The name “Corolla” evokes quality and above all legendary reliability; in short, it’s the ideal economy car. So imagine a cross between the reliable Corolla sedan and a rugged SUV: that’s what the Japanese automaker has done for 2022 by designing the new Toyota Corolla Cross!
Learn more about its qualities and the engine that drives it, as well as its style and technologies.
Reliable and Affordable
While not long ago the Toyota Corolla was only a sedan, it recently added a hatchback version to its bow. This year, the Corolla mutates to become an SUV as well, a segment that is becoming increasingly popular with consumers, and retains its original qualities.
Which Toyota is the cheapest? For those who are wondering, one of the reasons for the Corolla’s popularity is the fact that it is the cheapest Toyota. With a starting price under $30,000, the Corolla Cross also does very well. If you compare the Corolla Cross vs. RAV4, the former is the more affordable, although the latter offers other qualities.
It’s also a very reliable vehicle, being based on the same TNGA platform as the sedan. Despite its larger size, it’s still fuel-efficient: its average consumption is estimated between 7.3 and 7.8 L/100 km.
A Solid Engine
As you might have guessed, the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross offers a choice between front and all-wheel drive. The latter makes it a vehicle well suited to our harsher seasons, but also to out-of-town escapades. It’s also much more comfortable on off-road trips thanks to the independent rear suspension, which makes it a smooth ride.
The engine is a 2.0L 4-cylinder with 169 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque, mated to a CVT. Like the RAV4, a Corolla Cross hybrid will soon be added to the lineup.
A Modern Style
You’re sure to be won over by its modern, rugged yet flowing styling. A large black grille, extended LED headlights, optional 18-inch wheels and unique color choices await you:
- Barcelona Red
- Shock Blue
- Sonic Silver
- Jet Black
- Pearly Shiver
They are all very bright and contribute to the vehicle’s youthful look. Corolla Cross reviews all agree that it’s a beautiful SUV. According to Derek Boshouwers, a journalist for Auto123:
“The proportions are perfect and everything is tasteful, from the reasonably proportioned grille to the elegant headlights to the gently sloping roofline.”
Of course, one of the expected strengths of an SUV is its space, and the Cross does not disappoint with its comfortable 5-passenger cabin. It will also win the hearts of travelers with a towing capacity of 680 kg and its optional roof rails.
Many Technologies at Your Disposal!
Inside, the technology package is just as complete. A 7- or 8-inch touchscreen, compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto apps and a USB outlet are among the featured equipment. An optional 9-speaker JBL audio system with high quality sound enhances your experience.
Like the Corolla, the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross also includes the Toyota Safety Sense suite, which includes:
- Lane departure warning with steering assist
- Lane keep assist
- Pedestrian and cyclist detection
- Automatic high beam, etc.
These technologies make driving easier and give you peace of mind along the way.
In short, if you’ve been dreaming of an SUV in the image of the Corolla, you’ve been served: the Toyota Corolla Cross 2022 is a subcompact SUV you won’t resist!
Here is a summary of its features:
L FWD, L AWD, LE FWD, LE AWD, XLE AWD
169 horsepower/141 lb-ft
680 kg (1,500 lb)