Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,216 - $8,112
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 35 HWY
Horsepower
106
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,216 - $8,112
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 35 HWY
Horsepower
106
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.1 Overall Score
Performance 2.9 Comfort 3.0 Styling 2.9 Value 3.4

Editor's Overview

Redesigned for 2012 and now offered solely in 3-door and 5-door hatchback body styles, the Toyota Yaris carries on as a fine choice for sensible car buyers. While its horsepower and fuel...

Toyota Yaris Models & Trims

2012 Toyota Yaris Owner Reviews

4.32

99 Reviews

49% 36% 12% 1% 1%

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Bang for buck great little car.

Honestly it is a great little car. I have never had a problem with it all the years I have had it as long as you keep up with the oil changes and maintenance. The inside is very comfortable and can easily fit four people. The back is pretty spacious. The fabric used for the seating is great, I usually take my dogs to the vet in this car and the fabric holds up very well. The air system is wonderful and works great. The steering and ease of use is great too. I enjoy driving the car. Lights and wipers are great. The only complaint I would probably have for this car is the window tinting on the back - it can start to turn foggy and peel a bit. However it could be the hear here in Texas that is causing that as well.

- Brittany G

Nothing fancy, but still a great ride!

We own a 2017 VW beetle dune and a 2012 Toyota Yaris hatchback. We drive our Toyota in town, on a daily basis, and consider it our "utility vehicle. " We continue to be surprised by the dependability of the Yaris, as well as its performance on the expressway. The heating/air also functions great, and warms/cools the vehicle quickly. The gas tank is small, but the gas mileage is good, so it is not "painful at the pump!" If we had a complaint, it would simply be the road noise. However, it is a very basic model, no real bells or whistles, so that is really the least of our worries! It consistently gets us where we're going and that is really what counts!

- Donna C

I have not had much mechanical work needed on the car.

It is a small compact car that has excellent gas mileage. I have not had many mechanical issues yet but I have a belt that will squeal when it starts or when it warms warm up. I have had it replaced couple months ago and it continues to squeal. It drives slow. I can drive 65 mph down a main road and have a line of vehicles following me. Many of them pass or I pull over to let them pass. The car currently has over 165, 000 miles on it. Another issue I have is when the car is still “cold”, it stays in 3rd gear until it warms up. This is why I always start my car and let it warm up on cold days.

- Nicole M

Ranked #9 Small Cars by Owners

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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,216 - $6,849
$5,763 - $7,418

Horsepower

Horsepower
106 hp
106 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.5L DOHC SFI 16
1.5L DOHC SFI 16
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.6 in.
40.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 in.
39.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.3 in.
33.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
37.6 in.

Category Name: Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.8 in.
98.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
30.8 ft.
30.8 ft.

Length

Length
153.5 in.
153.5 in.

Width

Width
66.7 in.
66.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2295 - 2315 .lbs
2315 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
106 hp
106 hp

Torque

Torque
103 ft. lbs.
103 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
11.1 gal.
11.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
15 - 37 mpg
15 - 18 mpg

City

City
30 mpg
30 mpg

Highway

Highway
35 - 38 mpg
35 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Category Name: Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Category Name: Air Bags

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety