2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Arrives for Spooky Season

Summer is coming to an end, and Toyota’s newest crossover is arriving just in time for spooky season. The Toyota Corolla is a compact sedan with great gas mileage and plenty of standard tech and safety features. The Japanese automaker decided to make a crossover version of one of the most sold cars on Earth for consumers that desire a more spacious Corolla. The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross will pop up in dealerships sooner than you think.

The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross is popping up at dealerships this fall

Ah, fall. Fall brings crisp cool air around evenings, pumpkin spice flavor everything, and now, the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross. The Toyota Corolla Cross is designed to compete with small crossover models such as the Honda HR-V and Subaru Crosstrek. So why should you care about Toyota’s newest crossover?

The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross is building onto the legacy of a nameplate that has existed for over 50 years. The Toyota C-HR has received less than stellar reviews. The Corolla Cross is the company’s chance to produce a crossover that consumers enjoy more than the C-HR. The C-HR suffers from a cramped interior, limited cargo space, and a sluggish powertrain.

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According to Motor1, the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross will be available for purchase in October, just in time for spooky season. The Toyota Corolla Cross will start at $22,195. The Toyota Corolla Cross takes everything consumers love about the Corolla and supersizes it, transforming one of the world’s favorite compact cars into a crossover.

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross specs

The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross exterior.
The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross | Toyota

The new Toyota Corolla Cross uses a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that makes 169 horsepower. It comes in front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is optional. The standard front-wheel drive model gets 31 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway. The all-wheel drive model gets 29 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway.

The Corolla Cross’ powertrain is predictably lethargic but did anyone really expect anything different from a Corolla model. The crossover boasts great fuel economy. It features a spacious cargo area adding a new element to the Corolla nameplate. The base model includes a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard. Higher trim levels include an 8.0-inch touchscreen.

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The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross uses unattractive cheap hard plastic cabin materials. Other trim models include cabin material upgrades for a more refined Corolla Cross. The Toyota Corolla Cross comes standard with lots of driver assistance features.

Is the Toyota Corolla Cross worth buying?

The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross interior.
The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross interior | Toyota

The new Toyota Corolla Cross accomplishes what Toyota set out to do with the crossover. It uses the Corolla’s history as leverage and introduces a more spacious and practical option for drivers that need a little more room in their Corolla. The Cross hints at the SUV vehicle class takeover of the automotive industry.

The gas powertrain is currently the only one available, but a hybrid will follow soon…because it’s a Toyota. The 2022 Toyota Corolla base model isn’t appealing to most consumers aside from being an affordable crossover with great fuel economy. The higher trim levels with all-wheel drive and nicer cabins, however, could be worth looking into. The Cross succeeds in making the Toyota Corolla more convenient and useful than ever before. Will the new crossover be a hit or will it flop?

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