2023 Toyota Corolla Cross: Options, Specs, & Trims — a New Hybrid Model!
Last year, the Toyota Corolla Cross debuted to much fanfare, with it applying the platform of the best-selling Corolla compact car to a small crossover SUV. For the 2023 model year, the Corolla Cross aims to build upon its success with a new hybrid model. Find out what we know so far about the release date, price, features, and specs of the 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross.
When will the 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross be available?
The new 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross was released in Fall 2022, while the 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid arrived in early 2023. Customers can get them at Toyota dealerships throughout the United States and in various international markets.
The Toyota Corolla Cross is built at the new Mazda Toyota Manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Alabama.
How much does the 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross cost?
The 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross crossover SUV has a starting price of $23,610 MSRP. It costs slightly more than the 2022 version, which starts at $22,445 MSRP. Also, the first-ever 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid starts at $27,970 MSRP.
2023 Corolla Cross specs: Engine options, gas mileage, 0-60 mph time, and towing
The 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross offers two powertrain options: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a new hybrid powertrain, which combines the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with three electric motors.
Here is the horsepower output and estimated fuel economy for the two Corolla Cross powertrains:
- Gas-powered Corolla Cross: 169 hp; Gas mileage of up to 32 combined mpg
- Corolla Cross Hybrid: 194 hp; Gas mileage of up to 42 combined mpg
Not only is the Corolla Cross Hybrid more efficient than the gas-powered model, but it’s also more powerful. That extra power translates to quicker acceleration, for the Corolla Cross Hybrid has a 0-60 mph time of 8.0 seconds, compared to 9.2 seconds for the gas-powered model.
For the drive system, all Corolla Cross Hybrid models come standard with all-wheel drive, while the gas-powered Corolla Cross offers a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The towing specs for the Corolla Cross Hybrid are not yet available, but the gas-powered Corolla Cross can tow up to 1,500 pounds.
What else is new for the 2023 Corolla Cross?
Along with the new hybrid model, the 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross expands the trim lineup with new S, SE, and XSE trims. Also, the 2023 Corolla Cross has a new information system. It features an 8.0-inch touchscreen, as well as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, cloud-based navigation, and over-the-air (OTA) updates. Plus, the 2023 Corolla Cross has added USB-C charge ports.
What are the exterior paint color options for the 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross?
Toyota revealed the exterior paint color options for the 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid. While the automaker didn’t yet reveal the color options for the gas-powered Corolla Cross, they will undoubtedly be very similar to the Corolla Cross Hybrid:
- Blue Crush Metallic
- Sonic Silver Metallic
- Wind Chill Pearl
- Jet Black Mica
- Barcelona Red Metallic
Also, the Corolla Cross offers two-tone exterior paint color options:
- Acidic Blast/Black Roof (new color option)
- Sonic Silver/Black Roof
- Blue Crush Metallic/Black Roof
- Barcelona Red/Black Roof
Additionally, inside the cabin, interior color and fabric options for the Corolla Cross include:
- SofTex-trimmed seats in Black, Black/Blue, or Macadamia/Mocha
- Fabric-trimmed seats in Light Gray, Black, Black/Gray, or Black/Blue
What are the small crossover SUV competitors of the Toyota Corolla Cross?
The small crossover SUV competitors of the Toyota Corolla Cross include the Honda HR-V, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-30, Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Kona, Kia Soul, Kia Seltos, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Kicks, Volkswagen Taos, Subaru Crosstrek, Subaru Forester, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Chevy Trailblazer, Chevy Equinox, and Ford Escape.
For warranty coverage, the Toyota Corolla Cross has the backing of a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Also, the Corolla Cross offers the ToyotaCare free maintenance plan, which is good for two years or 25,000 miles.
This article was updated on 5/23/2023 with the latest fuel economy information.