Get to Know the 2018 Toyota Yaris

Posted Monday, May 01, 2017 by North Hollywood Toyota

If you’ve been paying attention to the news about Toyota’s upcoming 2018 lineup, then you know there’s a lot happening to be excited with. As part of the company’s stated mission to revitalize its lineup and get people excited about driving Toyotas again, the company has announced a slew of redesigned classics and promising new vehicles to accomplish that goal.

In this article, our Los Angeles Toyota experts will be focusing on the 2018 Toyota Yaris, in particular. If you’re not excited about the 2018 Toyota Yaris yet, then you’re about to be.


2018 Toyota Yaris Hatchback

Readers in the know probably already have a question about this article: Which version of the Yaris are you talking about? There are, in fact, two versions of the Yaris: the Yaris iA sedan, and the Yaris hatchback. In this article, we’ll be focusing on the hatchback version, which is going to have a new, updated version released in 2018, in L, LE, and SE trim versions, all of which also have both 3-door and 5-door body styles.

On the outside, the 2018 Yaris hatchback features an impressively redesigned exterior. The horizontal taillight elements extend into the hatch, and the reworked bumper features reflectors embedded into the lower corners.

Under the hood, every version of the 2018 Toyota Yaris hatchback comes with a 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine capable of 106-horsepower. Additionally, the L and SE versions include a 5-speed manual gearbox and an optional 4-speed automatic transmission, while the Yaris LE comes with the automatic equipment as its standard setting.

The “sporty” SE also comes with rear disc brakes, a stiffer suspension system, and 16-in tires. Fuel economy for all versions falls in the area of 30 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.

Inside the cabin, things get even more impressive. All versions come with standard tilt steering wheel and an updated Entune infotainment system. For the L and LE versions, amenities also include a 6.1-in. touch-screen, voice recognition technology, and Siri Eyes Free compatibility, among other features.

The Yaris SE is even more impressive, featuring a larger 7-in touch-screen and an Entune infotainment system that includes a Scout-connected navigation app and satellite radio.

The 2018 Toyota Yaris hatchback also includes notable safety features that are sure to put drivers at ease when they’re on the road. This includes a forward-collision warning system with automatic braking, automatic high-beam headlights, nine airbags (including a knee airbag), and lane-departure warning.


For Yaris drivers willing to pay for additional features, there’s even more to get excited about. Optional features include cruise control, power exterior mirrors, remote keyless entry, and upgraded interior trim.

The Yaris SE has even more optional features specific to that model, including a unique grille treatment, a rear spoiler, Led running lights, fog lights, a manual height adjuster for the driver’s seat, and projector-beam headlights, to name just some of them.

If you’re excited about the 2018 Toyota Yaris hatchback, contact us today at 800-800-6730 for more information.