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Yaris Cross Hybrid Review Australia | Features, Specification, Price

Yaris Cross Hybrid Review Australia



In this article, we are going to review Toyota’s most proud invention, the Yaris Cross. Our primary focus will be upon the Yaris Cross Hybrid. It is the perfect combination of a compact city hatchback and a high-riding SUV. It has a jaw-dropping design and comes with clever and functional features. We can say that this five-seat Yaris Cross compact SUV is the best of both worlds.


Yaris Cross Hybrid is the most connected Toyota on Australian roads. It is built with an all-new design that makes it always ready and always there for you. In addition, it has an optional AWD. This implies that you tread carefully when you need it most. If you are looking for a lighter eco-footprint, zippy and fun performance, and fuel efficiency at pumps, the Hybrid is the best car for you. Let us explore more about this fantastic car. 


Yaris Cross Hybrid Engine:

The Yaris Cross Hybrid comes with a naturally-aspirated 1490cc 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. This engine runs on the Atkinson cycle, and it produces 67kW of power at 5500rpm and 120 Nm of torque at 3800-4800rpm.


It produces 59kW of power and 141 Nm of torque with an AC synchronous/permanent magnet electric motor.  The motor draws from a 178-volt/4.3Ah lithium-ion battery. 


Yaris Cross Hybrid Exterior:

The exterior design of the Yaris Cross Hybrid is somewhat odd, but at the same time, it attracts the attention of the passers. Its headlights are tinted, tall and narrow gated. These headlights look similar to zombies. In addition, the grille it incorporates seems a little like a sad mouth shape. 


It also has the cliché features of the most soft-roader wagons. Like them, this model also has chunkier-bumper styling and squared-off wheel arches with thick black cladding. These features not only connect it with soft-roader wagons but also with the company’s other crossovers. 


The measurements of the Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid are: 

 4180mm in Length, 

 4180mm in width 

 1765mm in height 

 1590mm in dimensions 


Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid specifications:

 Body: Five-door light SUV

 Drive: Front-wheel drive

 Engine: 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol hybrid

 Transmission: CVT

 Power: 67kW @ 6600 rpm

 Torque: 120 Nm @ 3800 rpm - 4800rpm

 Bore x Stroke: 80.5mm x 97.6mm

 Fuel consumption: 3.8L/100km

 Weight: 1235kg (kerb)

 Suspension: MacPherson strut-type (front); Torsion Beam (rear)

 L/W/h: 4180/1765/1590mm

 Wheelbase: 2560mm

 Brakes: Ventilated discs (front); solid discs (rear)

 Tyres: 215/50 Dunlop Enasave

 Wheels: 18-inch alloys


Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid Interior:

The interior of this city-sized SUV is also very interesting. Getting in and out of this Hybrid is extremely easy due to its large doors, broad seats and tall roof. Just slide in and buckle up for some amazing features.


It has a squared-off dash with minor switchgear changes, a shallower shelf above the glovebox and different seat trim. Besides that, the rest is somewhat the same, solid and stylish. 


The crossover is also better-equipped with features like: 

 Keyless entry/egress

 Up-spec digital instruments

 Leather-stitched wheel

 Electric handbrake


This entry-level GX Hybrid has everything that a modern motorist needs. Its digital speedo is positioned down and right of the binnacle. This implies that it isn’t in the driver’s sightlines. The standard analogue dials preset on the base hatch is easier to read.


Coming to the seating of the Cross, we can say that it is roomier than the Yaris. It has low seating adjustability that offers drivers more space. The driver can easily stretch out on flat but supportive seats. In addition to the excellent driving position, it has deeper glass areas that bring airier interior ambience and better all-round vision.


In addition to that, the Yaris cross has the following features: 

 A sufficiently sized glove box

 Deep door bins

 Two cup holders 

 Asingle USB-A 

 12-volt outlet


On the rear end, due to the taller roof, the access is equally easy. The headroom is more than enough. The seats are comfortable and nicely shaped. It has angled backrests as well-padded cushions that provide better support. The unique middle portion of the rear backrest contains the cupholders. Some other features include door pockets, space beneath the front seats,  a reading lamp,  a reading lamp, and two coat hooks. 


The boot space in this Yaris Cross is pretty huge for a small crossover. The luggage capacity of this crossover varies from 314 to 390 litres.  This crossover has more luggage capacity than the regular hatch provides. You will also get a space-saver spare underneath that.


Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid safety: 

The  ANCAP or Euro NCAP crash-test results of the Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid are still not published. However, this crossover is similar to a supermini, and we can assume that this Hybrid will also score a five-star ANCAP or Euro NCAP rating.


Here are the safety features that all Toyota Yaris Cross include: 

 Eight airbags, including front centre airbags

 Toyota’s ‘Pre-collision safety system

 AEB for pedestrian  (day/night)  detection

 AEB for  cyclist (day) detection

 Daytime intersection assistance

 Emergency steering assist

 Adaptive cruise control

 Lane-keep assist

 Speed-sign recognition

 Auto high beam


It also has anti-lock brakes with brake assist. Some other features that we love include traction control, cross-wind assist, stability control, active cornering assists, four-wheel disc brakes, and a reverse camera.


For emergencies, it has SOS emergency calls, a stolen vehicle tracker, and ISOFIX child restraint anchors.


Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid Pricing:

For the Yaris Cross GX 2WD petrol, the prices start from $26,990 for the and top out at $37,990 for the Yaris Cross Urban AWD Hybrid. The model in this article, the 2021 Toyota Yaris Cross GX Hybrid 2WD priced at $28,990.



 It has good interior packaging

 Provides exceptional economy

 Produces low emissions

 Is a comfy ride



 The styling is a bit challenging

 It gives a wooden brake feeling

 The luggage cover is somewhat flimsy


Final verdict:

The Yaris Cross provides efficiency, above-average space, impressive specifications, and technology that is worth the money. All these features have already made the Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid the second best-selling Light SUV in Australia.  We recommend our reader to go with this model as it lacks others when it comes to equipment or convenience. Even the cheapest  Yaris Cross hybrid is one of the best bargain buys. Before buying a car, keep in mind that making the wrong decision with a used car can cause you lemons and expensive out-of-pocket lessons. Therefore it is essential to always run a Quick Revs check in order to be saved from substantial legal problems. For more information, click here!

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