2022 Toyota Corolla Cross XLE AWD - Review by Mark Fulmer +VIDEO
Small Car Grows Bigger Retaining Good Handling and Competitive Price
Executive Producer, Editor
THE AUTO CHANNEL
The 2022 Corolla Cross has expanded itself into a mini SUV while keeping its good drivability and safety systems. The extra height makes for easier access, increased visibility of road and traffic ahead, and makes traveling over dirt and muddy roads no problem.
The 2.0-liter, 170-horsepower engine has all-wheel-drive in the XLE trim and its independent front and rear suspension keeps everything steady and ready for unpredictable weather and road conditions. MPG for this trim is 29 city and 32 highway.
Inside, you'll find Soft-Tex seats and ergonomic design keeping everything reachable and useful.
Headroom w/ moonroof - 39.5 in.
Legroom - 42.9 in.
Shoulder Room - 52.7 in.
Hip Room - 52.6 in.
The rear seats got thumbs up from passengers especially when front seat occupants slid their up a bit.
Legroom - 32.0 in.
Shoulder Room - 52.4in.
Hip Room - 43.8 in.
The dash gauge is well designed and quite readible in all lighting conditions.
The infotainment system has an eight-inch touchscreen and a nine-speaker JBL sound system that is very well balanced for the interior dimensions.
A moonroof, power back door, and adaptive auto-leveling headlights are also welcome additions.
With seats upright there is 26.5 cu.ft. of cargo space.
Fold those seats down to gain 66.8 cubic feet which leads the class.
Toyota safety and assist systems are legion and include:
- Blind Spot Monitor
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert with Braking Assist
- Front and Rear Parking Assist
- HAC (Hill Starting Assist)
- Pre-Collision System
- Lane Trace Assist
- Smart Stop Technology