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Come on, y’all, let’s take a look at the new Toyota SUV on the block. You can enjoy the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross. The new Toyota Corolla Cross slots in between the C-HR and RAV4 as a budget-friendly option. However, there is one potential drawback to consider. 

The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross could be too slow 

Driver's side front angle view of light blue 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross
2022 Toyota Corolla Cross | Toyota

According to a review by the team at, the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross is a little slow. Putting the pedal to the medal generated more engine noise than power, as their Corolla Cross model struggled up on ramps and steep hills. 

The Toyota Corolla Cross comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps out 169 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 10 seconds. It’s not slow enough to be a dealbreaker, but it lags behind the competition. 

How does the Corolla Cross perform? 

Just because the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross is a little slow doesn’t mean you should avoid it. It’s comfortable and provides a smooth ride. The all-wheel drive models have a multi-link suspension to control ride motions better. 

With AWD, you can confidently tackle snow, mud, gravel, and other slippery conditions. However, the Corolla Cross can only tow up to 1,500 lbs. It can only pull smaller trailers. This figure is on par with rivals such as the Kia Seltos and Subaru Crosstrek. 

Front-wheel drive models get an EPA-estimated 31 mpg in the city and up to 33 mpg on the highway, which is pretty good. Adding AWD drops these figures by about two miles per gallon. Rumors suggest that a hybrid model is in the works, so it will hopefully improve fuel economy and power. 

The Corolla Cross is like the Corolla, C-HR, and Toyota RAV4 had a baby. It’s larger than the C-HR and smaller than the RAV4. So, while it looks like it has tons of space, there’s less room for cargo and passengers. Four adults can fit in the Corolla Cross comfortably. 

Does the Corolla Cross have good features? 

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross interior
2022 Toyota Corolla Cross interior | Toyota

Yes, the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross has tons of great features. You can get started in a new model for about $24,000. This is the estimated price range. We will update you when the official price debuts. 

For the price, you get tons of value. The interior features a simple and spacious layout with an upscale feeling. Corolla fans will feel right at home in it. Only they’ll get extra cargo space and a higher seating position. There are 25.5 cubic feet of cargo space. 

You get a standard 7.0-inch infotainment display, but you can upgrade to an 8.0-inch unit. Each model comes with standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and SiriusXM satellite radio. You can opt for a wireless phone charger, rear-seat USB charging ports, and a JBL stereo system. 

Plus, the Toyota Corolla Cross comes with tons of standard safety features. You get adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and lane-departure warning. 

If you can get past the fact that the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross doesn’t have the need for speed, then it’s still a great option. It serves as a budget-friendly choice if you want to upgrade from the Toyota C-HR.


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