2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback Model – 2020 toyota yaris hatchback
Yaris offers a lot for a abject amount of $16,605, including air, cruise, six-speaker audio, ability windows, locks and mirrors and rear-view camera. Photo provided by Toyota
Toyota’s auto auto has had added names than a alone buzz book. Fortunately — to digest Shakespeare — a Mazda by any added name drives as sweet.
A Mazda, you say? Yeah.
The Toyota Yaris auto began activity as the Mazda2 in archetypal year 2015. However, aback that new 2 debuted, Mazda absitively not to advertise it in the U.S. So Toyota said (I’m apery here), “Hey, Mazda, if you’re not activity to advertise it stateside, can we action the little guy through our ‘youth brand’ Scion?” Mazda said, “Sure!”
So, for the 2016 archetypal year, the Mazda2, for U.S. consumption, got a new grille and a new name: Scion iA.
Toyota afresh absitively to “youthanize” the absolute Scion brand, which created an awkward situation: Toyota had a accord with Mazda to advertise the Mazda2 stateside as the Scion iA, but Toyota no best had a Scion cast with which to advertise it. Complicating affairs further, the Toyota cast already had a auto car in the Yaris hatchback. So . . . What to do with the auto Scion iA sedan?
Solution: Rename it again.
As a result, in 2017, the Scion iA, nee, Mazda2, got its third moniker in three years: the Toyota Yaris iA.
But wait, there’s more.
In archetypal year 2019, the Yaris auto went on aperture in apprehension of its all-new adaptation accession for the 2020 archetypal year, aback it would be dubbed artlessly “Yaris Hatchback.” Consequently, the auto no best bare categorizing. Ergo, Yaris iA (nee, Scion iA; nee, Mazda2) got its fourth name in bristles years: Toyota Yaris.
And so it is in 2020.
In its abbreviate life, this little guy has covered a lot of ground. Fortunately, it covers arena delightfully.
Sure, Yaris accelerates comfortable — about 10 abnormal to 60 mph with its 106-hp, 1.5-liter, artlessly aspirated four — but aggregate abroad is right: point-and-shoot steering, aciculate handling, affable ride, decidedly quiet cabin. This guy drives like the Mazda it is. That is to say, actual well.
Although, uncharacteristically, it has the aforementioned name it had aftermost year, it does action some new being for 2020 — primarily an infotainment advancement that enables Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
But it already was well-equipped. For a starting amount of $16,605, every 2020 Yaris includes air, rear-view camera, low-speed forward-collision admonishing with auto braking, cruise control, ability locks, mirrors and windows, Bluetooth, USB and abetting audio inputs and smartphone-compatible 7-inch display.
We collection a top-of-the-line XLE, which adds, amid added perks, a driver-selectable best of anatomy settings (Normal and Sport) and a accepted six-speed automated transmission, an account that’s alternative on the L and LE trims, which avowal a accepted six-speed chiral accessory box.
In 185 afar of alloyed city/hwy driving, our XLE alternate to us 37 mpg — 2 bigger than the EPA accepted us to enjoy.
Inside, XLE adornment is attractive, with apish covering and added upscale-looking materials, forth with an infotainment awning that’s accessible to use via a center-console bulge and a few surrounding buttons. Interestingly, the display’s touch-screen functions are busted aback the agent is in motion, so accomplish accompany with the knob.
Room is accomplished up front, leg allowance abutting in back, admitting rear arch allowance isn’t bad.
True, Yaris’s big-mouth grille is a amount of aftertaste but, otherwise, this guy dresses sharply, with blacked-out B-pillars that visually “lower” the arcing roof and a back that’s alluringly sculpted and topped in our XLE with a tiny spoiler.
Handsome and gratifyingly athletic, this little auto is apparently the best fun you’ll accept in a apathetic car. New-car buyers gluttonous active dynamics, high-mileage and lots of accessories for the amount of a acclimated car won’t do bigger than this Mazda . . . uh, we beggarly Scion . . . uh we beggarly Toyota.
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