SUV lovers, rejoice! There’s a new addition to the Toyota family. Meet the 2022 Corolla Cross. If the dependability, efficiency and value that’s synonymous with the Corolla is what drivers want, then the adventurous spirit of the new Corolla Cross is what SUV lovers need. The popular amenities and features that make the Corolla a top-selling sedan are also included in this dynamic new model. Consider it an elevated and upgraded sedan with irresistible SUV appeal. Plus, it is designed to accommodate a variety of lifestyles. From carpooling to taking cross-country trips, drivers will appreciate the size and adaptability.
The bold new Corolla crossover is revved up and ready to follow the path paved by its siblings.
Here are five reasons to check out the new Corolla Cross when it debuts at dealerships later this year.
Versatility Converges with Convenience
With this vehicle, drivers don’t have to sacrifice versatility for convenience. This crossover gives them the best of both worlds. It offers ample cargo capacity with 60/40-split folding rear seats that provide lots of options to flex your space. It’s packed with thoughtful comfort features, which don’t leave backseat passengers out. They’ll love the rear seat vents, USB ports and available folding center armrest. The Corolla Cross also includes an available power liftgate with height adjustability for added convenience.
Take Your Pick: FWD or AWD
Wanting to venture off the beaten path more often? The drivetrain will be available in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations — a first for Corolla. And no matter the choice, it still gives a high-quality performance. The AWD version employs Toyota’s clever Dynamic Torque Control system. The system can direct up to 50% of the engine’s power to the rear wheels when it’s needed and then disengage completely when it’s not — allowing the Corolla Cross to maintain great fuel economy.
It Packs a Punch
No SUV is complete without robust engines that can gain speed in no time. The 2.0-liter Dynamic Force inline four-cylinder engine delivers. It can generate up to 169 horsepower. Pair that with the Direct Shift continuously variable transmission from the Corolla sedan’s sporty “S” grade and you get a physical first gear that produces a truly engaging driving experience.
Sometimes smaller packages hold the best gifts. Whether it’s toting sporting equipment or luggage, the Corolla Cross may be compact, but it can accommodate life’s adventures with a towing capability of up to 1,500 pounds — enough to handle a lighter load like a Jet Ski or a small tow-behind trailer.
Situated in Safety and Tethered to Technology
Enjoy peace of mind knowing the Corolla Cross comes equipped with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, the STAR Safety System, and nine airbags that come standard on all grades. In-car infotainment options, such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa compatibility, make every journey more enjoyable. And don’t worry about mobile devices losing their juice — they will stay charged through wireless charging (standard on LE and XLE) or through the conveniently located USB media port.
Find more information on the 2022 Corolla Cross here.
Originally published September 13, 2021