Toyota hybrid SUV size guide

Next year, Toyota will have the most comprehensive, multi-segment line-up of hybrid SUV models that it has ever offered in the UK, consisting of Yaris Cross, C-HR, RAV4 and Highlander.

Learn more: Current Toyota hybrid SUV models in detail

While it is said that variety is the spice of life, such a broad choice could potentially lead to a little uncertainty over which of the four distinct models will best suit your needs. While their names offer no clear indication of relative size, we realise that an understanding of their basic dimensions is the first step in determining which is the best possible fit for your lifestyle, your family, even your garage.

We therefore hope the following information is helpful in understanding the comparative size of each model.

Toyota hybrid SUV dimensions

MODEL  LENGTH  WIDTH  HEIGHT  WHEELBASE  LUGGAGE 
Yaris Cross  4180mm  1765mm  1560mm  2560mm  N/A 
C-HR  4395mm  1795mm  1555mm  2640mm  377 to 1160 litres 
RAV4  4600mm  1855mm  1685mm  2690mm  580 to 1690 litres 
Highlander  4950mm  c 1930mm   c 1730mm  c 2850mm  658 to 1909 litres 

Based on our new GA-B compact car platform, the Yaris Cross (below) is positioned as the smallest and most urban-friendly model in our SUV range. Moving up in size, the dynamic C-HR is strategically adapted from the GA-C platform, which is also used in the Corolla and Prius.

Both the RAV4 and new Highlander are built on the same adaptable GA-K platform, although due to its seven-seat capability the latter model is significantly larger in every major dimension. Please note that the precise dimensions of Highlander and the luggage capacity of Yaris Cross will be confirmed at a later date.

This size hierarchy is also reflected in the hybrid powertrains installed in each model. The Yaris Cross is equipped with a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, and the C-HR can be specified with either a 1.8- or 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. Meanwhile, the RAV4 and Highlander (below) share the same 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, albeit with the hybrid system configured to produce a combined output of between 215 and 241bhp, depending on model.

Learn more: RAV4 Plug-in hybrid to join the line-up in 2020

But aren’t there are two more SUVs?

It’s true, we omitted a couple of iconic models from the above table. Although the Hilux and Land Cruiser (below) are officially categorised as sports utility vehicles, they are very different propositions from our four comparison hybrid SUVs.

They feature separate body-on-frame construction, turbo-diesel engines and all-mechanical four-wheel drive systems. In addition, both possess a strong off-road and commercial vehicle heritage. All of which places them in a different and less immediately comparable area of the SUV segment than the similarly focused Yaris Cross, C-HR, RAV4 and Highlander.

MODEL  LENGTH  WIDTH  HEIGHT  WHEELBASE  LUGGAGE 
Hilux Double Cab  5330mm  1855mm  1815mm  3085mm  N/A 
Land Cruiser SWB  4395mm  1885mm  1830mm  2450mm  380 to 720 litres 
Land Cruiser LWB  4840mm  1885mm  1845mm  2790mm  640 to 1270 litres 

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