2009 Toyota Yaris Pricing, Pics, Plus New Four-Door Hatch

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People who shop economy cars were quite excited when Toyota announced it would bring the four-door hatchback version of its Yaris to the U.S. for 2009. It joins the existing two-door hatch and sedan in the lineup. All three will go on sale later this month.

The base two-door hatch starts at $12,205, $655 more than the 2008 model. New this year across the model lineup are standard side-impact airbags, a very important safety feature for such a small car. Estimated mileage for all three is 29/35 mpg city/highway with the automatic transmission and 29/36 mpg with the manual. Check below for full prices and pictures.

2009 Toyota Yaris Base Prices

  • 2009 four-door hatchback: $13,305
  • 2009 two-door hatchback: $12,205
  • 2008 two-door hatchback: $11,550
  • 2009 sedan: $12,965
  • 2008 price: $12,425

By David Thomas | August 6, 2008 | Comments (30)

Comments 

Liger

I really dislike the looks of the 2 door hatch. It's a very akward looking car.

Strangely, I really like the looks of the 4 door sedan. It seems like a very well proportioned little car.

LM

I think the 5-door looks good. I've seen a few here (Quebec plates) and am impressed. I wonder though, if it will cannibalize sales of the xD or if it will suffer because of the xD. Can you guys do a comparison of the two, feature for feature, pound for pound, price-wise? I know the xD is more powerful, but not by much. And, it's no haggle.

Toyota is the only company to offer two 5-door hatchbacks in the same price range...

As far as the 2-doors looks - I think it will become somewhat classic, like the beetle, without the high price and reliability of the new beetle. Whenever I see a 2-door around here I think, "how cute". Not a car for me, but classic and distinctive.

LM

I should say, "lack of reliability" for the new beetle...

spanky

I like the refreshed styling for '09; subtle but noticeable. The addition of the five-door model is a plus, but the bulbous roof spoiler and lower body extentions front and back are just plain tacky. Please Toyota, just drop these silly additions once and for all! The three-door liftback has always been my favorite and still is. Sedan? Looks okay, but only if dressed up with alloys in my opinion.

spanky

hmm....somebody's using my moniker....will the real spanky please stand up

Spanky-
I read somewhere that what you see here is a "sport" version and the base model doesn't have the extra cladding and spoiler.

I think it will probably pull away some xD sales since they are both in the same price range and it appears from photos that the Yaris has more rear leg room. A comparison of the two would be nice.

I like the look of the 5 door. They should have brought it here when the original yaris was introduced. They should have also sold the 5 door Echo a few years back. This will be a strong competitor for the Fit, especially with a base price of 13,300.

Another Good move by Toyota. Now, if they'd bring back the corolla wagon.

But, You're supposed to wait until the insurance companies give a discount to side impact air bags before you make them standard;)

Now there is no incentive for them to do it.

Another Good move by Toyota. Now, if they'd bring back the corolla wagon.

But, You're supposed to wait until the insurance companies give a discount to side impact air bags before you make them standard;)

Now there is no incentive for them to do it.

LM

Umm...they already have a Corolla Wagon - it's called the Corolla Matrix and it is a wagon, available with even a grandchild of the AllTrac 4wd system.

Fred

Just had an '07 4-door Yaris in my shop for an oil change. Customer said it gets 40mpg on the highway and fits all of her diving gear.

Troy S.

It looks alot like the Honda Fit from the side.

J

Just gotta wait til they stop putting the damn speedo away from the center.

Luxo

I take it the center speedometer is something to get used to, all you Yaris owners?

I personally cannot see myself liking it, the Yaris is great and I would invest in it, but that damn center console is just such a turn-off!

Can't believe the price of cars in th US - the UK population are being screwed my ALL the companies

J

Capeplates,

Please do factor in how much space we have in the States comparing to the U.K.
It is basically a necessary item.

The 5-door looks really good; the 09 Yaris's don't look all that new to me albeit a few features, and the interior still needs some work.

