2012 Toyota Yaris

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2012 Toyota Yaris
2012 Toyota Yaris
The Yaris used to have little to recommend it beyond the fact that it was the most affordable way to own a new Toyota. This year it gets a shot in the arm that, at the very least, makes it worthy of consideration on other points. Styling, for instance. Its new sheetmetal has evolved from a too-cute jellybean into a more upscale hatchback. (Toyota has dropped the sedan, except as a fleet special.) The interior also leaves behind awkward attempts at cheap chic--no one ever liked that center speedometer--and instead adopts a traditional look and more standard features, including power windows and iPod connectivity. Although the only powertrain is the same 106-hp, 1.5-liter four-cylinder, a new SE trim complements it with a beefier suspension, quicker-ratio steering, and four-wheel disc brakes (rear drums are standard). Despite these changes, the Yaris remains behind the subcompact curve in some areas. It retains a four-speed automatic transmission at a time when many of its competitors offer six-speeds, and it fails to achieve the now almost obligatory 40 mpg on the highway. Even in SE guise, the Yaris suffers from disconnected, overboosted electric power steering (although that's hardly a unique offense in this segment). It's also no bargain. The two-door Yaris starts at about the same price as a four-door Mazda 2 or Ford Fiesta sedan. That said, the Yaris is worthy of consideration and, at the end of the day, is still the least expensive offering from an automaker that built its reputation on dependable small cars.
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Toyota will be raising prices on the Yaris subcompact hatchback for the 2013 model year. Including destination, the base 2013 Toyota Yaris will now start at $15,130, and the top trim level will now begin at $18,040.
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Mysterious renderings of the Toyota Yaris have surfaced in China, leaving us to wonder what, if anything, will become of the modified hatchback pictured from the front, side, and rear. From the front view, the spindle grille tacked onto the front fascia gives the Toyota a Lexus-like appeal. The side profile and rear shot reveal a body kit, a lowered stance, and an aggressive set of wheels. With the Toyota Motorsport GmbH division in Germany already tinkering and preparing a version of the hatchback for rally racing, a sportier Yaris could make sense in certain markets. The TMG Yaris includes a number of modifications including a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Toyota hopes to race in WRC by 2014. While a Lexus-fied Yaris seems like a stretch, we wouldn’t mind seeing it out on a rally race, where it would like gain more accolades than the Yaris SE model featured on a recent edition of Editor's Notebook. Here's a tidbit from associate editor Eric Tingwall's notebook: "I'm reluctant to parrot Toyota's advertising, but there's more than an ounce of truth in the 'Yaris -- It's a car!' campaign. During my night with the Yaris, I verified that it does indeed have four wheels, a steering wheel, and a gasoline engine. It also has a steering column that doesn't telescope and a four-speed automatic transmission, which were two of the key factors preventing Toyota from pursuing the alternative tagline, 'It's a competitive car!'" Source: Autohome via CarNewsChina
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It's been a very long time since the American market has seen French cars for sale--Renault left in 1991, Peugeot in 1989, Citroen in 1974--and it'll still be a while before we see any new cars here from French brands. But Toyota announced this week it will shift some North American-market Yaris production to a facility in France.
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Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) made an admirable return to the 24 Hours of LeMans last week by entering two TS030 LMP1 cars in the 24-hour endurance event. Now, the Japanese automaker’s motorsports division has announced that it will start tweaking Toyota passenger cars in a relationship similar to the one between AMG and Mercedes-Benz, reports Australian car news site Car Advice.
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Average fuel economy for new cars sold in the U.S. is at a record high, based on a study run by the University of Michigan. Having recorded average fuel economy since 2007, researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle said the number reached its highest point last month at 24.1 mpg.

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2012 Toyota Yaris Specifications

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Engine
1.5L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
30 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
38 MPG
Horsepower:
106 hp @ 6000rpm
Torque:
103 ft lb of torque @ 4200rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows (optional)
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
25,000 miles / 24 months
Maintenance
25,000 miles / 24 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012 Yaris vehicles manufactured August 21, 2011, through August 31, 2011. A relay in the Power Steering Control Module of the electronic power steering system could experience a short circuit due to insufficient distance between terminals in the relay and moisture contamination of relay coil windings. A short circuit in the relay could disable power steering assistance.
Consequences
If the power steering assistance shuts off, the driver may have difficulty steering the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering control module. The recall began on July 31, 2013. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
Potential Units Affected
74
Notes
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
STRUCTURE
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Yaris vehicles manufactured August 31, 2011, to February 9, 2015, and sold in Puerto Rico. The affected vehicles may have been manufactured with a roof headliner that does not provide the proper occupant protection in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 201, " Occupant Protection in Interior Impact."
Consequences
If the vehicles are equipped with a headliner that does not meet the impact requirements, there is an increased risk of occupantl injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headliner, free of charge. The recall began on June 22, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
Potential Units Affected
16,582
Notes
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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