2020 Toyota Yaris Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Toyota Yaris Model Overview at Beechmont Toyota

Toyota Yaris

Key Features

  • Starting at $16,605 MSRP*
  • 1.5 Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC Engine with 106 horsepower and 103 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 32 city / 40 highway MPG**
  • Standard integrated backup camera
  • Available Smart Key System with Push Button Start
  • Standard 7-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Optional 16-inch dark gray split-spoke alloy wheels
  • 60/40 split folding rear seats
2020 Toyota Yaris Styling

About the Toyota Yaris

Perfect for making the most of your weekend, the fun-to-drive Toyota Yaris packs plenty of efficiency to take you further along with cutting-edge tech features to keep you connected. A surprisingly-spacious cabin lets you load up your whole crew for a night on the town. In fact, its lightweight body construction combined with an EPA-estimated 40 MPG on the highway** proves that the Yaris is an ideal companion for extended road trips. Features like an available Smart Key System with Push Button Start, automatic climate control, standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and two USB ports with MP3 connectivity highlight the exceptional value found on every Yaris model. From the sporty L, nicely-equipped LE, or the premium XLE — there’s a Toyota Yaris to suit every type of driving style.

What the Critics Say

The Yaris is an appealing vehicle for city dwellers, individuals on a tight budget, or youthful buyers. Beyond its low price, the 2020 Yaris boasts stylish design, standard tech features like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, and fuel efficiency that hits 40 mpg.” — Kelley Blue Book
Consider purchasing the Yaris sedan if you are looking for a good commuter car. Its great fuel efficiency, smooth ride, nimble handling, and lengthy list of standard features make it a fine choice.” — U.S. News & World Report

What’s New for 2020

Returning after an entire model refresh last year, the 2020 Toyota Yaris gains one exciting update in terms of technology enhancement. All Yaris models now include standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration to help drivers stay connected. Although other manufacturers in this segment offer these useful features, only Toyota includes them as standard equipment across the entire model range.

Toyota Yaris Features

2020 Toyota Yaris Exterior Styling

Style, Performance, and Efficiency

Reflecting a personality as unique as your own, the Yaris comes standard with a race-inspired honeycomb-style front grille. Optional features found on the exterior include 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, and heated power side mirrors with LED turn signals. Complementing its good looks, the Yaris packs efficient performance from a standard 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. Available with your choice of a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, the Yaris is able to deliver up to 40 MPG on the highway**. An optional Sport Mode switch lets you customize your drive. A standard MacPherson strut front suspension and torsion beam rear suspension combine to produce a perfect balance of agile handling and a smooth ride.

Tech-Focused Interior

Surround yourself with style and substance inside the tech-focused interior of the Toyota Yaris. Giving you the ability to carry even your biggest toys, the Yaris comes standard with 60/40 split folding rear seats. Optional leatherette seating surfaces feature unique contrast stitching for a stylish look and maximized comfort. Piano-black interior accents surround the center console and air vents, giving the entire cabin a more upscale feel than most compact sedans. A standard 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system is your centralized location for Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Available automatic climate control lets you set it and forget it for a comfortable temperature on every drive.

2020 Toyota Yaris Interior
2020 Toyota Yaris Safety

Advanced Safety

Safety no longer has to be a luxury feature thanks to the Toyota Yaris. A standard Low-Speed Pre-Collision System monitors the road ahead for potential collisions. If it detects a potential collision, the driver will receive an audio/visual alert followed by automatic braking assistance. Giving you even more confidence is a standard Active Safety System. This collection of technologies includes Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Brake Override System (BOS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), and a Traction Control System (TCS). Optional rain-sensing windshield wipers provide excellent visibility during nasty weather conditions.

Trims & Specs

Toyota Yaris L

Yaris L

  • Starting at $16,605 MSRP*
  • 1.5 Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC Engine with 106 horsepower and 103 lb-ft of torque
  • Sporty front fascia with gloss-black mesh-pattern grille
  • 7-inch touchscreen display with integrated backup camera and Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ integration
  • Normal and Sport driving modes
  • 60/40 split folding rear seats

Toyota Yaris LE

Yaris LE

  • Starting at $17,605 MSRP*
  • Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators
  • Smart Key System with Push Button Start
  • Fog lights
  • Rear spoiler
  • 16-inch dark gray split-spoke alloy wheels

Toyota Yaris XLE

Yaris XLE

  • Starting at $19,705 MSRP*
  • Leatherette sport front bucket seats
  • Automatic climate control
  • Rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • LED auto on/off headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

*MSRP includes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $955 for Cars (86, Avalon, Avalon HV, Camry, Camry HV, Corolla, Corolla HV, Corolla HB, Mirai, Prius, Prius Prime, Supra, Yaris HB, Yaris Sedan), $1,120 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (4Runner, C-HR, Highlander, Highlander HV, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,325 for Large SUVs (Land Cruiser, Sequoia), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally related equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**2020 Yaris and Yaris Hatchback with automatic transmission EPA 32 city/40 highway/35 combined mpg estimates, and Yaris with manual transmission EPA 30 city/39 highway/34 combined mpg estimates. Actual mileage will vary.