MSRP
$15,650
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2020 Toyota Yaris Interior Review

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Interior: 6.5

 The 2020 Toyota Yaris has a handsome interior with a mix of hard and soft plastic surfaces. There’s decent seating and cargo space by subcompact car standards, as well as a wide array of standard features. The Yaris’ touch-screen infotainment system is especially user-friendly.

  • "The Yaris feels like a good deal at this price because of its solid build quality and relatively upscale appearance even if it's lacking some features its competitors offer." -- Edmunds
  • "Except for the budget-grade headliner, the … cabin looks and feels more sophisticated than its entry-level status would suggest." -- Kelley Blue Book (2018)
  • "Visually, the … Mazda roots are most obvious in the cabin. The interior has contemporary Mazda infotainment, switchgear, and materials. Build-quality feels substantial, imbuing the greenhouse upscale with touch points that belie the low price tag." -- Automobile Magazine (2018)

Seating

The Yaris is available as a four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback. Both models have seating for five. The front seats are fairly comfortable, but they could use better lumbar support for longer journeys. There’s sufficient head- and legroom in both rows, though taller travelers may wish for more headroom. And since the car is fairly narrow, the Yaris can feel a little tight on shoulder room.

Cloth upholstery and manually adjustable front seats are standard. Available upgrades include synthetic leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a center armrest.

For securing child safety seats, there are two complete sets of LATCH connectors for the Yaris’ rear outboard seats. There is also a tether-only connection for the rear middle seat.

  • The seats offer above-average lateral support for steadying you through turns, but they lack lumbar support for the everyday commute." -- Edmunds
  • As for interior room, there's no hiding the fact that the car is narrow -- the result being that shoulder room is somewhat tight. Meanwhile, legroom is fine for an adult of average size, even in the back. Your feet can slide under the seat in front, and it's bearable for more than a short trip. Headroom is also okay for someone who's not of above-average height." -- Autotrader (2018)
  • Although the average American might find them a bit snug, the front seats are supportive. Rear legroom is plentiful for this class." -- Kelley Blue Book (2018)

Interior Features

The Yaris comes standard with a 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, two USB ports, HD Radio, satellite radio, six speakers, push-button start and basic features like air conditioning, power windows, keyless entry, and cruise control. The Yaris even has a couple of advanced safety features, such as a rearview camera and low-speed forward collision warning with brake assist.

The 7-inch infotainment screen is positioned high on the dashboard, making it easy to see while driving. You can control it by touching the screen, pressing the steering wheel-mounted buttons, or using the knob and buttons on the center console. The layout is simple and intuitive.

Available features include navigation and automatic climate control.

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  • "Simplicity has its benefits. The Yaris subscribes to that philosophy, and all the controls are quite easy to learn and use." -- Edmunds
  • "Most prominent is the 7-inch infotainment display that sits atop the middle of the dash. Primary controls for its audio, phone and other features are controlled by a couple of dials just south of the gearshift. Other aspects, such as climate controls, are simple but intuitive. We also like the literal feel of the steering wheel and its easy-to-use buttons for audio, cruise control and phone functions." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "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 sedan has a 13.5-cubic-foot trunk, and the Yaris hatchback has 15.8 cubic feet of space behind its rear seats. These measurements are good for the subcompact car class, though the rear seats don’t fold completely flat.

  • For such a tiny car, the 13.5-cubic-foot trunk space manages to be pretty comparable to class leaders. The 60/40-split fold rear seats don't quite fold flat, creating about a 5-inch ledge between the cargo area and the folded seatbacks." -- Edmunds
  • Trunk cargo room is quite respectable at 13.49 cubic feet, but still below that of the Nissan Versa." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "For a car with such a small footprint, trunk space is comparatively generous at 13.5 cu ft., and the rear seats split and fold in 60/40 fashion, so it's really quite a usable cargo area." -- Autotrader (2016)  
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