The 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan takes pint-size four-doors in a new instructions. A nip and tuck for the 2019 model year provides the subcompact sedan modified exterior styling, while the lineup now consists of 3 trim levels topped by a range-topping XLE with leatherette upholstery and a couple of trendy features not normally seen in little cars.
The 2019 Yaris sedan– which was called the Yaris iA in 2015 and the Scion iA 2 years earlier– is the four-door equivalent to the Yaris hatchback. Yet all is not as it appears initially look given that the sedan was created and is constructed under agreement by Mazda. That suggests it shares little with the Yaris hatchback– an advantage to lovers thanks to Mazda’s stylish car knowledge.
Up until now, Toyota has actually just detailed the 2019 Yaris sedan; we do not know if any changes remain in shop for the hatchback, however we’ll upgrade this area once we learn. Outdoors, the Yaris sedan has actually a modified front fascia with a new honeycomb-style grille insert. The narrow four-door has some style hints shown the Mazda 3, which isn’t really much of a surprise considering that this Toyota-badged little car is offered as the Mazda 2 in some international markets.
Inside, the Yaris sedan is once again a dead-ringer for a Mazda. Every switch, knob, and lever is provided by Mazda and varies from that seen on other Toyotas. That’s no bad thing, considering that the Yaris sedans we’ve driven have actually felt durable and feature interior products an action above exactly what’s common for subcompact cars. The Yaris sedan is tight inside, with restricted rear-seat space, however that’s not unforeseen offered its trim exterior dimensions. The only caution? The Yaris hatchback provides much better energy than the sedan.
All Yaris sedans have a 1.5-liter inline-4 engine underhood ranked at 106 horse power and 103 pound-feet of torque paired to either a 6-speed handbook or a 6-speed automated.
We have not driven the 2019 Yaris sedan, however the styling and lineup changes for 2019 are not likely to change our viewpoint: it’s a hoot to execute its speeds. Its tight suspension is a huge action above common subcompact sedans and its direct, direct steering is as communicative as some cars costing 5 times as much.
Both transmissions have actually made our favor in the past, particularly the slick-shifting 6-speed handbook. For 2019, the Yaris sedan’s fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city, 39 highway, 34 integrated with the handbook and 32/40/35 with the optional automated. The most significant changes for 2019 begun the purchasing sheet, because the Yaris sedan is now used in 3 trim levels: L, LE, and XLE.
The Yaris L functions as the entrance to the lineup with its 7.0-inch infotainment screen, power windows and locks, and Bluetooth. The LE trim includes heated exterior mirrors with LED turn signals, alloy wheels, and fog lights. Topping the line, the XLE includes leatherette seating surface areas, a leather-wrapped wheel, automated environment control, LED headlights, and rain-sensing windscreen wipers.
Toyota hasn’t revealed prices for the upgraded Yaris sedan, so we’re uncertain how the worth story will exercise for the new lineup.