• 2023 Toyota Yaris Cross pricing and features
  • GR Sport joins range
  • Sports-focused grade receives lowered suspension and unique styling

The 2023 Toyota Yaris Cross GR Sport has arrived in local showrooms, joining a minor update to one of Australia’s most popular light SUVs.

It is based on the mid-spec Yaris Cross GXL FWD hybrid, and is priced from $35,840 before on-road costs – making it $850 dearer than the flagship Urban FWD hybrid.

New additions include unique five-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels, 10-millimetre lower and retuned suspension, GR Sport badging inside and out, a unique front grille with a mesh pattern, and black side mirrors.

There’s also red brake calipers, black synthetic leather and suede upholstery, aluminium pedals, and an underfloor brace.

It also features a USB-C port on the dashboard and an air purification system, which is also new for the range-topping Urban.

As announced in May, the flagship grade receives black leather-accented upholstery, replacing its previous brown cloth/leather combination.

In addition, the economy-focused, no-cost steel wheel option has been deleted from the entry-level GX, while the Urban can no longer be specified with a bronze two-tone roof.

The wider Yaris Cross range is priced from $26,990, extending to $37,990 plus on-roads for the flagship all-wheel-drive hybrid variant.

Four grades of Yaris Cross – GX, GXL, GR Sport and Urban – are available, with a trio of powertrain choices for a total of 10 variants.

Toyota Australia now offers a GR Sport variant for the LandCruiser 300, C-HR and Yaris Cross, with sportier versions of the RAV4 and Corolla offered in Europe.

A HiLux GR Sport – replacing the current Rugged X – will launch here in the second half of 2023.

In the light SUV class, the Toyota Yaris Cross competes against the Mazda CX-3, Kia Stonic, Hyundai Venue and Ford Puma, amongst others.


  • Pricing
  • Features
  • Colours
  • Engine, drivetrain, and fuel economy
  • Safety
  • Dimensions
  • Warranty and servicing
  • Availability

2023 Toyota Yaris Cross pricing

Prices exclude on-road costs.

Model Pricing
GX petrol FWD $26,990
GX hybrid FWD $28,990
GXL petrol FWD $29,990
GX hybrid AWD $31,990
GXL hybrid FWD $31,990
Urban petrol FWD $32,990
GXL hybrid AWD $34,990
Urban hybrid FWD $34,990
GR Sport hybrid FWD $35,840
Urban hybrid AWD $37,990

2022 Toyota Yaris Cross features


16-inch alloy wheels Cloth upholstery
7-inch infotainment system Leather-accented steering wheel
Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Keyless entry with push-button start
AM/FM/DAB+ radio Paddle shifters (petrol only)
USB-A port (1x) Halogen headlights
Toyota Connected Services LED daytime running lights
Six-speaker audio system Electronically-adjustable, power-folding side mirrors
4.2-inch instrument cluster display and digital gauges Reversing camera. 
Single-zone climate control


LED headlights and reverse lamp Reverse autonomous emergency braking
Front and rear parking sensors Blind-spot alert
360-degree camera system Rear-cross traffic alert
Satellite navigation Rear privacy glass. 

GR Sport

18-inch alloy wheels  Red brake calipers
Unique black grille design Aluminum pedals
GR Sport badging Underfloor brace
Lowered suspension Black synthetic leather and suede upholstery.


USB-C port on dashboard (new) Leather-accented upholstery
Air purification system (new) Heated front seats
18-inch alloy wheels Power-adjustable driver’s seat
Head-up display Hands-free electric tailgate.

Toyota Connected Services

Toyota Connected Services is standard on the Yaris Cross, featuring; automatic collision notification, SOS emergency call, stolen vehicle tracking, guest driver settings, vehicle function statuses, and current vehicle location.

The SIM-based service is complimentary for three years from the date of vehicle delivery.

2022 Yaris Cross Urban shown


Frosted white (new, replaces crystal pearl) Ink black
Stunning silver Latte 
Lunar blue Tuscan gold
Mineral blue Atomic rush.

Metallic paint incurs a $575 premium across the Yaris Cross range.

Two-tone metallic paint is available for $1350 extra on GR Sport and Urban variants.

Engine, drivetrain, and fuel economy

Front-drive petrol variants are powered by a 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine producing 88kW of power and 145Nm of torque.

This powertrain is matched with a CVT automatic transmission.

Front-drive hybrids use a 67kW/120Nm 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine paired with two electric motors, for a maximum combined 85kW power output.

All-wheel-drive versions use the same hybrid engine and battery set-up as the 2WD hybrid, but add an electric motor to the rear axle.

This variant can send up to 100 per cent of the power to the front wheels, or split delivery 40 per cent to the front and 60 per cent to the rear.

Torsion-beam rear suspension features in front-wheel-drive variants, while the all-wheel drive includes a multi-link setup.

1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol FWD 5.4L/100km
1.5-litre three-cylinder hybrid FWD 3.8L/100km
1.5-litre three-cylinder hybrid AWD 4.0L/100km


The Toyota Yaris Cross is covered by a five-star ANCAP safety rating, based on testing conducted under the latest 2020-22 criteria. This covers all variants sold in Australia.

For the full report, click here.

Eight airbags (dual front, side and curtain, driver’s knee, and front-centre) feature across the range.

Each variant includes the following active safety equipment as standard:

Autonomous emergency braking (vehicle, pedestrian, cyclist, junction) Adaptive cruise control
Emergency steering assist High-beam assist
Lane-keep assist Traffic sign recognition. 
Lane departure warning

Blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and front and rear parking sensors are available on GXL grades and above.


The Toyota Yaris Cross has a wheelbase of 2560 millimetres, and is 4180mm long, 1765mm wide and 1560mm high.

Despite sharing its name with the Yaris hatchback, the Yaris Cross is 240mm longer, 20mm wider and 85mm taller.

2023 Toyota Yaris Cross boot space

With the rear seats up, the front-wheel-drive Toyota Yaris Cross has a 390-litre boot capacity. This is reduced to 317 litres on all-wheel-drive variants.

Warranty and servicing

As per the wider Toyota range, the Yaris Cross includes a five-year, unlimited-kilometre vehicle warranty, a seven-year warranty on the engine and driveline, and a 10-year warranty on the hybrid battery.

The Japanese manufacturer also offers customers capped-price servicing, with the first five visits to a dealer for servicing set to cost $205.


The 2023 Toyota Yaris Cross range, including the GR Sport, is on sale now.



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