The Fiesta Automatic offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver\'s house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The Yaris doesn’t offer a remote starting system.
The engine computer on the Fiesta automatically engages the starter until the car starts with one twist of the key and disables the starter while the engine is running. The Yaris’ starter can be accidentally engaged while the engine is running, making a grinding noise and possibly damaging the starter and ring gear.
To help each driver find a more comfortable driving position, the Fiesta has a telescoping steering wheel. Much better than just a tilt steering wheel or adjustable seat, this allows a short driver to sit further from the steering wheel while maintaining contact with the pedals. The Yaris doesn’t offer a telescoping steering wheel.
The power windows standard on both the Fiesta and the Yaris have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the Fiesta is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The Yaris prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.
The Fiesta SE/Titanium’s available driver’s power window opens or closes with one touch of the window control, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths. The Yaris’ power windows’ switch has to be held the entire time to close it fully.
In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the Fiesta’s available exterior PIN entry system. The Yaris doesn’t offer an exterior PIN entry system.
The Yaris’ power locks don’t automatically lock the doors. The Fiesta’s standard power locks automatically lock the doors when a certain speed is reached. This is an important feature for occupant safety. Locked doors are proven to open less often in collisions, and they are also effective in preventing crime at traffic lights. (The power lock’s automatic feature may have to be activated by your dealer.)
Intelligent Access Key standard on the Fiesta Titanium allows you to unlock the driver’s door, trunk and start the engine all without removing a key from pocket or purse. This eliminates searching for keys before loading groceries, getting in the vehicle in bad weather or making a hurried start to your trip. The Toyota Yaris doesn’t offer an advanced key system.
The Fiesta’s variable intermittent wipers have an adjustable delay to allow the driver to choose a setting that best clears the windshield during light rain or mist. The Yaris’ fixed intermittent wipers only have one fixed delay setting, so the driver will have to manually switch them between slow and intermittent.
The Fiesta SE/Titanium has a standard automatic headlight on/off feature. When the ignition is on, the headlights automatically turn on at dusk and off after dawn. The Yaris doesn’t offer automatic headlights.
The Fiesta has standard power remote mirrors. The Yaris L doesn’t offer either a remote driver side or passenger side mirror. The driver will have to roll down the windows and reach across the car to adjust the mirrors.
The Fiesta’s available outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. The Yaris doesn’t offer heated side mirrors.
The Fiesta’s power mirror controls are mounted on the door for easy access. The Yaris LE/SE’s power mirror controls are on the dash, hidden behind the steering wheel, where they are awkward to manipulate.
The Fiesta Titanium’s standard rear view mirror has an automatic dimming feature. This mirror can be set to automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on it, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Yaris doesn’t offer the luxury of an automatic dimming rear view mirror.
The Fiesta (except S) offers optional heated front seats, which keep the driver and front passenger extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated seats aren’t available in the Yaris.
The Fiesta (except S)’s optional automatic temperature control maintains the temperature you set, automatically controlling fan speed, vents and temperature to maintain a consistent, comfortable environment. The Yaris doesn’t offer automatic air conditioning.
Optional SYNC AppLink for the Fiesta allows the driver and passengers access to select programs on their smartphones, including reading text messages aloud, playing internet radio stations, searching the internet, following twitter accounts and other connected activities without taking their eyes off the road or their hands from the wheel. The Yaris doesn’t offer factory integrated smartphone program access.
The Fiesta (except S)’s available GPS navigation system has a real-time traffic update feature that plots alternative routes to automatically bypass traffic problems. (Service not available in all areas.) The Yaris’ available navigation system doesn’t offer real-time traffic updates.