2014 Toyota Yaris review

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Toyota Yaris highlights

Customer rating


  • Simple, stylish interior
  • Roomy backseat


  • No telescoping steering wheel
  • Outdated four-speed automatic transmission

Mileage (EPA estimate)

30 city, 36 highway, 32 combined

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Sporty hatchback sedan

The 2014 Toyota Yaris is a subcompact sedan that's comfortable to ride in. The Yaris measures up to Toyota's reputation for well-built, versatile vehicles. With its trademark hatchback, the car projects a sporty look as well as extra storage space. This model year is virtually unchanged from the previous version. It's powered by a 1.5L, four-cylinder engine that creates 106 horsepower and 103 lb-ft of torque. It's available with either a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic transmission.

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5 reasons to buy the 2014 Toyota Yaris

1. Strong fuel economy 

If you're interested in a subcompact hatchback, it may be because you want good gas mileage. And the 2014 Toyota Yaris can deliver. It'll get an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 33 mpg combined for the manual transmission, including 30 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.

The automatic transmission is only slightly lower, at 32 mpg combined — breaking down to 30 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.

2. Roomy interior 

The 2014 Toyota Yaris is roomy enough for adults to be comfortable in either the front or the back seats. In the front seat, you'll enjoy headroom of 39.6 inches and legroom spanning 40.6 inches. In the rear, dimensions are similar with headroom of 37.6 inches and legroom of 33.3 inches.  

3. Generous standard features 

As an entry-level, subcompact hatchback, the 2014 Toyota Yaris offers a number of features as standard equipment. You'll enjoy satellite radio, HD Radio, Bluetooth® connectivity, a USB port, and an audio system with six speakers. Additional optional features include cruise control, keyless entry, steering wheel audio controls, and a sport-tuned suspension.


4. Ideal for kids 

If you have kids, the 2014 Toyota Yaris provides everything you need to transport your little ones properly. Each of the outer rear seats includes a set of LATCH car-seat connectors. There's also an upper tether anchor on the rear middle seat to easily install a child's car seat. In addition, the car comes equipped with front and rear cup holders so there's always a place to store sippy cups and bottles.  

5. Plenty of storage  

A hatchback is great for carting your cargo, and the 2014 Toyota Yaris fits the bill. In the two-door version, you'll find 15.3 cu-ft of cargo space, with 15.6 cu-ft in the four-door. You can also fold down the rear seats to create more space for storing luggage, groceries, or other items.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.8 out of 5

6 customer reviews
The 2014 Toyota Yaris is a small, economical car that customers like for its great gas mileage and easy handling. The Yaris is a great first car for someone who is learning to drive stick shift or has never driven an automatic transmission vehicle before. The Yaris gives new drivers plenty of room to learn on while offering more experienced drivers good fuel economy without sacrificing performance or ride quality.

RepairPal gave the Toyota Yaris an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Toyota Yaris 1st out of 27 among Subcompact Cars.

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Toyota Yaris features and specs

L 2WD 2D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Rear Defroster
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Satellite Radio Ready

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 40.6"/R 33.3"

Head room

F 39.3"/R 37.6"

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