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#2710 of 2747 Yaris Information
May 19, 2010 (5:07 am)
The 2010 Toyota Yaris is designed to fit in and stand out.
The economy car segment is thriving; why, just look at the 2010 Yaris. Toyota’s mighty subcompact is built with enough style, safety and substance to place it squarely atop the burgeoning economy class.
In three distinct body styles, the 2010 Yaris is the model of versatility. With three- or five-door liftbacks as well as a sedan trim to sift through, Toyota’s smallest entry brings a healthy dose of real-world flexibility to a class of vehicles often devoid of it. In short (all puns aside), it’s built to fit your life and, quite frankly, most tight spaces.
With its newest iteration, Toyota injects some bold, aerodynamic styling into the subcompact culture. Lines bubble and flow across the Yaris’ attractive body; its beautifully curving hood and narrow black mesh grill are accompanied by sleek multi-reflector halogens and a set of available fog lamps. In addition to available 15-inch alloy wheels, all models offer an optional Sport Package, which integrates the dynamic athleticism of color-keyed spoilers and paneling onto the Yaris canvas.
Yaris’ standard engine is a spirited and efficient 1.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder. With the economical precision of intelligent variable valve technology, Toyota’s powerplant generates 106 hp and 103 lb/ft of torque, more than enough for exciting, enjoyable acceleration and high-end speed. A five-speed manual transmission (with overdrive) comes standard, while an advanced four-speed electronically controlled automatic is available (standard on some models).
Handling on the newest Yaris is, as you’d imagine, quite nimble and lively. The subcompact’s size and balance allow for impressive responsiveness, which is enhanced by a precise electronic power steering system as well as a smooth, independent MacPherson strut front and torsion beam rear suspension setup. Lightweight and brilliantly tuned, the 2010 Yaris achieves up to a remarkable 36 highway miles per gallon.
Perhaps in spite of its compact nature, the interior of the new Yaris is surprisingly spacious and versatile. The cabin itself is sleek and modern; the dash’s gauges and controls spill down an attractive center stack to the gearshift and center console below, while available aluminum trim complements the modern, bolstered sport seats that accompany the Sport Package. Available 60/40-split rear seats fold down, unlocking over 25 cubic feet of versatile cargo space (and nearly 13 cubic feet in sedan models).
The Yaris’ unique stack houses the vehicle’s climate controls (including those of the standard air conditioner), as well as the available CD/MP3 stereo (with easy iPod integration). For enhanced comfort and convenience, the steering wheel and shift knob feature available leather trimming, while intuitive storage options are located throughout the cabin.
All 2010 Yaris models come standard with a vast array of intelligent safety features, including advanced three-point safety belts, and front, side and side-curtain airbags. Body paneling, door beams and the vehicle’s very frame have been engineered to better withstand impact, and Toyota’s Star Safety System, with standard stability control, traction control and antilock brakes, has been implemented to help prevent collisions in the first place.
Filled with big features, Toyota’s compact 2010 Yaris sports an equally compact price; the newest Yaris features a starting MSRP of just $12,605.
May 19, 2010 (5:19 am)
Anyone else have run away acceleration with the 2009 Yaris?
#2712 of 2747 Re: Yaris Information [lhanson]
May 19, 2010 (6:54 am)
Did you write this yourself? If so, nice job! If not, it is customary to note the source.
#2713 of 2747 Re: Yaris Information [backy]
May 20, 2010 (6:20 am)
No, it was straight out of a Toyota e-mail from Performance Toyota in Memphis, Tennesse, United States of America, Panel Earth. I didn't think they would mind, sorry if I have offended anyone.
#2714 of 2747 Re: runaway [regal5]
May 20, 2010 (6:19 am)
I haven't heard of anyone having a problem with run away acceleration in a Yaris. Have you?
#2715 of 2747 Re: runaway [lhanson]
May 21, 2010 (7:27 pm)
No, b/c the Yaris is 100% Japanese. The vehicles that had the gas pedal issues were made with outsourced parts in other countries (in our case mostly US).
#2716 of 2747 defect in 2007 Y 3dr. yaris Liftback
Jun 28, 2010 (10:49 am)
There is a defect in the 2007 Toyota Yaris 3 dr Hatchback... If your vin#
is below jtdjt9#3*75126293 Toyota discovered the defect and changed
the product after that vin#. It is not a safety issue... but sooner or later
will cause a failure that will cost $1200 to repair. If during warranty period
Toyota will cover it but not after warranty expires....Relace the $25 worth of
parts before a very costly repair occurs.
#2717 of 2747 Re: defect in 2007 Y 3dr. yaris Liftback [rslyk]
Jun 29, 2010 (12:28 pm)
Would you please correct the shift key error in the VIN number and elaborate on what the problem is? I think it may apply to my car if you substituted # for 3.
#2718 of 2747 Re: defect in 2007 Y 3dr. yaris Liftback [rslyk]
Jun 29, 2010 (3:04 pm)
I'd like to know what this defect is. My VIN comes before the change, so I suppose it should be looked at.
#2719 of 2747 Re: defect in 2007 Y 3dr. yaris Liftback [boris13]
Jun 30, 2010 (2:54 pm)
Edmunds has a list of tsb's for this car, as well as, all others I presume. TSB E048-07 is not listed. I am beginning to have my doubts about the veracity ot this post. It is noted that the TSB number was lifted from another website and is attributed to a poster that goes by the same ID.