CrossoverToyota9% by Neofiliac Team65% by External Reviewers

Toyota Yaris Cross

Subcompact Crossover

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Product Overview

The all-new Yaris Cross is Toyota's latest effort in its wide crossover lineup. Based on the popular subcompact Toyota Yaris (4th-gen, XP210), the Yaris Cross is raised for 30mm higher ground clearance than the hatchback; its roof line is also modified to be 90mm taller. Its wheelbase is also 240mm longer than the Yaris.
Drawing on Toyota's strong heritage of hybrid technology, Yaris Cross features Toyota's latest, downsized 1.5L hybrid system. At its heart is a new, inline-3 Atkinson-cycle petrol engine with a 40% rated thermal efficiency—greater than comparable diesel engines.
Toyota's intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD-i) is available on the Yaris Cross, too. AWD-i provides extra stability and traction in incremental conditions. An electric system, it is more compact and lightweight than traditional, mechanical AWD systems, thus minimizing the efficiency penalty of all-wheel drive.


What we found

Neofiliac score 9%
  • Low fuel consumption
  • Good reliability
  • Miserably low engine output
  • Only available with tiny engines
  • Basic equipment
  • No independent rear suspensions
  • Poor handling
  • Bland

What external reviewers found

External score 65%
  • Excellent handling
  • Good-quality materials
  • Decent infotainment system
  • Lack of practicality
  • Limited rear passenger space
  • Slightly coarse engine note
  • No all-wheel drive
  • No entry point

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Variants shown:
1.5 4WD
1.5 Hybrid
1.5 Hybrid E-Four

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External Reviews


Reviewer score 56% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from autocar have found:
The Nissan Juke rival uses the same TGNA-B platform and 1.5-litre petrol hybrid powertrain as the Yaris. It adds raised suspension, a heavy dollop of Toyota RAV4 styling (particularly in the front grille and wheel arches) and the option of all-wheel drive. Top-of-the-range Dynamic spec, tested here, is one of four trims and costs £26,465.
  • Fun to drive
  • Good-quality materials
  • Decent infotainment system
  • No all-wheel drive
  • Limited rear passenger space


Reviewer score 68% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from autoexpress have found:
The new Toyota Yaris Cross effectively packages what we've come to like about the latest Yaris Hybrid into a compact SUV body. It's exceptionally efficient, if not the most startling performer. The hybrid drivetrain takes little getting used to and is easy to extract fantastic efficiency from. It could be a great company car option too, thanks to CO2 emissions from as low as 102g/km.
  • Powerful petrol engine
  • Decent electric power
  • Cheap to drive
  • Alternatives are more practical


Reviewer score 74% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from carmagazine have found:
The Yaris Cross has the capacity to surprise and delight in its fourth-generation hybrid drivetrain. Its unstressed 1.5-litre triple is smooth and eager, and mates beautifully with the E-CVT transmission and motor to create an effortless drive. There are four models to choose from, plus a fully featured Premiere Edition version, available for one year only.
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent handling
  • Decent infotainment system
  • No entry point


  1. ^ Toyota Yaris Cross review . [autocar].
  2. ^ New Toyota Yaris Cross 2021 review. [autoexpress].
  3. ^ Toyota Yaris Cross (2021) review: hidden depths. [carmagazine].