Toyota Corolla Cross, a subcompact crossover, combines the comfort of a sedan with the versatility and cargo capacity of an SUV. The Corolla Cross is affordable and has good fuel economy. However, the rear seats are quite small and there are not many options.
The Toyota Corolla Cross, an entry-level crossover, offers a solid set of standard features at a reasonable price. It is just below the smaller, more compact Toyota C-HR, and lower than the larger, more expensive Toyota RAV4. This is a great choice for couples or singles who don’t use the rear seats as adult passengers. You get peace of mind and security at a lower price with the standard safety features. It is small but responsive and has good fuel economy. This makes filling up easier for those with tight budgets. The Corolla Cross’s interior is attractive, with a standard 7 inch infotainment screen and eye-catching materials. It is an entry-level vehicle.
Pricing and Trims
Three trim levels are available for the Toyota Corolla Cross: LE, XLE, and L. All-wheel drive is available for $1,300. Front-wheel drive comes standard. The midrange LE model is our recommendation. We will explain.
The entry-level L model starts from $22,195, plus a $1.215 destination fee. The standard features include a 2.0-liter four cylinder engine, continuously variable auto transmission, 17-inch wheels and a 4.2 inch instrument display. There are two front USB ports and fabric seats.
The LE starts at $24,545. It includes an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment screen, a wireless charging station, blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert as well as roof rails, leather-wrapped steering wheels, automatic climate control, heated power side mirrors, and one rear and two front USB ports. You can choose from a JBL audio system with nine speakers, a moonroof and a tonneau cover.
This trim level is our favorite, as it includes valuable upgrades like a larger touchscreen, blind spot warning, and automatic temperature control, all for a modest price increase.
The top XLE model is priced at $26,325, and includes 18-inch alloy wheels, a 7 inch instrument display, synthetic leather seating, heated front seats and heated rear seats. You can choose from adaptive front lighting with automatic-leveling or a power rear liftgate.
Performance and Engine
Toyota Corolla Cross features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 169 horsepower paired with an automatic continuously variable transmission. Although it’s not a lot of horsepower, this crossover is not a large SUV. The Corolla Cross is quickly brought to speed by the smooth, refined engine. The acceleration is powerful but not too aggressive. Drivers won’t have any trouble finding extra power to pass slower vehicles, but acceleration is strong and not aggressive. The Corolla Cross rides just like its predecessor, the Corolla sedan. It’s smooth on rough roads but not too soft. Although it’s not sporty, the steering is precise and the brakes are powerful, the Corolla Cross feels very capable.
Toyota Corolla Cross can seat five people, and the front seats are comfortable and well-suited for long journeys. Two people can fit comfortably in the rear seats, while three can be accommodated in the front. The Corolla Cross subcompact SUV is lower priced than the Corolla. Don’t expect to find flashy leathers or wood trims. Toyota did not cut corners. The Corolla Cross has high-quality fabrics that feel and look better than the entry-level price. The synthetic leather seats in the top trim add an extra level of visual appeal. There is ample cargo space thanks to the 60/40 split folding rear seats. The rear seats have a capacity of 26.5 cubic feet. There is a large rear opening and a low load floor that make it easy for larger items to be stored. The front-wheel-drive models are able to store 66.8 cubic yards behind the front seats while all-wheel-drive versions can hold 65.5 cubic feet. The Corolla Cross can tow up 1,500 pounds.