2017 Toyota Yaris iA Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA was new.


Interior: 7.9

The Toyota Yaris iA’s cabin is quiet and filled with high-quality materials. Inside, it feels more luxurious than its price tag would suggest. A 7-inch touch screen sits high on the dashboard, and its controls are easy to use.

  • "Except for the budget-grade headliner, the Toyota Yaris iA's cabin looks and feels more sophisticated than its entry-level status would suggest." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "You can't really expect much interior refinement from a subcompact sedan, but the 2017 Yaris iA bucks the trend and earns high marks for both comfort and thoughtful design. Materials used throughout the cabin are similar to those found in pricier cars, and the touchscreen infotainment system with its redundant dial controller is also evocative of more expensive models." -- Edmunds
  • "And speaking of noise, the iA's interior counts as practically monastic in a class where raucous is the norm." -- Car and Driver (2016)


The five-seat Toyota Yaris iA comes standard with cloth upholstery, manually adjustable front seats, and a telescopic steering wheel. The front seats offer good support and comfort, though they lack a center armrest. Instead, it’s an optional extra. The iA’s rear seats aren’t so comfy, due to a lack of sufficient head- and legroom.

  • "With the exception of a proper center armrest, the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA's interior is a rather comfy place to spend time. A somewhat snug driver's seat with 10 inches of travel and an accommodating adjustable steering column provide Yaris iA owners a comfortable driving position." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • The front seats have only the basic adjustments, but average and shorter passengers will likely find these seats satisfactory for extended periods. Taller drivers might have to compromise, however, as the short extension of the telescoping steering wheel could force them closer to the dash than they'd like. The absence of a center armrest is a notable drawback for drivers of all heights, though you can order one as a dealer-installed option." -- Edmunds
  • "I'm just less than 6 feet tall and with the driver's seat in my normal driving position, my knees were firmly touching the front seat in both models when I sat in the rear. Rear headroom was barely enough for me to sit upright without my head touching the ceiling. The backseat will suffice for quick trips, but for longer drives taller passengers will be unavoidably uncomfortable." -- Cars.com (2016)

Interior Features

Standard features in the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA include a 7-inch touch screen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, voice recognition, six speakers, two USB ports, remote keyless entry, and a low-speed forward collision warning system with automatic emergency braking. Satellite navigation is optional. The iA’s infotainment controls are user-friendly and its touch screen features crisp graphics.

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  • "The large rotary climate-controls knobs are easy to reach, and the Mazda-sourced infotainment system is one of the least distracting and simplest systems in any car at any price." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The touchscreen infotainment system with its redundant dial controller is also evocative of more expensive models. That 7-inch touchscreen is perfectly placed, by the way, and the sharp graphics can be read at a quick glance." -- Edmunds
  • "The 7-inch touchscreen on the dash is large enough and crisp enough to produce a useful display (a rearview camera is standard), and the audio system is easy to control with the command knob on the console between the front seats." -- Automobile Magazine (2016)


The 2017 Toyota Yaris iA has 13.5 cubic feet of trunk space, which is typical for the class. Loading bulky cargo is rather easy, and the iA’s fold-flat rear seats make it possible to carry larger items in a pinch. However, small-item storage inside the cabin is merely adequate.

  • "The trunk is roomier than that of a Toyota Corolla." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "A fortunate byproduct of the elevated backside is very useful cargo space, though on paper, its 13.5-cubic-foot capacity is only average. The trunk is tall and deep, with a low liftover height and remote rear-seat releases further simplify the loading of large items." -- Edmunds (2016)
  • Interior storage is on the spare side, but it's useful enough. There's a modest-sized glovebox, a large forward console bin hosting an Aux jack, two USB plugs, and a 12-volt outlet, a small bin at the rear of the console (more easily accessible to the back-seaters than the driver), and small map pockets in the doors." -- Consumer Guide (2016)

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