The 2017 Toyota Yaris Hatchback

The holidays are right around the corner, and so are the crowded parking lots and busy malls. Buying gifts for everyone means loading up the car and making several trips, but in a 2017 Toyota Yaris Hatchback, you might have all the room you need in order to get your shopping done in one trip.

2017_Toyota_Yaris_HatchCargo Space Abounds

No matter which one of the three models of the Yaris Hatchback you choose, you are going to have a lot of cargo area, and with a hatchback, you get easy access to every nook and cranny. The three door CE model opens up to 433 litres and the five door LE and SE models offer 442 litres of space. Maybe that will be big enough to hold all of your shopping at once and leave the rest of the crowds to fight for a parking space.

The 60/40 split rear seat offers room for all the big gifts on your list like televisions and snowboards while offering storage compartments for the smaller items that you may want to keep out of sight until it’s time to unwrap those gifts.  The hatchback opens wide, so you can easily get larger items in and out of the back.

Zip Around

Not only is the Yaris Hatchback a great way to carry cargo, it is fun to drive, too.

Toyota put a responsive 1.5 litre 4-cylinder engine in each of the models. These 16-valve engines are designed with VVT-i technology exclusive to Toyota. Their variable valve timing with intelligence offers better performance and better response time in order to improve the efficiency of the engine. An improvement in engine performance offers you better fuel efficiency and a smoother ride.

This hatchback is small and nimble, which makes it fun to sport around town or to take out on the winding mountain roads. It has a wheelbase of 2,510 mm, which makes it easy to park in downtown parking spaces.


The Yaris comes standard with a manual transmission, but there is an optional 4-speed automatic transmission. Since the Yaris is a sporty vehicle, you may opt to stay with the 5-speed manual transmission, so you can take control over the shifting for a better sports car feel.

The manual transmission offers a fuel efficiency rating of 7.7 L/100km, and the automatic delivers 7.8 L/100km city driving. This helps make the gas station one less stop to make.

Comfortable Surroundings

Naturally, you want to be comfortable when you’re driving, and the Yaris promises you comfort. The entire interior of the Yaris is constructed of soft touch materials that make it easy on the body and the hands.

You can fit the seat where you like it by adjusting the 4-way driver’s seat. The CE and LE models are equipped with cloth-covered bucket seats, and the SE model is equipped with a sport fabric sport seats for even more form hugging comfort. The SE model also offers a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob for an even better sports car feel.

No matter which model you choose, they all offer a full audio system that has Bluetooth® capability along with MP3 and CD players.

In addition, you get the Toyota Safety Sense™ C system that helps you stay in your own lane with Lane Departure Alert, automatic high beam adjustments for better visibility and pre-collision sensors that help prevent a collision.

Get ahead of the shopping rush by test driving a new 2017 Toyota Yaris Hatchback today. Stop by and see us for the keys.