Toyota has long been recognized as a leader in the competitive Asian market, but for the past decade the iconic Japanese automaker has been making inroads – and turning heads – in the world market as well. The forward styling and impressive fuel economy for which Toyotas are known has been creating fans in the United States and throughout the rest of the world.
With the 2016 Toyota Yaris, the Japanese car company has come full circle. This small and highly fuel efficient model may seem like a throwback to the good old days, but there is plenty of 21st century technology under the hood.
Even though the Toyota Yaris is often thought about as a small economy car, Toyota actually classifies it as a sport sedan. Drivers may or may not agree with that assessment, given the fact that the engine under the hood is somewhat skimpy – especially by sports car standards.
The engine in the 2016 Toyota Yaris is a 4-cylinder model – pretty standard for vehicles of its size and pedigree. Some drivers may lament the fact that the standard Toyota Yaris engine is limited to 106 horsepower, but others will be happy to trade a bit of power for exceptional fuel economy.
No matter what side of the fence you find yourself on, the 2016 Toyota Yaris is well worth a test drive. Throughout the years, Toyota has proven again and again that it knows what its customers want, and modern drivers are looking for fuel economy, a low cost of ownership and a vehicle that is fun to drive. The 2016 Toyota Yaris fits the bill in all three categories, providing drivers with a fun vehicle that is safe and easy to handle. That 106 horsepower engine may not provide many thrills, but it is certainly powerful enough for daily driving. From highway driving and merging off the exit to driving around town, this vehicle provides plenty of energy for drivers to enjoy.
If you are shopping for a new vehicle and want to give the 2016 Toyota Yaris a test drive, you can choose from two different transmissions. The 2016 model Yaris comes with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. Driving enthusiasts may prefer the fun of the standard transmission, but daily commuters may be more comfortable with the automatic.
No matter which option they choose, drivers will get plenty of mileage for their money. Fuel economy has always been a bright sport for Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs, and the 2016 Yaris is certainly no exception. With a fuel economy rating of 33 miles per gallon in the city and an impressive 42 mpg on the highway, the Yaris is one of the most economical vehicles on the market.
The Toyota Yaris may not be the only economical sedan in its class, but it is certainly one of the best. Whether you are looking for a daily driver, a safe car for a new driver or a replacement for an older Toyota sedan, the 2016 Yaris is definitely worth a look.