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MSRP: $14,845 - $17,620
Invoice: $14,251 - $16,912
MPG: 30 City / 37 Hwy
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Toyota Yaris Interior

The 2015 Toyota Yaris’ interior is praised for its quality materials. The dashboard has been reworked, and critics say that chrome accents and soft-touch panels are plentiful throughout the cabin. Reviewers note that the Yaris has a spacious interior and that the seats are comfortable, although finding a suitable driving position can be hard due to the lack of a telescoping steering wheel. Critics also think the Yaris has a good number of standard tech features for the class.

  • "Inside, Toyota has upped the ante with a new focus on material quality. Soft touch panels are everywhere, and a new reshaped dash and instrument panel provide easier access for controls when and where the driver needs them. More refined throughout, the interior includes French stitching on the fabric-covered seats, as well as a nicely detailed three-spoke leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel for better road feel." -- Left Lane News
  • "This Toyota's interior is spacious, with rear seats that are comfortable even for adults. And the cabin boasts solid design and materials quality." -- Edmunds
  • "Most notable are the subtle new metallic and chrome accents along the dash and around several of the controls, which visually break up the expansive areas of plastic. The dash has been slightly resculpted, with a new lower storage tray, and it is now formed from soft-touch material." -- Autoblog

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Seating

The 2015 Toyota Yaris is available with a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift lever. Automotive journalists feel that the front and rear seats are comfortable and can fit people of any size. They add that high-mounted front seats in the Yaris provide good outward visibility, but they complain about the lack of a telescoping steering wheel, saying it is difficult to find a comfortable driving position.

  • "The 2015 Toyota Yaris SE has horizontally pleated upholstery with accent stitching, and the seats fit great (although no armrest is provided)." -- Automobile Magazine
  • "Those worried about a subcompact car affording a low view of the road will find that the high-mounted front seats help provide good sightlines, though the lack of a telescoping steering wheel can be a problem for short and tall drivers alike. In back, there's a refreshing amount of rear-seat legroom, and even those of above-average height will find acceptable headroom." -- Edmunds
  • "The six-way adjustable driver's seat is supportive, and it effortlessly accommodates my six-foot, two-inch frame. There is plenty of head, leg and shoulder room when driving solo, but I would prefer the tilt-only steering wheel to telescope a few inches rearward to maximize arm comfort. Adding an adult front passenger turns the cabin from ‘roomy’ to ‘intimate,’ as there is only about five inches separating shoulders, but on the plus side, having a conversation with someone next to you is effortless." -- Autoblog
  • "Although the Yaris is standard with a tilt steering wheel, we were never able to settle on a satisfying driving position owing to the fact that our arms were either tensed up from being overextended or our legs were too scrunched up from being too close to the dashboard." -- Left Lane News

Interior Features

The 2015 Toyota Yaris comes standard with a tilt steering wheel and Toyota’s Entune audio system with six speakers, a 6.1-inch touch-screen display, HD Radio, a USB port, Bluetooth and voice recognition. Cruise control, remote keyless entry and steering wheel-mounted audio controls are available. A navigation system is available as a dealer-installed option.

Critics report that the 2015 Yaris has a good amount of standard tech features for a subcompact car. They also think its controls and touch-screen audio system are easy to use. Some note that the USB port is located inside the glove box, which makes it difficult to access.

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  • "The car comes standard with all of the basic tech features you're likely to want, including a user-friendly touchscreen interface, Bluetooth with streaming audio capability and a USB input -- amenities you often have to pay extra for in this price range." -- Edmunds
  • "We give the 2014 Yaris points for the cabin's clean layout and easy-to-operate controls, but that's about where the praise ends." -- Kelley Blue Book (2014)
  • "Its feature content is a strength by subcompact standards." -- AutoTrader (2014)
  • "The system supports audio streaming, which is a good thing because the auxiliary stereo and USB input jacks are inconveniently located inside the glovebox." -- Consumer Guide (2013)

Cargo

The two-door Toyota Yaris has 15.3 cubic feet of cargo space, and the four-door Yaris has 15.6 cubic feet of space. A 60/40 split-folding rear seat is standard on all trims, and reviewers say that although the Yaris’ cargo space is small for the class, they like the hatchback’s wide, easy-to-load opening.

  • "I most like its packaging, with room for five passengers and a wide, easy-to-load 15.6 cubic feet of cargo area left for luggage." -- Autoblog
  • "At the same time, the Yaris' generous passenger space remains unchanged. Same goes for its meager cargo space. The latter in particular trails most competitors (especially the practicality champ Honda Fit), but at least the 60/40-split folding rear seat is now standard on all trim levels." -- Edmunds
  • "The hatchback design allows for easy loading of cargo." -- Kelley Blue Book (2013)
Review Last Updated: 10/23/14

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