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The Toyota Corolla Cross is a crossover that blends the practicality and pleasing driving dynamics of the highly successful Toyota Corolla with the utility and spaciousness of an SUV. Before the arrival of the Corolla Cross, Toyota already had a crossover in its lineup with the C-HR. Do we have a jealous brother problem on our hands? Let’s find out with this 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross vs. 2022 Toyota C-HR comparison.

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross vs. 2022 Toyota C-HR

Blue 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross driving up a hill
2022 Toyota Corolla Cross | Toyota

In our comparison between the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross and the 2022 Toyota C-HR, we analyzed several different areas. This includes performance, efficiency, towing, safety, off-road capabilities, passenger and cargo space, interior features and technologies, and price/value.

Corolla Cross vs. C-HR: Performance, efficiency, and towing

Driver's side front angle view of white 2022 Toyota C-HR
2022 Toyota C-HR | Toyota

On the performance front, the Corolla Cross outmuscles the C-HR. It has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which generates 169 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder variant in the C-HR produces only 149 hp and 139 lb-ft of torque. However, with its shorter turning diameter (34.2 vs. 35.4 feet), the C-HR is slightly more maneuverable than the Corolla Cross.

For efficiency, the Corolla Cross edges the C-HR. It has an estimated fuel economy of up to 31 city/33 highway mpg, compared to a gas mileage of 27 city/31 highway mpg for the C-HR.

While small crossovers are not the “go-to” choice for towing a heavy load, the Corolla Cross is the only one that is rated for towing. It has a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds.

Corolla Cross vs. CH-R: Safety

Both the Corolla Cross and C-HR offer a plethora of safety features. This includes electronic stability control, brake assist, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, and a blind-spot monitor. However, unlike the Corolla Cross, the C-HR has cross-traffic alert and auto-leveling headlights.

Corolla Cross vs. CH-R: Off-road capabilities

Both the Corolla Cross and C-HR are more suitable for on-road driving than off-road excursions. However, the Corolla Cross is the only one to offer an all-wheel drive system. Also, the Corolla Cross has a considerably higher ground clearance than the C-HR (8.1 vs. 5.9 inches).

Corolla Cross vs. CH-R: Passenger and cargo space

The Corolla Cross offers more space for passengers, with a total passenger volume of 95.0 cu-ft, compared to 86.0 cu-ft for the C-HR. However, the C-HR has more storage space, with a maximum cargo capacity of 37.0 cu-ft, compared to 26.5 cu-ft for the Corolla Cross.

Corolla Cross vs. CH-R: Interior features and technologies

The Corolla Cross and C-HR offer a similar roster of interior features and technologies. This includes a touchscreen infotainment system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, HD Radio, satellite radio, an adjustable steering wheel, and keyless start. 

Corolla Cross vs. CH-R: Price/value

For price/cost, the Corolla Cross and C-HR have a similar price range. The starting prices for the 2022 Corolla Cross range from $22,195 for the base L trim up to $26,325 for the XLE trim. While the pricing information is not yet available for the 2022 C-HR, it likely won’t differ much from the 2021 C-HR. The starting prices of the 2021 C-HR range from $21,695 for the base LE trim up to $26,750 for the Limited trim. 

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross vs. 2022 Toyota CH-R: Which crossover SUV is better?

Each Toyota crossover SUV has its own set of advantages. For the 2022 Corolla Cross, advantages include performance, efficiency, towing, off-road capabilities, and passenger space. For the 2022 C-HR, advantages include maneuverability, safety, and cargo space.


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