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August 4, 2023

Specs, Prices, Features: Everything You Need To Know About The 2024 Toyota Yaris Cross (w/ Specs)

Toyota Motor Philippines is adding a new compact crossover that serves as a shot across the bow of its competition, particularly the burgeoning number of Chinese small SUVs. Meet the first-ever Yaris Cross.

What is the Yaris Cross?

Sandwiched between the Raize sub-compact SUV and the Corolla Cross compact crossover, the Yaris Cross is a compact crossover designed specifically to cater to the requirements of markets such as the Philippines and the rest of ASEAN.

It uses a global platform also by the Raize and Veloz. Like those two SUVs, the Yaris Cross will also be sourced from Indonesia. Dimensionally, it measures 4,310 mm long, 1,770 mm wide, and 1,615 mm tall. Its 2,620 mm equates to one of the roomiest cabins in its class. Toyota also touts a rocker panel height of 260 mm (212 mm minimum ground clearance), an approach angle of 19 degrees, and a departure angle of 28 degrees making it suitable for light trails.

What are the variants, prices, and colors?

For the Philippine market, the Yaris Cross comes in three variants: the 1.5 G, 1.5 V, and the 1.5 S HEV. For colors, it comes in five colorways: Platinum White Mica (1.5 V), Attitude Black Mica (1.5 G), Greenish Gun Metal Mica Metallic (1.5 G), Scarlet SE (1.5 G), and Dark Turquoise SE (1.5 V). The 1.5 S HEV comes only in a two-tone paint scheme with an Attitude Black Mica roof and three main body colors: Platinum White Mica, Scarlet SE, and Dark Turquoise SE.

It’s priced as follows:
  • 1.5 G CVT – P 1,199,000
  • 1.5 V CVT – P 1,296,000
  • 1.5 V Two-Tone CVT – P 1,306,000
  • 1.5 S HEV Two-Tone CVT – P 1,598,000
What sort of engines do you get?

The Yaris Cross is powered by two 1.5-liter engines. The combustion engine version uses the 2NR-VE. With Dual VVT-i, this engine serves up 106 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm at 4,200 rpm. This is mated to a Dual Mode or D-CVT system. This “split-gear” system promotes fuel efficiency, quietness, and acceleration feel compared to other CVT types. The highlight, however, is an electrified 1.5-liter. The 2NR-VEX pairs a 91 horsepower, 121 Nm gasoline engine with a powerful 80 horsepower, 141 Nm electric motor. Combined, it delivers a total system output of 111 horsepower. It uses a more conventional CVT system.

Oh, and get this: the Yaris Cross uses a compact lithium-ion battery which means it’s even more advanced than the other Toyota hybrids. Placed under the rear passenger seat, there’s no compromise to interior room and cargo space.

Anything interesting about the exterior?

In terms of design, the Yaris Cross adopts the concept of “Solid & Dynamic.” For that, it’s all about giving it a chiseled exterior. It features a large trapezoidal grille, slim LED headlights and taillights. 17-inch rims come as standard on the 1.5 G, growing to 18 inches on the 1.5 V and the top-of-the-line 1.5 S HEV.

How about the interior?

Inside, the Yaris Cross takes on a familiar cabin design first seen in the Raize and Veloz. The wide, horizontally-laid out dashboard promotes both space and ergonomics. Standard features include a 7-inch TFT gauge cluster, a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, six speakers, wireless charger, push-button engine start-stop with keyless entry, automatic climate control with rear vents, and even an electronic parking brake with auto hold. Moving up to the 1.5 V, it has an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, leather upholstery, and a hands-free power tailgate. A Pioneer sound system, panoramic sunroof, Drive Mode Select are reserved for the 1.5 S HEV.

Safety doesn’t take a backseat either since all variants get a full set of airbags, ABS with EBD, stability control, hill start assist, and parking sensors on both front and rear ends. Both the 1.5 V and 1.5 S HEV builds up on that with the complete Toyota Safety Sense suite (Pre-Collision System, Automatic High Beam, Lane Tracing Assist, Lane Keeping Assist) as well as a panoramic view monitor and blind spot indicators with rear cross traffic alert.

