You know this is going to be hit. It’s a Toyota, it carries the Corolla name, and best of all, it’s a crossover SUV.
The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross heads into CarProUSA dealerships this October. Toyota's newest vehicle, based on the Corolla, is available as either front-wheel- or all-wheel drive. The FWD model starts from $22,195, and you can upgrade to available all-wheel drive for an extra $1,300. Toyota calls the Corolla Cross "value-priced" with features you don't typically find in a small crossover.
“For over 50 years, Corolla has been synonymous with dependability, fuel efficiency, safety and value,” said Lisa Materazzo, group vice president of Toyota Marketing. “With the all-new Corolla Cross, we are building upon that foundation and offering even more versatility and creature comforts to make everything from a daily commute to a weekend escape more memorable.”
2022 Corolla Cross
The Corolla Cross is offered in three trims: L, LE and top-of-the-line XLE. Key design cues include a distinctive black grille flanked by LED lighting with black body accents. In the back you find an integrated rear spoiler and LED lighting. Wheel options range from 17-inch steel on L to 18-inch alloy on XLE. It's offered in seven exterior color options: Wind Chill Pearl ($425 extra-color cost), Celestite, Sonic Silver, Jet Black, Barcelona Red Metallic, Cypress and Blue Crush Metallic.
Inside, the cabin offers a higher line of sight view thanks to the revised TNGA-C platform. It 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. The XLE model is equipped with a standard 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar and heated front seats. The XLE also has an available 7-inch Multi-Information Display.
For interior color options, the 2022 Corolla Cross is offered in either fabric-trimmed of SofTex-trimmed seats. The L offers fabric-trimmed seats in Light Gray. LE is equipped with fabric-trimmed seats in Light Gray or Black and the XLE features SofTex®-trimmed seats in Macadamia/Mocha or Black.
A 60/40-split folding rear seat is standard on all grades, while XLE models also include a center armrest with two additional cupholders. A power liftgate with height adjustability is available. Other available options accessories include a roof rack with crossbars, an activity mount for carrying items such as bicycles, a tow hitch and all-weather floormats.
A four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine delivers169-horsepower. Toyota says its CVT has a physical first gear that provides for an engaging driving experience with exceptional efficiency. All-wheel drive models feature a fully independent suspension. Front-wheel-drive vehicles feature a brand-new torsion beam system in the rear. For those who choose AWD, Toyota’s Dynamic Torque Control system directs up to 50% of power to the rear wheels when it’s needed – and disengages completely when it’s not. Every Corolla Cross can tow up to 1,500 lbs.
The Corolla Cross delivers an estimated 32 combined MPG for the FWD model and an estimated 30 combined MPG for the AWD model.
Multimedia and Connectivity
The 2022 Corolla Cross lineup offers two multimedia screens. A 7-inch touchscreen comes on the L grade, while LE and XLE feature an 8-inch touchscreen. The system comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa. Wireless charging is standard on LE and XLE. LE and XLE grades also offer two USB charging ports for rear seat passengers.
The available Audio Plus multimedia with Remote Connect features a nine-speaker JBL sound system. Other connected features include a standard three-month SiriusXM Platinum subscription to more than 300 channels accessible throughout the country.
Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert come standard on LE and XLE, while Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking is standard on XLE.
All grades come standard with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 which includes:
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection (PCS with PD)
- Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Steering Assist
- Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)
- Road Sign Assist (RSA)
- Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
- Automatic High Beams (AHB)
Toyota’s STAR Safety System is also standard.
- Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (Enhanced VSC)
- Traction Control (TRAC)
- Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
- Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
- Brake Assist (BA)
- Smart Stop Technology (SST)
All grades come standard with nine airbags throughout the cabin.
Standard features include the following.
- 7” Multimedia Display
- 4.2” MID
- Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and Amazon Alexa
- SiriusXM® trial
- Rear HVAC Vents
- TSS 2.0
- Remote Keyless Entry
- Two USB ports
- LED headlights and taillights
- 17″ Steel wheels with silver wheel covers
LE Grade – L features plus:
- 8″ Multimedia display
- Qi-wireless charging
- Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- 17″ alloy wheels
- Roof rails
- Smart Key with Push Button Start
- Leather wrapped steering wheel
- Auto climate control
- Three USB ports
- Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signals
XLE Grade – LE features plus:
- 18” alloy wheels
- 7” MID
- SofTex®-trimmed seats
- 10-way power driver seat with lumbar
- Heated front seats
- LED DRLs and fog lights
- Rear Cross-Traffic Brake
- Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking
- Dual zone climate control
- Rear folding armrest with two cup holders
- Leather shift knob
- Tonneau cover
- Audio Plus with JBL® 9-speaker system
- Moonroof package
- Tonneau cover
- Audio Plus with JBL® 9-speaker system
- Convenience Package
- Power rear liftgate
- Adaptive Front Lighting System with auto-leveling
The Corolla Cross begins arriving in October. You can get updates here. It will be assembled at the new Mazda Toyota Manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Alabama. The facility will have the capacity to produce up to 150,000 Corolla Cross vehicles per year.
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