Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid Review – Is the Hybrid the one to go for? (detailed specs & pricing)

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0:00 – Intro
0:42 – Toyota Cross Pricing
1:16 – What is a Hybrid?
3:04 – EV Mode
4:34 – Fuel Economy
6:03 – Energy Monitor
6:26 – Power Figures
7:42 – Interior
10:17 – Back Seats
11:25 – Boot Space
13:04 – Toyota Cross XR Specs
14:18 – Eco Driving
15:09 Fuel Tank Size
17:00 Should you buy a Toyota Cross?
19:04 – Outro

As motoring journalists, we are privileged to drive, test and review many vehicles. However, we are rarely afforded the opportunity to “live” with a car. A longer test period can often reveal quirks or inadequacies in a vehicle, or more positively, confirm that the vehicle is one you can confidently recommend. Ciro De Siena recently spent 4 weeks with the much antipicated Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid XR variant.

If social media can be used as a measure of interest in a vehicle, the Toyota Corolla Cross was certainly a stand out addition to the market in 2021. With extremely attractive pricing, the offering at face value is certainly attractive, and I have been inundated with requests to review this car.

Our video guy Ciro De Siena was fortunate to be supplied with the top-of-the-range Corolla Cross hybrid XR model. In this video he takes us on a detailed tour of the car, answering the big question, will the hybrid variant save you money? We also look at the boot space, rear seat space and features, infotainment system, specs and pricing.

Toyota Corolla Cross Price South Africa

Corolla Cross 1.8 Xi CVT R349 900
Corolla Cross 1.8 XS CVT R390 100
Corolla Cross 1.8 XS Hybrid R413 000
Corolla Cross 1.8 XR CVT R425 400
Corolla Cross 1.8 XR Hybrid R448 300


24 thoughts on “Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid Review – Is the Hybrid the one to go for? (detailed specs & pricing)”

  1. Signed my OTP in November last year for a XR Hybrid Cross. Really exited to drive this old, but fairly new to us, technology. So proud of SA building this. We can achieve more like this to create more jobs. Let's buy only SA made! Politicians will find ways to blame everyone, but themselves, while the rest of us will just put in the work to create a beter future for all in our beautiful country.

  2. This car across the range is going to wipe out the competition, another market killer, going to do serious damage to other manufacturers. Beautiful looking jammie.

  3. We know you don't like bakkies, but can you please review the Peugeot Landtrek, it has to be one of the best looking bakkies around

  4. You forgot to mention the Toyota Safety Sense that comes with the XR model. This to me trumps all the other reasons listed.

  5. Hi how do i sign up or something to show a car car on this channel because i have a friend with a fery nice Nissan hardbody with a RB26,25 in it and he wants to show it here

  6. I drive a variant of Corolla called Axio – Its an amazing car to own. Its so efficient to run almost cheeper than a motorbike. Toyota's hybrid is one of the best in it's class.

  7. I'm very disappointed in this where is Toyota's "pièce de résistance" the oldest digital clock EVER now in blue??

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  9. The corolla cross looks dull and boring…..i would opt for VW's punchy turbo engines in T-cross or T- Roc with great economy and the looks.

  10. 2 Points I would like to make:

    1. I think Hybrids are here to stay for some time still. It's a sweet spot given high fuel prices and a lack of Lithium availability which is putting a real practical limit on mass producing "affordable" full battery electric vehicles!

    2. Having a 3 Year warranty VS a 5 year Warranty. I think, just do some research on the cost of 'out-of-warranty' parts, comparing Toyota to pretty much anything else; and the answer should become apparent!


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