Toyota Corolla Cross launch details

Corolla Cross another SUV

Toyota Corolla Cross is another smaller crossover SUV styled vehicle released by Toyota. It sits somewhere between the C-HR and RAV 4.

Corolla Cross

Corolla Cross comes in 3 models. GX, GXL and Atmos. There is the choice of petrol and hybrid powertrains and two-wheel drive or electronic all-wheel drive on the hybrid versions.

They look like a smaller RAV 4 and inside it is exactly as you would expect from the Toyota formula. I do like the new central tablet though, with new-generation Toyota multimedia system.  It’s a vast improvement.

As you would expect the Corolla Cross, based on the multi platform drives smoothly and comfortably, and does very little wrong. It is ideally suited as a city runabout that has room for longer trips when desired.

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Toyota now has in the smaller SUV style segment the Yaris Cross, C-HR, Rav 4 and now the Corolla Cross. The Corolla Cross however leaves all the others behind with the latest safety sense package and connected services.

Corolla Cross is priced from $33,000 through to around $49,000 plus the usual costs.

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What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Follows Toyota SUV formula
  • Hybrid practicality and economy
  • Ideal Urban SUV
  • Technology for technology sake
  • Generic driver engagement
  • All safety features not standard across range

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Atmos AWD hybrid.

Model   

Toyota Corolla Cross Atmos AWD Hybrid

Model Price$49,050 MLP*
Engine2.0L 4Cyl Turbo Hybrid Petrol
DrivetraineFour AWD 10 step CVT
Power146kW Combined
Torque190Nm @ 4400-5200rpm
SafetyTBC
CO2 Emissions211 g/km Euro 5
Economy ADR/ Capacity4.4L/100km / 5.0L/100K on test / 43L
0-100kmh/Top Speed7.6 Secs / 180 kmh
Servicing12 MThs / 15,000km Fixed price
Warranty5yr/ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Atmos 2WD hybrid.

Overall Rating    

84/100

Behind the Wheel9
Comfort9
Equipment9
Performance7
Ride and Handling8
Practicality8
Fit for Purpose8
Style / appeal9
Technology / connectivity9
Value for Money8

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross GXL AWD hybrid.

Dimensions 

 
Overall Length / Wheelbase4460mm / 2640mm
Width / Height1825mm / 1620mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depth 160mm / NA
Approach / RO / Departure degreesN/A
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle M43 Litres / 5.2m
Boot Space Min / Max LTBC / 380L
Kerb Weight /  GVM / GCM / Payload kg1550 / 2005 / 2755 / 455 kg
Wheels / Tyres / Spare18×7.0 225/50 R18 / Space Saver
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating kg1200 / 75 kg

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2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Atmos AWD hybrid.

Corolla Cross Launch Notes 15th October 2022

Corolla Cross – Toyota has released the new Corolla Cross. This is yet another smaller SUV that sits alongside the Yaris Cross, C-HR and RAV-4.        This article focuses on model details. Driving impressions to follow shortly

However the Corolla Cross has advanced safety and connected technologies, excellent packaging and practicality, and the choice of petrol and hybrid powertrains and two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross GXL AWD hybrid.

Quick Corolla Cross Highlights

 All-new Corolla Cross offers class-leading technology and connected services

  • Choice of two-wheel or all-wheel drive, petrol or hybrid powertrains, and three trim levels
  • Corolla Cross offers superb value with 2WD GX petrol priced from $33,0001

Built on the same TNGA-C platform as its Corolla hatch and sedan siblings, the all-new Corolla Cross offers significantly higher ride height, interior flexibility and class-leading boot space up to 436 litres (GX & GXL petrol) with the rear seat backs in place.

What does the Corolla Cross look like?

In short it’s like a mini-me RAV 4.

That’s not a bad thing as the RAV 4 is pretty appealing.

Eight exterior paint colours are available on the Corolla Cross, consisting of Glacier White, Frosted White, Stunning Silver, Eclipse Black, Atomic Rush, Lunar Blue, Moondust Grey and Jungle Khaki.11

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Atmos AWD hybrid.

