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Toyota Yaris vs. Toyota 4Runner Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending March 31, 2017. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model Percent of Average  
2014 - 2016 Toyota 4Runner Reliability by Generation2014 - 2016 Toyota 4Runner
4.28571428571% Best 45% Worst
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2010 - 2013 Toyota 4Runner Reliability by Generation2010 - 2013 Toyota 4Runner
0% Best 37% Worst
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2007 - 2011 Toyota Yaris Reliability by Generation2007 - 2011 Toyota Yaris
14% Best 62% Worst
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2003 - 2009 Toyota 4Runner Reliability by Generation2003 - 2009 Toyota 4Runner
23.7142857143% Best 79% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I am a stickler on maintenance and was very disappointed on the driver side drive shaft seal leaking twice! I was not given any reason why this would happened but so far since the last repair it seems all is fine. I change my own oil and was able to notice the problem way before it was serious as I notice an oozing of manual transmission oil around this drive shaft. I have not been able to find this is a common problem though. full 2010 Toyota Yaris review
2010 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Its a Toyota, simple as that. They are built to last. full 2010 Toyota Yaris review
2009 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I have not had a single problem with the car in the first seven months of ownership. Put gas in, change the oil and it just goes. full 2009 Toyota Yaris review
2008 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I have had 3 Toyotas now and all have been trouble free for over 150,000km. full 2008 Toyota Yaris review
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Other than a few minor warranty problems the car is solid. full 2008 Toyota Yaris review
2008 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
It has a good reputation. I have known many Toyotas to have well over 250,000 miles on them without so much as minor maintenance and a few small repairs. full 2008 Toyota Yaris review
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Know others who own Toyotas and all are very happy. full 2008 Toyota Yaris review
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Have owned this car for almost three years. NO need to go to the shop at all (oil changes and other routine maintenance has been done at home). full 2008 Toyota Yaris review
2007 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Anecdotally, this Yaris is at least as reliable as several other Toyotas that have passed through the family, which is a high standard to begin with. Toyota has made several engineering choices that reduce and simplify maintenance effort:
  • Timing chain (rather than belt) eliminates the need to check and replace it periodically
  • Electric power steering eliminates an additional belt-driven engine accessory, a hydraulic system that can leak, and a fluid reservoir that must be checked
  • Combined brake + clutch fluid reservoir means one less reservoir to check
As with any car, getting the base model helps reliability. Crank windows reduce electrical complexity and an actuator in each door, as do manual locks. Two doors rather than four means half as many doors to have issues with! full 2007 Toyota Yaris review
2007 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Many years history of solid red dots on Consumer Reports Reliability Survey. full 2007 Toyota Yaris review
Toyota Yaris Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
As stated only problem was the driver side drive shaft seal leaking twice. full 2010 Toyota Yaris review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I am a stickler on maintenance and was very disappointed on the driver side drive shaft seal leaking twice! I was not given any reason why this would happened but so far since the last repair it seems all is fine. I change my own oil and was able to notice the problem way before it was serious as I notice an oozing of manual transmission oil around this drive shaft. I have not been able to find this is a common problem though. full 2010 Toyota Yaris review
2010 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Its a Toyota, simple as that. They are built to last. full 2010 Toyota Yaris review
2009 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I have not had a single problem with the car in the first seven months of ownership. Put gas in, change the oil and it just goes. full 2009 Toyota Yaris review
2008 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I have had 3 Toyotas now and all have been trouble free for over 150,000km. full 2008 Toyota Yaris review
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Other than a few minor warranty problems the car is solid. full 2008 Toyota Yaris review
2008 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
It has a good reputation. I have known many Toyotas to have well over 250,000 miles on them without so much as minor maintenance and a few small repairs. full 2008 Toyota Yaris review
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Know others who own Toyotas and all are very happy. full 2008 Toyota Yaris review
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Have owned this car for almost three years. NO need to go to the shop at all (oil changes and other routine maintenance has been done at home). full 2008 Toyota Yaris review
2007 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Anecdotally, this Yaris is at least as reliable as several other Toyotas that have passed through the family, which is a high standard to begin with. Toyota has made several engineering choices that reduce and simplify maintenance effort:
  • Timing chain (rather than belt) eliminates the need to check and replace it periodically
  • Electric power steering eliminates an additional belt-driven engine accessory, a hydraulic system that can leak, and a fluid reservoir that must be checked
  • Combined brake + clutch fluid reservoir means one less reservoir to check
As with any car, getting the base model helps reliability. Crank windows reduce electrical complexity and an actuator in each door, as do manual locks. Two doors rather than four means half as many doors to have issues with! full 2007 Toyota Yaris review
2007 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Many years history of solid red dots on Consumer Reports Reliability Survey. full 2007 Toyota Yaris review
Toyota Yaris Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
As stated only problem was the driver side drive shaft seal leaking twice. full 2010 Toyota Yaris review