Just days after unveiling the refreshed 2018 Toyota Yaris hatchback to the North American public at the 2017 New York Auto Show, the Japanese company is now disclosing how much an interested buyer should shell out to purchase a unit in the United States. It will be available in the US starting summer in three trim levels – L, LE and SE.
For customers having the tightest budget but still want to drive Toyota’s hatchback, they could opt for the three-door Yaris in L trim and manual gearbox. This version of the Yaris has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $15,635, which is around $385 more than the tag of its predecessor ($15,250). When the destination charge of $885 is factored in, the base version of the Yaris carries a price of $16,520 in the US. The same Yaris with the automatic transmission has an MSRP of $16,385 -- also reflecting a $385 increase over its previous equivalent ($16,000). Price with the destination charge is $17,720.
Meanwhile, a Yaris of the same L trim but with five doors and an automatic gearbox has an MSRP of $16,760 (plus $385 over its $16,375 predecessor), or $17,645 with the destination charge.
On the other hand, the three- and five door variants of the Yaris LE (with automatic transmission) have MSRPs of $17,285 ($18,170 with destination charge) and $17,660 ($18,545 with destination charge), respectively. Both variants of the Yaris LE trim are just $375 pricier than their equivalent predecessors.
Meanwhile, the top-of-the-range model, the five-door Yaris SE, is available in two transmission options. The five-door Yaris SE with manual transmission has an MSRP of $18,260, or around $1,060 pricier than the previous model. On the other hand, the five-door Yaris SE with automatic gearbox features an MSRP of $19,060, which is also $1,060 on top of its previous equivalent. Once the $885 destination charge is applied, the manual and automatic versions of the Toyota Yaris SE have prices of $19,145 and $19,945, respectively.
All versions of the 2018 Toyota Yaris are powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 106 hp (79 kW).
Boasting of Europe-inspired styling, the refreshed 2018 Yaris now features a number of redesigned or modified elements, both on the front and rear ends, as well as inside the cabin. For instance, the 2018 Yaris now features a bigger face – thanks to pronounced three-dimensional effect brought by its new front bumper which broad sections flows down from new headlights that flank its wide, trapezoidal grille.
The rear end, meanwhile, features wider, horizontal tail lamps, new rear bumper, new rear door design and a new lower bumper garnish.
The 2018 Yaris could be availed in eight exterior colors, including two new tones: Blue Eclipse and two-tone Blue Eclipse with a Black Sand Pearl Roof. Other color options include Black Sand Pearl, Classic Silver Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Ruby Flare Pearl and Super White, as well as the two-tone Ruby Flare Pearl with Black Sand Pearl Roof.