Can we see the full specs?

2023 Toyota Yaris Cross Philippine Specifications

2023 Toyota Yaris Cross Dimensions & Weights
  • Overall Length: 4,310 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,770 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,615 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,620 mm
  • Minimum Ground Clearance: 212 mm
  • Seating: 5
2023 Toyota Yaris Cross Engine & Transmission
  • Engine Code: 2NR-VE (1.5 G, 1.5 V), 2NR-VEX (1.5 S HEV)
  • Engine Type: Inline-4, 16-valve, Dual VVT-i (w/ Hybrid for 1.5 S HEV)
  • Displacement: 1,496 cc
  • Maximum Output: 106 PS @ 6,000 rpm (91 PS @ 5,500 rpm for 1.5 S HEV)
  • Maximum Torque: 138 Nm @ 4,200 rpm (121 Nm @ 4,800 rpm for 1.5 S HEV)
  • Motor Generator: 80 PS (1.5 S HEV)
  • Total Maximum System Output: 111 PS (1.5 S HEV)
  • Battery Type: Lithium-Ion (1.5 S HEV)
  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 42 L (36 L for 1.5 S HEV)
  • Transmission: D-CVT (1.5 G, 1.5 V), CVT (1.5 S HEV)
2023 Toyota Yaris Cross Chassis
  • 17-inch Machine Cut Alloy (1.5 G), 18-inch Machine Cut Alloy (1.5 V, 1.5 S HEV)
  • Front Brakes: Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brakes: Solid Disc
2023 Toyota Yaris Cross Exterior Features
  • LED Headlights
  • Manual Headlamp Leveling
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED Clearance Lights
  • LED Front Fog Lights
  • LED Rear Combination Lights
  • Power Adjust + Auto Fold Side Mirrors (1.5 G), w/ Puddle Lamps (1.5 V, 1.5 S HEV)
  • Piano Black Front Grille
  • Variable Intermittent Front Wiper
  • Intermittent w/ Reverse Link Rear Wiper
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Roof Rails
  • Sharks Fin Antenna
  • Panoramic Moonroof (1.5 S HEV)
2023 Toyota Yaris Cross Interior Features
  • Fabric Seats with Blue Stitching (1.5 G), Synthetic Leather w/ Blue Stitching (1.5 V, 1.5 S HEV)
  • 6-way Manual Driver’s Seat (1.5 G), 8-way Power Driver’s Seat (1.5 V, 1.5 S HEV)
  • 4-way Manual Front Passenger Seat
  • 60/40 Split-Fold Rear Seat
  • Black Soft-Touch Dash Paneling w/ Blue Stitch
  • 7-inch Digital Meter Cluster
  • Economy Meter, HV System (1.5 S HEV)
  • Day/Night Rear View Mirror
2023 Toyota Yaris Cross Comfort and Convenience Features
  • Paddle Shifters (1.5 V)
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Smart Keyless Entry with Push-Button Engine Start
  • Eco + Normal + Power Drive Modes, w/ EV Mode (1.5 S HEV)
  • Power Windows
  • Speed-Sensing Door Locks
  • Power Tailgate w/ Kick Sensor (1.5 V, 1.5 S HEV)
  • Single Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Automatic Headlights (1.5 V, 1.5 S HEV)
  • 10.1-inch Display Audio with Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
  • 6 Speakers, Pioneer 6 Speakers (1.5 S HEV)
  • Rear USB Type C Socket x 2
  • 12V Socket x 1
  • Wireless Charger
  • Steering Wheel Controls
2023 Toyota Yaris Cross Safety Features
  • 6 SRS Airbags
  • Front Seatbelts: 3-pt ELR w/ Pre-Tensioner + Force Limiter x 2
  • Rear Seatbelts: 3-pt ELR x 3
  • Pre-Collision System (PCS): 1.5 V, 1.5 S HEV
  • Automatic High Beam: 1.5 V, 1.5 S HEV
  • Lane Tracing Assist: 1.5 V, 1.5 S HEV
  • Lane Keeping Assist: 1.5 V, 1.5 S HEV
  • Adaptive Cruise Control: 1.5 V, 1.5 S HEV
  • Toyota Vehicle Security System
  • ABS with EBD
  • Vehicle Stability Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitoring (1.5 V, 1.5 S HEV)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (1.5 V, 1.5 S HEV)
  • Back Camera (1.5 G), Panoramic View Monitor (1.5 V, 1.5 S HEV)
  • Front & Rear Clearance Sensors
Photos by Nics Calanoc


