2022 Toyota Corolla Cross front view

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross | Small Car, Crossover Functionality

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.

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

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
2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

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
2022 Toyota Corolla Cross


  • 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.

2022 Toyota 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)
2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

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!