Lately we have been lucky at the pump. At least here in the States, we're paying gasoline prices that on average are under $2 a gallon. It feels especially good after the $4 plus a gallon that many parts of the country had to shell out for a large part of 2008.
Most of us know that it's only a matter of time before the gas prices creep back up. But how to plan in advance? Toyota thinks they might have the answer to this conundrum in their 2009 Toyota Yaris.
The Yaris is the smallest and least expensive car available from Toyota. And it's one of those cars that falls short of the company's usual standards. It isn’t the price, which is very reasonable at a base MSRP of $12,205, or the styling, which TheCarConnection has rated at a 7 out of 10 (even with it’s “more daring styling”).
No, the crux of the problem seems to lay with the quality, safety scores, and features. This may come as quite a shock to many diehard Toyota owners and lovers.
Before I get ahead of...
|Style||MSRP||Invoice||MPG City||MPG Hwy|
|3-Door HB Automatic (2)|
|3-Door HB Automatic Specs||$13,005||$12,355||29||35|
|3-Door HB Manual (2)|
|3-Door HB Manual Specs||$12,205||$11,595||29||36|
|4-Door Sedan Automatic (2)|
|4-Door Sedan Automatic Specs||$13,765||$13,076||29||35|
|4-Door Sedan Manual (2)|
|4-Door Sedan Manual Specs||$12,965||$12,316||29||36|
|5-Door HB Automatic (2)|
|5-Door HB Automatic Specs||$13,305||$12,640||29||35|