2016 Toyota Yaris vs 2016 Hyundai Accent
The subcompact Toyota Yaris was originally introduced back in 1999, and it’s been a steady little car for the brand ever since. It might not have the notoriety of a Camry or Corolla, but with both a hatchback and sedan version of the Yaris it has become quite popular, especially here in Canada – where it was just overhauled for the 2016 model year. We thought we’d take a look at it in comparison to another subcompact vehicle that has been dependable for its brand, by pitting the 2016 Toyota Yaris vs 2016 Hyundai Accent.While it has remained the same in other markets like the United States, thanks to a partnership between Mazda and Toyota de México the 2016 Yaris was remodeled and is now built on the same platform as the Mazda2.
Advantages of the 2016 Toyota Yaris
The table above depicts fairly well the comparability between the two subcompact sedans, but we believe the 2016 Toyota Yaris has enough advantages to outweigh its weaknesses. Starting from the top, for instance, the Yaris is quite a bit more efficient than its Hyundai competitor. When driving through the city streets of Edmonton or anywhere similar, the Yaris is capable of utilizing a whole 1.7 litres less per 100 kilometres driven. The advantage doesn’t stop if you take the sedans onto the highway either. Though the difference isn’t quite as steep, the Yaris still operates on 0.7 l/100km less than the Accent.
Of course the 2016 Hyundai Accent fires back by offering 31 extra horsepower than our Yaris. While it doesn’t completely negate that Accent’s advantage, the Yaris does deliver 16 pound-feet more torque and weights 64 lbs. less, thus lessening the advantage of the Accent. If you prefer power to efficiency, then the Accent might still be for you – but if you’d rather save quite a bit of money at the gas station, plus have the benefits of features like the STAR Safety System, then the 2016 Toyota Yaris is the right vehicle for you.
Be sure to schedule a test drive here on our website if you think you might be interested in a 2016 Toyota Yaris of your own. You can also give us a call to schedule, or ask any questions that you might still have.