NEW FOR 2011:

– Electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, and side and curtain airbags standard on all models
– Cruise control standard on RS hatchback
– Revised option packages on hatchback
– New wheel cover design on sedan

For 2011, the Toyota Yaris undergoes a major safety change, with electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, traction control, and six airbags standard on all models. The RS adds standard cruise control, and the sedan receives a new wheel cover design.

The Yaris is available as a four-door sedan, or as a two- or four-door hatchback, which the company calls a 3-door and 5-door. All use a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic transmission.

The sedan comes in a single trim line. The two-door hatchback comes in CE trim, while the four-door hatchback is available in LE or RS trim.

Features on the sedan include 15-inch steel wheels, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, front bucket seats, 60/40 split-folding rear seat with centre armrest, dual vanity mirrors, three-spoke tilt steering wheel, front console box with lid, illuminated entry, floor mats, digital clock, manual remote mirrors, and intermittent wipers.

Features on the two-door CE hatchback include 15-inch steel wheels, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input and two speakers, front bucket seats, fold-down rear seatback, three-spoke tilt steering wheel, front console box, floor mats, digital clock, manually-adjustable exterior mirrors, front splash guards, and intermittent wipers.

The four-door LE hatchback adds four speakers, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, heated power mirrors, rear splash guards, and rear washer/wiper.

The four-door RS hatchback adds 15-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, six-CD/MP3 stereo, cruise control, flat-folding and sliding rear seats, power windows, leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry, side and curtain airbags, skirt package, coloured mirrors, rear spoiler, and fog lamps.

The lower trim lines can be optioned with a variety of add-ons, including air conditioning, cruise control, power mirrors, keyless entry and power windows.

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