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2012 Toyota Yaris SE

Plenty Improved But Facing Stiffer Competition Than Ever Toyota lost much of its credibility with enthusiasts after killing off what few performance cars it offered years ago, and yet the average car buyer still seems drawn to most anything wearing one of its badges. Even so, there has been one vehicle in the Toyota lineup that enthusiasts and cars-as-appliance shoppers have seemingly agreed upon for all the wrong reasons: the Yaris. The subcompact Yaris has never taken hold here in the U.S. like its larger Corolla and Camry stablemates – its awkward shape and unmemorable... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
1.5L I4
Power:
106 HP / 103 LB-FT
Transmission:
5-Speed Manual
MSRP:
$17,340
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    Frankfurt: Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R is road-going version of brand's racing technology [w/video]
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    Did you know that the Yaris is Toyota's best-selling vehicle in Europe? That may help explain to us Americans why the car that's lowest on the company's totem poll here in the US got turned into an all-wheel-drive hybrid track monster for the 2013 Frankfurt Monster Show. Called the Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R, this three-door pocket rocket isn't just a hybrid ...

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    Official: Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R zips in on its way to Frankfurt
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    Toyota has been known to make some exciting cars over the years, but its hybrids, well... let's just say a Prius appeals to a different kind of buyer. The TS030 Hybrid LMP1, on the other hand, now that's more our speed. And at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week, the Japanese industrial giant will bridge the gap with the concept car you see here. Previewed ...

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    Teased: Toyota gives up more information on Frankfurt-bound Yaris Hybrid-R concept
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    Toyota has undeniably carved out a niche for itself as the industry's leader in hybrid propulsion. What started out with the original Prius in 1997 has, over the past sixteen years, ballooned to what Toyota reports as a global hybrid portfolio of 23 models. But few (if any of them) are particularly exciting. That's where the Yaris Hybrid-R concept comes ...

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    2012 Toyota Yaris Hybrid plays big brother to the Prius C
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    Toyota has unveiled the 2012 Yaris Hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show – the first B-segment hybrid in Europe. While the vehicle makes use of a 74-horsepower 1.5-liter gasoline engine, engineers mated the internal combustion mill with a more compact 80-hp electric motor along with a smaller inverter and battery pack. Combined, the two can crank out up ...

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    Geneva: 2012 Toyota Yaris Hybrid plays big brother to the Prius C
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    Toyota has unveiled the 2012 Yaris Hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show – the first B-segment hybrid in Europe. While the vehicle makes use of a 74-horsepower 1.5-liter gasoline engine, engineers mated the internal combustion mill with a more compact 80-hp electric motor along with a smaller inverter and battery pack. Combined, the two can crank out up ...

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    Toyota gives up first pics of Yaris hybrid
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    Something there is that doesn't love waiting for the Toyota Yaris Hybrid. Rumors of this vehicle have swirled around for a long while and today Toyota finally released the first official pictures of the production Yaris Hybrid. There are only three, but they show – wait for it – a Yaris. With a hybrid powertrain. The general idea with the ...

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    SEMA: Toyota Yaris B-Spec Club Racer
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    Toyota tucked its Yaris B-Spec Club Racer amongst a flotilla of pickups at SEMA 2011. The slammed hatch is set to compete in the SCCA B-Spec class with BMX guru Jamie Bestwick behind the wheel. The race-ready Yaris was built by SportsCar Magazine and features a stripped-out interior and an Autopower Industries eight-point SCCA roll cage for less weight ...

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    SEMA: Toyota unloads bounty of SEMA rides
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    Toyota is bringing an arsenal of custom vehicles to SEMA 2011, including three pickups and one very cool Yaris B-Spec Racer. The pint-sized bruiser is based on the 2012 Yaris SE and should be bashing fenders with the rest of the SCCA B-Spec class contenders soon. Toyota says that Jamie Bestwick, of BMX fame, will campaign the car in the SCCA National ...

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    Toyota Yaris HSD concept to bow in Geneva
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    Toyota has announced that the company will be showing off a new concept at next month's Geneva Motor Show. The Japanese stalwart has big plans for the B-segment in the near future, and those include bringing a full hybrid system to some of the smallest cars on the road, and we'll all get a glimpse into how the automaker plans to do that with the Yaris HSD ...

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    Toyota Yaris HSD concept to bow in Geneva
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    Toyota has announced that the company will be showing off a new concept at next month's Geneva Motor Show. The Japanese stalwart has big plans for the B-segment in the near future, and those include bringing a full hybrid system to some of the smallest cars on the road, and we'll all get a glimpse into how the automaker plans to do that with the Yaris HSD ...

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    Toyota to debut Yaris hybrid, Prius+ at Geneva Motor Show
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    Toyota has officially confirmed that it will unveil its long-awaited and much-rumored Yaris hybrid concept at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The Japanese automaker didn't reveal any specs for the hybridized Yaris, but did state that the gas-electric concept will sport design cues that will make it stand out from the conventional Yaris. From what ...

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    Spy Shots: 2012 Toyota Yaris looking more aggressive
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    Now that the B segment has been set ablaze with newcomers like the Ford Fiesta and Mazda2, it's time for automakers to freshen up their small car offerings, as well. Honda revamped the Fit for 2009, there's a brand new Chevrolet Aveo on the way, and we're now seeing spy shots of the next-generation Toyota Yaris. The Yaris is undergoing what appears to ...

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    Are you the 2012 Toyota Yaris?
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    The Toyota Yaris is ready for an update, something that Toyota of North America has been pushing for some time now. A concept version of the next generation Yaris is expected to make an appearance at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show and we may have gotten a glimpse of what that car will look like thanks to a few scanned images courtesy of French automotive ...

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    Report: Toyota to replace Yaris in U.S., concept coming to Detroit?
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    B-segment cars have been getting a whole lot of attention lately, what with super-good offerings like the Ford Fiesta, Mazda2 and Honda Fit setting the bar high for the class. Toyota has its friendly little Yaris, but that model hasn't seen any sort of real update since its debut in late 2006, but large changes are in the works. Toyota's North American ...

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    SEMA 2007: Five Axis Yaris Club
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    click above image to view more high-res pics of the Yaris Club var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/motorsport/Proof_the_Toyota_Yaris_can_be_very_cool_pics'; Is it possible to get excited about a Yaris? In short, no. But throw Five Axis into the game – one of the country's premier customizers – and you'll come away with a new found respect for the ...

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    TRD/Modellista Turbo Yaris revealed at TAS
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    Although the Yaris hasn't piqued the interest of small car enthusiasts Stateside as much as Honda's Fit, there is a large contingent of tuners in both Japan and Europe that have turned their attention to Toyota's sub-compact three- and five-door hatch.For the Tokyo Auto Salon, Modellista and TRD wanted to tap into that enthusiasm and teamed up to create the ...

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    Paris Motor Show: Toyota Yaris TS
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    Autoblog's Eric Bryant covered the world premiere of Toyota's new flagship Yaris model, the TS. The big news is the TS's new 1.8-liter engine with Toyota's Dual VVT-i, putting out a respectable 130 hp through a five-speed manual gearbox - good for 0-62 mph in 9.3 seconds. The extra power comes along with a sport-tuned suspension, quicker steering and an ...

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    2007 Yaris TS will debut in Paris
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    132-hp hot hatch derived from TS ConceptToyota of Europe has announced that its lineup for the 2006 Paris Motor Show will include the production version of the Yaris TS concept that debuted at the last Genever Motor Show. The production version will be equipped with a new 1.8-liter dual VVT-I engine that produces 132 horsepower and propels the tiny Yaris to ...

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