For all of the mechanical/technical bells and whistles that make a vehicle go vroom, today's consumer wants one key element. Their new car must be a blast to drive. After all, there could be no function without fun.
But that fun should not have to come at a more than significant expense. Millennials (or Millennials at heart) demand enjoyment that won't break the bank when choosing a new vehicle. There are not a lot of choices on the market that meet this criteria, unless you're looking at the 2017 lineup of Toyotas. There, you will find the new Yaris. Now let's find out why this quintessentially cool hatchback is the key to your on-road happiness in the year ahead, and beyond.
The face of the new Yaris is unabashedly hip. The standard model exterior is ready made for Instagram boasting, but the available two-tone exterior and available 16-inch alloy wheels put the hatchback over the top. The new grille may as well be a wide grin, accented by eyes-wide-open projector-beam headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights. The cool factor is raised further when you peek inside. The SE comes standard with sport fabric-trimmed front seats and a leather-trimmed steering wheel. With colors such as Blue Streak or a Barcelona Red Metallic w/Black Sand Pearl (on the two-tone model) your Yaris will turn heads as you turn corners with the windows rolled up, or down.
The Yaris pays no mind to its compact packaging. The car is about as spirited as one can get when on the road. With standard independent MacPherson strut front suspension, a wider wheelbase and a minimum turning radius, the 2017 Yaris offers unmatched versatility when compared to all other cars in its class. If you opt for the SE, you'll especially enjoy the sport-tuned front suspension which handles like a dream. More importantly, all of this fun driving happens behind the safety blanket of Toyota's standard Star Safety SystemT.
You can't quite enjoy yourself when on the road when money weighs heavy on your mind. Nor is the open road as appealing when you have to pull over at every other gas station. The new Yaris alleviates all fuel-efficiency concerns. With up to an EPA-estimated 36 highway and 30 city (mpg) you can focus on both the driving experience and destination without glancing at the gauge every few minutes.
Technology and entertainment are intertwined in the Yaris. Available remote keyless entry opens your world to the unanticipated possibilities that can be found in a compact. Hands-free phone capability with Bluetooth-enabled music streaming, a 6.1-inch touch-screen audio system and voice recognition lets you conduct the 6-speaker symphony of your drive. You and your passengers will be entertained in a stress-free environment when you opt for the available navigation that ensures that you reach your destination with no wrong-turn in sight.
Fun comes without the expense. Starting at just $16,690 CAD (3-door) with an $18,400 LE (5-door) and $20,095 SE (5-door) option, the Yaris is an amazing value for any pocketbook. With the new year on the way, you will also want to subscribe to Manufacturer's Promotions surrounding the Yaris.