Toyota Yaris Cross hybrid reliability & safety rating
Toyota’s excellent track record for reliability and the Yaris supermini’s five-star crash-test rating bode well here
The Yaris Cross has yet to go through Euro NCAP's battery of crash tests, however, we don’t expect it'll perform poorly given the closely related Yaris hatchback’s five-star rating, which was awarded in 2020. Similarly, Toyota's excellent reliability record gives us confidence that the Yaris Cross should be trouble-free to own.
Toyota Yaris Cross hybrid reliability & problems
You needn’t worry about reliability when it comes to the Yaris Cross. While it hasn’t been on the road long enough to get any solid data from owners about common issues, Toyota as a brand performed well in the 2021 Driver Power survey, and so did the Yaris hatchback – the Yaris Cross’ sister car.
The latest version of the Yaris hatchback ranked 21st out of 75 cars on the list of best cars to own, while Toyota came fifth in the manufacturer table, with owners praising their cars' build quality, reliability and fuel economy.
The Yaris Cross comes as standard with the Toyota Safety Sense package and other driver-assistance systems. This allows the car to recognise hazards and in certain cases initiate steering and braking to avoid collisions. Road-sign assist, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control and driver attention alert are also standard.
The Toyota is also available with extra safety features as part of several options packs. The City Pack includes, among other additional features, a 360-degree panoramic view monitor and semi-automated parking, while the Advanced Safety Pack includes rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring as well.
In This Review
- 1VerdictToyota’s answer to the Nissan Juke is efficient and practical, although limited space in the rear means it may not be suitable for everyone
- 2MPG & CO2 emissionsThe compact hybrid SUV is surprisingly efficient, capable of exceeding its claimed mpg with ease
- 3Running costs & insuranceOn top of the Yaris Cross’ fuel economy, owners also enjoy reasonable insurance ratings and manageable company-car tax rates
- 4Performance, engine & drivePerformance isn’t awe-inspiring, but the Yaris Cross’ is powerful enough for day-to-day driving and does well around town
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortThe Yaris Cross’ cabin features some decent materials in key places, but the noticeable presence of scratchy plastics and some outdated instruments let it down
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityThe Yaris Cross may not suit some due to tight leg and kneeroom in the rear, but up front it feels fairly spacious and the boot is a good size, too
- 7Reliability & safety rating - currently readingToyota’s excellent track record for reliability and the Yaris supermini’s five-star crash-test rating bode well here