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Toyota Yaris Cross hybrid MPG & CO2 emissions

The compact hybrid SUV is surprisingly efficient, capable of exceeding its claimed fuel economy with ease

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

MPG & CO2 emissions rating

4.0 out of 5

Fuel economyCO2 emissions
55-64mpg100-117g/km

The Yaris Cross features Toyota’s tried-and-tested 'self-charging' hybrid technology, which is the same powertrain as you’ll find in the Yaris supermini and similar to the one in the pioneering Prius hatchback. It's excellent around town, when it'll often run on electric power alone, which is very good news indeed for real-world fuel-economy and emissions figures.

Toyota Yaris Cross hybrid MPG & CO2 emissions

Toyota claims the Yaris Cross is capable of returning up to 55mpg in all-wheel-drive form, while the front-drive versions can reach up to 64mpg. When we tested a front-drive version, it effortlessly cracked 60mpg after covering a mixture of B-roads and town driving.

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A sizeable amount of time was spent driving on the electric motor alone, without any intervention from us telling the car when to switch from electric to petrol power. If you select Eco mode and are careful with the accelerator, we reckon you could easily achieve up to 80mpg.

Depending on exactly which trim level and drivetrain you go for, the Yaris Cross emits up to 117g/km of CO2. Unsurprisingly, that's slightly more than the smaller and lighter Yaris supermini manages, but the Yaris Cross is more efficient than some of its rivals, like the Hyundai Kona and Renault Captur hybrids.

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Welcome one and all, I’m Ellis the news reporter on Auto Express, the brand’s former online reviews editor and contributor to DrivingElectric. I’m proud to say I cut my teeth reporting and reviewing all things EV as the content editor on DrivingElectric. I joined the team while completing my master’s degree in automotive journalism at Coventry University and since then I’ve driven just about every electric car and hybrid I could get my hands on.

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