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TOYOTA Yaris Hybrid

2012 Toyota Yaris SE

The Yaris shines even in of its weak engine and ergonomic

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does driver comfort in the grand scheme of the automotive Pretty high, we think, if you#x2019;re spending less $20,000 on what would be considered A-to-B transportation. And so perplexed that Toyota overlooked the seating position in its new

Even though the sporty SE tested here includes an driver#x2019;s seat, you#x2019;re sitting fairly high and over. Unlike in most cars in this class, no telescoping function for the steering so you must slide forward and your knees bent at an angle (good thing a driver#x2019;s knee airbag) or back and reeeeeach for the wheel. option bodes well for comfort. If the tiller offered motion, comfort would run at the top of the rivaling that of Chevy#x2019;s new .

At least the majority of the car seems vetted. Unlike the dull found in competitors like the Versa or 10Best-winning Honda the Yaris#x2019;s clubroom appears to actually been designed. The are much improved over the car#x2019;s, the three-knob HVAC are a simple solution, and the dash #x201C;rice paper#x201D; graining.

The exterior has some style, although opinions were in our office as to whether it#x2019;s stylish#x2014;we#x2019;ll let you judge for yourself the looks appeal to your center. It kind of looks a sedan was squeezed lengthwise in a and the pressure popped the hood up and two bulbous saddlebags in place of the quarters. Either way, we the change from the previous slab-sided, forget-me-now looks, and the standard dark-finish 16-inch wheels add a little extra pop.

The overall length is the in the class, but the back seat feel too cramped#x2014;its 38 cubic of passenger space is second in to the Fit. But the Honda still by far for overall comfort, pulling an Escher#x2013;like feat and somehow more interior space seems physically possible.

Loud and Slow Powertrain, and Willing Chassis

TOYOTA Yaris Hybrid

All Yarises are by a 106-hp, 1.5-liter inline-four, and our SE car was fitted with a five-speed If one so desires, a four-speed automatic can be for $800. We found the operation of the to be above par for the segment.

Gearchanges are where you can feel the synchros, synchronizing gears, and clutch is predictable if a bit numb given the 103 lb-ft of torque on tap.

The combination of the lowest power in the and a five-speed gearbox#x2014;many competitors nearly 140 horses and six-speed in subpar acceleration. Sixty mph after nine ticks of the hand, and the quarter-mile takes Although the Yaris is quicker a Nissan Versa or automatic Kia the Fit, the Sonic Turbo, and the Accent are swifter by at least 0.5 in either metric. This is a surprising because the Yaris is a featherweight in its class; at 2375 it weighs some 430 less a turbocharged Sonic hatch. the powertrain is incredibly noisy.

gear returns just mph per 1000 rpm. So in addition to and tire noise, driver and listen to the little four-banger#x2019;s wail at 70 mph, all to the tune of 73

But let#x2019;s get back to the positives. The curb weight pays off in handling. In our most recent comparison test. the Yaris amazed with its so-very-un-Toyota-like in cornering. On the skidpad, where the posted a commendable 0.79 g, the felt slow, but it was livelier, communicative, and more direct on the and in our slalom test, where it was only by the Fit. (The SE is with quicker steering the rest of the Yaris lineup; disc brakes also it unique among its drum-equipped

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