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The Toyota Corolla Cross was released in America for the 2022 model year, and it is no surprise that reception has been overwhelmingly positive for this variant of the Corolla. The Corolla Cross is built on a similar platform to the tried and true Corolla hatchback and shares all of the same conveniences, features, and reliability of the sedan and hatchback Corolla, just in a more practical crossover SUV package.

J.D. Power’s Toyota Corolla Cross consensus

The rear badge of the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross in gray.
The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross | Toyota

Recently JD Power released the results from their APEAL study. This study consisted of current Toyota Corolla Cross owners ranking specific attributes of their car from their most favorite to their least favorite. Using this data, we can see which aspects of the Corolla Cross owners enjoy the most. Here is everything you need to know about the which aspects of the Toyota Corolla Cross that owners like the most.

Toyota Corolla Cross owners love their SUV’s appearance

Toyota Corolla Cross owners have ranked the exterior styling as their favorite aspect of their vehicle. Toyota describes the design of the Corolla Cross as a combination of the dynamic feel of an SUV with a high-quality urban appeal.

Exterior Design Leader Kenichi Okamura states that he enjoys diving and photography, and using these interests as a starting point, he wanted to design an SUV that can be used in town during the week but is still capable of meeting his needs adventuring on the weekends.

Tokiko Hirai, an exterior designer for Toyota, also states that she wanted to design a car that she would purchase herself. She also wanted to design a stylish SUV that could be sold in any country in the world. This Corolla Cross indeed had to be designed to appeal to a wide range of people while looking stylish during the work week in an urban environment. But, it’s also capable of adventures on the weekend. With these aspects in mind, it is no question why the exterior design is a favorite among owners.

What other aspects of the vehicle do owners like?

Other than exterior styling, Toyota Corolla Cross owners also enjoy their SUV’s driving feel and feeling of safety while in the car. These two aspects of the Corolla Cross can be attributed to this SUV’s familiar platform. The SUV version inherits the Corolla sedan and hatchback’s handling and drivability, which is predictable, safe, and somewhat sporty for an economy car.

Regarding safety, the Corolla Cross is among the best in its class, with the 2022 Corolla Cross receiving an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award. Standard safety features for this Corolla Cross include a rearview camera, Forward Collision Warning, Forward Automatic Emergency Braking, Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, automatic high beam headlights, Rear Seat Alert, and Adaptive Cruise Control. Blind-spot monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, front and rear parking sensors, and reverse automatic emergency braking are also offered as optional equipment.

With such a dedicated design team and so many safety features, it is easy to see why owners love the Toyota Corolla Cross.


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