Appealing to those who want a 'fun driving experience', Toyota introduced the Yaris subcompact sedan. It is also Toyota's most economical offering geared to drivers looking for a fuel friendly, somewhat economical small car. Classified as fun by most industry experts, new and nearly new Toyota Yaris models have exceptionally roomy and comfortable interiors.
In keeping with the economical packaging, Toyota stripped the Yaris of some of the more luxuriant features, although the standard package is still quite extensive. Standard on all secondhand Toyota Yaris is air-conditioning, tinted glass and a tilt steering wheel. A CD player with MP3 capability, 15' wheels and a split folding rear seat are standard with the "S' model trim package.
With an ample five passenger seating arrangement, new and used Toyota Yaris models are a replacement for the Toyota Echo. Standard packaging includes a five-speed manual transmission, while a 4-speed automatic is available as an option. All secondhand Toyota Yaris vehicles perform with the mechanical reliability and safety Toyota is long associated with, and 40 miles to a gallon makes for infrequent stops at petrol stations.
The Toyota Yaris brand refers to the Toyota Vitz hatchback that has generated sales in Australia, Europe, Jamaica, North America, South America and South Africa since 1999. The Toyota Belta sedan series sells as the Toyota Vios in the Philippines and Malaysia and as the Toyota Yaris in Australia, Jamaica, North America and South America since 2006.
Despite the relative newcomer status of new and used Toyota Yaris models, this subcompact has won numerous awards including the 2000 'Car of the Year' award in the United States and the Environmental Transportation Association's (ETA) 2008 'Green Car of the Year' award. It also achieved 5 stars in Euro NCAP tests. It has made its mark on the European landscape by becoming the best selling subcompact in Europe.