$3,785 - $5,104
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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Base Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,785 - $5,104
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
29 City / 35 HWY

Base Features & Specs

Interior Features

  • 4-way manual front fabric-trimmed bucket seats
  • Folding rear bench seat
  • (2) front/(1) rear cupholder
  • 12-volt aux pwr outlet
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Black Optitron instrumentation-inc: twin tripmeters
  • Digital clock
  • Remote fuel door release
  • Audio-prep pkg-inc: (4) speakers, no head unit
  • Roof-mounted antenna
  • Defroster-linked air conditioning
  • Driver-side glove compartment
  • Passenger-side dual glove compartments
  • Dual visor vanity mirrors
  • Front maplight
  • Covered rear storage deck box
  • Storage cover
  • Trunk lamp

Exterior Features

  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps
  • Manual mirrors
  • Color-keyed door handles
  • Intermittent wipers

Safety Features

  • Dual front advanced airbags -inc: passenger occupant sensor
  • Three-point front seatbelts w/pretensioners, force limiters, ALR/ELR retractors
  • (3) three-point ALR/ELR rear seatbelts
  • Child seat top tether anchor brackets
  • Front/rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Side-impact door beams

Mechanical Features

  • 1.5L DOHC SFI 16-valve VVT-i 4-cyl engine w/Toyota direct injection (TDI)
  • 4-speed auto transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • Front independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Torsion beam rear suspension
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • P175/65R14 all-season tires
  • 14" steel wheels w/covers
  • T124/70D15 compact spare tire
  • Electric pwr-assist rack-&-pinion steering
  • Front vented disc brakes, rear drum brakes

Options & Packages

Additional Options

Pwr pkg w/alloy wheels ($1,680)

  • Pwr windows
  • Pwr door locks
  • Pwr mirrors
  • 15" alloy wheels
  • P185/60R15 tires
  • Rear window defogger
  • Rear window wiper
  • 60/40 folding rear seat
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player
  • (4) speakers

Pwr pkg w/steel wheels ($1,290)

  • Pwr windows
  • Pwr door locks
  • Pwr mirrors
  • 15" steel wheels
  • P185/60R15 tires
  • Rear window defogger
  • 60/40 folding rear seat
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player
  • (4) speakers

Convenience pkg ($630)

  • 185/60R15 all-season tires
  • 15" steel wheels
  • Rear window defogger
  • Rear window wiper
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player
  • (4) speakers

Cold weather pkg ($110)

    Cold weather pkg ($305)

    • Rear window defogger

    Post Production Options

    Preferred premium accessory pkg ($230)

    • Carpeted floor mats
    • Cargo net
    • First aid kit

    2008 Toyota Yaris Owner Reviews

    181 Reviews
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    Benefits of a 2008 Toyota Yaris!

    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    I love this car! I bought a new Yaris in 2008. I have had it for the past 10 years and have driven it all over the place. It is super cute and is great! It has get up and go! It is very roomy and can not only seat 4 passengers but can haul things around because I am able to put the seats down. I have a business and need to haul a booth, camping gear, what I am selling, equipment, friends and more. I have even slept in it for car camping instead of setting up a tent when I knew my weekend camping would be rainy. People have always been amazed at how much I can fit into this car. As a driver this is a very comfortable car and the adjustable seats are great on long trips. The gas mileage is amazing! When I am going long distance I can get a good 36 miles to the gallon, maybe more depending on where I am driving. With how much I have driven and the distance I go sometimes this is very important. I have literally put 291,000 miles on this car and it is finally on it is last leg. That is a lot of life in one little car and I am grateful for how well it has done over the years. I am considering one as this one is moving toward the end of its life. I would highly recommend a Toyota Yaris.

    - Suzanne K

    A great commuter car, best for singles or couples with no children/1 child.

