2013 Toyota Yaris Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Super White
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,699 - $9,007
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
30 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
106
Seats
5

How 2013 Toyota Yaris Ranks In Its Class

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#14
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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.1 Overall Score
Performance 2.9Comfort 3.2Styling 3.1Value 3.2

Editor's Overview

In the subcompact category, Toyota's Yaris had fallen behind newer, edgier competitors so Toyota completely revamped the car last year. The 2013 Toyota Yaris hatchback pursues younger buyers with its suite of high-tech audio and communications features, attractive styling and the well-established Toyota reputation for reliability and resale value. But others in this class offer more excitement.

Toyota Yaris Models & Trims

chevronDown icon L $6,699 - $8,598
Horsepower: 106 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 5 (in.) - Steel
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chevronDown icon LE $7,128 - $9,007
Horsepower: 106 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 5 (in.) - Steel
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chevronDown icon SE $6,812 - $8,773
Horsepower: 106 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.04
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It is small and cute. Also very reliable and gets great gas mileage.

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I love my 2013 Toyota Yaris because it is extremely reliable. I have had a problem with the battery but once I replaced it I have not had a problem since. It is small and perfect for me. It has a Bluetooth radio so I can drive hands free but still text and talk if needed. The hatchback offers a bunch of extra room for suitcases or anything. It is great.

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The car is very dependable. I have no problems starting the car.

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It is very good on gas mileage. Keeping up with regular maintenance keeps it running wonderful. The paint job is great due to the fact that I live in Hawaii and rust has not been an issue. The space on the inside of the car is so very comfortable and there is ample space in the trunk when I do my grocery shopping.

Melissa R
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Others should know that my car is not reliable or safe

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I don't feel safe in it. It feels like I'm driving a plastic car. It fell apart pretty quickly. Random parts from the outside of my car just kept falling off. I cleaned my steering wheel with windex once and all of the painting stripped off!!! It's good on gas mileage, but overall I don't feel safe in it.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,699 - $8,598
$7,128 - $9,007

Horsepower

Horsepower
106 (hp)
106 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.5L DOHC SFI 16
1.5L DOHC SFI 16
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Not Available
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Not Available
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Not Available
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Not Available
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Not Available
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40 (in.)
40 (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.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P175/65HR15
P175/65HR15

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.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2295 - 2315 (.lbs)
2315 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
106 (hp)
106 (hp)

Torque

Torque
103 (ft. lbs.)
103 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
11.1 (gal.)
11.1 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
34 (mpg)
33 (mpg)

City

City
30 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
37 (mpg)
36 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
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Driver-side Overlap Front
M
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Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brakes -inc: electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Smart stop technology
  • Vehicle stability control (VSC) *
  • Traction control *
  • Front/rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Dual front advanced airbags -inc: occupant sensor *
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Front seat-mounted side airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • Dual front seat cushion airbags *
  • 3-point ALR/ELR seatbelts *Driver seat has emergency locking retractor (ELR) only*
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners w/force limiters
  • LATCH child restraint system *Outboard rear seat positions only*
  • Child-protector rear door locks *
  • Tire pressure monitor system
  • Energy-absorbing collapsible steering column
  • Whiplash-lessening front seats

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Body & Interior Design
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Safety Recalls (1)

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Structure Mar 9, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 9, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V134000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Yaris vehicles manufactured August 31, 2011, to February 9, 2015, and sold in Puerto Rico. The affected vehicles may have been manufactured with a roof headliner that does not provide the proper occupant protection in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 201, " Occupant Protection in Interior Impact."
Consequence:
If the vehicles are equipped with a headliner that does not meet the impact requirements, there is an increased risk of occupantl injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headliner, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in mid-April 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.

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