New Toyota Yaris Cross Compact SUV Hybrid Trim Levels & Specs
Toyota’s new compact SUV, the Yaris Cross should be available to order from early May 2021.
The new model expands Toyota’s SUV/Crossover range and will be offered with a dedicated hybrid powertrain and the option of Toyota's intelligent all-wheel drive system on higher grade models.
The small SUV segment is a less crowded affair than the medium SUV segment where you have a plethora of popular SUVs and Crossovers to choose from these days. The Cross’s main rivals will be vehicles like the Nissan Juke, Ford Puma and Renault Captur.
New Toyota Yaris Cross Exterior
At first glance the Yaris Cross looks very much like a mini RAV4, Toyota’s mid-sized SUV with bold styling and quality interior. It is eye-catching and will stand out in the compact SUV segment.
Although strictly speaking it’s a Crossover like rival vehicles the Nissan Juke and Puma, with the added option of intelligent AWD and the more rugged styling on higher grade models you can argue it leans much closer to an SUV whilst still being very much an urban car and extremely stylish.
New Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid Engine
It is built on the same platform as the standard new Toyota Yaris and shares the same 1.5 litre petrol-electric hybrid unit. CO2 emissions can dip below 120g/km on 2-wheel drive models but bear in mind that figure will take a hit if you go for a model equipped with intelligent all-wheel drive (in the region of 135g/km).
Higher grade models get the option of i-AWD (intelligent al-wheel drive) which sets the Yaris Cross apart from other compact SUVs. The electronic system defaults to front-wheel drive and can adapt to driving conditions, feeding torque to the rear wheels when required.
New Toyota Yaris Cross Interior
The Yaris Cross shares a lot of similarities with the interior of the standard Yaris in terms of excellent build quality and functionality.
Although it is built on the same platform it does have a longer wheelbase meaning more interior space and more ground clearance means a higher driving position.
Lower grade models get an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay support, while higher-grade models get a 9-inch screen with Toyota’s top-of-the-range infotainment system with integrated navigation, live traffic, and speed camera alerts.
If you are looking for some extra comforts like heated front seats and dual zone automatic air con, then you need to skip the entry-level Icon and Design models and start your research with the Excel trim-level, but all models are pretty-well equipped.
New Toyota Yaris Cross Trim-Levels and Equipment
The Toyota Yaris Cross will be available in four trim-levels plus a limited-edition launch model called the Premier Edition.
Entry-Level Toyota Yaris Cross Icon Model
The entry-level Yaris Cross Icon model comes as standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, smart entry, and push button engine start.
Inside the Icon model features automatic air con, a 2-inch multi-info driver display, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment ‘Touch 2’ system with DAB radio, Bluetooth and smartphone mirroring with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay. You also get something called eCall, an emergency assistance system that can automatically contact the emergency services and send your GPS location in the event of an accident.
Driver aids include a reversing camera, automatic headlights, rain sensing windscreen wipers and Toyota’s ‘Safety Sense’ system.
Toyota's Safety Sense system uses radar and a range of smart features that can control take of braking, steering and speed to intervene and avoid collisions in various scenarios.
Safety Sense includes:
- Pre-Collision System (can detect potential objects and hazards ahead and apply the brakes in an emergency), it includes pedestrian/cyclist recognition and Emergency Steering Assist (can take control of the steering to avoid a collision).
- Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (can control your speed according to the speed limit and the speed of vehicles ahead of you.
- Lane Departure Alert and Lane Trace Assist (radar system recognises lane markers and can control steering to keep you in lane and/or alert you if you are drifting out of your lane).
- Road Sign Assist can recognise speed limit signs and give visual and audible alerts. Also works in conjunction with intelligent cruise control to adjust your speed accordingly. In addition, it can recognise other road signs, such as stop, yield and do not enter.
- Automatic High Beam (AHB) automatically detects the headlights of oncoming vehicles and switches your headlights from high beam to dip to avoid dazzling oncoming drivers.
Toyota Yaris Cross Design Model
The Design trim-level builds on the entry-level Icon model with 17-inch machined grey alloy wheels, LED projector headlights, rear LED lights, rear privacy glass and aluminium roof rails.
Inside it adds black headlining, blue ambient lighting, and a larger 7-inch multi-info driver display.
Toyota Yaris Cross Excel Model
The Excel model build on the Icon and Design models with 18-inch machined, dark grey alloy wheels, power operated hands-free tailgate (kick operated) and auto-retracting door mirrors.
Inside you get Toyota's Smart Connect multimedia system with larger 9-inch touchscreen, the system features integrated navigation with live traffic and speed camera alerts.
For additional comfort and convenience, the Excel model adds an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, power adjustable driver’s seat, dual zone automatic air con, heated front seats and heated steering wheel.
Additional driver aids include blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert (with automatic braking) plus intelligent parking sensors with sonar and automatic braking function.
Toyota Yaris Cross Dynamic Model
The dynamic models offer more rugged exterior styling and optional intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD-i).
In additional to Design trim-level it adds 18-inch dark grey alloy wheels, two-tone paint with contrasting black roof and auto-retracting door mirrors.
Inside you get the Toyota Smart Connect multimedia system with 9-inch touchscreen, integrated sat nav, live traffic and speed camera alerts. There is also heated front seats, dual zone automatic air con, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, and power adjustable driver’s seat.
Toyota Yaris Cross Premier Edition Launch Model
The Premier Edition offers additional premium features like a top of range JBL sound system, black leather interior and heated front seats.
You also get two-tone paintwork with contrasting black roof, handsfree power tailgate and the option of intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD-i).
You can contact UK Car Discount on 0161 946 3500 to be kept up to date on the new Toyota Yaris Cross, order books should be open the first week in May.
*Model illustrated is Dynamic trim-level