Toyota announced updates for its sub-compact 2013 Yaris, which will be offered in three- and five-door liftback models.
That’s not a change from last year’s model, which was also available with the same equipment as this year’s version. On the other hand, people purchasing the 2013 model will get the “tech audio package” as standard equipment over last year’s model. Apart from that, little else about the car is different.
One of the only other discernable changes is that the 2013 model seems to have misplaced one estimated mpg over the previous model year. Last year Toyota claimed and estimated 38 mpg, but this year it conspicuously dips to 37.
It might come with last year’s optional audio package, but don’t be bamboozled into buying one for that. It also got a mild price hike — anywhere from $80 to $330 depending on the trim level you choose. Still, it might be a good bang for your buck. That package adds features like hands-free calling and a USB port to plug in a handheld device. It also mean the car comes equipped for satellite radio.