As Toyota knows, it’s a lot easier to make a reliable car with tried-and-true bits than try to ride the cutting edge. That philosophy, while sometimes necessary, has been deployed to a fault in the Yaris. It feels years behind its competitors and its fellow Toyotas.
In the past five to ten years, we’ve seen a renaissance of good small cars. While they were often seen as cheaply built, unrefined cars for those who couldn’t afford something better, newer models of the Honda Fit, Kia Rio, Ford Fiesta and more show that we now can make desirable, rounded cars at a reasonable price.
The Corolla, Corolla iM and Yaris iA are all available for less than $19,335 yet feel like actual modern cars with modern refinement.
The Yaris makes no attempts to disguise its cheapness.
Source : CNBC