The 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan takes pint-size four-doors in a new instructions. 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 couple of trendy features not typically seen in small cars.
The 2019 Yaris sedan– which was called the Yaris iA in 2015 and the Scion iA 2 years back– is the four-door counterpart to the Yaris hatchback. Yet all is not as it seems in the beginning glimpse because the sedan was designed and is built under agreement by Mazda. That means it shares little with the Yaris hatchback– an advantage to enthusiasts thanks to Mazda’s stylish car knowledge.
2019 Toyota Yaris Exterior
So far, Toyota has just detailed the 2019 Yaris sedan; we do not know if any changes remain in store for the hatchback, however we’ll update this area once we learn. Outdoors, the Yaris sedan has a modified front fascia with a new honeycomb-style grille insert. The narrow four-door has some style cues shared with 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 again a dead-ringer for a Mazda. Every switch, knob, and lever is supplied by Mazda and varies from that seen on other Toyotas. That’s no bad thing, considering that the Yaris sedans we’ve driven have felt sturdy and feature interior products an action above what’s typical for subcompact cars. The Yaris sedan is tight inside, with minimal rear-seat space, but that’s not unanticipated provided its trim exterior dimensions. The only caveat? The Yaris hatchback uses better utility than the sedan.
2019 Toyota Yaris Engine
All Yaris sedans have a 1.5-liter inline-4 engine underhood ranked at 106 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque paired to either a 6-speed handbook or a 6-speed automated.
2019 Toyota Yaris Changes
We have not driven the 2019 Yaris sedan, but the styling and lineup changes for 2019 are unlikely to change our viewpoint: it’s a hoot to execute its paces. Its taut suspension is a big action above typical subcompact sedans and its direct, direct steering is as communicative as some cars costing five times as much.
Both transmissions have actually earned our favor in the past, particularly the slick-shifting 6-speed handbook. 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 begun the ordering sheet, because the Yaris sedan is now used in three trim levels: L, LE, and XLE.
The Yaris L works as the gateway to the lineup with its 7.0-inch infotainment screen, power windows and locks, and Bluetooth. The LE trim includes heated exterior mirrors with LED turn signals, alloy wheels, and fog lights. Topping the line, the XLE adds leatherette seating surface areas, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automated climate control, LED headlights, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
2019 Toyota Yaris Price
Toyota hasn’t revealed pricing for the upgraded Yaris sedan, so we’re not sure how the worth story will exercise for the new lineup.