2017 Toyota Yaris iA: Boasts Of Value For Money

Mar 27, 2017 11:55 AM EDT | Lasitha

The 2017 Toyota Yaris iA can be called as a lovely, little car. The modest car gives the best value for money. Though it is not very superlative in the looks department, the vehicle delivers more than what it promises. The car is derived from the Scion and does not quite hide this fact.

The interior of the Yaris is very much identical to that of the CX-3. It just has fewer colors. The car has a wide air vent that stretches across half of the dash, along with straightforward controls and instruments. The LCD tachometer is not up to the mark and in sunlight it can get washed out. The infotainment that the car has is also very much identical to Mazda, reported Auto Blog.

Despite the makeover, the Toyota Yaris iA retains its monospace configuration. What this translates to is that the car offers not many things but just quality transmission. There is a choice that is provided to the customers as they can choose from either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic.

The vehicle comes with alloy wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, USB and Bluetooth integration, a rear-view camera, tilt and telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, and keyless entry with push-button start. There are a lot of dealer-installed accessories too like the mudguards, rear spoiler and cargo organizers, reported Car and Driver.

The car is powered with a little 1.5-liter four-cylinder. It does seem that it isn't particularly potent with 106 horsepower and 103 lb-ft of torque. However, the car manages to give a very sprightly feeling. The car has a pretty decent transmission.

Though Yaris iA is like an add-on from the previous generation Mazda2, it offers much more of a smoother ride. The Yaris is smaller in size and hence lighter to handle. The suspension that is offered is also much smoother.

In comparison, the Yaris iA has far superior ride quality and overall refinement. The car doesn't get unsettled over rough bumps. It also has a very quieter engine.

If the customer opts for the manual one, the iA will be available for just $16,835, or $17,935. At the same time, the Toyota-designed Yaris hatchback starts at $16,530.

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