2007 Toyota Yaris Review – Coupe/Hatchback – CNET Reviews

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The good: its small and efficient engine, the Toyota Yaris gets mileage. The car’s stereo MP3 and WMA CDs, plus it includes an input.

The bad: Short on standards such as antilock traction control, and side air the 2007 Toyota Yaris a lot to achieve its rock-bottom price. gadgets are also minimal.

The line: The 2007 Toyota is suitable for city errands and commutes but few other applications. fuel economy is nice, but road conditions can easily this little car.

enters the revitalized U.S. for small and inexpensive cars its 2007 Toyota Yaris, a name that has appeared in since 2000. But the 2007 both the U.S. and European is a serious upgrade from the non-U.S. version. It uses new styling, evidenced in its round and has all of Toyota’s strong build

But this car is also designed to hit a price. Our test car, a hatchback model (a sedan is also available), has a base of $10,950. Unfortunately, gadget won’t find much to them in a car designed for this segment.

Our Yaris had the $1,290 Package, which included a audio system with an single-CD slot and an auxiliary jack.

The power train is similarly in the 2007 Toyota Yaris, the engine being its technology point. The 1.5-liter four-cylinder plant uses Toyota’s intelligent variable-valve timing and throttle control. The five-speed is nothing to write home an equally unexciting four-speed is available as well.

Active equipment, such as traction and even antilock brakes, is sacrificed to keep the price in the basement.

Although we focus on here at CNET, we found the 2007 Toyota Yarislow-tech nature does it fun to drive, with a bit of hooliganism in. For more normal purposes, comfortable enough for a commute and enough for errands around although it doesn’t offer the of navigation. It falls short in departments for road or weekend

In this era of high gas prices, its economy will be a welcome

At this price level, the Toyota Yaris doesn’t much in the way of cabin gadgets. Toyota has managed to keep the from looking cheap. The adjustable front seats are and the cloth feels soft but

Fit and finish on the dashboard seem and the materials have a nice But an inexpensive build means sound insulation, as we recorded 73 during our sound-level check.

Toyota creates an interesting for A/C and vent controls in the Yaris.

The cluster–what there is of it–is mounted on the dash. This makes it harder to monitor the but this car doesn’t go all that The speedometer has a nice electroluminescent and a small LCD with a paper-white sits to the right of it, displaying level and trip information.

are nice touches on a down-market

The stereo fills a double-DIN at the top of the stack. Interestingly, the spec say that without the Power the Yaris merely comes for a stereo, so expect a gaping in the dash. This is also a aftermarket-friendly dash, with a suitable for some pretty head units. The stereo in our test car had a single-CD slot played MP3 and WMA discs.

The controls make it easy to folders and tracks, and the display ID3-tag information. An auxiliary behind the shifter allows for an MP3

The audio quality in the 2007 Yaris is not bad, due to the fact the seating position is high and the speakers are set near floor This arrangement keeps any one from being blasted by one with the sound welling up below. It’s not really but there’s some clarity at volumes.

Higher volumes ruin the quickly.

As expected, navigation, and voice command are not offered on the But Toyota has used the space over by the lack of electronics putting odd little compartments It has a glove box, as well as a above the glove box. is also a similar-size compartment and behind the steering wheel, with one in the lower dash by the left knee.

Other cubbyholes can be found on either of the stack.

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