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Toyota sells several small SUV models, but the Corolla Cross Hybrid stands out as one of the newer and increasingly popular editions on the market. One of its best selling points is the versatility granted by all the available customization options across each trim level. Let’s look at what a fully loaded 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid provides and what you get with other versions of the vehicle.  

The 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid is one of the best SUVs on the market

As you can see on Toyota‘s website, there are three trim levels for the Corolla Cross Hybrid: the Hybrid S, Hybrid SE, and Hybrid XSE. Each SUV shares a few features in common. 

All Corolla Cross Hybrids are more powerful and efficient than the gas-only version. The small SUV is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine/electric motor that produces 196 total horsepower, 27 hp more than the non-hybrid Corolla Cross. The fuel economy is the same on all models (45 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway), and each one is also equipped with all-wheel drive, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and Toyota Safety Sense 3.0, a suite of advanced driving technologies to help people stay safe on the road. 

The Hybrid S includes all of those features for $27,970. The Hybrid SE, which costs $29,290, has all of that and adds a few more facets as well. The SE is equipped with roof rails, paddle shifters, and privacy glass and comes with more safety tools such as blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. On an aesthetic level, the SE is available in four two-tone exterior paint combinations: silver, red, blue, or gold, with a black or dark metallic roof. 

Each trim comes with a bevy of options and accessories 

The Hybrid XSE is the most expensive version of the 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid at $31,065 and has the most luxurious feature set as a result. Where the S and SE have fabric seats and 17-inch wheels, the XSE has leatherette upholstery in black or black/blue and 18-inch alloy wheels. The highest-level trim also has premium LED headlights, taillights, and fog lights, heated front seats, and a power driver’s seat. 

To experience a fully loaded Corolla Cross Hybrid, you’ll have to invest in a few extra accessories and customization options. Premium paint colors add $425 to the price tag, and grouped sets like the moonroof-featuring Convenience Package ($2,665) and Carpet Mat Package ($289) will also set you back more. 

There are also 16 other attachments to consider, such as door sill protectors ($179), a frameless HomeLink mirror ($175), an activity mount ($399), paint protection ($974 for front and back), roof rack cross bars ($330), and more. 

If you want all of these things added to your SUV, the final price for a fully loaded new 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross will be around $39,000.

Which Corolla Cross Hybrid trim level represents the best value?

Each Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid trim has its own merits. Given the general high quality of each vehicle, it can be hard to decide which version represents the best value for interested drivers. There are no wrong answers to this question. Even the base-level Hybrid S is a very good SUV. 

A fully loaded Hybrid XSE offers a lot of capabilities without sacrificing comfort, but the $39K price point is on the higher end of the market for this type of SUV. Still, if the bump in cost doesn’t affect your budget too much and you think it’s worth it, then it’s probably best to go all-out on the most premium model of the Corolla Cost Hybrid. If not, the other versions will get you where you need to go just fine. 

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