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in 2013 Affordable Small Cars

Avg. Price Paid: $12,175 - $13,857
Original MSRP: $14,370 - $17,280
MPG: 30 City / 37 Hwy
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Used Car: 2013 Toyota Yaris Review

Review Last Updated: 4/10/15

Reviewers said the 2013 Toyota Yaris has a spacious, yet bland, cabin and could use more power for accelerating to highway speeds.

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Available as a two- or four-door hatchback, the 2013 Toyota Yaris has a four-cylinder engine that automotive reviewers said provides adequate power around town. However, many agreed that the Yaris struggles to accelerate to highway speeds, and added that the engine sounds labored when doing so. The standard five-speed manual transmission makes the best use of the engine’s power, test drivers said, but most noted that the available four-speed automatic seems outdated compared to the five- and six-speed transmissions offered in many rivals. With an automatic transmission, the 2013 Yaris gets an EPA-estimated 30/36 mpg city/highway, which is good for the class. Reviewers said the 2013 Yaris is easy to park and maneuver in tight spaces. Most also said it has a composed ride and is comfortable on the highway, though a few reviewers mentioned that the Yaris can lose its composure over bigger bumps.

Auto writers wrote that the 2013 Toyota Yaris’ cabin has good build quality but mostly features materials that are hard to the touch. Outward visibility from the front seats is good, reviewers said, and they found that the rear seats have a decent amount of head- and legroom for a small car. With all seats in use, the Yaris has 15.6 cubic feet of cargo space, which is good for a subcompact hatchback. The 2013 Yaris comes with Bluetooth, HD radio, an auxiliary input and a USB port, and cruise control is standard on all but the base trim. The Yaris doesn’t offer as many features as rivals, such as a navigation system or a rearview camera.

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The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic has a compliant ride and sharp handling, test drivers said. It’s available in both sedan and hatchback body styles, both of which have ample cargo space for the class, and reviewers were pleased with the ample legroom in the back seat.

Test drivers were impressed with the 2013 Honda Fit's versatile interior, which can be configured to carry differently shaped cargo, and added that there is also plenty of rear-seat legroom. Reviewers said that models with the manual transmission are fun to drive and that overall, the Fit has agile handling.

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