Compare Toyota Yaris vs. Hyundai Elantra vs. Scion xD

Compare the Toyota Yaris against the Hyundai Elantra and Scion xD. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Yaris, Elantra and xD stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Yaris, Elantra and xD. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2009 Toyota Yaris 2009 Hyundai Elantra 2009 Scion xD
2009 Toyota Yaris 2009 Hyundai Elantra 2009 Scion xD
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  • 4dr Sdn Auto (Natl)
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  • 3dr HB Man S (Natl)
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  • 3dr HB Auto S (Natl)
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  • 4dr Sdn Man S (Natl)
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  • 5dr HB Auto S (Natl)
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4dr Sdn Man GLS
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MSRP $12,205 $14,120 $14,650
Invoice $11,595 $13,735 $13,917
Avg. Paid $7,153 $7,814 $9,094

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.6 7.5
Critics' Rating 7.1 9.0 8.3
Performance 7.0 7.5 7.1
Interior 6.8 8.2 7.6
Cost to Own 9.7 9.7 9.6
Safety 8.5 8.4 8.5
Reliability 5.0 4.0 2.0

Pros & Cons

  • Good gas mileage
  • Navigates cities easily
  • Comfortable, spacious seats
  • High reliability score
  • Good gas mileage
  • Numerous standard features
  • Stand-out exterior styling
  • Good small-space maneuverability
  • Base model lacks interior features
  • Passenger seats are cramped
  • Below-average safety score
  • Below-average safety ratings
  • Limited cargo capacity with rear seats in use
  • Cramped interior

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.5L/91 Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas I4 1.8L/110
MPG 29 City / 36 Hwy 24 City / 33 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy



Body Style 3 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Wagon


Wheelbase(in) 96.9 104.3 96.9
Length, Overall (in) 150.6 177.4 154.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 69.9 67.9
Height, Overall (in) 60.0 58.3 60.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Optional Standard Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2295 2723 2625

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Optional Optional Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Optional Optional
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Optional Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Optional Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Optional Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 84.1 97.9 84.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 40.0 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 43.5 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.4 55.6 51.9
Front Hip Room (in) 50.0 54.2 51.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.6 37.6
Second Leg Room (in) 33.8 35.0 33.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.4 55.1 50.7
Second Hip Room (in) 46.7 54.0 50.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 25.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.2 10.5


AM/FM Stereo Optional Optional Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional Optional Standard
CD Player Optional Optional Standard
Equalizer Standard
MP3 Player Optional Optional Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Optional Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Optional
Daytime Running Lights Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Optional


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.5L/91 2.0L/121 1.8L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 106 @ 6000 138 @ 6000 128 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 103 @ 4200 136 @ 4600 125 @ 4400
Transmission Manual Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 30.8 33.9 37.1


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 33 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.1 14 11.1


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link


Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.