Introducing the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross, a subcompact crossover unveiled for overseas markets last July that’s now coming to the US. The Corolla Cross rides on the same TNGA-C platform as its sedan and hatchback siblings and also shares the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 169 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque and routes power to either the front or all four wheels through a CVT. Unlike the sedan and hatch, it doesn’t appear a six-speed manual option is available.
For now, it will come with one powertrain, a 2.0L 4 cylinder making 169HP and 150 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels or all four and sent through a dreaded CVT. The AWD system can only send up to 50% of the power to the rear wheels and FWD versions get a torsion beam rear suspension. It can tow only 1,500lbs if you dare. FWD models get 32MPH while AWD gets 30MPG.
Toyota is offering three trims to choose from as well, A 7-inch information display screen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are some additional standard kits. An 8-inch display is optional and wireless charging is standard on LE and XLE trims, as are two rear-seat USB charging ports and a nine-speaker audio system.
All three trims come equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense suite of advanced safety systems, though blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert only come standard on the higher two trims. Automatic braking is only standard on the XLE. Details such as pricing or an on-sale date haven’t been announced but we expect the 2022 Corolla Cross to begin at around ₦9.6 million – $20,000, just like the sedan and hatch.