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

Toyota Yaris Model Overview at Germain Toyota of Columbus

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 Active Safety System and Low-Speed Pre-Collision System
  • 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
  • Available Smart Key System with Push Button Start
2020 Toyota Yaris Styling

About the Toyota Yaris

A great choice for drivers looking for a stylish compact sedan that’s big on value, the Toyota Yaris delivers unparalleled efficiency in addition to smart tech features to make the most out of every drive. Inside, you’ll find a spacious cabin that offers room for all your friends and gear on the way to your next adventure. Its lightweight body construction combined with an EPA-estimated 40 MPG on the highway** makes the Yaris an excellent choice for drivers looking to spend less time and money at the pump. An optional Smart Key System with Push Button Start, standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, two USB ports with MP3 connectivity, and automatic climate control are each examples of the tremendous value included on every Yaris model. Ranging from the sporty L to the well-equipped LE and premium XLE — there’s a Toyota Yaris that’s perfectly suited to your lifestyle.

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

After undergoing a complete model refresh last year, the Toyota Yaris returns for 2020 mostly unchanged aside from one exciting update. This year, every Yaris model comes standard with both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration to help drivers stay connected. While other vehicle in the segment may offer these great features, only Toyota includes them as standard on all trim levels.

Toyota Yaris Features

2020 Toyota Yaris Exterior Styling

Style, Performance, and Efficiency

At the front of the Yaris, a race-inspired honeycomb-style front grille hints at its nimble driving dynamics. Available exterior features include heated power side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals, LED headlights, and stylish 16-inch alloy wheels. Accenting its sharp looks, the Yaris offers efficient performance from a standard 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. Equipped with your choice of a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, you can experience up to 40 MPG highway fuel economy**. Customize your drive with an optional Sport Mode switch. The Yaris also offers an athletic yet smooth ride thanks to a standard MacPherson strut front suspension and a torsion beam rear suspension.

Tech-Focused Interior

Step inside the tech-focused interior of the Toyota Yaris and you’ll find yourself surrounded with style and substance throughout. You can bring even your biggest toys along for your next weekend getaway thanks to standard 60/40 split folding rear seats. For maximum comfort, Yaris XLE models include standard leatherette seating surfaces featuring unique contrast stitching. Offering a more premium atmosphere than most subcompact sedans, the center console and air vents are trimmed in piano-black accents. Centrally located at the center of the dash is a standard 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system which is home to an integrated backup camera and Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ integration. With the available automatic climate control system, you’ll no longer have to make constant adjustments in order to reach a comfortable temperature inside the Toyota Yaris.

2020 Toyota Yaris Interior
2020 Toyota Yaris Safety

Advanced Safety

Driving an affordable sedan no longer means sacrificing on advanced safety features with the Toyota Yaris. Regardless of trim level, every Yaris comes standard with an Active Safety System. Included in this collection of technologies is a Traction Control System (TCS), Brake Assist (BA), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Override System (BOS), Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC). There’s also a standard Low-Speed Pre-Collision System which scans the road ahead to spot a potential collision. Should the system detect a chance for a collision, an audio/visual alert will notify the driver followed by automatic braking assistance if corrective action is not taken. Available rain-sensing windshield wipers ensure clear visibility during harsh 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.