Toyota Yaris Cross 1.5 Hybrid Icon 5dr CVT Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£22,515
Review

The Toyota Yaris Cross makes a strong case for itself against the crowd of small SUVs, especially if your top priorities are low running costs and reliability. That said, the Ford Puma still looks like the better overall option, offering a more enjoyable driving experience and superior practicality.

Even entry-level Icon trim comes well equipped, making it our pick of the range. Standard kit includes 16in alloy wheels, an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring, keyless entry and start, a reversing camera, climate control, adaptive cruise control, and automatically dipping headlights.

The Yaris Cross isn’t the fastest small SUV out there, but its hybrid technology makes it one of the most efficient. Besides, the electric motor does make the Yaris Cross quick off the line and the engine has enough grunt to accelerate you up to motorway speeds, albeit with plenty of accompanying noise. Unlike many rivals, Toyota offers the option of four-wheel drive on the top trims.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

64.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

N/A

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

100

g/km

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