2007 Toyota Yaris
There are 41 user reviews for the S trim shown below
- Great Fuel Economy, Great Design, Surprisingly Roomy, Easy To Drive
- Automatic Door Locks Don't Come Standard
I just bought one, and I love it, love it, love it. It is absolutely adoreable. I have seen negative reviews because the gages are in the center of the dashboard instead of behind the steering wheel. I think that's one of the great things about this car; no more having to try to peak through the steering wheel or over it to see how fast I'm going or how much gas I have. It runs like a dream, so quiet you can hardly hear it. It handles great. I have a manual transmission, so I can control the amount of power it gets, and it has no problems accelerating. Plus, it's very maneuverable. This is my first Toyota, and I don't see myself ever buying anything else. All this, plus an estimated 40 MPG on the highway! It's a great car....read morehide
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- Excellent Fuel Economy, Toyota Repution for Quality, Great Styling!
- Still has some unavoidable small car characteristics - see details
I've now had my Yaris Sport Sedan for about two months.
I drive 84 miles per day to and from work. I was seeking a car that met the following qualifications, and that I could own long term (e.g. 8 - 10 years).
* Great gas mileage
* Reliable (or the company has a reputation for such)
* Great styling - exterior 1st, interior 2nd, family would like
* Safety features - anti-lock brakes, FWD, air-bags
* Comfort - A/C, good seats, good stereo
* Price/Value justification
* Four door - mostly used for 1 person, capable of hauling five
I reviewed the specs / pictures of the Honda Fit and the Toyota Yaris, but did not like the small boxy nature of the Fit, so I ruled this out right away (when I was a kid, I drove two Ford Fiestas,... didn't want to return to this style of car).
I then started looking at the Hybrids and thought that with the current rebates, maybe I could justify the higher outlay. I test drove the Toyota Camry Hybrid, as well as the Prius. I wasn't real impressed with Camry interior - it seemed kind of cheap for an almost $30k car. I was more impressed with the Prius and thought this was probably the car for me,... but I still was hung up about paying $26k+ for the options I thought I wanted for this model.
Then, I spotted the Yaris and asked to drive it. We took it out for a drive, and I was impressed that it met many of my requirements, and was approximately $10k less than the Prius. I didn't think that a 10 mpg difference was going to justify the Prius over the Yaris. I bought the Yaris Sport because I wanted the nicer trim packages, as well as the safety features (most notably the ABS).
After owning two months, here are the Pros / Cons:
* Regularly getting 37 mpg - even with my tendancy to drive 60 - 65 mile per hour. Very happy about this!
* No issues yet - trusting in Toyota track record on quality
* Still admire the looks - interior / exterior styling
* Family likes it - wife and kids both want to drive it
* Nice stereo sound
* Plenty of legroom in the back seat
* Fits into parking places and my garage - leaving extra room
* Excellent turning radius
* Arm rest in the back seat
* Plenty of trunk room - even when I've purchased lots of groceries
* Happy about the price/value relationship - especially when compared with hybrid prices
* Good air conditioning
* Larger tires than many small cars have
* Name brand - Toyota
* Seats are ok, the back wraps around my upper body just fine, I would have preferred a multi vs. single padded seat cushion for my seat / tail.
* Enough power for passing, somewhat subdued on acceleration unless you consciously goose it (I think some describe this as a "soft pedal")
* typical small car issue of being impacted by cross winds on the road
* layout of the FM buttons on the stereo
* engine rev noise when needing to pass quickly
* difficult to see cruise control light on the dashboard during the day - when activated
* Rear / back visibility not the best
* Concerns over stainability & long-term wear of light fabric seats...read morehide
69 out of 98 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- great fuel economy,roomy, style,no blind spots,
- looks like a corolla
I just purchased a S model sedan and i have to say its the best alternative car to a hybrid. I live in California where i'm paying $3.45 a gallon. I travel about 140 miles round trip to work everyday and its taking me less than 3 gallons of gas to do it.. I it only cost less than $10.00 to do the trip with a 5 speed manuel driving 60-65 and coasting on the down hill sections....read morehide
10 out of 30 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Excellent fuel economy, fun to drive, looks great
- The ride is a little rough on bumpy roads and there's too much bass on the stereo
I bought the Yaris S Sedan in Barcelona Red for my wife at the same time that I bought a silver Prius for myself. I must say that I was so impressed with the Yaris that I almost bought two of them! This is a wonderful little car. It's your standard, bare bones vehicle without frills or power options, but it does exactly what it's been designed to do and it does it well. My wife is from China and has never driven a car before. So I wanted to get her something that was inexpensive, but safe and reliable. We looked at the competition, but I could tell that the Yaris captured her heart. For some reason, she really flipped over the centered position of the speedometer on the dashboard. I like it, too. It reminds me a lot of the Yaris' predecessor - the Echo. But this car is much nicer than the Echo in my opinion. The Yaris is easy and fun to drive, comfortable, handles well, has great fuel economy, and the S Sedan looks very sporty. The quality of the fit and finish is typically Toyota. In other words - outstanding. If you're thinking of an economical second car, or a first car for a loved one or grad - this is it. One great little car. Thanks, Toyota!...read morehide
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- great fuel economoy, love the way it handles the road
- needs a little more leg room
i have had my car it has 35000 miles on it and still going strong. i average 43 to 47 miles per gallon.
7 out of 22 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Good Fuel Economy
- Pickup not as great as I would like
I love this car. I bought my 2007 Silver Mica Toyota Yaris in Febuary.
It is roomy and sharp looking. I think it is the best looking car in its class.
Drives well. I average about 350 miles per tank of gas so about 34 miles to the gallon. But I tend to be heavy footed.
I love this car. I like that Toyota did was Saturn does with the instrement panel and places it in the middle of the dash.
Overall a great car for 16.5k...read morehide
8 out of 18 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great value for the money spent
- could use a bit more head room on entering and exiting the car
I drive 50 miles one way to work and the Yaris is perfect for my commute. Cute, and efficient!
6 out of 15 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- good basic car, great milage
Great car, I love it. Drove from San Antonio TX to Ardmore OK (475mi) on 1 tank of gas. Very inexpensive to operate. Takes about $25 to fill up when gas is $2.50 a gallon, get almost 500 mi per tank. Once calculated 48 mpg hwy on a long road trip
8 out of 16 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Good economy overall, 39 MPG Avg, so far, suprisingly comfortable for the size.
- No real complaints other than what I expected when I bought it.
I bought this car for the low price and great (it actually is what they say, so far) gas economy. It is strictly for commuting to work. As long as you get this car for the right reason and know the limitations, then you shoul dnot be unhappy.
8 out of 17 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great on gas, affordable, cute & sporty looking, turning radius, roomy, comfortable
- Tight seatbelt, no motorized windows or remote locks, stereo too bassy, horsepower
I love this car more every day. It is now a part of me. I park it, walk away, turn back to look at it and I smile. I bought it in Jan.2007 and plan to have it for a long time. I trust the Toyota name brand. I'm not a speeder and I don't abuse my cars. My former car was a Nissan Sentra which I had for 16 years. I expect the same quality out of this car. When I heard of a cheap Japanese car coming to the U.S. I knew that was the car for me. I don't need fancy, I need reliable with good gas milieage. When I test drove it, what impressed me most was the turning radius. I like fitting into the parking spaces that big cars cannot! The seats, cup holders, odometers, engine noise were easy to get used to. I make a habit of memorizing what the engine should sound like in case anything goes wrong. The seatbelt tightens-up when I need to lean to reach something (frustrating). Remote locks and power windows would be nice. Overall, I am very satisfied with my Yaris S....read morehide
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