Many shoppers who plan to buy a new car have to stick to a budget. Determining how much you can afford to spend before you get to the dealership allows you to save time. It also helps you avoid the disappointment of falling in love with a vehicle that’s out of your price range. Fortunately, Toyota has a robust offering of budget-friendly vehicles this year. Check out these four 2017 Toyotas for drivers on a budget.
1. The 2017 Yaris Hatchback and Yaris iA Sedan
The Yaris Hatchback, priced at $15,250, and the Yaris iA Sedan, with an MSRP of $15,950, are the two most affordable vehicles in the 2017 Toyota lineup. Though both vehicles have merit and deserve consideration, the all-new Yaris iA subcompact sedan is a standout because of its abundant features. It’s also a pleasure to drive.
Standard amenities on the Yaris iA include keyless entry and ignition, power accessories, air conditioning, cruise control, and rear seats that fold over to offer more cargo space. Unlike many of its competitors, the Yaris iA has a forward collision warning and mitigation system. If you want some serious bang for your buck, it’s worth researching both 2017 Yaris vehicles.
2. Toyota Camry Hybrid
With an MSRP of $26,790, the 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid won’t strain your budget and will save you money at the pump. Best of all, the hybrid powertrain performs as well as or better than the four-cylinder gasoline engine on the standard Camry. In particular, the hybrid offers strong acceleration, jumping from zero to 60 miles per hour in 7.7 seconds, which is faster than most of its peers.
In terms of fuel economy, the EPA estimates you’ll get up to 40 miles per gallon on average with the Camry Hybrid LE. Even if the hybrid is a few thousand dollars more up front, it allows you to get more miles for each gallon of gas.
3. Toyota Tundra SR
Compared to the other vehicles on this list, the Toyota Tundra SR is pricey. But by pickup truck standards, it’s one of the most affordable on the market. Starting at $30,020, the 2017 Tundra comes with a beast under the hood: a 4.6-liter V8 that produces 310 horsepower. With so much power, the Tundra is capable on job sites, running errands around town, and going off road. There’s very little this versatile full-size pickup can’t do.
Packed with features, the base trim comes with daytime running lights, keyless entry, full power accessories, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 6.1-inch touch screen. If you opt for an extended double cab or the CrewMax crew cab, expect ample room for passengers.
4. Toyota RAV4
If you want an affordable crossover, consider the 2017 Toyota RAV4. For $24,910 MSRP, you can get into a vehicle that has plenty of features. A backup camera, a 6.1-inch touch screen with the Entune infotainment system, cruise control, and back seats that recline and fold over make the RAV4’s base trim a good buy.
If you’re shopping on a budget, Toyota offers a number of vehicles with excellent performance and an array of features at an affordable price.