2015 Toyota Yaris Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Magnetic Gray Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,978 - $12,361
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
30 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
106
Seats
5

How 2015 Toyota Yaris Ranks In Its Class

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#7
  By Owner Reviews
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#12
  By Price
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#15
  By Experts
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#15
  By MPG

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.1 Overall Score
Performance 3.6Comfort 3.7Styling 3.6Value 4.3

Editor's Overview

You may not recognize the 2015 Toyota Yaris. After all, the little subcompact hatchback practically built its entire reputation on anonymous mobility, yet here it is, with a look-at-me grille and refreshed interior. However, the refresh is only skin deep, leaving the little Toyota still outclassed under the hood by its rivals from Nissan, Chevy, Ford, Hyundai, and others.

Toyota Yaris Models & Trims

L $8,978 - $11,147
Horsepower: 106 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 X 5.5 (in.) - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LE $9,935 - $12,208
Horsepower: 106 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 X 5.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE $9,952 - $12,361
Horsepower: 106 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.24
2 star
0%

It is a fun, reliable car with everything you need to have a great drive

I love how compact and fun it is to drive. It fits everywhere and has a great turn radius for squeezing into tight parking spots. I am able to fit a lot in the cargo space when the rear seats are folded. The interior is comfortable and the infotainment system is convenient and fun. My only complaint is the lack of horsepower and troubled shifting between 2nd + 3rd gear in the automatic transmission.

Kendra C
Helpful

Eco-friendly and easy to use.

I love this car. It has an USB plug for my phone which is what I value you most aside from the "eco" button. When I accelerate, there's a small green button that shows up that says "eco" if I am driving environmentally friendly. If I accelerate too fast the button will disappear for example. The ac could be better however. It is a little weak for the people in the back. Other than that, good car!

Megan A
Helpful

Small, cute and lots of space.

My Yaris has good gas mileages. It has lots of room. Does not look as big as it is. It is very comfortable. I enjoy how small it is. I can park almost anywhere. Yaris only has one front windshield wipes. And a super small back wiper. The one and only problem is not cruise control. The radio is stock but great for me.

Dell M
Helpful

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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$8,978 - $11,147
$9,935 - $12,208

Horsepower

Horsepower
106 (hp)
106 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.5L I
1.5L I
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

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
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
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
31.5 (ft.)
31.5 (ft.)

Length

Length
155.5 (in.)
155.5 (in.)

Width

Width
66.7 (in.)
66.7 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2315 - 2335 (.lbs)
2335 (.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

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

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

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

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

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag, Driver And Passenger Cushion Front Airbag
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point and Pretensioners
  • Rear Child Safety Locks *

* 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.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (3)

Suspension > Front > Shock Absorber May 25, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
May 25, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V367000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2015 Yaris vehicles manufactured January 13, 2015, to February 27, 2015. The front strut mounting bearings can be damaged when a high load is applied to the strut, such as driving over a large bump.
Consequence:
A damaged strut mounting bearing may cause the strut rod to separate, causing a loss of vehicle stability and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the strut mounting bearings and, as necessary, replace the strut and front suspension support sub-assembly, free of charge. Remedy parts are currently unavailable. Interim notices were mailed to owners July 12, 2016. The recall began on September 29, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is G0S.
Suspension > Rear > Axle > Non-powered Axle Assembly Feb 18, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 18, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V098000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2015 Yaris vehicles manufactured September 8, 2014, to January 9, 2015. The affected vehicles may have improperly tightened rear axle bearing bolts.
Consequence:
The improperly tightened bolts may loosen during vehicle operation and may potentially cause the wheel to lock up or may damage the rear brake components, reducing their effectiveness. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear axle bearing bolts, tightening them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began during April 3, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
Structure Mar 8, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 8, 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 or registered 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 began on June 22, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.

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