    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    I enjoy a smaller vehicle, our Yaris is a perfect size for my family, which is just my husband and I. We drove ourselves and two additional passengers from Washington state to Central California very comfortably; the trunk can fit about 3 large bags/pieces of luggage. Windows are manual, which we prefer; I've had issues with automatic windows in the past. It turns on a dime compared to my old Saturn. The issues I've had are small, but manageable. There were some cracks in some of the body work, but these don't affect the function of the car; something like this may have contributed to a small leak in the trunk that becomes an issue during the fall/winter. The serpentine belt also tends to squeal when first starting the car, but it stops once you get going. It's loud, but the car still runs and hasn't had any other problems in the three years we've had it.

    - Jaime L

    The original clown car - looks small but spacious inside!

    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    The Toyota Yaris is awesome on gas! I get great mileage out of my car, around 35 mpg. While it is a small car, it feels very comfortable on the inside thanks to the tall ceiling. It is a very reliable car and has been made really well. I only had to replace to original battery after 9 years. The interior space is also great - I have managed to fit a LOT of stuff in the back of this car. Things like tents, a bike, a majority of my things for moving, and 5 people with all of their swim bags. The only thing I would consider a 'problem' is just how light the car is. When you have a heavy load you can very much tell on the drive - the car sits lower and has a harder time with acceleration. Other than that, great car!

    - Anne P

    The Toyota Yaris is a dependable car, with great gas mileage to boot.

    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    The car is pretty reliable. I've only been to the mechanics about two times since I've purchased the vehicle. It's not the sportiest car, but it will get you wherever you need to go with no troubles at all. The one problem I've been having is with the dashboard lighting. The vehicle has a light up display, but it doesn't always light up, which is a problem because that's how you see the speedometer. The front two seats are pretty comfortable. The backseats are okay. Not the most comfortable, and there are no headrests. You can connect your phone to the car and play your music, as well as has A/C and heat.

    - Annie R

    Cute little red Jelly Bean of a car will last forever.

    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    My car is reliable, but it has a lot of road noise. It is the most basic model available with roll down windows. I keep up with maintenance and I believe this is why it will last for a very long time. Overall I love my car. If I could change one thing, I would want automatic locks and start. There have been a few recalls, but that has not bothered me because Toyota gets my car in and fixes them at my convenience.

    - Adrianne B

    I love my reliable and safe Toyota.

    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    Toyota Yaris is a small four door car, but it has been very reliable. I have been driving it consistently for 11 years and have never had a mechanical problem. Once in a while, my door lock buttons do not work, but it is not an everyday occurrence. I feel myself and my children are very safe in our Toyota Yaris. I get excellent gas mileage as well which also saves money.

    - Nicole T

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    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    I love my car it gets really good gas mileage, it's quite roomy. The only problem is the exhaust, they are very common to get loud in that type of car, other than that, it has lasted me a long time, I save a bunch of money, and they are overall a cute car. Another plus to owning this car is that it is small so it can fit in small spaces and it's super easy to park

    - Bree S

    It's good, kind of small but on the whole it gets me to where I need to be

    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    Smooth controller, but with some odd shifting for an automatic. I like the mileage it gets even though it doesn't take in a ton of gas. I have not had it for very long, but for a 2008 car it runs pretty nice. The room in the front is kind of small for me, but I am also fairly large so other people would probably not have as much of a problem as I did.

    - Collin O

    Fun small family car. Perfect for a couple or a couple and a child.

    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    It is very reliable. Small car but gets around really well. Ita very good on gas. Usually takes about $20 to fill up. Big trunk to load and haul things. Both my dogs fit in the backseat ao that is a plus. I wish it would get speed a little faster than it does, but overall it's a great small family car. Love my car!

    - Amber M

    Why I Must Consider Toyota When I Buy My Next Vehicle

    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    I have to admit that this car will never die it is totally reliable and gets great gas mileage. I totally trust the Toyota brand and will look to buy a Toyota in the future because we believe that they have taken the greatest steps to lead the future in hybrid and alternative energy resources to run your vehicles.

    - Jennifer W

    Simple yet perfect Toyota Yaris

    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    This car is very cute and compact. I don't like bigger cars so the Toyota Yaris fits perfectly with me. There are not a lot of fancy extremities that come with this car and I find it very simple. My car color is a pretty light green color and I found it to be very unique. I have never seen a color like my car.

