2017 Toyota Yaris iA Columbus IN
The news that Scion was being dissolved was not welcome by everyone, as the brand had a variety of excellent options. Fortunately, the top picks have been absorbed by Toyota, and the iA is one of them. Rebranded the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA, this attractive and affordable compact car is now available near Columbus IN at Carver Toyota. In some ways, the Yaris iA does look similar to its hatchback counterpart, but its styling is a lot sportier and its fuel economy is slightly better than the standard Yaris.
Anticipation has been high for the Yaris iA simply because the model slots in as an entry level sedan for the brand. Will it be another dull, but affordable car? We think not. This sports sedan keeps in mind the youthful motorists who tend to shop for subcompact cars, and offers plenty in terms of style, performance and practicality. All this, plus a starting MSRP of only $15,950 means the Yaris iA is affordable from the start, while offering Toyota dependability and an attractive look.
The 2017 Toyota Yaris iA is a subcompact car that makes efficient work of city driving. It features a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder DOHC engine that offers 106 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque. The standard transmission is a six-speed manual, but a six-speed automatic is also available for those who prefer it.
Subcompact cars are best suited for those who maneuver through city streets frequently. You want to fit into tight parking spaces and easily weave through busy traffic. The 2017 Toyota Yaris iA is perfect for this, with 85.9 cubic feet for passengers and 13.49 cubic feet for cargo, it doesn’t waste any space.
An affordable price tag naturally begs the question: are you getting what you pay for? The Toyota Yaris iA doesn’t skimp on features, with standard A/C, a rearview camera, power windows and locks, remote keyless entry, cruise control, a 7-inch touchscreen audio display and Bluetooth with audio streaming.
Is the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA right for you?
The compact segment is obviously not for everyone. Families, taller drivers and those who need room for all that sporting equipment won’t admire the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA. And they aren’t meant to. Subcompact cars appeal to motorists who rarely have more than a single passenger and don’t need much cargo space, but would like something new and affordable that is great on fuel economy. This is where the Toyota Yaris iA excels. The model offers an EPA-estimated 30 city and 39 highway mpg rating, which means it’s just as affordable to own as it is to take home in the first place.
The size may seem small if you’re used to the idea of driving a bigger, less efficient model, but it offers many benefits. You’ll notice the trunk space is competitive, which means the real space concern is for rear passengers. Those in front will still enjoy 41.9 inches of leg room, which is perfectly comfortable for most.
At the end of the day, the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA is built for you, the driver. The features center on offering the best standard features for the money, while also displaying style you’ll want to flaunt. Features like remote keyless entry with push-button start, comfortable sport seating and a large touchscreen system all make the Toyota Yaris iA a surprisingly fun car to own. Find out for yourself when you stop by Carver Toyota to take it for a test drive.