  1. No light colors for the G variant. But overall, it's a nice car, the price is right....

    1. Neither white nor silver is available for the G variant.

  2. Is it a good price for the hybrid? 1.6m, which is 300k premium over the V and you get the hybrid engine, panoramic roof, pioneer speakers and drive select mode. It that 300k worth it? Its also same platform with raize, not tnga.

    1. This is something to consider as well given it is just 80k off the Corolla Cross V Hybrid (which rides on a legit Toyota platform). Yaris to Yaris, the fact that it is a legit hybrid is more than enough to justify the price diff. But Yaris relative to other models, I am not so sure. The only thing that this model will have going for it is if supply is more readily available. I will wait for full reviews to see if the 1.6 million price tag for Toyota's "most affordable hybrid" is worth it. As it stands, Toyota imho hasn't brought the price down enough.

    2. ^ This is for people who want the chinese car features but cant gamble. I am not sold on it as I think 1.6m for a dnga is too much. It also feels like its only price like this because of the competition, if for example, the nissan kicks was ~1.5, this would have been too. Im the anon guy above, just from my phone.

    3. I think toyota priced it at market (~1.6M of kicks) then tried to make it worthwhile by putting a lot of features toyota don't usually offer.

  3. Toyota is acknowledging the presence of the Chinese brands, this is specced and priced very competitively. This is proof that you can have good features with good reliability at a good price, which Toyota before insisted that it wasn't possible. Good job Toyota PH!

    1. It was always possible, Toyota just didn't want to do it until the Chinese came and grabbed the attention of people. The Yaris cross still can't beat the Chinese brands in terms of styling both for the exterior and interior, and features, but for a Toyota I have to admit they've not done a bad job.

    2. It is a 3rd world version of the yaris cross though.

    3. Well, you are living in a 3rd world.

    4. We live in a 3rd world country so we just have to accept that we get 3rd world products?

    5. Well if you can afford a GR Yaris go ahead.

    6. This yaris cross is available in indonesia. What made you better than indonesians that you should get "better" cars than them? 😊

  4. Upcoming Avanza and Veloz hybrid would likely use this same powertrain as well

    1. Even the 4th gen Vios/Yaris Sedan is rumored to have a hybrid engine, possibly that same Daihatsu/Toyota 2NR-VEX.

  5. Yaris Cross HEV or Corolla Cross V, which have a price difference of Php 82k and 9 hp combined output, 21 NM difference, the latter is bigger.

  6. Looks like the 2nd row folds flat unlike the bigger sibling Corolla Cross...

  7. i think this is not correct - 260mm minimum ground clearance?

    1. 212 mm is the minimum ground clearance. 260 mm is the clearance between the ground and the rocker panel. Although in the original spec sheet, it was indicated at 260 mm. TMP also issued a correction.

  8. They should try an Avanza HEV knowing that they priced the Innova HEV out of the econo-market.
    Metro Manila with a reasonably priced coding exempt 7seater will sell like hotcakes

    1. I think you need to check with the agency in charge of accreditation. Not all HEV were approved for exemption in coding.

  9. Raize platform (non-global platform, low/absent global safety rating, cheap materials) slapped with more features just so they could charge more. Of course, blind fans will be impressed by this hook, line, and sinker.

    Gotta admit that Dark Turquoise color looks great, though. No matter how stupid dark + turquoise is, and inaccurate at that shade.

    1. Low/absent safety rating on the Raize? I beg to differ:
      Perodua Ativa is basically a Malaysian Raize btw.

    2. I seem to recall the Raize having iffy crash test results. It was eventually corrected, but it did leave quite a blackeye to Toyota's reputation for safety.