    - Hannah D

    Can't go wrong with a Yaris!

    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    The performance of the car is great. I've had this vehicle for 3 years and it was purchased through an second buyer and the car is performs great. I love this car. Very reliable. Maintenance is impeccable and very low. Very spacious for a sedan and I would purchase the vehicle again and again and again.

    - Deja H

    It is very small but very spacious.

    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    The Toyota Yaris is a good reliable car. It has good gas mileage. Is incredibly roomy. The car lacks a bit of power. And the car has a lot of road noise. In addition there were a lot of recalls such as the airbag recall and the seat rail recall. However, it was fixed quickly and professionally.

    - Shelly B

    My vehicle is known as the USS Baby Car due to its size.

    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    I love my car but the inside of it is very small for tall people. With 2 large boys to drive around the Valley, it makes the drive uncomfortable for them. If it was just me (at 5'6') it would be a comfortable commute car, but it is not built for taller people. The gas mileage is great though!

    - Kimberly S

    2008 Toyota driver opinion.

    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    Overall a mechanically reliable vehicle. The backseat is a little cramped for car seats or tall individuals. Rides smooth and quiet. The back windshield could be bigger. It took some getting used to. A bigger back windshield would make it safer to drive considering the small size of the car.

    - Ashley G

    A Toyota Yaris is a grey vehicle that runs and last for a very long time.

    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    It is a reliable, good running vehicle good on gas and also ride smooth and has little maintenance requirements as to keeping it running good. It is a smaller car but it get you where you need to go safely and has never given me any major issues I would say it is a good car for anyone.

    - Rachel L

    My blue Toyota Yaris, great car.

    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    I love the Yaris it is comfortable good gas mileage excellent heating and top driving performance. Its a manual which makes it a real theft deterrent and has a great radio system. It handles well on turns and gets up to speed quickly and it's blue which is one of my favorite colors.

    - Nicole N

    The size is small and compact and it's easy to parallel park.

    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    I had to replace the radiator and the water pump last year which was frustrating. There have also been two recalls on the airbags since I bought the car. Overall the car is very comfortable and gets good gas mileage. I don't like that it doesn't come with automatic locks or windows.

    - Emily B

    My vehicle is comfortable and very fuel efficient

    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    It's comfortable but I don't like the gauges being in the center of the dash instead if the drivers side. The gas mileage is great. I wish the material on the seats was more durable because it has ripped through. I am for the most part very pleased because it has been very reliable

    - Katrina A

    It's a super great little ride

    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    The Yaris isn't a quiet car, it's very reliable and gets good gas mileage. Very roomy for a small car. The roof leaks in a spot, but it's quite old. The oil changes and very affordable as are most repairing. The paint is faded but I do park outside and live in a hot sunny place.

    - Kristin H

    The seats fold down in the back

    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    The car is comfortable but very small as it is only a two door. Very reliable as I have only have one flat and it was the roads fault! It does have an aux cord but it's located in the middle not by the radio. I have auto start which is great for winter but doesn't have auto lock

    - Ally W

    So many cup holders, through the air conditioning could use work.

    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    While it is 10+ years old, I've racked up 150,000 miles and it still runs perfectly! The only thing starting to take noticeable wear is the air conditioning. If it gets too hot outside, the air in general does not turn on. There are plenty of cup holders which is a huge plus!

    - Stevie M

    Reliable and economic car.

    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    Very good headlights, width and distance you can view in front of you in the dark. Wonderful gas mileage, 37 mpg on average. Comfortable seating. Dislike crank windows and absence of electric automatic door locks. Compact design makes for easy maneuverability.

    - Lindsay Y

    Very Reliable and Gas Saver

    2008 Toyota Yaris Base

    The Toyota Yaris is a very dependable vehicle. I commute about 800 miles a week in it and it has always got me to my destination. My only complaint would be that because it is so small it can sometimes get knocked around from the big semis on the freeway.

    - Kevin T

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