Toyota Yaris Cross long-term test: report 4

The Toyota Yaris Cross is the most efficient car we've ever tested, but now our car reviewer is finding out if there's more to this small SUV than just thrifty motoring...

Toyota Yaris Cross front

The car Toyota Yaris Cross Design Run by Max Adams, Reviewer

Why it’s here To provide ULEZ-busting travel, save money on running costs and find out if hybrid power is a viable option for someone who can't charge their car at home

Needs to Prove that it is as efficient as our True MPG test promises it to be, and be as trouble-free as Toyota’s reputation suggests

Mileage 3081 List price £26,530 Target price £25,187 Price as tested £25,431 Test economy 54.9mpg Official economy 62.7mpg

30 May 2023 – absolutely floored

Do you remember reading in my second report that I thought I might be able to retrofit a variable-height boot floor to my Toyota Yaris Cross? Well, I’ve done some digging.

This feature is standard from Excel trim and above, but I think the near £2600 extra you have to pay over my Design-spec car is a bit rich (even if I would quite like the heated seats from that version).

Toyota Yaris Cross long term boot with suitcase

There isn’t the option to specify a variable-height boot floor as an individual item like you can do with the Skoda Kamiq (for a mere £180). However, I thought it might be a reasonably priced item that I could get through a Toyota Parts centre.

Sadly, no such luck. Speaking with the parts department of my local Toyota dealer (Currie Motors, Twickenham), I found out it would cost £345! It seems like I’ll have to wait for one to show up on eBay as a used item.

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