2010 Toyota Yaris Values & Cars for Sale | Kelley Blue Book (2023)

For 2010, the Yaris continues as Toyota’s subcompact value leader, which makes sense since it’s also Toyota’s only subcompact offering. Having replaced the slow-selling Echo a few years back, the Yaris has gained in popularity and, although it remains the smallest and least expensive vehicle in the Toyota brand line-up, it is still packed with value. Set to do battle with the Honda Fit, Nissan Versa and lesser rivals like the Chevrolet Aveo and Kia Rio, the Yaris must cover a lot of ground. Of the three distinctly different Yaris models it’s the Liftback that make the more expressive design statement and, although the Sedan is nearly 19 inches longer than the Liftback, all three vehicles share the same chassis, engine and drivetrain.

Used 2010 Toyota Yaris Pricing

The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for a base Toyota Yaris three-door Liftback with manual transmission starts just under $13,500, while the Sedan starts just over $14,000. A fully loaded Sedan tops out close to $18,500. The Yaris’ main competitor, the Honda Fit, has a starting MSRP closer to $15,500, but includes many desirable standard features by comparison (and a slightly more powerful engine). Be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price before you buy to find out what smart buyers are really paying for this vehicle in your area. The Yaris is expected to retain a better-than-average resale value over time, higher than the Kia Rio, on par with the Nissan Versa but a bit below the Honda Fit.

Driving the Used 2010 Toyota Yaris

The four-cylinder engine of the Yaris has Toyota’s variable valve-timing system (known as VVT-i) and dual overhead camshafts and is rated at 106 horsepower. There is a light, almost effortless feel to the Yaris in steering and during moderate acceleration; however, the engine seems strained when asked to deliver more. With this relatively small engine we found the Yaris a little lacking in performance when traveling at 60 mph-plus speeds on the highways. This is a shortcoming for Toyota since one of the main competitors – the Honda Fit – has a few more horses (117 horsepower to Yaris’ 106) and is much more fun to drive. This kind of subtle difference may not impact you but, if you’re in any way interested in quickness and responsiveness, the Yaris might fail to impress.

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Interior Comfort

The 2010 Toyota Yaris Sedan and Liftback share many things, but the instrument panel is where they part ways with their domestic rivals. Both vehicles have the center-stacked "waterfall" type gauges borrowed from the Lexus design philosophy. The disconcerting aspect is that at night there are no gauges or little lights in front of you, causing you to have to turn your head slightly to the right to look at, for example, the speedometer. Another unusual trait of the Yaris interior is that the waterfall gauge panel provides a bit of a "cave" section behind it, allegedly providing storage space. This oddly-sized space might allow for balancing a small map, but anything more sizable would be precariously perched. Overall, however, the interiors of both the Sedan and Liftback seem roomier than you’d expect for the sizes of the vehicles.

Exterior Styling

The most pronounced difference between the Yaris Liftback and the Yaris Sedan is that the Sedan is nearly 19 inches longer. Though the two body styles share a slight family resemblance, their individual personalities are miles apart. The Yaris Liftback has the more unusual exterior styling, with a pronounced short front overhang and an exaggerated "bulldog" stance. As slight as the front end seems, the wide flat-back design of the hatch door appears solid and substantial, providing a low, easy opening to the cargo area. The four-door Yaris Sedan styling seems rather traditional at first glance. It, too, has the short sloping overhang in front but the traditional sedan look is evident by the high arch of the roofline and windows that helps provide decent head room for those in the back seat.

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Favorite Features

Flexible Seat Adjustments
The Yaris Sedan provides four-way adjustable front seats and fold-down rear seats that provide nearly 13 cubic feet of cargo space.

Roomy Cabin
The Yaris boasts the largest wheelbase in the subcompact arena. This is most noticeable in the interior leg and head room in both front and back seats.

Standard Features

In this, the least-expensive segment of them all, the idea is to get the advertised price as low as possible, so the standard equipment list is usually short. This is not the case for the Toyota Yaris, however, which offers a tilt wheel, air conditioning, intermittent wipers, rear defroster, six airbags, electronic traction and stability control, and color-keyed mirrors and door handles. More notably, the Yaris Sedan offers six-way adjustable front seats with driver’s seat height adjustment, something not usually found in the subcompact segment. Missing from the standard equipment list is a radio and a split-folding rear seat, but both can be had by opting for the Convenience Package.

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Factory Options

A simple solution to getting the basic features you probably want is to add the Convenience Package, which includes an AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability and auxiliary input jack, 60/40 split folding rear seat and 15-inch wheels with full wheel covers. Adding the comprehensive Power Package brings an upgraded sound system and interior, alloy wheels, keyless entry, engine immobilizer and power door locks, windows and mirrors. Those two packages are slightly different for the Liftback models, which add a rear wiper/washer to the mix. A Sport package adds sport bucket seats, front, rear and rear decklid spoilers, an iPod connector and a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The only two stand alone options are cruise control and fog lights.

