2022 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV

MSRP $31,000

Ranked #3 in Subcompact Suv

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 10, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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It isn’t a child’s play to maintain a broad catalog of SUVs while serving them hotter every year and constantly introducing new models unless it is Toyota. It has been making some of the most dependable cars out there and we have another addition for 2022, the Toyota Corolla Cross. Though it has the Corolla tag, it isn’t related to the sedan or hatchback group in any way, rather it competes in the compact crossover segment.

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Pros

Simple trim lineup

well-equipped base trim

Corolla's trusted hybrid under the hood

available AWD

Cons

Sluggish acceleration at highway speeds

noisy cabin

decent interior quality

What's New?

An all-new model from Toyota for 2022.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$31000

bodystyle

dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

LE$31,000 onwards

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross sits right in the middle of the Toyota RAV4 and Toyota CH-R. It is loaded with all the essential SUV attributes while offering a youthful experience. But unlike its aggressive-looking siblings, the Corolla Cross sports a more natural and endearing design that quintessentially fits the purpose of delivering a joyful outing. Well, its mainstream adversaries would be the 2022 Honda HR-V and 2022 Kia Seltos.

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV Features

The Toyota Corolla Cross will be offered in three well-layered trim levels: L, LE, and XLE, standardizing the core idea of space and comfort across all the variants. On the infotainment and safety front, Toyota has offered a generous amount of standard equipment like the 7-inch screen, LED headlights, cloth upholstery seats, Adaptive Cruise Control, and connectivity interfaces like Apple CarPlay and Android auto. Toyota didn’t reveal any information about the available optional packages and other features. Also available are features like the

Trim

L

LE

XLE

MSRP

$22,000*(Est)

$24,000*(Est)

$27,000*(Est)

Key Features

7-inch infotainment screen

Adds all the features of L trim

Adds all the features of LE trim

 

Cloth upholstery

Nine-speaker JBL audio system

Parking Sensors

 

Adaptive Cruise control

Wireless charging 

Front and Rear parking assist

 

LED Headlights

Rear cross-traffic alert

18-inch alloy wheels

 

60/40-split folding rear seats

Blind-spot monitoring system

 
 

17-inch alloy wheels

   

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Not a lot of information is available about the exact specs and technical differences between the three trims, but considering the visible cues, we think the LE would fit and cater to be your daily-use driver as it has the right amount of features to keep you entertained and safe at the same time. 

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV Engine and Performance

All of the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross’s lineup is powered by a 2-Liter Dynamic Force engine united with a Direct Shift CVT. This engine puts out 169 horses and 150 pounds of torque. All of the trims can be had with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The front-wheel-drive models feature the brand new Torsion Beam system while the all-wheel-drive models feature a Dynamic torque control system which substantially reduces the unnecessary power routing to its rear wheels which could boost the fuel economy. 

Speculation has it that there would be another Corolla Cross model with a Hybrid powertrain which could launch in mid-2022. As of now, we don't have the exact 0-60 figures of the Corolla Cross, but Toyota always comes with refined and punchy performance and we expect the same with this crossover too. 

Models

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

2022 Kia Seltos

2022 Honda HR-V

MSRP

$22,000

$21,990

$23,000

Engine

2.0L Inline-4

2.0L NA Inline-4

1.8L Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

CVT

CVT

CVT

Power

169 hp

146 hp

141 hp

Torque

150 lb-ft

132 lb-ft

127 lb-ft

0-60 MPH

N/A

6.6 sec

N/A

Quarter Mile 

N/A

N/A

N/A

In the comparison, Corolla Cross seems to have an edge over the Kia Seltos and Honda HR-V in terms of power. All of these vehicles sport a CVT which could make a slight delay in delivering power, although all of these contenders are well proficient in attaining a slick performance. Talking about the 0-60 times, Kia Seltos can hit the mark of 60 mph in 6.6 seconds while the acceleration figures of Honda HR-V and Corolla Cross were unavailable.

How does the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross handle?

The Corolla Cross is expected to pose a very composed and smooth ride quality with an ability to handle well in the corners. Considering its body dimensions and weight, the crossover is pretty well-tailored to sustain the roll-over and could easily change the directions. The all-wheel-drive variants now get fully independent suspension which means they could adapt well in case of rough or faulty road surfaces. The car is well-chiseled to breeze off any kind of aerodynamic drag. 

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV Fuel Economy

There are no official EPA estimates or MPG figures available for the Toyota Corolla Cross, but we do have few early assumptions based on some of its siblings who share similar powertrains as the Corolla Cross. We may expect 25 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highways, and 30 mpg for the combined use. It’s no wonder that Toyota’s engines are some of the most fuel-efficient engines and we expect the same from the Corolla Cross too.

