The Benefits Of Buying A Smaller Car

By: Castlegar Toyota   |   13 Jun 2016
2016 Toyota Yaris beside generic cars

Purchasing a new car is a big deal, and there's plenty to think about. What will you use your vehicle for? Is it for recreational use or for work? How many passengers must you accommodate? While there are many deciding factors when selecting a make and model, buying bigger isn't always better. Our car is often a reflection of ourselves and naturally, we want others to take notice. But with hefty gas prices, steep price tags and not to mention high insurance rates, there's a reason why many car shoppers choose to go with a smaller vehicle. Not only does buying a smaller car come with the perks of impressive cost savings, but smaller engines mean less fuel emissions, which translates to a reduced impact on our environment. The 2016 Toyota Yaris Hatchback offers bold and distinctive styling in 3 fun-to-drive, fuel-efficient models: the 3-door Yaris Hatchback CE and the 5-door Yaris Hatchback LE and SE. Whichever model you choose comes standard with 5-speed manual transmission and available 4-speed automatic and has a 7.7 fuel efficiency rating in manual mode and 7.8 in automatic. The engine is a 4-cycle1.5L VVT and runs on 105 HP, which means you need less fuel to keep you going, compared to larger vehicles out on the road. With plenty of added bonuses, buying a smaller car has never looked better.

Lower Gas Mileage, Lower Environmental Impact

It's common sense to understand that the larger your vehicle, the more fuel you'll need to get from point A to point B. Not only does this mean you'll spend more time at the pump and emptying your wallet, but it means that your vehicle has an increased environmental footprint. Many larger vehicles like trucks depend on diesel to run, which may be slightly cheaper, but the emissions are even worse than gas, often billowing dark exhaust into the air. Today's smaller cars are designed specially to produce less fuel emissions while requiring less fuel, meaning you ave money every time you fill up and you're practicing green driving. If you use your car to commute every day, you know how expensive a return trip can be. When you buy a small car, the savings are immediately obvious and you can put the money towards something else for your vehicle or keep on saving!

Save On Insurance and Repair Costs

Smaller cars tend to produce lower insurance costs. Insurance specialists take the size of your engine into account when creating quotes, so an engine like the Toyota Yaris Hatchback with its 1.5L capacity is a perfect example of how a smaller car can cut your costs. If and when something goes wrong with your vehicle and it requires maintenance, smaller cars are again at an advantage when it comes to replacing parts. The larger your vehicle and the more luxurious it is means that your dealership might not always have the genuine OEM parts your vehicle requires, and if they do, it could be quite expensive. Manufacturers create vehicles in mass production environments, meaning they are always looking for maximum efficiency and cutting costs on the assembly line. So, they tend to use cheaper materials and processes to create the parts, making it much easier for you to get access to them.

If you're in the market for a new car, make sure you take a look at our selection of new and pre-owned Toyota vehicles, including the Toyota Yaris. We even have an amazing line-up of vehicles under $10K for those shopping on a budget! Give us a call today at 1-(877) 969-1929 or contact us online.



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