Interested in a Toyota Yaris Cross?

    The hybrid-only Toyota Yaris Cross has received a tech upgrade and some minor styling tweaks, as well as price increases.

    The updated model is in dealerships now, and prices are up by between $880 and $950 across the range.

    The Yaris Cross ditches its 7.0-inch touchscreen for a larger 8.0-inch unit running Toyota’s latest-generation infotainment system, featuring cloud-based satellite navigation and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

    USB-A outlets are gone, with two USB-C outlets up front.

    Toyota has also made a full 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster standard across the range, which features nine patterns and three themes.

    The autonomous emergency braking system now recognises motorcycles and oncoming vehicles, in addition to the cyclist, pedestrian and vehicle detection it had previously.

    There’s also intersection collision avoidance and emergency steering assist, though these only operate in daylight.

    Toyota has improved the adaptive cruise control and lane trace assist (lane centring) by integrating new cameras and sensors that operate over a wider area.

    GXL and above get a new parking support brake, which applies the brakes if it detects you’re about to hit an obstacle while parking.

    These up-spec variants also get safe exit assist, which will warn occupants if they’re about to exit the car into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

    Styling changes are minor. All models get a new rear side spoiler, while the GX, GXL and Urban get a new upper grille and seat trim pattern.

    The GXL gains rear privacy glass, while the Urban gets a new style of 18-inch alloy wheels.

    Inside, the base GX gets illuminated vanity mirrors, two rear grab handles, and a soft armrest for the centre console.

    The Yaris Cross was launched in 2020 as the brand’s entry-level crossover, slotting in underneath the C-HR.


    • 2024 Toyota Yaris Cross GX FWD: $30,900 (+$900)
    • 2024 Toyota Yaris Cross GX AWD: $33,900 (+$900)
    • 2024 Toyota Yaris Cross GXL FWD: $33,950 (+$950)
    • 2024 Toyota Yaris Cross Urban FWD: $36,880 (+$880)
    • 2024 Toyota Yaris Cross GXL AWD: $36,950 (+$950)
    • 2024 Toyota Yaris Cross GR Sport FWD: $36,930 (+$930)
    • 2024 Toyota Yaris Cross Urban AWD: $39,880 (+$880)

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    All 2024 Toyota Yaris Cross models feature a 1.5-litre three-cylinder hybrid powertrain with 67kW of power and 120Nm of torque, mated with a 59kW/141Nm motor generator small lithium-ion battery and a continuously variable transmission.

    Toyota quotes a total system output of 85kW for all Yaris Cross models.

    All-wheel drive models feature an additional 3.9kW/52Nm rear motor generator. The all-wheel drive system can send up to 60 per cent of drive to the rear.

    Toyota claims a 0-100km/h time of 11.2 seconds with front-wheel drive models and 11.8 seconds with all-wheel drive models.

    All models feature MacPherson strut front suspension, but all-wheel drive models swap from torsion-beam rear suspension to a multi-link setup, while gaining a selectable Trail Mode.

    All models have 283mm ventilated front disc brakes with a floating single-cylinder caliper, but front-wheel drive models have 265mm solid rear discs and all-wheel drive models have 281mm solid rear discs.


    The 2024 Toyota Yaris Cross uses 3.8L/100km on the combined cycle in all front-wheel drive models bar the GR Sport, which uses 4.1L/100km.

    All-wheel drive models use 4.0L/100km.

    It has a 36L fuel tank and runs on 91 RON regular unleaded fuel.

    CO2 emissions are 86g/km in front-wheel drive GX, GXL and Urban models, 90g/km in their all-wheel drive counterparts, and 93g/km in the GR Sport.


    The 2024 Toyota Yaris Cross measures 4180mm long, 1765mm wide and 1590mm tall on a 2560mm wheelbase. It has 170mm of ground clearance.

    The GR Sport is slightly longer at 4185mm and lower at 1580mm, with 160mm of ground clearance

    Kerb weight is 1235kg in front-wheel drive models and 1305kg in all-wheel drive models.

    Towing capacity is 400kg.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The Toyota Yaris Cross is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    Toyota offers capped-price servicing for the first five years or 75,000km, whichever comes first. Servicing is required every 12 months or 15,000km, with each visit costing $250.


    The Toyota Yaris Cross has a five-star safety rating from ANCAP, based on testing conducted in 2021.

    It received an adult occupant protection rating of 86 per cent, a child occupant protection rating of 86 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection rating of 78 per cent, and a safety assist rating of 82 per cent.

    All models come standard with the following equipment:

    • Autonomous emergency braking
      • Pedestrian
      • Daylight cyclist
      • Motorcyclist
      • Oncoming vehicle
      • Intersection collision avoidance
      • Emergency steering assist
      • Low-speed acceleration suppression
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Lane trace assist (lane centring)
    • Traffic sign recognition
    • Reversing camera
    • 8 x airbags

    GXL and above get:

    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Front and rear parking support brake
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Safe exit assist (NEW)
    • Surround-view camera

    Standard Equipment

    There are four trim levels in the Yaris Cross range, with all bar the GR Sport available with optional all-wheel drive.

    The base GX comes standard with the following equipment:

    • Halogen headlights
    • Automatic high-beam
    • LED tail lights
    • Electronic parking brake
    • 16-inch alloy wheels with 205/65R16 tyres
    • Space-saver spare (tyre repair kit with AWD)
    • Power-folding exterior mirrors
    • Toyota Connected Services
    • 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster (NEW)
    • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system (NEW)
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (NEW)
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Cloud-based satellite navigation (NEW)
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • 2 x USB-C outlets
    • Cloth upholstery
    • 40/20/40 split fold rear seats
    • 3 x rear ISOFIX and 2 x top tether child seat anchor points
    • Leather-accented steering wheel
    • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment
    • Illuminated vanity mirrors (NEW)
    • 2 x rear grab handles (NEW)
    • Centre console with soft armrest (NEW)
    • 2 x front and 2 x rear cupholders
    • Automatic climate control
    • Keyless entry and start

    The GXL adds:

    • LED headlights
    • LED reversing lights
    • Rear privacy glass (NEW)

    The Urban gains:

    • 18-inch alloy wheels with 215/50R18 tyres
    • Leatherette upholstery
    • Power driver’s seat
    • Heated front seats
    • Hands-free power tailgate
    • Head-up display

    Over the GXL, the GR Sport gains:

    • 18-inch alloy wheels with Falken Azenis FK510 tyres
    • GR Sport front and rear bumpers
    • Black mirror caps
    • Red brake calipers with GR logo
    • GR Sport suspension
    • Leatherette and suede front sports seats
    • GR-emblazoned steering wheel and headrests
    • Aluminium pedals


    Ink (black) is the standard paint colour.

    Premium paint is a $575 option, with two-tone paint – exclusive to the Urban and GR Sport – a $1350 option.

    The following colours are available:

    • Frosted White
    • Stunning Silver
    • Ink
    • Atomic Rush
    • Latte
    • Mineral Blue
    • Massive Grey

    Frosted White, Atomic Rush, Latte and Massive Grey are offered with a black roof.

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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