What are the cost and consumption benefits of the hybrid drive in everyday life? We measured and calculated.
"With the best cruising: it's better to take it easy, the drive in the very economical but temperamentally dull hybrid. Extensive assistance, but harsh suspension and high price." In the conclusion of our test editor Sebastian Renz, low consumption values are already an issue. But how do these affect the general maintenance costs of the Toyota Yaris Cross 1.5 VVT-IE Hybrid Elegant?
Our test consumption
Toyota states a WLTP consumption of 5.0 liters per 100 kilometers for its new small hybrid SUV. In everyday life, this becomes 5.8 liters, which puts the fuel costs for this distance at 10.84 euros. Gasoline consumption on the Eco lap falls slightly below the standard consumption: Since only 4.7 liters have to be refilled, only 8.78 euros go over the counter at the gas station. On the other hand, those who are sporty drive consumption to 8.1 liters, which increases fuel costs to 15.14 euros. The latter are calculated using the daily updated fuel price on our partner portal mehr-tanken.de (02/28/2022 /Super: 1.869 euros/litre).
Monthly maintenance costs
The annual vehicle tax for the Toyota Yaris Cross 1.5 VVT-IE Hybrid Elegant is 66 euros. According to Allianz Direct , liability insurance costs 433 euros in the same period. If you upgrade with partially comprehensive insurance, you pay an extra 100 euros per year. If a fully comprehensive policy is added, an additional 558 euros will be due. If you break the calculation down to the total monthly maintenance costs, the result is a sum of 234 euros for people who use their Yaris Cross 15,000 kilometers a year. If the mileage doubles, the value increases to 421 euros. The loss in value plays no role in our sample calculation.
How to test
The auto motor und sport test consumption consists of three differently weighted consumption runs. So-called “commuter consumption” accounts for 70 percent. This is a journey from home to work, which averages 21 kilometers. A particularly economical, approx. 275-kilometre-long eco-lap is included in the rating with 15 percent. The remaining 15 percent is accounted for by the sports driver lap. The length is roughly the same as the eco lap, but the route includes a larger proportion of motorway and thus higher speeds on average. The basis for calculating the fuel costs is always the price quoted on the "more tanken" portal on the day the article was created.
The monthly maintenance costs include maintenance, wear part costs and vehicle taxes assuming an annual mileage of 15,000 and 30,000 kilometers without loss of value. The calculation is based on the test consumption, a three-year holding period, no-claims class SF12 for liability and fully comprehensive insurance with Allianz Direct, including discounts for garage parkers and the restriction to certain drivers (accident-free/15,000 km per year/resident in the postcode area 70174/not under 21/partner driver older than 25 years).
The Toyota Yaris Cross 1.5 VVT-IE Hybrid Elegant with 116 hp 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine including hybrid support costs at least 29,990 euros and consumes an average of 5.8 liters, which corresponds to fuel costs of 10.84 euros for 100 kilometers pulls. The monthly maintenance costs are 234 euros with an annual mileage of 15,000 kilometers. If this increases to 30,000 kilometers, the sum increases to 421 euros.