The Toyota Yaris is one of the most popular and successful models in the supermini segment, thanks to its hybrid powertrain, practical design, and reliable performance. But Toyota is not resting on its laurels. For 2024, the Yaris is getting a major update that will make it even more appealing to customers who want a small car with big features.
The 2024 Toyota Yaris will have a new hybrid engine that delivers more power and efficiency, a completely new digital user experience with a customizable instrument display and a smart multimedia system, and an improved safety package with more advanced driver assistance systems.
Let's take a closer look at what the 2024 Toyota Yaris has to offer.
A More Powerful Hybrid Engine
The current Toyota Yaris has a 1.5-liter hybrid electric powertrain that produces 114 horsepower and 100 pound-feet of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 9.7 seconds and has a combined fuel economy of 56 mpg.
The 2024 Toyota Yaris will have a new version of the same powertrain but with a higher output of 130 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque. This will reduce the 0 to 60 mph time to 9 seconds and increase the combined fuel economy to 58 mpg.
The new hybrid engine will also have a more refined performance, with smoother transitions between electric and gasoline modes, less noise and vibration, and better responsiveness.
The new Toyota Yaris will also have an Eco mode that optimizes the powertrain for maximum efficiency and a Sport mode that enhances the throttle response and steering feel for more dynamic driving.
A New Digital User Experience
The 2024 Toyota Yaris will also have a completely new digital user experience that will make driving more enjoyable and convenient. The new Yaris will have two options for the driver's instrument display: a seven-inch or a 12.3-inch screen. The larger screen will have high-definition graphics and four customizable modes: Smart, Casual, Sporty, and Tough. The driver can choose the mode that suits their mood and the type of journey and see different information and visuals on the screen.
The new Yaris will also have a new multimedia system called Toyota Smart Connect, which will have either a nine-inch or a 10.5-inch touchscreen. This system will have cloud-based navigation as standard, which will provide real-time traffic information and route guidance. It will also have a voice recognition function and a "Hey Toyota" voice agent that can understand natural speech commands. For example, the driver can say, "Hey, Toyota, I'm cold," and the system will automatically adjust the climate control temperature.
The new multimedia system will also support wireless smartphone integration using both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This will allow the driver to access their favorite apps, music, messages, and contacts on the touchscreen without using any cables.