We will be the first to admit that the Yaris has never been the most exciting vehicle on the lineup, but it has always been an excellent entry-level option. Well, this coming year it’s not only an excellent option in the subcompact sedan segment, but it makes a great choice regardless of segment thanks to a plethora of updates and enhancements that add value, style and more. Gone is the Yaris iA and in its place rises the 2019 Toyota Yaris, no extra designator needed. It is important to note that we’re talking about the sedan option though, as we imagine it will still be joined by a hatchback counterpart before the 2019 model year truly kicks off.
Another thing the Yaris has never been is a powerhouse. It offers enough power to deliver an enjoyable driving experience while achieving unmatched efficiency for a non-hybrid sedan. This year, the Yaris sedan is powered by a 1.5L engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. These things work together to deliver 106 horsepower alongside 103 pound-feet of torque while achieving 32 miles per gallon in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. Sub out that 6AT for a similar manual option and efficiency drops to 30/39 mpg.
But what’s most exciting about the 2019 Yaris is the introduction of a premium XLE grade. Never before has the Yaris had a luxury trim level, but now it does. The XLE trim adds leather accents, a leatherette-trimmed interior and much more to make it a more competitive model in its market. We’re super stoked about everything the all-new 2019 Toyota Yaris has to offer, and you can find out much more by checking out our blog or giving us a call. You can also give us a call to scheduled a test drive if you’re interested in a 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan of your own.