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2017 Toyota Yaris iA

Test Drive

Written by Marco Carvajal
Photographs by Toyota

Toyota, one of the largest automobile manufactures in the world, keeps making cars for all tastes. It is difficult not to find your ideal car within the wide range of cars manufactured by Toyota. Whether we are looking for a large truck, a luxury car, a minivan, an SUV, or an economic car, there will always be some interesting option within the Toyota car family.

The 2017 Yaris model is a very interesting option for those who like to save, not only save on the price of the car that can be purchased for a low price of approximately $15,000, but also save on maintenance and especially on fuel.

The yaris is so fuel efficient, that some people say this car drives with just the smell of gasoline.

2017 Toyota Yaris iA



Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)


6-Speed M/T 30/39/34  6-Speed A/T 32/40/35


1.5-liter 16-valve 4-cylinder


106 hp @ 6000 rpm


103 @ 4000 rpm

Fuel tank capacity

11.6 gal

Fuel economy

34 MPG

Combined Estimated

30 MPG city / 39 MPG HWY


According to Toyota the manufacturer of the Yaris, there are many new upgrades on the 2017 model, including a retouch of the exterior and the equipment of the cabin inside the Toyota Yaris iA 2017. Also improvements in the technical part, replacing more than 900 parts, which costed Toyota near 100 million dollars. Customers can benefit from a new improved Yaris.

The new generation of Yaris have been given more aggressive features in order to attract the attention of young drivers. The new Yaris is attractive and affordable.

Besides economy and nice style, the Yaris let you release your inner race driver. The available Sport button on the center console allows you to enable the Sport Mode, in which the engine controls unit and shift points, providing a sportier feel to your drive.

2017 Toyota Yaris iA is a nice and practical 5-doors hatchback. It is not the most luxury car, but it is a great car for transportation, providing great value to car drivers who like to take care of their budget.


Model Base Price
2017 Toyota Yaris iA  $15,950


The Yaris has an attractive look with a nice exterior. One of the main new features of the 2017 Toyota Yaris is the new front grille near the radiator. The headlights have a ”foxy-eyes” look. Toyota reworked the shape in general to provide a more aggressive style and resulting in a wheel base increased. The new Yaris has became 100 mm longer (3885 mm) and 20 mm lower (1510 mm).  Reducing the Yaris aerodynamic resistance to 0.285 and reducing the weight by 30 kilograms. The new Yaris is more stylish and more efficient.

Exterior Features:

  • 16-in split 5 spoke alley wheels
  • Power outside-mirrors with LED turn signal indicators
  • Chrome grille surround
  • Chrome-tipped exhaust
  • Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps


The 2017 Toyota Yaris iA brings comfort to any ride in the city or around, it is not a big car, it is a compact sedan, but good distribution and design hep you enjoy the interior. Its crafted interior gives you comfort and ease of use at the same time thanks to many new standard features. The 6-speed automatic with manual mode gives you more control over your drive. With a standard 7-inch touch-screen display, two USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity, you’ve got instant access to a full ride of entertainment.

Interior Features:

  • 7-in. touch-screen display audio
  • Integrated rear-view backup camera
  • Remote keyless entry /Push Button Start
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio controls
  • Cruise control
  • Sport front bucket seats
  • 2 USB ports with iPod connectivity
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seats


Safety and convenience

the 2017 Yaris iA comes packed with lots of standard safety features:

  •  Low-Speed Pre-Collision System (is designed to detectcertain objects on the road ahead of you, and under certain conditions it willapply the brakes to help you avoid a collision)
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) provides anadded measure of safety for the smaller members of your family
  • Active Safety System — includes Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Brake Assist (BA)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
  • Driver and Front Passenger Airbag System
  • Driver and Front Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Front and Rear Side Curtain Airbags  


The new Toyota Yaris iA 2017 comes with an updated appearance. Toyota engineers, designers and archictures worked together to brings an improved Yaris but without increasing the price.

You can buy this nice car for a low price around $16,000

The super economical new 1.5-liter engine is a great attractive for those who like to maximize their budget. The Yaris is a compact city hatchback, if you need more cargo space just folding back of the rear seats.

There are many other nice features that make the Yaris more attractive, like large rear mirrors and an excellent rear view camera to help maneuver backwards and many other features. Many other manufactures have similar cars in the segment of the Yaris, but it is hard to compete with the value provided by Toyota, low price, beautiful style and many upgraded features.

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