I think I would like the center speed figuring 1) I don't really look at my speedo much anyway and 2)the center position would be more in your line of sight. I don't think it's that big of an issue.

J

ziggy,
If it is in the way of sight, then why can I still park within inches from the wall?

J-
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A center speedo stays in line of sight with your periferal vision while you're looking out your windshield. Whereas a normal speedo you have to look down more towards the steering column and take your eye off the road. A center stack at the top of the dash seems to make sense.

Six

Why do they keep putting the speedo in the center? The only car with any possible argument for this is the Mini, and Yaris ain't no mini. I mean, maybe they want to hark back to the glory days of the Echo (ha-ha), or maybe they want a Saturn Ion with a Toyota badge.

The worst part - I actually like this car (bravo, I hate most Toyota vehicles at this point), but the first thing I'd have to do was put in a speedo above the steering wheel.

Infosaur

I had a center mounted speedo on my old Jeep CJ. You get used to it. The only problem is it needs to be a little bigger than normal so that you can read it quickly.

The Mini did this right, the Saturn Ion did this wrong.

Infosaur

Also, a 130mph Speedometer seems a little,,, optimistic?

I like speed as much as the next guy, but it's kinda lame when the needle only uses 40% of the swept face.

Not that I want to return to the 85mph gauges of the 80's, but really do most cars need a speedo that goes over 120?

elmo

'hmm....somebody's using my moniker....will the real spanky please stand up

Posted by: spanky | Aug 6, 2008 11:01:25 AM'

Sorry about that, spanky! Didn't realize you were using it (newbie here). Made a [name]switch--sure to be amusing!

'Spanky-
I read somewhere that what you see here is a "sport" version and the base model doesn't have the extra cladding and spoiler.

Posted by: ziggy | Aug 6, 2008 11:33:32 AM'

Ziggy, thanks for the heads up. I do wish Toyota would at least offer some standalone options for the base model as featured in the 'sports' version, like the leather wrapped steering wheel. A package with fog lamps and alloys at the very minimum would be great.

Center speedo: it's really easy to get use to! When I test drove the Yaris back in 2007, the placement of it felt very natural.

I wonder if there's any chance the 3-door will get a lever for seat height adjustments? That was my sole gripe about the car. I'm 5'-9", but felt I sat too low somehow. It's so basic a feature, and I'm disappointed that Toyota choose to offer it in the sedan only.

Yeah I hate the way automakers do their packaging. I like the base Fit model but want cruise control. I would have to pay and extra 2,000 to get the sport model just to get that.

D Rose

Hey Spanky....any chance you just recently passed through a Nashville car dealer?

bspencer

First car I've driven with a speedometer that's in the middle. It stinks. What is the purpose of that? So the passenger can see it better? Drove this as a rental and it was peppy, seemed to get good mpg, and was the right size for me. I've had a Corolla for 13yrs and like Toyotas, but that speedometer: Yuck!

kase

I've noticed a lot of people complaining about the center speedo - when I first started reading up on the Yaris a while back it really turned me off. But I test drove it and now I own a 2008 hatchback. I'm averaging around 38 mpg combined with a bit more highway than city, and I am completely used to the speedo. Don't let this be a turn off if you haven't tried it. I am more than happy with this car!

Hi,
I wonder though, if it will cannibalize sales of the xD or if it will suffer because of the xD. Can you guys do a comparison of the two, feature for feature, pound for pound, price-wise? I know the xD is more powerful.

DodgeFan

I wonder how well the sells of the Yaris will hold up when they bring the iQ over. Now that would be canabalization. Hopefully the iQ will get better gas milleage then smart and Yaris.

Angela Castro

I have a 2009 Yaris and due to a sub arachnoid hemorrhage in the brain I am light sensitive and love the center speedo for night driving .And to think it was not even designed for that.What a plus..I get 40 mpg so guys all the way to the bank...

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