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2017 Toyota Yaris Interior Review

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

Scorecard

Interior: 7.0

With its attractive styling and good-quality materials, the 2017 Toyota Yaris' interior is quite upscale for a subcompact car. The Yaris' infotainment system and climate controls are user-friendly. Its front seats could use more adjustability, but they are fairly comfortable for most occupants. The back seats would also benefit from greater legroom. Cargo space is above-average for the class, but some hatchbacks have more room.

  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 (2015)

Seating

Though both the Yaris' and Yaris iA's front seats and steering wheel have limited adjustability, those seats should still be comfortable for most average-height occupants. Some taller riders, however, may have trouble finding a comfortable position. The Yaris could also use more back-seat legroom.

The 2017 Toyota Yaris seats five and comes with a tilt steering wheel, while a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift lever are available. The Yaris iA seats five and comes with a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel.

The Yaris' LATCH system's lower anchors are located on both outboard rear seats, and there are tether anchors on all rear seats.

  • 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
  • "Now the bad news. There's no telescoping steering wheel [in the Yaris] -- limiting driver comfort -- and rear-seat passengers will find themselves with limited legroom." -- Kelley Blue Book

Interior Features

Standard features in the 2017 Toyota Yaris include a six-speaker stereo, a 6.1-inch touch-screen display, a USB port, Bluetooth, and voice recognition. New for 2017, the Yaris comes standard with Toyota's Safety Sense-C, which includes pre-collision braking, lane departure alert, and automatic high beams. Cruise control, remote keyless entry and steering wheel-mounted audio controls are available. A navigation system is available as a dealer-installed option.

The Yaris iA comes with a 7-inch touch-screen audio display, Bluetooth, cruise control, a rearview camera, push-button start, and dual USB ports.

The Toyota Yaris comes with a generous number of tech and safety features for the class, and the Yaris iA has even more. Climate controls are easy to adjust via the big dashboard knobs, and the infotainment system is easy to operate and reach, so you can stay focused on the road. The display screen also has 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
  • "That 7-inch touchscreen is perfectly placed, by the way, and the sharp graphics can be read at a quick glance." -- Edmunds
  • "Its feature content is a strength by subcompact standards." -- Autotrader (2014)

Cargo

The 3-Door Toyota Yaris has 15.3 cubic feet of cargo space, and the 5-Door model has 15.6 cubic feet of space. Both measurements are impressive for the class overall, but they’re just below average when compared with other hatchbacks. The Yaris iA has less space at 13.5 cubic feet, which is close to the class average. A 60/40 split-folding rear seat is standard, and the Yaris' low liftover height makes the cargo space easy to load.

  • "Happily, trunk capacity is above average for the class, with 13.5 cubic feet of capacity. The low liftover height and remote seatback release further improve usability." -- Edmunds
  • "… the trunk is roomier than that of a Toyota Corolla." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "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 (2015)

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