April 1, 2012
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I averaged a little better fuel consumption wise in the 2012 Yaris this week than I do in my own vehicle, but that could be down to tires and transmission type. The 2012 managed 6.7L/100km; typically I average around 6.9L/100km in my own vehicle.
On a highway trip to pick up some tires, I averaged 7.0L/100km because of the higher highway speeds; the small engine in the Yaris really likes slower city driving and B-road speeds of 80 to 90 km/h. When you get over 100km/h, fuel economy really suffers.
I’d say that this new Yaris is slightly better than the previous generation, but certainly not enough to make anyone want to upgrade. Although I haven’t driven much of the competition lately, I have a feeling you could find a subcompact offering much more equipment for similar pricing, although who knows if it will be “epically” reliable, as Toyota claims this Yaris will be.
*Rating out of 5:
|2012 Toyota Yaris|
*Rating based on vehicle’s classification
2012 Toyota Yaris 3 Door
MSRP as tested (excluding destination): $13,990
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