So we've bought a new car. It's 2012 Yaris LE 2 Door Hatch with 36,000 miles and it is a automatic. After just driving it for 4 days, it was been great so far. It has a built in active MPG/ Average MPG reading on it. So far i'm averaging 42 MPG on my first tank. And for the most part i'm getting between 47-58 MPG while using the active MPG reader.
I could do better, but there is alot of road work here with long stops. Plus it's getting really hot and humid, so I have to have my a/c going. The only complaint(and it's a small one)the seat belt isn't adjustable to go up and down. But it's not a big deal.
People ask why Toyota hasn't given the Yaris a 5 or 6 speed automatic. I don't know why, but all I can say is, if i'm averaging 42 with stop and go traffic, getting 47-58 MPG while driving highway speeds, I guess it's not needed. If it's not broke, don't fix it.