    3. @ali.paguia999
      I do wonder why the ASEAN NCAP hasn't published specific crash test results for Toyota Raize and Daihatsu Rocky? Sure, Perodua Ativa is the Malaysian version of Toyota Raize but I don't think the results will be the same as the Raize or Rocky.

    4. @sky_h1ghr, uhm what are you talking about? The Perodua Ativa is the same as the Raize and Rocky. Perodua is partly owned by Toyota through Daihatsu (25%). The Ativa has the same components and underpinnings as the Raize and Rocky. The ASEAN NCAP results of the Perodua Ativa is also for the Raize and Rocky.

  10. Everything is looking good for the price. Sana maganda na rin ang quality ng interior, rattles and inconsistent panel gaps are unacceptable at this price. Maybe ok lang sa Raize or Avanza or Wigo, but for this, the interior should be solidly built.

  11. The GAC Emzoom R-style is the better bang for the buck than this Daihatsu in its G & V trims.

    1. Oh God. Please stop peddling chinese crap here

    2. tigil mo na yan kalokohan mo kuchi888

    3. @Kimiraikz
      If you want Chinese brand, then that's your choice......pero syempre, you mileage may vary (and quality / reliability is unknown)

    4. Kahit sa youtube nagkakalat yang si kuchi

    5. I agree, that GAC Emzoom looks so good inside and out with great engine and 19 inch michelin pilot sport 4 tires for 1.198M. The platform of that was co developed by Toyota by the way, research it.

      The features of this yaris cross for V variant looks good however the deal breakers were the anemic engine and dated interior design.

  12. Life is too short to argue about choice of car. Just buy what you want and enjoy driving.

    1. Yeah. And clearly majority here doesn't want chinese cars so people like krizwhatever his name is should stop shiving it down our throats

    2. Ice engines maybe, Chinese cars will struggle against established American and Japs brands which have very long history behind the badge and brand. It will take them decades to catch up no matter how good they can make their cars the nameplate matters. That's why China realized they can leapfrog these legacy brands thru the EV revolution. And their execution to lead on that is masterful.

  13. Another toyota BLOCKBUSTER💥💥💥

  14. Pricing is about right Toyota does feel the Chinese competition is getter tougher. HEV more expensive by 300k, mmm you're practically paying extra for that puny batt and that useless moon roof. Just wait for the tons of Chinese ev coming in soon. It's a better option than buying the more complex hybrids motors which could mean costlier maintenance down the road.

  15. Would be interesting to slap on three 2kwh LiFePo (LFP) batteries at the back to extend the EV mode as a DIY project.

  16. TBH, this looks better especially in the rear view versus the Corolla Cross but the price of the HEV is prohibitive.

  17. I hope your team could get a unit for review in the future so as to give a proper review if this model is worthy of being bought and used as daily commute. This also applies to the Innova Zenix hyrbid.
    Value for money in terms of long term usage and maintenance costs are on top of most family buyers now. This is to offset the pricing matrix that Toyota use currently despite the deluge of China-branded products out there. (To avoid color-coding is also an added bonus :) ...)
    Many thanks.

    1. Your right! Initial purchase cost of china cars are less than proven established brands, but later china cars will cost u more for cost of repair n maintenance(also head aches due to reliability/durability issues.). And very low resale value

  18. Let us all be thankful that other people are willing to buy and test these Chinese cars. They will get to enjoy the low price and if lucky, won't have much trouble with it. Eventually, like the Korean cars, the Chinese cars will improve their quality and durability. What's important is they provide competition to the established players and improve the market based on price and selection, for us buyers.

  19. Does the V variant has remote start?

    1. None have remote start. They have smart keyless entry.

  20. Frankenstein DNGA vehicle
    Toyota didn't sent this car for crash tests immediately at ASEAN NCAP as it'll expose that it can only score 3 to 4 stars at ASEAN NCAP
    Suzuki Grand Vitara and Mitsubishi XForce looks much better than this DNGA SUV
    Toyota dealers won't immediately sell the HEV Yaris Cross to cash buyers as most dealers and salespeople force buyers to pay in installment using TFS or worse pay extra 150,000 Pesos for the unit


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