2018 Toyota Yaris iA Interior Review

Scorecard

Interior: 7.9

The hushed cabin of the 2018 Toyota Yaris iA is made up of quality, soft-touch materials that are often found in higher-priced models. The infotainment systems’ controls are easy to use and made with the driver in mind. Cargo space is average.

  • “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 (2017)
  • “And speaking of noise, the iA’s interior counts as practically monastic in a class where raucous is the norm.” -- Car and Driver (2016)

Seating

The Toyota Yaris iA has cloth upholstery and manually adjustable front seats that are relatively comfortable and supportive. The rear seats, however, are better left to smaller passengers. The standard tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel requires drivers to move close to the dash, which could prove uncomfortable for taller drivers.

  • “Despite its small size and lack of a center armrest, the 2018 Toyota Yaris iA's interior is actually quite comfortable. Tall drivers will appreciate the 10 inches of seat travel and tilt/telescopic steering column as well as the form-fitting bucket seats.” -- 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 (2017)

Interior Features

A good number of features come standard in the Yaris iA, including a rearview camera, push-button start, two USB ports, Bluetooth, a six-speaker audio system, a 7-inch touch screen, HD Radio, voice recognition, and a low-speed forward collision warning system with brake assist.

The infotainment system is easy to use, and climate controls are logically arranged. Those who don’t care for touch-screen controls will be happy to find a large rotational controller on the console.

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  • “A large screen atop the dash handles all infotainment functions, controlled by a logically placed rotary knob on the lower console. Climate controls are also large and easy to see and use, as are all the backlit buttons at night.” -- Kelley Blue Book
  • “That 7-inch touchscreen is perfectly placed … and the sharp graphics can be read at a quick glance.” -- Edmunds (2017)
  • “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)

Cargo

The Yaris iA has a decent amount of cargo space for the class. Trunk capacity is 13.5 cubic feet, which is good for the class. Lowering the 60/40-split-folding rear seats further increases cargo capacity. A low liftover height makes loading heavy items easy. Still, there aren’t a lot of small-item storage compartments.

  • “Rear legroom is plentiful for this class, and the trunk is roomier than that of a Toyota Corolla." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • 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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