Toyota now has the most comprehensive, multi-segment line-up of SUV models that it has ever offered in the UK. The line-up already consists of Yaris Cross, Toyota C-HR, RAV4 and Highlander, but Aygo X, Corolla Cross and bZ4X will be joining the party throughout 2022. Read on below for our Toyota SUV size guide.
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 six 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 SUV size guide: dimensions
|Aygo X||3700mm||1740mm||1525mm||2430mm||231 to 829 litres|
|Yaris Cross||4180mm||1765mm||1560mm||2560mm||397 to 1097 litres|
|Toyota C-HR||4395mm||1795mm||1555mm||2640mm||377 to 1160 litres|
|RAV4||4600mm||1855mm||1685mm||2690mm||580 to 1690 litres|
|bZ4X||4690mm||1860mm||1650mm||2850mm||452 litres (seats up)|
|Highlander||4966mm||1930mm||1755mm||2850mm||332 to 1909 litres|
Based on our new GA-B compact car platform, the Yaris Cross (below) is currently positioned as the smallest and most urban-friendly model in our SUV range. Moving up in size, the dynamic Toyota C-HR is strategically adapted from the GA-C platform.
Both the RAV4 and 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.
Our first full-production all-electric model, bZ4X, will be the first model to be built on our new, dedicated BEV platform. Known as e-TNGA, it incorporates the battery as a structural member of the chassis – a feature that creates high body rigidity, a low centre of gravity, and excellent front/rear weight distribution.
This size hierarchy is also reflected in the engines installed in each model. The Yaris Cross is equipped with a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol-electric hybrid engine, and the Toyota C-HR can be specified with either a 1.8- or 2.0-litre four-cylinder hybrid powertrain.
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 the model.
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 seven comparison SUVs above.
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.
|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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