Models

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

2022 Kia Seltos

2022 Honda HR-V

MPG (city)

25

29

28

MPG (highway)

32

34

34

MPG (combined)

30

31

30

Fuel Tank Capacity 

N/A

13.2

13.2

Range (city/highway/combined) (miles)

N/A

383/449/409

369/448/396

On the efficiency forum, Kia Seltos stands as a clear winner, delivering the best range in the class with a 31 mpg combined while offering 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Followed by the Honda HR-V, delivering 30 mpg in the combined use case. While both the competitors sport a fuel tank of 13.2 gallons, Kia Seltos offer a better range due to its impressive mileage. 

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV Interior

The interior of the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross is pretty similar to that of its sedan sibling. Many of the in-cabin and design features were directly replicated from the Corolla Sedan. The moment we get behind the wheel, up front we have a 7-inch driver information display screen accompanied by another 8-inch infotainment screen in the middle, under which we have the air-conditioning controls. The cabin is filled with soft-touch materials with leather accents running through the dash. The front dash is very clean and simple with a dual-color tone all through the capacious cabin.

Since it's a crossover, cargo space would be a priority which was clearly visible in the Corolla Cross’s cabin. We do get 60/40-Split folding rear seats as standard. There is enough room to accommodate five people, although the rear room might be a concern for long-limbed individuals. All in all, the cabin is very elegant from a design standpoint and offers a generous amount of convenience stuff. Other features like the Sunroof, Dual-zone climate control, Softex-trimmed seats, and POwer adjustable seats can be availed for some extra bucks.

Models

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

2022 Kia Seltos

2022 Honda HR-V

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

N/A

40.0/55.5/41.4

39.5/56.8/41.2

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

N/A

38.4/54.7/38.0

38.3/54.5/39.3

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

17.2

26.6

23.2

Of the lot, Kia Seltos offers a sufficient room and huge cargo space of 26.2 cubic feet which is quite larger than many of the crossovers in the segment. Also, the Honda HR-V looks spacious and has adequate cargo space to fit in all the essentials for a long weekend. Since the Corolla Cross built a completely new framework, the interior room dimensions aren’t available yet, but we would update them as soon as possible. So check out this space for updates. Some interior features include:

  • Air-conditioning
  • 7-inch Driver information display
  • Cloth upholstery seats
  • 60/40-split folding rear seats
  • Power mirrors

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross: Infotainment and Connectivity

The Toyota Corolla Cross comes equipped with some familiar set of infotainment stuff that we find in the other Corolla models. It features a 7-inch infotainment screen which can be optioned up to an 8-inch screen. It has a JBL Sound system, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, SiriusXM Radio, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto compatibility.

Some highlights of the infotainment system are:

  • 7-inch Infotainment Screen with optional 8-inch
  • JBL Surround Sound system
  • USB and Bluetooth Connectivity
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Wireless charging 

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV Exterior

The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross is a well-designed crossover that looks versatile and modern. Though it has drawn inspiration from RAV4 and C-HR, one can’t really notice any of that as this design looks so fresh that it doesn't feel like a traditional Toyota SUV. The front fascia houses a distinctive black grille bordered by the sleek LED headlights on either side that flow through the sides. 

Black body panels are included on the sides and we have color-matched exterior mirrors and handles on either side. The rear Power Liftgate is optional and also available in the AWD badging if opted for the same. We do have LED Colour keyed rear lamps with curtain design.

Models

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

2022 Kia Seltos

2022 Honda HR-V

Curb weight (lbs.)

2,921

2948

2,906

Length(in)

175.6

172.0

170.4

Width(in)

71.9

70.9

69.8

Height(in)

63.8

64.2

63.2

Wheelbase (in)

103.9

103.5

102.8

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

7.3

5.4

Track Width F/R

N/A

62.0/62.4

60.6/60.4

In comparison, the Honda HR-V is the lightest, followed by the Corolla Cross. But surprisingly, the Corolla Cross is very much lighter considering it’s the longest and widest car of the competition. It measures 175.6 inches while the Seltos and HR-V measure 172 and 170.4 inches respectively. Also, the Corolla Cross has the best wheelbase out there while its ground clearance is unknown. Some notable exterior features include:

  • LED Headlamps
  • 17 or 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Body-colored exterior mirrors
  • LED Rear lamps with light curtain design

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV Safety

The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross is yet to undergo the Government safety tests and we have to wait for some more time until we get the scores. But with every Toyota, safety comes standard and we mean it. Unlike other brands that make money out of the optional-safety tech, Toyota made its Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 standard across most of its lineup. Also, the Toyota Corolla Cross has been awarded an appreciable rating of 5-Star in the ASEAN NCAP. Some of the safety features include:

  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • The automated emergency braking system
  • Pedestrian detection/alert
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear parking assist
  • Automatic rear braking
  • Rear Child Safety Locks

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV Final Verdict

The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross with the manual transmission, All-wheel-drive with center locking differential, and higher ground clearance definitely seem like a RAV4 SUV wrapped into a compact form. Moreover, it's a great value-for-money considering the fact that most of the standard stuff available with this crossover is optional in most of its rivals. If you are in quest of a dynamic, practical, and dependable day-to-day use compact SUV, the Corolla Cross would be your ideal choice.