If you didn’t already know that Mazda and Toyota came together to bring us a dynamic car in the US that was already sold in other parts of the world, then you do now. The Yaris iA was originally the Scion iA but that only lasted a year because shortly after the iA came to market Scion was absorbed into the Toyota lineup. This car is actually a Mazda model and has been sold around the world as the Mazda2, which puts a little zoom into the equation when you consider what the Toyota Yaris iA is for us to enjoy.
When you want a subcompact car that offers you the sedan style and a powertrain that’s energetic and fun to drive, this is the car you want to consider. The Yaris iA is a great choice for you to enjoy the ride and have an easy to live with price while having many of the features you want to love on the road. For 2017 this car comes to you as a Toyota, but is a carryover from Scion and if you admired it under that name, it’s the same car for you to enjoy.
On the inside you’ll find a car that’s easy to love and fun to drive with a comfortable interior that makes a lot of sense for you to drive from. The car feels energetic and light on its feet when you take it out on the road, but it also holds the curves well and keeps you engaged in the drive to be a great way for you to have the driving therapy you want from your car. This car is a great choice if you want to give a great gift to a graduate who’s heading off to college as it will give them miles of fun and reliable driving.
This car brings you an infotainment system that uses either a touchscreen or a remote control. This menu driven system is presented to you on a seven-inch touchscreen display screen and offers you two USB ports, mobile apps and a rotary push controller that is extremely easy for you to operate. Another great feature of the Toyota Yaris iA is the low speed pre-collision system. This system will warn you of an impending collision at speeds as low as 18 mph and makes it easy for you to know that the brakes will be engaged and help keep you safe and unharmed.
Because this car came from Scion, it’s packaged in a way that doesn’t offer much at all when it comes to options. This makes the shopping easy for this car that does offer you a ton of great items for the price. The Toyota Yaris iA comes with cruise control, a six-way adjustable driver’s seat, Led turn signal indicators, alloy wheels, Bluetooth, a six-speaker audio system, the seven-inch display screen, a rearview camera and six airbags. You can choose some dealer installed features such as a center armrest, front door appliques, a rear spoiler and a plug and play navigation system, but that’s about all you have to choose from.
There is only one engine offered for the Yaris iA, but it does offer you two transmissions to choose from to make the right choice for you. The engine is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder model that brings you 106 horsepower and 103 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine can be attached to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission which means you have fuel mileage numbers of 30 city/39 hwy mpg for the manual or 32 city/40 hwy mpg with the automatic.
The new Yaris iA has been called many things but boring has not been one of them. The power numbers might feel low, but this setup with the engine and the Mazda sourcing makes it much easier to understand how this car could use this power and still feel as aggressive on the road as it does. This car is a great choice when you need something that’s great on gas or when you are just starting out and need to stay within a tight budget every month. Come on in and see the new Yaris iA at your local Toyota dealer today.