If you are among those who always wait for a chance to drive. Then a mere transportation-oriented vehicle can never be your pick. To satisfy such driving spirits, Toyota has released the Yaris series that gets updated with every new edition. And now for 2018, the Yaris is ready for the expedition on any terrain, while serving a smooth ride for all its occupants.
Engine Specifications and Powertrain
The base engine of the 2018 Toyota Yaris starts with a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. With this, the Yaris is able to produce a 106 of horsepower and 103 lb.-ft of torque. It gets a bit buzzy especially at highway speeds, but the drivetrain feels suitable enough when you drive it with leisure.
The new Toyota Yaris is a leader in fuel efficiency, as far as its class is concerned. The EPA rating for its fuel efficiency counts 30 mpg in the city, 35 mpg in the highway and reach 32 mpg in a combined trip of city and highway driving.
The Outside Look
In one of our visits to the Placerville Toyota dealership, we got to test drive the 2018 Toyota Yaris that shows a bit of European influence especially at its front-end to make it appealing for those who look at it with a visual interest.The front grille gets broader at the bottom almost touching the angular eye-shaped headlights. A sharp curving line travels along the sides till the backend and provides a finishing that makes the design look complete.
The interior of Yaris is pretty inviting. With a perfect distribution of seats, the cabin makes you feel comfortable for every occupant. The climate controls can be operated through a trio of dials. The front seat space feels spacious and comfortable while the backseats are spread with an average space. The cargo area has a space measuring 15 cubic ft. The tall glass frame with a low beltline are perfect for the outward visibility from every corner of the Yaris.
Impressively enough, all the trim models of the 2018 Toyota Yaris come with its standard “Safety Sense C” package, that covers an automatic emergency braking working in tune with a forward collision warning, automatic high beams and lane departure warning.
Our test drive at the Placerville Toyota dealer proved to us that the 2018 Toyota Yaris can be an ideal commuting vehicle that can be driven at a leisure within the confining roads of the cities. Its high fuel efficiency too makes a good match for this purpose. That is where the Yaris shows its brightest shine. The amount of throttle allows quick and smooth lane change and the supple handling makes parking easier even at tighter places.Overall, the ride quality is quite acceptably smooth on every kind of surface.
The Bottom Line
Its affordability, simplicity, and reliability also make it a highly attractive used car buy, which means that resale values are exceptionally high as well.