The small hybrid car is seeing a resurgence in recent years thanks to newer technology allowing state of the art features to fit in such small space, as well as due to certain economic factors. But the 2012 Toyota Yaris is not something to be trifled with. If anything, it is a beautiful product from the world renowned automobile maker, packed with safety features that put all other hybrid cars to shame.
First and foremost, the styling. Previous models of the Toyota Yaris shows that Toyota indeed intends the Yaris to be recognized as among the most fashionable lineups in its roster of cars. And the 2012 Toyota Yaris doesn’t disappoint. Featuring color keyed details, distinct wheels, bolder looking air dams, and a look that resembles a rally racer in general, the 2012 Toyota Yaris no doubt fits the bill.
But the car looks just as good inside as it does outside. The choice materials used in this model are a significant improvement over last year’s, with more pronounced looking details, gauges rightfully relocated to right where they belong, and instrument panel design. The 2012 Toyota Yaris looks and feels great to drive around with the family for a camping trip or a simple weekend picnic out of town.
As a family car, Toyota ensured that safety features get top priority. The 2012 Toyota Yaris is now equipped with nine airbags—including roll sensing airbags for all occupants, a knee airbag positioned underneath the driver, and side bags for front seat passengers. The 2012 Toyota Yaris is also a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS.
For small hybrid cars, nothing else even comes close to the 2012 Toyota Yaris.