The 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan takes pint-size four-doors in a new direction. 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 few fancy features not generally seen in small cars.
The 2019 Yaris sedan– which was called the Yaris iA in 2015 and the Scion iA two years back– is the four-door counterpart to the Yaris hatchback. Yet all is not as it appears initially glance since the sedan was developed and is built under agreement by Mazda. That means it shares little with the Yaris hatchback– a benefit to enthusiasts thanks to Mazda’s stylish car knowledge.
2019 Toyota Yaris Exterior
So far, Toyota has only detailed the 2019 Yaris sedan; we have no idea if any changes are in store for the hatchback, but we’ll update this area once we discover. Outside, the Yaris sedan has actually a modified front fascia with a brand-new honeycomb-style grille insert. The narrow four-door has some style hints shown the Mazda 3, which isn’t really much of a surprise given that this Toyota-badged little car is sold as the Mazda 2 in some international markets.
2019 Toyota Yaris Interior
Inside, the Yaris sedan is once again a dead-ringer for a Mazda. Every switch, knob, and lever is provided by Mazda and varies from that seen on other Toyotas. That’s no bad thing, given that the Yaris sedans we’ve driven have actually felt well-built and feature interior materials a step above exactly what’s common for subcompact cars. The Yaris sedan is tight inside, with restricted rear-seat space, but that’s not unanticipated given its trim exterior dimensions. The only caution? The Yaris hatchback uses much better utility than the sedan.
2019 Toyota Yaris Engine
All Yaris sedans have a 1.5-liter inline-4 engine underhood rated at 106 horse power and 103 pound-feet of torque paired to either a 6-speed handbook 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 not likely to change our opinion: it’s a hoot to execute its paces. Its taut suspension is a huge action above typical subcompact sedans and its direct, direct steering is as communicative as some sports cars costing five times as much.
Both transmissions have actually made our favor in the past, especially the slick-shifting 6-speed manual. 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 automated. The greatest changes for 2019 come on the buying sheet, considering that the Yaris sedan is now offered in 3 trim levels: L, LE, and XLE.
The Yaris L acts as the entrance 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 includes leatherette seating surface areas, a leather-wrapped wheel, automated environment control, LED headlights, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
2019 Toyota Yaris Price
Toyota hasn’t announced pricing for the updated Yaris sedan, so we’re not sure how the worth story will work out for the brand-new lineup.