Toyota recently unveiled the all-new 2022 Corolla Cross compact crossover based on the Corolla sedan, the automaker announced.
“Our loyal customers love the quality, durability and reliability that has helped make Corolla the best-selling nameplate in history,” said Lisa Materazzo, group vice president of Toyota Marketing. “With the all-new Corolla Cross we are building upon that foundation and offering more versatility and fun to adapt to their evolving lifestyles.”
Available in front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD), the compact SUV is built on the high-strength TNGA-C platform and is powered by a 169-horsepower, 2.0-liter Dynamic Force Engine.
Spread across three grades – L, LE, and XLE – key design cues include a black grille flanked by LED lighting with black body accents and an integrated rear spoiler and LED lighting. Wheel options range from 17-inch steel on L to 18-inch alloy on XLE.
Inside, Corolla Cross’ interior shares many similarities with its sedan and hatchback siblings. The all-new model can be outfitted with a power moonroof, as well as either single- or dual-zone automatic climate control, with all grades featuring standard heating and air conditioning vents for rear-seat passengers.
SofTex-trimmed seating is also available, as is a 10-way, power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar and heated front seats.
In back, storage space can be maxed out thanks to the 60/40-split folding rear seats that come standard on all grades, while XLE models also include a center armrest with two cupholders. The Corolla Cross also has an available power liftgate with height adjustability.
Corolla Cross will also be available with accessories that expand its capability including a roof rack with crossbars, an activity mount for carrying items, such as bicycles and all-weather floormats.
The Corolla Cross is equipped with the 2.0L Dynamic Force engine and Direct Shift CVT from Corolla sedan’s “S” grades. The crossover is equipped with a fully independent suspension for all-wheel-drive models, while front-wheel-drive vehicles feature a brand-new torsion beam system in the rear. Additionally, every Corolla Cross is capable of towing up to 1,500 lbs.
Inside, an available 7-inch multi-information display with a digital instrumentation layout and an available 8-inch multimedia touchscreen are compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Mobile devices will stay topped off through wireless charging (standard on LE and XLE), or through the USB media port. LE and XLE grades offer two USB charging ports for rear-seat passengers. Audio Plus multimedia with Remote Connect and a nine-speaker JBL sound system is also available.
All grades come standard with both the Toyota Safety Sense suite of advanced active safety systems, as well as Toyota’s STAR Safety System.