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Toyota Echo

Toyota Echo
Overall Satisfaction Rating 3.88/5
  • 5 stars
    57
  • 4 stars
    89
  • 3 stars
    68
  • 2 stars
    14
  • 1 stars
    2
Based on 230 ratings submitted in the last year
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The Toyota Echo (also called the Toyota Yaris) is a subcompact car available as a hatchback, coupe or sedan. Read more Toyota reviews to learn about other models.


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Rated with 4 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Sept. 29, 2018

My 2001 Echo has close to 170,000 miles on it and I've had no major problems with it. I still get about 28 or 29 mpg; it was 30 when I bought it. I love its tight turning radius. It's a fine subcompact car. No power windows or power locks, but that's how I grew up, so I don't mind. It's lightweight (blows around a bit in a very heavy wind), and doesn't take curves well if I'm speeding. But I'd expect that with a low end subcompact, so I was never disappointed in it. I've had her almost 18 years now and have no serious complaints.

12 people found this review helpful
Rated with 4 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 9, 2018

Air condition problems. It cost me around 800.00 dollars to fix the problem. For saving gas it is the car. Toyota Echo is an original Japanese car. Although I haven't travel long distances is an economic car to daily commute to work. With more than 40,000.00 miles I'm not worried because usually my commute to work is between 13 miles or 25 miles.

4 people found this review helpful

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    Rated with 5 stars
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    Original review: April 10, 2016

    I know I am under the wrong heading (Echo) but wanted to say my Sienna is the best car I've ever owned. Not perfect, now having some troubles (17 years old), but so reliable and a very low cost of ownership. I will miss it badly!! Also have a 2012 Subaru Outback. Very happy with it. No problems. Not amazing to drive but very reliable also. The Sienna has better seats!

    11 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Jan. 5, 2016

    I couldn't control the car due to the acceleration. I had both feet on the brakes and in a standing position. I drove into a pair zone with orange cones in order to avoid killing anyone & turned off the key. Toyota acknowledges there is a problem but refuses to repair it. I don't know what to do. I can"t afford to purchase a car, I live on SSI & am a 84 yrs old widow. I will have to drive the car, watch for my obituary. Google Toyota Acceleration problem and you won't understand how our country can allow a foreign company treat American citizens this way. It's unbelievable. 4 people were killed here last week with the same problem in a Yaris. How can our Attorney General of the USA allow this??? I am dumbfounded, any suggestions?

    24 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 2 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Aug. 22, 2015

    I have manual shift 2000 echo. The steering wheel is very hard to steer especially when parking. I have neck, hands, and back injury because the pressure I have to apply to park or turn the car. Sometimes it take 2 persons to steer it. Want to know if this is normal. Can't drive it anymore, is causing chest spasm also. Can anyone give me legal advice? Got it since new.

    17 people found this review helpful
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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Aug. 14, 2015

    Air condition problems - when you push the air conditioner button the engine cuts off. HELP, I LIVE IN THE DESERT.

    15 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 2 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Jan. 25, 2015

    Took my 2004 Toyota Echo, cause it would not start. Was told they don't know what is wrong with it, but it was the motor. How can they say it's the motor if they don't know whats wrong with it??? I will be taking more action. If more information is needed I will provide. Thank you.

    17 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: June 25, 2014

    Toyota Yaris - When driving car the power gear gets stiff, and turn on and off. Almost has a several accidents while driving. Call customer care. They don't have a recall for electronic steering wheels. They inform it can be a battery problem. I change the battery. Issue never went away.

    11 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Resolution response: March 15, 2015

    Almost three years later, still driving this great car, and at over 164,389. Last got fuel: 315.8; miles since last filled: 7,884. gal Reg = 40.06mpg, country driving only, no freeway. Looking and running like a much younger car.

    NOT one drop of oil leaking anywhere under this vehicle! :) No repairs needed, besides oil changes and replacing front brake pads. HIGHLY recommend this vehicle.

    Original review: March 21, 2014

    I bought a used 2000 Toyota Echo in June of 2012, after reading 10 reviews on it online. The ratings were 8 to 10 of Ten, where Ten being most Satisfied, one being least. Since then I certainly agree with these ratings. It had 157,945 miles on it when I bought this Toyota Echo in 2012, and inside and out looks like a three year old car. (It was well maintained, and It's White, the best color for maintaining Gloss & look, since it reflects heat).

    It then had and still has zero oil seeping anywhere under the car. It is a Five speed transmission, so I get 38 to 40 mpg in all around driving, with very little freeway driving. I check the miles per gallon every time I fill it. I replaced the front brake pads, and replaced the catalytic converter, which is usually due on any car at this mileage; otherwise it has had no other repairs that were needed. I am very happy with this car.

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    57 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 3 stars
    Original review: May 3, 2012

    Toyota Echo 2001 - This car had a recall on 2002 for the engine. I never received the notification. Now, I have a problem with the car.

    18 people found this review helpful
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