CHANGES FOR 2014:

– No changes.

Toyota continues into 2014 with absolutely no changes for the Yaris hatchback, a year after dropping the Yaris sedan from the lineup. If you are shopping for reliability, you can’t make a better choice. But, there are much better options on the market if you want to get your heart racing. Standard features include Bluetooth and USB, but the underpowered 1.5L four-cylinder leaves a lot to be desired, as does the four-speed slushbox.

All Yaris models use a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine with five-speed manual transmission or optional four-speed automatic. The hatchback comes as a two-door (called the 3-Door) in CE trim, or as a four-door (called the 5-Door) in LE and SE trim.

Features on the CE 3-Door hatchback include 15-inch steel wheels, manual mirrors and windows, front and rear splash guards, intermittent wipers, rear washer/wiper, cloth seats, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, driver’s knee airbag, front seat cushion airbags, tilt steering wheel, CD/MP3 stereo with four speakers, auxiliary input and USB port, Bluetooth connectivity, power locks, digital clock, and multi-information display. Air conditioning can be added as an option.

The LE 5-Door hatchback adds heated power-adjustable mirrors and tachometer. It can be optioned with a Convenience Package that adds air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry and power windows.

The SE 5-Door hatchback adds 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, sport seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, six speakers, cruise control, keyless entry, power windows, intermittent rear washer/wiper, skirt package, rear spoiler, and fog lamps.

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