Subcompact cars are an economical choice that appeals to a wide swath of drivers. One of the best options in this popular category is the 2018 Toyota Yaris iA. First introduced in 2016 and originally intended as a Scion model, the Yaris iA has been well-regarded since its debut for its combination of outstanding safety scores, excellent fuel economy, and high-quality interior. Here are three types of drivers who are well-suited for the great value of the 2018 Yaris iA.
The Family on a Budget
Having children doesn’t mean you have to take on the expense of an SUV or minivan. If you’re a growing family who wants an affordable car, the Yaris iA is an excellent choice. With two sets of LATCH connectors and a tether for the middle seat, the rear can accommodate two child safety seats easily. According to U.S. News and World Report, the trunk of this subcompact is large enough to fit up to 10 grocery bags. You’ll also save plenty of money on fuel. The Yaris iA gets an EPA-estimated 30 city/39 highway miles per gallon with the manual transmission and 32/40 city/highway with the automatic, placing it near the top of the subcompact class for fuel economy.
Keeping your family safe is your priority, so you’ll love the fact that the 2018 Yaris iA has received a five-star overall rating from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration.
The Tech-Savvy Student
If you’re a college student who’s always connected, you’ll love the array of standard tech features in the Yaris iA. Every model is equipped with a 7-inch infotainment touch screen, hands-free Bluetooth, a rearview camera, voice recognition, two USB ports, and HD Radio. The 13.5 feet of cargo space can fit all your laundry for weekend trips home, and with its exceptional fuel economy, you won’t need to spend all your pizza and beer money getting there.
The Bargain Hunter
When it comes to the Yaris iA, you get an incredible value for the money — but that doesn’t mean it’s cheap. The high-quality interior and generous standard features make this an ideal car for drivers who love a deal. You’ll love the soft-touch materials throughout the cabin and the elegant, well-designed dashboard. The low price tag is also a surprise when you consider the dynamic driving experience you’ll get in the Yaris iA. Reviewers say it features athletic handling and sharp steering that makes it exceptionally fun to drive. If you opt for the Sport mode, you’ll even enjoy a notable acceleration boost. The Yaris iA is one of the few cars at this price point to include high-tech driver assistance features. It’s equipped with a rearview camera and a low-speed forward collision warning system with automatic emergency braking, which can detect and stop potential collisions at up to 18 miles per hour.
All 2018 Toyota Yaris iA drivers will be impressed by the above-average predicted reliability rating from J.D. Power and Associates. If you’re ready to give this awesome little car a spin, come visit us at Weiss Toyota of South County.
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