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2012 Toyota Yaris - Road Test Specs

2012 Toyota Yaris Hatchback

(1.5L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)


Model year2012
StyleSE 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A)
Base MSRP$17,960
As-tested MSRP$17,960


Drive typeFront-wheel Drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected, inline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,497/91
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)106 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)103 @ 4,200
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeFour-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 2.847; II = 1.552; III + 1.0; IV = 0.70; R = 2.343; Final drive = 4.237


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearSemi-independent twist beam-axle, coil springs, twin-tube dampers
Steering typeElectric-assist, variable-ratio, rack-and-pinion steering
Steering ratio (x:1)46.2
Tire brandBridgestone
Tire modelTuranza
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size, frontP195/50R16 88V
Tire size, rearP195/50R16 88V
Wheel size16-by-6.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front10.8-inch ventilated steel discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear10.2-inch solid steel discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)0

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)30 city/35 highway/32 combined
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)11.1

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,315
Length (in.)154.7
Width (in.)66.7
Height (in.)59.4
Wheelbase (in.)98.8
Track, front (in.)57.5
Track, rear (in.)56.9
Turning circle (ft.)36.7
Legroom, front (in.)40.6
Legroom, rear (in.)33.3
Headroom, front (in.)39.3
Headroom, rear (in.)37.6
Shoulder room, front (in.)52.5
Shoulder room, rear (in.)51.8
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)15.6


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance2 years/25,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance2 years/25,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront and rear
Knee airbagsDriver only
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Rollover protectionSide-curtain airbag, rollover sensor
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested
IIHS offsetNot tested

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