The Toyota Yaris Is The Happiest World Rally Championship Racer Yet

Look at that big goofy car-grin. It's so happy. Toyota unleashed Stéphane Sarrazin and Eric Camilli last week in their new Yaris WRC car on the stages of Monte Carlo. Watch this little happy racer dart through the narrow, twisty stage roads and try not to smile. It's impossible. You can't. » 2/18/15 7:40pm 2/18/15 7:40pm

This Toyota Yaris Rally Car May Be The Most Extreme WRC Machine Yet

The cool thing about the World Rally Championship is carmakers get to turn their most absolutely boring cars into fire-belching, all-wheel-drive, turbocharged monsters. No transformation may be more extreme than this diminutive Yaris. » 9/26/14 12:00am 9/26/14 12:00am

Toyota Might Make Yaris WRC Rally Car, My Dreams Come True

Toyota is reportedly constructing a prototype Yaris rally car for top-level WRC competition. Autocar claims the car will be for testing, and I imagine it would be for a next-generation program. And oh my sweet fancypants wonderpleasure please let that happen. » 12/12/13 12:00pm 12/12/13 12:00pm

2012 Toyota Yaris unveiled at irrelevant music festival

It's the car nobody cares about unveiled at a music festival not relevant since 1995. Yeah, I went to Lollapalooza. Once. Back in 1995. Me and my main man Dirty Bogus MC the Third went to see Pavement because they had them opening for Sinead O'Conner. Bald chicks throwing mud bombs at Spiral Stairs. What was Perry… » 8/08/11 10:00am 8/08/11 10:00am

Yeah, That'll Buff Right Out

A truck carrying boulders through Derbyshire Peak District in the UK accidentally dropped one onto an unsuspecting Yaris. Luckily no one was injured and thankfully this Toyota won't be doing any unintended acceleration. (H/t to Andrew!) [Mirror] » 4/12/10 10:00am 4/12/10 10:00am

Ten Most Sexually Suggestive Car Commercials

In today's advertising world the question isn't whether your car commercial has a famous spokesperson, indie music or flashy graphics. The question is, when you turn on one of these ten sexually suggestive car commercials, does it return the favor? » 12/15/09 2:30pm 12/15/09 2:30pm

Horny Yaris Driver Wants To Rub His Face In Your Daughter’s Airbags

Hailing from Australia, this bizarre ad for the Toyota Yaris so "vulgar" it's been banned — gets one thing very wrong: it'd be impossible to take a 16-year-olds virginity in the back of this tiny hatchback. » 12/14/09 1:00pm 12/14/09 1:00pm

IIHS: Only Smart Fortwo Gets "Good" Roof Strength Rating

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, never short of tests, put six mini/microcars to the roof strength test. The result? If you have to, you might be better off rolling a Smart Fortwo than flipping an Aveo. » 8/20/09 10:30am 8/20/09 10:30am

IIHS: Small Cars Are Big On Damage In Low-Speed Collisions

Microcars are often chosen for urban driving because they're affordable, fuel efficient and easy to park. With fender-benders the largest urban driving hazard, the IIHS tested bumpers on seven popular microcars, None earned top marks and five were rated "Poor." » 6/11/09 10:30am 6/11/09 10:30am

IIHS Small Car Test: Three Gruesome Slow-Motion Crash Videos

This morning's IIHS report on the shocking finding that little cars don't take well to colliding, at speed, with bigger cars? Now we have the crash videos. Let's take a look at all three below. » 4/14/09 5:00pm 4/14/09 5:00pm

BREAKING CARS! Minicars Perform Poorly In IIHS Crash Tests

This just in from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: Minicars like the Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit and Smart ForTwo perform poorly in 40 MPH frontal oncoming crash tests. Also, water is wet. [Automotive News] » 4/14/09 8:30am 4/14/09 8:30am

Toyota Yaris Hybrid To Take On Low-Cost Honda Insight

Toyota officials have announced they're working on a Toyota Yaris hybrid to take on the new Honda Insight hybrid for cheap hybrid supremacy. Muscle Car Wars? Ha! Let the Hybrid Car Wars begin. » 3/25/09 11:45am 3/25/09 11:45am

Jalopnik Answers: The Plural Of Yaris is...

Our friendly neighbors over at Autoblog asked readers today what the plural of "Yaris" was. We figured we'd call up Toyota and ask. The answer, as well as the apparent official plural of "Prius," below. » 1/28/09 6:30pm 1/28/09 6:30pm

Haircut Gets Alberta Man Out Of Fix-It Ticket

Normally, tinted windows in Alberta will net you a fix-it ticket when a cop pulls you over. Unless, of course, your drivers' license features a ridiculous friar tuck haircut with a good story behind it. » 1/27/09 5:30pm 1/27/09 5:30pm

Ten New Cars Cheap Enough To Gift This Holiday


Looking to make this a "December to remember" but you're broke and out of blood to sell? Here's ten cars still cheap enough to put a red bow on and gift this holiday season. » 12/18/08 2:30pm 12/18/08 2:30pm

Ten Cars With Better Fuel Economy Than A Toyota Camry Hybrid

The hybrid version » 9/23/08 2:30pm 9/23/08 2:30pm of the Toyota Camry is, behind the Toyota Prius, the best-selling hybrid in America, but there are at least ten other cars for sale this year that get better EPA-estimated mileage on the city, highway or combined cycles. Some are diesels, some are hybrids and some are just light-weight cars with…

2009 Toyota Yaris Pricing Released; Take That, Geo Metro

Pricing details have been released for the range of 2009 Toyota Yaris models, and the results show a mixed bag. The addition of the five-door model for 2009 has forced a shakeup in the pricing structure in order to accommodate the new model. The hat-shaped Yaris three-door gets a $655 bump up to $12,205, while the… » 8/25/08 4:40pm 8/25/08 4:40pm

Toyota iQ Spotted, Gary Sinise Hiding In Back Seat?

With gas prices the way they are, everyone's thinking about getting a car that's smart. But not everyone likes the Smart. So, for those seeking a Japanese alternative to Europe's favorite sub-subcompact, the super number one best awesome automaker from the Land of the Rising Sun has got just the car for you. These… » 6/09/08 1:20pm 6/09/08 1:20pm

European Toyota Yaris Includes Dockable TomTom

What's so special about the European Toyota Yaris SR? It's quite simple, really: This Yaris includes a factory-installed dockable TomTom GPS navigation unit. The press release (see it below the jump) is pretty skimpy on the details, but it seems that the TomTom not only functions as the GPS navigation unit, but also… » 2/22/08 4:30pm 2/22/08 4:30pm

Toyota Yaris Spotted With Incredibly Minor Facelift, Can You Tell The…

The good people at World Car Fans have gotten ahold of Toyota Yaris spy photos that are exceptionally minor. Props to them and the spy photographers for actually noticing this was a European Yaris of the non-current generation. Seriously, it's so minimal that they believe the engineers didn't even cover it up because… » 2/13/08 9:30am 2/13/08 9:30am