A subcompact car available in sedan and coupe styles, powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 108 horsepower, the Echo maintained acceptable acceleration with impressive gas mileage of roughly 35 miles per gallon.
Basic features included an AM-FM four-speaker audio, 14-inch wheels and a tilt steering wheel. Used prices of a Toyota Echo according to Edmunds, start at $3,391 for older models up into the $7,000 price range for 2005 models.
A lot of the optional equipment comes standard in today's car offerings: power steering, rear-window defogger, anti-lock brakes, air-conditioning, side airbags, keyless entry and a CD player. Power windows, mirrors and a folding rear seat were among options as well. In 2003, Toyota offered Echo upgrades that included 15-inch wheels. After 2003, the Toyota Echo was available by special order only.
Originally designed to target the younger car-buying market, the Toyota Echo first rolled off the assembly line in 2000 and continued in production through 2005. Succeeding the Toyota Tercel, the Echo offered gas savings and a large interior cabin for a subcompact car.