What is it like inside

For a smaller SUV there is adequate room

Typically Toyota fit and finish

Reasonable room for someone my size front and back.

I particularly like the new central screen, it’s a vast improvement on the more pedestrian and bland Toyota offerings in some models.

Its stylish exterior design is reflected inside where high-quality materials and finish give the car a premium ambience, matched by a dynamic and comfortable drive experience.

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross GXL AWD hybrid.

Toyota multimedia system.

The Corolla Cross is the first Toyota in Australia to feature the new-generation Toyota multimedia system.

The system can be controlled via a large 8.0-inch touchscreen display or steering wheel controls, and offers wireless Apple CarPlay®2, wired Android Auto™3, DAB+ digital radio4 and superb sound reproduction from a six-speaker audio system.

Building on the infotainment system, the Corolla Cross features the most comprehensive Toyota Connected Services5 functionality of any Toyota model to date, using a data communication module (DCM) inside the vehicle and the myToyota Connect smartphone app to provide real-time remote information and convenience for owners.

Through the myToyota Connect app, owners can undertake such things as remotely check the status of the doors and lights, access information such as the vehicle’s last known location and recent trips, or start the engine or climate control.

Toyota Safety Sense

Toyota Safety Sense suite of driver assistance features offers new technologies including lane change assist and safe exit assist, providing further security and peace of mind for drivers.6

Corolla Cross Model Walk

The Corolla Cross range opens from $33,000 plus on-road costs1 for the petrol-powered GX variant, with three trim levels on offer consisting of GX, GXL and the flagship Atmos.

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross GX 2WD petrol.

GX Model

  • Petrol of Hybrid engines.
  • Only in 2WD versions

Exterior

  • 17-inch alloy wheels,
  • LED head and tail-lights,
  • automatic high beam,
  • daytime running lights,
  • heated and auto retractable door mirrors and
  • a shark fin antenna.

Interior

  • automatic climate control,
  • a 7.0-inch digital multi information display (MID),
  • electric park brake, s
  • mart entry and start,
  • fabric seats,
  • 60:40 split-folding rear seats and
  • a luggage cover.

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross GXL AWD hybrid.

GXL Model

  • Petrol or Hybrid engines
  • 2WD or AWD versions available.
  • AWD hybrid features an additional electric motor to drive the rear axle for added traction.

Exterior

  • add high-grade LED headlights,
  • front fog lights,
  • roof rails and
  • Rear privacy glass.

Interior

  • Add combination leather-accented and fabric upholstery,
  • leather-accented shift knob and steering wheel,
  • Electrochromatic rear-view mirror,
  • dual-zone climate control and
  • Two extra USB-C ports in the rear of the centre console.
  • upgraded multimedia system features
    • a larger 10.5-inch touchscreen display
    • satellite navigation7
  • extra safety features including
    • a panoramic view monitor and
    • Parking support brake6.

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Atmos AWD hybrid.

Atmos Model

  • Petrol and Hybrid engines
  • 2WD or AWD versions

Exterior

  • 18-inch alloys,
  • panoramic moon roof and
  • A power rear hatch with kick sensor.

Interior

  • leather-accented upholstery,
  • heated front seats and steering wheel, ight-way adjustable powered driver’s seat,
  • full digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster display,
  • nanoeTM® X8 air conditioning technology,
  • illuminated entry and
  • A wireless phone charger9.
  • Safety equipment added
    • enhanced panoramic view monitor,
    • Advanced Park Assist and
    • Pedestrian detection for the parking support brake system6.

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Atmos AWD hybrid.

Corolla Cross Engine and drivetrain

Power for the petrol variants comes courtesy of a thermally efficient 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder engine developing 126kW at 6600rpm and 202Nm from 4400-4900rpm, driving the front wheels via a sequential ten-speed continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Hybrid versions employ a 2.0-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine teamed to an electric motor on the front axle for a combined maximum power output of 146kW and a low 4.3l/100km10 fuel consumption on the combined cycle test.

