Today's smallest models offer a lot of room, good fuel economy and surprising levels of quality for small amounts of money. The 2009 Toyota Yaris is Toyota's smallest, least expensive model. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. However, the Yaris scores too low in our tests to recommend. Its snub nose is probably its most striking attribute, and you can find it on both the sedan and hatchback. The recall is expected to begin December 20, 2015. Yes it was totaled, but it was not a mangled wreck.
. Yes Review Date: 7th October, 2009 Faults: Nothing has gone wrong. Settled for silver - yawn. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. Three Yaris body styles are available for 2009: a three-door Liftback, a five-door Liftback, and a four-door sedan.
The front discs and rear drums are quite capable of stopping the five-door Yaris in ample time from whatever speeds it is capable of reaching. Even in the backseat there's a surprising amount of headroom, but your legs can't stretch too far. So I saved, built up my credit and found this car. Have replaced and smell doesn't go away. Starting in 2012, the Yaris sedan was sold to fleets only. I like the center position of the speedometer, clock, etc. Performance By far the biggest shock about the Yaris was how much pep it had.
For the record, I'm 5-feet, 10-inches and about average weight. Cost of Ownership - gas mileage average7. Thefive-doorYaris smallcaris presentlysold by Toyota in European and Canadian markets. I just kind of gave up looking at it and assumed that I wasn't speeding. By comparison, I thought the Honda Fit's seats were much more comfortable.
They are convenient, bright, and don't seem to drain the battery. One negative hits you about 20 minutes into a drive: It's incredibly uncomfortable to sit in and even harder to live with. Stability control, however, is not offered. Also, air conditioning is standard across the model line. Its plodding shifts and widely spaced ratios mean that the 106-hp, 1.
Testing the new four-door hatchback, I found myself enjoying the driving experience more than I ever thought possible. General Comments: Besides the water pump failing and the clear coat peeling off, the car has been wonderful. So far I have put only 20,000 km more than when I bought it, so it hasn't really had a chance for defects to show up. One negative hits you about 20 minutes into a drive: It's incredibly uncomfortable to sit in and even harder to live with. It's not a professional assessment; it's a personal one. General Motors sent Pontiac Vibe owners an Interim letter on June 20, 2014 notifying them that parts are currently unavailable.
I have the Power Package, Keyless Entry, All-Weather Package, and 15 inch Alloy Wheels. It is great for parking, since it is hardly much longer than a smart car, and handles very well. Highlights and Recommendations The Yaris comes in two trim levels, basic and S for Sport. I can fit my groceries just fine. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. But when I sit inside, I feel like I am in a full sized car. The windshield is large with a no obstructions some cars, like the Hyundai Sonota, have the steering wheel pushed up so high that it blocks the view.
However, if you're looking for a vehicle with even modest levels of convenience, like power windows, there are better options. The older model called Echo in North America, the equivalent of the first generation Yaris in the rest of the world had more pleasant handling. The Toyota Yaris is in this segment, and this is the first year the smallest Toyota has been available as a four-door hatchback; previously, only a two-door hatch and a sedan were offered. That's not much, but considering the Yaris only weighs about 2,300 pounds, the power-to-weight ratio isn't bad. The recall began on February 1, 2017. Model year 2009 Year of manufacture 2009 First year of ownership 2011 Most recent year of ownership 2014 Engine and transmission 1.
The recall began on December 6, 2016. All around smooth transaction, everyone was fantastic to work with from the mechanic to the yard coordinator! At least Toyota now offers buyers three different Yarises to choose from. Safety Anti-lock brakes are standard, as are dual front, side, and side-curtain airbags. Against that same Yaris sedan, our five-door was nearly two seconds slower to 60 mph, more than a second lazier through the quarter-mile, and took 17 feet longer to stop from 70 mph. The two- and four-door hatchbacks have a bit more utility and are more distinguishable. Save your money buy a house. All in all, I am seriously satisfied with this car.
Other than that it was super reliable and an overall great car. A seven-car comparison test conducted when the car was new saw the little Toyota finish right in the middle, in fourth place, behind the third-place , second-place , and walk-away first-place-winner , the latter of which has been completely redesigned for 2009. Holds five comfortably for short trips and even room in the back for their stuff with a little planning. Introduction The subcompact Yaris is the smallest car to wear Toyota emblems in the U. The car is very spacious inside, and pleasant to the eye.