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 includes three trim levels capped by a range-topping XLE with leatherette upholstery and a couple of swanky features not typically seen in little cars.
The 2019 Yaris sedan– which was called the Yaris iA last year and the Scion iA two years ago– is the four-door counterpart to the Yaris hatchback. Yet all is not as it appears at first glance considering that the sedan was created and is constructed under agreement by Mazda. That suggests it shares little with the Yaris hatchback– a boon to enthusiasts thanks to Mazda’s sporty car knowledge.
2019 Toyota Yaris Exterior
So far, Toyota has only detailed the 2019 Yaris sedan; we do not know if any changes remain in shop for the hatchback, but we’ll upgrade this space once we learn. Outdoors, the Yaris sedan has 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 much of a surprise since this Toyota-badged small car is offered as the Mazda 2 in some global markets.
2019 Toyota Yaris Interior
Inside, the Yaris sedan is again a dead-ringer for a Mazda. Every switch, knob, and lever is supplied by Mazda and differs from that seen on other Toyotas. That’s no bad thing, since the Yaris sedans we’ve driven have felt well-built and feature interior materials a step above what’s typical for subcompact cars. The Yaris sedan is tight inside, with restricted rear-seat space, however that’s not unexpected provided its trim exterior dimensions. The only caveat? The Yaris hatchback provides better energy than the sedan.
2019 Toyota Yaris Engine
All Yaris sedans have a 1.5-liter inline-4 engine underhood rated at 106 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque paired to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic.
2019 Toyota Yaris Changes
We haven’t driven the 2019 Yaris sedan, however the styling and lineup changes for 2019 are unlikely to change our opinion: it’s a hoot to put through its speeds. Its tight suspension is a big action above typical subcompact sedans and its direct, linear steering is as communicative as some cars costing five times as much.
Both transmissions have earned our favor in the past, specifically the slick-shifting 6-speed handbook. For 2019, the Yaris sedan’s fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city, 39 highway, 34 combined with the manual and 32/40/35 with the optional automatic. The greatest changes for 2019 come on the buying sheet, because the Yaris sedan is now offered in three trim levels: L, LE, and XLE.
The Yaris L serves as the gateway to the lineup with its 7.0-inch infotainment screen, power windows and locks, and Bluetooth. The LE trim adds heated exterior mirrors with LED turn signals, alloy wheels, and fog lights. Topping the line, the XLE adds leatherette seating surface areas, a leather-wrapped wheel, automatic environment control, LED headlights, and rain-sensing windscreen wipers.
2019 Toyota Yaris Price
Toyota hasn’t announced pricing for the upgraded Yaris sedan, so we’re not sure how the value story will work out for the new lineup.
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