The Toyota Corolla is no longer the only small sedan available in the automaker’s lineup. With the absorption of the Scion models, Toyota now also has a subcompact sedan in the form of the Yaris iA. If you aren’t sure whether the compact Corolla or subcompact Yaris iA is right for you, then consider the following factors.
The Yaris iA vs. the Corolla: Size and Price
Because the Yaris iA is smaller than the Corolla, it makes sense that it also has a lower starting price. The 2017 Corolla starts at $18,500** while the 2017 Yaris iA has a starting MSRP of $15,950**. As it is the larger of the two, the Corolla has an extra 0.1 inches of front headroom and 0.4 inches of front legroom. Rear seat passengers get an extra 0.3 inches of headroom and an additional 7 inches of legroom in the Corolla. Keep in mind that the Yaris iA still has a very reasonable 34.4 inches of rear legroom; the Corolla is a class leader in this measurement. Interestingly enough, the Yaris iA has a 13.5-cubic-foot trunk while the Corolla has a 13-foot one. If you rarely use your rear seats, the Yaris iA should have enough space for you. However, adult passengers will strongly prefer the Corolla.
Yaris iA vs. Corolla: Power and Efficiency
Whether you choose the Toyota Corolla or the Yaris iA, you will get a single engine. The Yaris iA has a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder with 106 horsepower while the Corolla has a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder with 132 horsepower on most models and 140 horsepower on one trim. While the Corolla generates more power, you should keep in mind that because the Yaris iA is smaller, it doesn’t need quite as much to deliver a similar driving feel. Configured correctly, the Corolla delivers up to 34 mpg* combined, although most trims have 32 mpg* combined. The Yaris iA delivers for those who want to maximize efficiency with its 35 mpg* combined.
The best way to choose between the Toyota Yaris iA and the Toyota Corolla is to compare them in person at Ray Brandt Toyota. Visit our dealership today to see these models side by side or take them on test drives around Kenner, Louisiana.
*Your actual range may vary based on several factors including temperature, terrain, and driving technique
**MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) excludes tax, license, registration, and options. A delivery, processing, and handling fee may be charged separately. Dealer prices may vary.