2022 Toyota Corolla Cross front view

Personally, although I appreciate a good sedan, I would much rather riding in a Crossover. I just like sitting higher off the road.

If that sounds like you, perhaps you’ll want to take a look at the new

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Driver Side

The “all-new 2022 Corolla Cross hits the sweet spot with the engaging driving experience of a small car and the functionality of a larger crossover.” (Toyota.com)

Looking at the SUV from the front, you’ll still see the distinguished Toyota “black front grille and a chiseled front fascia,” but as you head to the rear, you’ll find fender flares for a more SUV, “urban edge” look and feel.

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Front Wheel

Based on the popular Corolla sedan, the Corolla Cross is available in both front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD); and offers three trim levels: L, LE and XLE.

Plus, in addition to the interior offers found in the traditional Corolla class, the Cross also includes an optional power moonroof, as well as either single- or dual-zone automatic climate control.

Not to mention, all trim levels feature standard heating and air conditioning vents for rear seat passengers.

Standard features of the Toyota Corolla Cross include:

L Grade:

  • 7-inch Multimedia Display
  • Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and Amazon Alexa
  • 2 conveniently located USB media ports
  • Standard three-month SiriusXM® Platinum subscription
  • Rear HVAC Vents
  • TSS 2.0
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • 17″ Steel wheels with silver wheel covers

LE Grade – L features plus:

  • 8″ Multimedia display
  • Qi-wireless charging
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • 17″ alloy wheels
  • Roof rails
  • Smart Key with Push Button Start
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Auto climate control
  • Three USB ports
  • Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signals

XLE Grade – LE features plus:

  • 18” alloy wheels
  • 7” MID
  • SofTex®-trimmed seats
  • 10-way power driver seat with lumbar
  • Heated front seats
  • LED DRLs and fog lights
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Brake
  • Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Rear folding armrest with two cup holders
  • Leather shift knob
  • Tonneau cover


  • LE:
    • Audio Plus with JBL® 9-speaker system
    • Moonroof package
      • Moonroof
      • Tonneau cover
  • XLE:
    • Audio Plus with JBL® 9-speaker system
    • Convenience Package
      • Moonroof
      • Power rear liftgate
    • Adaptive Front Lighting System with auto-leveling

And, as a parent, the safety features are always an important point, here are the active safety systems found on the Corolla Cross.

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 is a comprehensive active safety system that includes:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection (PCS with PD)
  • Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Steering Assist
  • Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)
  • Road Sign Assist (RSA)
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
  • Automatic High Beams (AHB)

The Toyota STAR Safety System includes:

  • Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (Enhanced VSC)
  • Traction Control (TRAC)
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist (BA)
  • Smart Stop Technology (SST)

In our family, with three teenagers left at home, the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross is an ideal vehicle. It gives our teens more legroom than a sedan, with the cool factor that’s not a minivan.

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Cargo

Plus, as I mentioned above, it gives me the ability to sit higher off the road. Makes me feel safer.

Take a look at the all-new 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross to find out how it can work for your family!