Hybrid AWD variants add a second electric drive motor on the rear axle while fuel consumption remains as low as 4.4l/100km10 on the combined cycle test.

Owner benefits

The Corolla Cross is covered by Toyota Warranty Advantage12,13, which offers up to 5-year unlimited kilometre coverage extending to seven-years on engine and driveline14, with capped-price servicing for the first five years/75,000km and each 12-month/15,000km service costing $23015.

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Atmos AWD hybrid.

Corolla Cross pricing1

 1 – GX Petrol: $33,000

2 -GX Hybrid 2WD: $35,500

3 – GXL Petrol: $36,750

4 – GXL Hybrid 2WD: $39,250

5 – GXL Hybrid AWD: $42,250

6 – Atmos Petrol: $43,550

7 – Atmos Hybrid 2WD: $46,050

8 – Atmos Hybrid AWD: $49,050

Notes

1 Manufacturer’s recommended retail price provided for media purposes only. Statutory charges and other on-road costs not included.

2 CarPlay® is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.

3 Android Auto™ is a trademark of Google LLC.

4 Coverage dependent on vehicle location.

5 Connected Services complimentary period ends 1 year from delivery date. Fees and charges may apply thereafter. Not available outside Australia or if services disabled or terminated. Dependent on 3G/4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage and other factors outside Toyota’s control which can limit ability or functionality of system. Check your Owner’s Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.

6 Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner’s Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.

7 Coverage varies based on vehicle location.

8 Product & company names are trademarks of their respective owners.

9 Only Qi-supported devices compatible. Refer to device manufacturer. May require additional purchase of accessory to support wireless charging.

10 Achieved in test conditions for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel consumption varies depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition, load and options/accessories fitted. Source: ADR81/02 combined/urban/extra urban (L/100km) for manual / auto models.

More notes

11 Toyota Australia reserves the right to vary or discontinue the current interior and exterior colours, trims and colour/trim/model combinations. Colours and trims displayed are a guide only and may vary from actual colours due to printing/display process. See your Toyota dealer to confirm availability when ordering your vehicle.

12 See Toyota.com.au/owners/warranty or your vehicle’s Warranty and Service Book for applicable warranty period, inclusions & limitations. This warranty does not limit & may not necessarily exceed your rights under the Australian consumer Law.

13 The standard Toyota Warranty Advantage period is 5 years, with unlimited kms, from delivery. Excludes vehicles used for a commercial purpose, such as taxis, hire vehicles and vehicles transporting people or goods for payment including rideshare. See toyota.com.au/owners/warranty or your vehicle’s Warranty and Service Book for T&Cs. This warranty does not limit and may not necessarily exceed your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.

14 The Toyota Warranty Advantage Extended Engine and Driveline coverage is for 7yrs from delivery, provided your vehicle is properly serviced and maintained per its Warranty and Service Book. Excludes vehicles used for a commercial purpose, such as taxis, hire vehicles and vehicles transporting people or goods for payment including rideshare. See toyota.com.au/owners/warranty or your vehicle’s Warranty and Service Book for T&Cs. This warranty does not limit and may not necessarily exceed your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.

15 Max price quoted is model specific. Applies to standard scheduled logbook servicing (normal operating conditions) for 5 years/75,000km (whichever occurs first) up to a max. 6 services. Excludes Government & Rental vehicles. For details see your Toyota dealer or visit Toyota.com.au/advantage

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Summary

Toyota Corolla Cross is another smaller crossover SUV styled vehicle released by Toyota. It sits somewhere between the C-HR and RAV 4.

Corolla Cross comes in 3 models. GX, GXL and Atmos. There is the choice of petrol and hybrid powertrains and two-wheel drive or electronic all-wheel drive on the hybrid versions.

Corolla Cross is priced from $33,000 through to around $49,000 plus the usual costs.

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