The Yaris is Toyota’s smallest and least expensive vehicle. It’s also one of its most fuel-efficient. Toyota has been selling the subcompact Yaris in America since 2006 and it received its last full redesign in 2013. Now in its third generation, it received an extensive list of improvements for 2018, including upgrades to its styling and its interior.
Don’t confuse the 2018 Toyota Yaris hatchback with the Yaris iA sedan. Although their names, prices, and specs are similar, the vehicles are built on two different platforms, with the Yaris iA using the underpinnings of the Mazda2, which is not sold in America. And while the Yaris iA is built in Mexico, the hatchback is assembled in France. In America, the Yaris competes with small hatchbacks from all over the world, including the Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Chevrolet Spark and Sonic, Hyundai Accent, Nissan Versa Note, and Kia Rio.