The 2017 Toyota Yaris may not be your first choice when buying a car. There are a lot of better options and to be honest, Yaris is an average vehicle. What makes this one special is that it is affordable. For only $16,815 you would get a car with a large amount of safety equipment and a touch screen as a nice addition as well.
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The test model didn’t come with a single optional feature. It is equipped with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 105 hp and sends power to front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. This unit is fine for driving around the city and on the highway, but we need to say that the overall impression is far from exciting.
Although there are no optional features, the 2017 Toyota Yaris is well-equipped with standard ones. First of all, Toyota Safety Sense package is included, and it comes with a low-speed pre-collision system. The system alerts the driver using the combination of a camera and laser. Moreover, the brakes will be automatically engaged if necessary.
Furthermore, lane departure alert and automatic high beams are included in the Safety package. The vehicle is not autonomous, but you certainly get a lot for a small amount of money. In addition to the safety technologies, a 7-inch color touchscreen is located in the center console. This display responds well and while it might not be state of the art unit it does the job just fine. Few USB ports allow you to charge your mobile devices on the go while you can pair them with the in-car system through Bluetooth. You can access Stitcher, Aha or Pandora with the Connected Service Suite.
The 2017 Toyota Yaris is great for you if you cannot spend money like water. Moreover, it is a good option if you need to drive your kids to school or to practice every day. With quite a nice list of latest safety tech, we consider it to be one of the most popular choices for people that are looking for a vehicle in this segment.
This is the prime example of how the inexpensive vehicles will look like in the future. Lot’s of options will be offered, but both interior and exterior will be far from impressive.