Prospective car buyers understand size and efficiency often times go hand in hand, which is why a lot of drivers find themselves shopping in the compact vehicle segment in order to find an efficient vehicle. Our team here at Serra Toyota is going to take a closer look at the two smallest vehicles on the Toyota lineup, the Corolla and the Yaris, to show drivers how they compare. It’s important to note these compact vehicles will be compared at their base models, so the 2016 Toyota Corolla L and the 2016 Toyota Yaris L 5-door. There are higher trims available for each vehicle that offer additional features and capabilities.
These vehicles offer similar starting price points, however the Toyota Yaris is slightly more affordable. It also offers a better fuel economy and more cargo volume than the Toyota Corolla. Both vehicles offer seating for five passengers, but the Corolla offers more interior volume with 97.5 cubic feet compared to the Yaris with 85.1 cubic feet. The 2016 Toyota Corolla also offers a larger, more powerful engine, but both vehicles are set with 4-speed automatic transmissions.
|2016 Toyota Corolla L||VS||2016 Toyota Yaris L 5-door|
|1.8-liter 4-cylinder||Engine||1.5-liter I-4|
|27 city/ 36 hwy||MPG||30 city/36 hwy|
|13.0 cu. ft.||Cargo volume||15.6 cu. ft.|
Safety is one of the most important categories when it comes to making a decision on a new vehicles. Let’s take a closer look at what the Corolla and the Yaris have to offer when it comes to standard and available safety features. Both vehicles are set with brake assist systems, electronic traction control and front, side, knee and curtain airbags throughout the cabin. The 2016 Toyota Corolla L does offer a few additional standard features including hill start assist control, anti-theft protection, automatic headlights and an engine immobilizer.
Both of these compact vehicles offer a lot of the same standard features that drivers expect in a new vehicle including power windows and locks, a rear split folding bench seat and climate control. Again, the 2016 Toyota Corolla L comes out on top with additional standard features not available on the 2016 Toyota Yaris L including power mirrors, remote trunk/hatch release, steering wheel mounted controls and voice activated controls.
Those interested in learning more about either of these compact Toyota vehicles are encouraged to contact our team here at Serra Toyota for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of the 2016 Toyota Corolla or the 2016 Toyota Yaris can do so by scheduling a test drive online today.