2015 Toyota Yaris Gets New Look, Small Price Bump

2015 Toyota Yaris Gets New Look, Small Price Bump

Toyota has pulled the wraps off the 2015 Yaris, revealing new style both inside and out along with a small price increase. 

Still available as a 3- or 5-door model, the Yaris stays mechanically the same as the 2014 model, with power coming from a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 106 hp and 103 lb-ft of torque, sent through either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic.

A retuned suspension setup along with a more rigid body structure should help the Yaris handle better according to Toyota, while extra sound insulation and aerodynamic tweaks will help to quiet things down in the small car.

The most noticeable change to the exterior comes to the front of the car thanks to a new large grille opening on the nose along with new headlights and a horizontal chrome grille fit with the Toyota emblem.

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For 2015, the base price of the Yaris has increased by $415 to sit at $14,845, while on average the car has become about $300 more expensive in every configuration.

Three different trim level are available on the Yaris: L, LE and SE. The base L model includes features like air conditioning, 15-inch wheels and power door locks. Moving up, the LE model, which sells for around $16,400, comes with power mirrors, steering wheel audio controls, 16-inch alloy wheels and keyless entry.

Lastly, the sport SE model tops out at $17,620, and comes with sport-tuned suspension with a solid stabilizer bar, LED daytime running lights, integrated fog lamps, a rear spoiler and gloss black, 16-inch alloy wheels. On the inside, the SE model comes with leath wrapped seats and steering wheel along with gloss black accents throughout.

Every single Yaris model is now equipped with a 6.1-inch touchscreen complete with Entune audio.

GALLERY: 2015 Toyota Yaris

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  • Shiratori90

    Nice, but they really should have replaced that 4-speed with a CVT.

  • Isend2C

    Agreeing with @shiratori90:disqus, if they updated that transmission to a 6-speed or CVT then this would become so much more competetive. It looks good already, just needs to have an up-to-date powertrain like the Kia Rio or Honda Fit.

  • Bug S Bunny

    Yaris – still the dumbest name in the automotive world.

  • Rickers

    Really? I’d think it was the Smart car.