Toyota’s newest SUV, the Corolla Cross, will be priced from $33,000 before on-road costs when it arrives Down Under in October 2022.
Opting for a front-wheel drive hybrid adds $2500 to the sticker price; the all-wheel drive hybrid powertrain is $3000 more expensive again.
Three trim levels will be offered, ranging from entry GX to flagship Atmos. The most expensive model, the Atmos Hybrid AWD, is priced at $49,050 before on-roads.
When it touches down, the Corolla Cross will take on the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Kona, Mazda CX-30, Subaru XV, and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross among many others.
It slots between the smaller Yaris Cross and larger (and heavily in-demand) RAV4 in the Toyota range.
- 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross GX: $33,000
- 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross GX Hybrid 2WD: $35,000
- 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross GXL: $36,750
- 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross GXL Hybrid 2WD: $39,250
- 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross GXL Hybrid AWD: $42,250
- 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Atmos: $43,550
- 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Atmos 2WD Hybrid: $46,050
- 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Atmos AWD Hybrid: $49,050
All prices exclude on-road costs.
Power in the Toyota Corolla Cross comes from a choice of petrol or hybrid drivetrains.
The petrol-only unit is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder with 126kW of power and 202Nm of torque, sending power to the front wheels only through a CVT.
Both the front-wheel and all-wheel drive hybrids feature a 2.0-litre four-cylinder Atkinson cycle petrol engine under the bonnet, making 112kW and 190Nm, mated to an e-CVT.
In the front-wheel drive version, it’s mated with an electric motor making 83kW and 206Nm. The all-wheel drive additionally features a 30kW rear axle motor.
Hybrids features a 4.06Ah lithium-ion battery pack which Toyota says is 14 per cent lighter, and more powerful, than before.
Toyota quotes a combined power output of 146kW from the front- and all-wheel drive hybrids, but no combined torque output.
The 100km/h sprint times of the Corolla Cross range are as follows:
- Corolla Cross GX petrol: 9.0 seconds
- Corolla Cross GX 2WD Hybrid: 7.5 seconds
- Corolla Cross GXL petrol: 9.1 seconds
- Corolla Cross GXL 2WD Hybrid: 7.6 seconds
- Corolla Cross GXL AWD Hybrid: 7.6 seconds
- Corolla Cross Atmos petrol: 9.2 seconds
- Corolla Cross Atmos 2WD Hybrid: 7.7 seconds
- Corolla Cross Atmos AWD Hybrid: 7.6 seconds
Claimed fuel economy in the petrol is 6.0L/100km (136g/km of CO2) on the combined cycle, and the car drinks 91 RON regular unleaded.
Claimed fuel economy in the front-wheel drive hybrid is 4.3L/100km (97g/km), while the all-wheel drive hybrid uses a claimed 4.4L/100km (101g/km).
Both drink 91 RON unleaded petrol.
The petrol has a 47L fuel tank; the front-wheel drive hybrid has a 36L tank; and the all-wheel drive hybrid has a 43L tank.
The Toyota Corolla Cross measures 4460mm long, 1825mm wide, and 1620mm tall, with a 2640mm wheelbase.
That makes it 70mm longer and 30mm wider than the C-HR, and 280mm longer and 60mm wider than a Yaris Cross.
Claimed boot space with the rear seats in place is as follows:
- Corolla Cross GX, GXL 2WD petrol: 436L
- Corolla Cross Atmos 2WD petrol, GX and GXL 2WD Hybrid: 425L
- Corolla Cross Atmos 2WD Hybrid: 414L
- Corolla Cross GXL AWD Hybrid: 390L
- Corolla Cross Atmos AWD Hybrid: 380L
The whole range has a 750kg braked towing capacity, and seating for five. The lightest model in the range is the GX 2WD petrol (1380kg), and the heaviest is the Atmos AWD Hybrid (1550kg).
Under the skin the range rides on a MacPherson strut front suspension. Front-wheel drive models feature a torsion beam rear, all-wheel drive models have a multi-link setup down back.
The Toyota Corolla Cross hasn’t been crash tested by Euro NCAP or ANCAP.
Standard safety equipment atop the eight airbags includes:
- Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection
- Adaptive cruise control
- Road sign assist
- Lane-departure warning
- Lane-keeping assist with active lane-centring
- Blind-spot monitor with safe-exit assist
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Reversing camera
- Automatic high-beam
Atmos hybrid models (not the petrol) gain a surround-view camera and active parking assist.
The Corolla Cross is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, which extends to seven years on powertrain components if the car is serviced using Toyota’s capped-price service program.
Maintenance is required every 12 months or 15,000 kilometres, and the first five services are capped at $230 each.
The Corolla Cross GX includes:
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- 17-inch temporary spare wheel
- LED headlights
- LED daytime running lights
- Heated, retractable side mirrors
- Automatic air-conditioning
- Fabric upholstery
- Keyless entry and start
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment
- Wireless Apple CarPlay
- Wired Android Auto
- DAB+ radio
- Six-speaker audio
- Toyota Connected Services, which through the MyToyota app allows:
- Check lock/unlock status
- Check vehicle location
- Log recent trips
- Start the engine and climate control
- Set controls on guest drivers
The Corolla Cross GXL adds:
- LED (high-grade) headlights
- Front fog lights
- Rear privacy glass
- Roof rails
- Leather-accented/fabric upholstery
- Leather-accented steering wheel, shifter
- Electrochromatic rear-view mirror
- Dual-zone climate control
- 10.5-inch touchscreen infotainment
- Satellite navigation
- USB-C rear charge ports
- 360-degree camera system
The Corolla Cross Atmos adds:
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Panoramic sunroof
- Electric tailgate with kick sensor
- Leather-accented upholstery
- Heated front seats
- 8-way power driver’s seat
- Heated steering wheel
- Wireless smartphone charger
- Rain-sensing wipers
- 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
- Advanced Park Assist
- 360-degree cameras with see-through view
- Glacier White
- Frosted White
- Stunning Silver
- Eclipse Black
- Atomic Rush
- Lunar Blue
- Moondust Grey
- Jungle Khaki