Toyota Yaris Cross review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Introduction

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  • Toyota Yaris Cross 2022 boot open
  • Toyota Yaris Cross 2022 front right tracking
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  • Toyota Yaris Cross 2022 interior dashboard
  • Toyota Yaris Cross 2022 interior rear seats
  • Toyota Yaris Cross 2022 interior infotainment detail
  • Toyota Yaris Cross 2022 front tracking
  • Toyota Yaris Cross 2022 overhead right view
  • Toyota Yaris Cross 2022 front static
  •  Toyota Yaris Cross 2022 rear static
  • Toyota Yaris Cross 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Toyota Yaris Cross 2022 interior front seats
  • Toyota Yaris Cross 2022 boot open
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Introduction

What Car? says...

The Toyota Yaris Cross is a mix of two things that the Japanese manufacturer does well – small hybrid cars and SUVs – so in theory it should be good.

At first glance, with its compact size, ability to run solely on electric power at low speeds and optional four-wheel drive, it does indeed look as though it lives up to the ‘authentic urban adventurer’ tag that Toyota’s marketers have attributed to it.

FAQs

  • The Toyota Yaris Cross didn’t feature in our 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey but Toyota as a brand scored well. It finished joint fifth place with Mini out of 30 brands with a score of 97.0%, beating Kia, Skoda and Volkswagen. You get a three-year manufacturer warranty with the Yaris Cross, but that increases to 10 years if you get annual services at Toyota dealerships. Read more here

  • The Toyota Yaris Cross is not available as a mild hybrid or an electric car, but it is available as a hybrid. The hybrid can run on electric power alone at low speeds, such as in traffic, to help improve fuel economy. Rivals such as the Nissan Juke and Renault Captur are also available as hybrids. Read more here

  • The Toyota Yaris Cross is only available with one engine option: a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol that works with an electric motor and a small battery to form the hybrid system. Thankfully, it’s a good set-up that’s quiet at low speeds and has decent acceleration, although it can be noisy when pushed hard because of the drone caused by the CVT gearbox. When combined with Icon trim, it offers the best value for money. Read more here

  • Icon trim is the entry-level trim, and we recommend it because it keeps costs down but still gets plenty of kit as standard. That includes a reversing camera, climate control and adaptive cruise control. Design is the next trim up from Icon, and it gets you some genuinely useful features such as LED headlights, roof rails and 40/20/40 split rear seatbacks. Read more here

  • The cheaper Icon and Design models both come with an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system, while going for one of the pricier trims upgrades the screen to 9.0in and adds built-in sat-nav. Whichever screen you end up with, the Toyota operating system is rather clunky. Fortunately, you can bypass it by using Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring, which is standard across all models. Read more here

  • The Toyota Yaris Cross has a 400-litre boot, which is a match for the Skoda Kamiq and Seat Arona. That means it’s big enough to swallow seven carry-on sized suitcases, a buggy or a good bulk buy at the cash and carry. The Puma’s boot is bigger, though, and can carry eight suitcases. Read more here

At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £642
Target Price from £23,823
Save up to £642
or from £258pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Leasing deals
From £324pm
RRP price range £24,350 - £31,855
Number of trims (see all)3
Number of engines (see all)1
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)hybrid
MPG range across all versions 56.5 - 64.2
Available doors options 5
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £1,159 / £1,707
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £2,319 / £3,415
Available colours