with a Toyota badge. Other than the badging, little else about this economical and well-appointed subcompact has changed.

Toyota offers the Yaris iA in one feature-packed trim level only. But you get a good amount of standard safety and technology features. Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a rearview camera, keyless ignition and entry, and a 7-inch touchscreen display are all standard. One surprise standard safety feature is a low-speed forward collision warning system with automatic braking. Such a feature is rare in the subcompact class, especially as standard equipment. One of the few available options for the Yaris iA is a navigation system.

The Yaris iA is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 106 horsepower. You'll be putting the go-pedal to the floor to get up to highway speeds quickly, but this is to be expected within the economical subcompact segment.

You have your choice of either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Either version gets you very good fuel economy. The Yaris iA is also light and nimble, and we think it's as fun to drive as any other vehicle in its class.

The interior is really where the Yaris iA begins to best its competition. There's greater refinement and quality here. The dash controls and infotainment system are well configured, and it has above-average cargo space in the trunk, low liftover height and an easy-to-use 60/40-folding rear seat. Downsides include limited rear passenger room and a driving position that won't appeal to taller drivers.

Overall, though, the 2017 Yaris iA is a solid, well-rounded performer that betters class rivals in many areas. If you're in the market for an economical subcompact sedan, let Edmunds help you find the perfect 2017 Toyota Yaris iA.

2017 Toyota Yaris iA Overview

The 2017 Toyota Yaris iA is offered in the following submodels: Yaris iA Sedan. Available styles include 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6A), and 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6M).

What do people think of the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Yaris iA 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. 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 2017 Yaris iA.

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2017 Toyota Yaris iA 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2017 Toyota Yaris iA 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $17,945. The average price paid for a new 2017 Toyota Yaris iA 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $2,347 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 6A) is13.1% below the MSRP.

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