The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross is ready to take the market by storm as it faces its rivals within the mini-SUV series. It comes with a 4-cylinder engine that’s respectable in it’s own right but doesn’t really provide the smooth performance we were expecting. However, it’s pricing is definitely one factor that budget-conscious should put into mind. With more cargo space and dozens of standard features, we’re sure we’ll be seeing more of this car out on the road. This 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross review will go into the specs and features that make it a great budget option for anyone to pick up.
The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross is quite a unique take on the typical hatchback model. Its silhouette is a tad bit taller than other models on the market today. There’s talks of a hybrid version in the works at Toyota but so far there’s not much information on it.
The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross price sits at a point where it’s quite an affordable option for all sorts of buyers. The base model, the Cross L, is already a solid package that’s sure to satisfy drivers of all kinds. The top model, the Cross XLE, comes with additional infotainment options as well as premium interior elements. Below is our 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross cost table which details the starting MSRPs of the various trim levels:
|2022 Toyota Corolla Cross L||$22,195*|
|2022 Toyota Corolla Cross LE||$24,545*|
|2022 Toyota Corolla Cross XLE||$26,325*|
The 2022 Toyota Corolla lease price is available on their official website alongside the other financing options that buyers can make use of. Check there for any deals available within your local area and make sure to contact your preferred car dealer for this as well.
The 2022 Toyota Corolla specs shows off the 2.0-liter 4-Cylinder DOHC engine that’s available on all models. It’s capable of outputs ranging from 169 horsepower and 151 pounds-feet of torque. Some other features that are available include both all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive options. The transmission system found on all models is a Continuously Variable system that comes with Shift Mode. The power-assisted brakes on the Corolla Cross helps to provide the vehicle with ample stopping power. The front suspension is composed of an Independent MacPherson strut that’s paired with a stabilizer bar. Its rear suspension is a multi-link setup with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorbers. Both of these work in tandem to make sure that the driving experience is smooth as butter.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The EPA has already released information on the fuel efficiency ratings of the various models of the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross. The FWD model has an additional 2 MPG when it comes to the combined rating when compared to the AWD model. With no difference in horsepower and torque output, it seems that buyers will have to go with their preferences on this. Below is our table detailing the various MPG estimates for the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross:
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Toyota Corolla Cross L – FWD||31||33||32|
|2022 Toyota Corolla Cross LE – FWD||31||33||32|
|2022 Toyota Corolla Cross XLE – AWD||29||32||30|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
Toyota’s work on the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross is quite similar to the layout and looks of the sedan equivalent. The Cross can accommodate around 5 passengers within the cabin, all seated within comfortable seats that can come with SofTex-trimmed material depending on the model drivers choose. Heated front seating is available on the XLE along with a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat. Other features you can find within the passenger cabin include a Moonroof which easily slides open for additional sunlight. If not, you can use the rear-seat vents which are sure to keep the rest of your passengers comfortable with the climate control system. Speaking of rear seats, the rear seats can be folded in a 60/40 manner so you can fit in some more cargo in the front. The cargo space on the Corolla Cross sits at about 26.5 cubic feet for L and LE trims, whereas for XLE model at about 25.2 cubic feet, just enough for a few small bags for short outings. The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross towing capacity of about 1,500 pounds.
The infotainment system of the Toyota Corolla Cross consists of the same features and functions that are found on Toyota’s products. It starts off with the selection of either a 7-inch or an 8-inch touchscreen which comes paired with a 6-speaker sound system. The LE and XLE gains an additional option for an 8-inch infotainment setup with a 9-speaker sound system that’s sourced from JBL. Connectivity options available on the Corolla Cross include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There’s also a 3-Month Platinum Plan available for all drivers that gives access to SiriusXM’s wide range of features. The LE and XLE models come with Qi-Compatible Wireless Smartphone Charging, a good option for those with devices that can make use of it.
The safety suite of the Toyota Corolla Cross is based on the brand’s aim to make certain driver-assistive features a standard option. All trims come with certain functions like adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning systems, other features listed on the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 package. The only optional choice available comes in the form of an Adaptive Front Lighting System that is available to the Cross XLE. Some other additional features include Automatic High Beams for night driving and a Full-Speed Dynamic Radar that makes sure that your car-to-car distance is maintained. All these features are meant to make it simpler for the driver to ensure their safety while on the road.
Toyota’s models usually come with a warranty package that’s on-par with that of other equivalent car manufacturers. The limited warranty plan spans for three years or the first 36,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. The powertrain warranty lasts for five years with a mileage limit of 60,000 miles driven. One additional perk of Toyota’s packages is the complimentary scheduled maintenance package which is covered for a total of two years with a mileage limit of 25,000 miles.