Engine & Transmission

The Yaris Sedan and Liftback share the same 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i), producing 106 horsepower. This is enough power to tool around town, but maybe not enough to take a chance at passing a Mack truck on a two-way highway with an oncoming car in sight.

1.5-liter in-line 4
106 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
104 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 29/36 (manual), 29/35 (automatic)

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What is the value of a Toyota Yaris 2010? ›

2010 Toyota Yaris Value - $2,017-$8,842 | Edmunds.

Is a 2010 Toyota Yaris a good car? ›

It rides fairly well and is easy to maneuver and park. Handling is secure, thanks to standard stability control and braking is very good. Excellent fuel economy is another plus. However, the Yaris is noisy and uncomfortable, with a driving position none of our testers liked.

How many miles will a 2010 Toyota Yaris last? ›

The Toyota Yaris is a highly reliable subcompact car that can last 250,000 – 300,000 miles on average, although this is dependent on regular maintenance and good driving habits. If you drive 15,000 miles per year you can expect a Yaris to last 17 – 20 years before requiring uneconomical repairs.

What are the main problems with Toyota Yaris? ›

Common problems with the Toyota Yaris
  • Semi-automatic gearbox.
  • Clutch.
  • Anti-lock braking system.
  • Electrics.
  • Airbags.
  • Power steering.

Is Toyota Yaris worth buying? ›

Toyota has long been known for producing cars that are reliable, with solid build quality and good levels of safety. In our 2021 Driver Power survey, the Yaris finished in 21st position out of a 75-car list, which was up from 43rd place in 2020.

What is the engine capacity of Toyota Yaris 2010? ›

Acceleration and Power

The Yaris offers a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 106 horsepower. It comes with a five-speed manual transmission standard, but a four-speed automatic is available.

What is considered high mileage on a Toyota? ›

How many miles is too many on a Toyota vehicle? This also depends on the car and the number of miles you put on it each year. On average, a car is driven between 12,000 and 15,000 miles per year, according to Erie Insurance. If you drive more than that, your car is considered high-mileage.

Is Toyota Yaris good for long drives? ›

Toyota Yaris is good for long drives. Its suspension and chassis is tuned for comfort. The 1.5 L 4-cylinder engine delivers smooth and uninterrupted power. NVH levels are kept to the minimum with thick door cladding and acoustic and vibration control windows all around.

Does 2010 Toyota Yaris have power steering? ›

The 2010 Toyota Yaris three-door Liftback ($12,605), five-door Liftback ($12,905), and four-door Sedan ($13,365) come standard with air conditioning, power steering, tilt steering wheel, intermittent wipers, rear center headrest, driver and passenger vanity mirrors, front and rear cupholders, digital clock, UV glass, ...

What is the best year for a used Toyota Yaris? ›

As we have highlighted in our piece about the best value used Yaris models, the 2018 Yaris is your best bet when buying a used model. On top of its excellent reliability, fuel efficiency, and handy hatchback styling, the 2018 Yaris has more standard tech and safety features than segment competitors.

Why was Toyota Yaris discontinued? ›

Both Mazda2-based Yaris models were discontinued in the U.S. in June 2020 due to new regulations and slow sales.

Which Yaris model is best? ›

Which one should I buy?
  • Best Toyota Yaris for low costs: 1.0 VVT-i Active.
  • Best Toyota Yaris for fuel economy: 1.4 D-4D Icon.
  • Best Toyota Yaris for driving fun: GRMN.

Is a used Toyota Yaris reliable? ›

The Toyota Yaris might not interest keen drivers, but its reliability and low running costs make it an appealing used buy. When the first Toyota Yaris arrived in 1999, it was one of the best-built superminis money could buy, with fantastic reliability, which put the Yaris on the map.

Do Toyota Yaris have transmission problems? ›

Toyota Yaris transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood.

Is Toyota Yaris cheap to maintain? ›

Reliable and relatively cheap to maintain. Well impressed with the amount of space inside. Especially like the idea of all the compartments, cup holders etc.

Is a Yaris a good first car? ›

The 2019 Toyota Yaris is a perfect first car

Not to mention, this fuel-efficient ride gets 30/39 mpg so you'll save money even after you sign. Safety and reliability: The 2019 Toyota Yaris may be economical, but it doesn't skimp on safety or reliability features.

Is a Toyota Yaris a good family car? ›

The Toyota Yaris is a small family car that's cheap to buy and comes with lots of standard equipment. It isn't as fun to drive as a Ford Fiesta or as roomy as a Skoda Fabia but it's a good all-rounder. It's even available as a frugal hybrid model – unusual for this size of car.

How many Litres is a Toyota Yaris 2010? ›

Available in three, four, and five-door versions, the Yaris is propelled by a frugal 106 horsepower 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine.

Does 2010 Toyota Yaris have cruise control? ›

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