Differences between the 2017 Toyota Yaris and Yaris iA

Differences between the 2017 Toyota Yaris and Yaris iA

The beloved Toyota Yaris hatchback got the sedan treatment when the automaker adopted Scion vehicles and their designs this year. Marrying the performances and stylings of the Toyota Yaris and Scion iA resulted in the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA, a welcomed addition to Toyota’s vehicle lineup. Now both the Yaris hatchback and Yaris iA are sharing their capabilities with drivers across the globe, so our team at Fox Toyota is laying out what makes them similar and different on the road.

2017 Toyota Yaris vs 2017 Toyota Yaris iA

One of the most noticeable differences between the two vehicles is that the Yaris maintains its hatchback shape while the Yaris iA took on the sedan structure. While both vehicles operate on the same engine, the subtleties in their designs provide slightly different performance offerings.

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The Yaris, starting at $15,250 MSRP, earns estimated 30 mpg city and 36 mpg highway fuel economy ratings while generating 106 horsepower. The Yaris iA, priced initially at $15,950 MSRP, is slightly more efficient with its estimated 30 mpg city and 39 mpg highway fuel economy ratings. Also capable of producing 106 horsepower, the Yaris iA delivers the same spritely performance under the hood as its hatchback sibling.

2017 Toyota Yaris cargo space
2017 Toyota Yaris iA cargo space

The Yaris’ hatch construction also allows for more seating configurations and interior volume. Its rear cargo area reveals up to 15.6 cubic feet of space for luggage or groceries, while the Yaris iA’s trunk area offers 13.49 cubic feet of space.


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In terms of amenities, both models are equipped with Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone access and music streaming and available Yaris Entune™ Audio. The Yaris iA steps it up a notch, however, with a standard backup camera, remote keyless entry with Push Button Start and an available 7-inch touchscreen display.

To explore these differences in person, schedule a test drive at Fox Toyota today.