2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

Meet the new AWD Corolla Cross. For over 50-years, the Toyota Corolla has been a staple in the world of cars as a small front-wheel-drive sedan or hatchback, and that’s about to change.

For the 2022 model year, (fall this year) Corolla Cross comes to the market as a small SUV available, for the first time in all-wheel drive (AWD).

AWD Toyota Corolla

Standard features across the lineup include a rear spoiler, some LED lighting, a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.

Trim levels on the 2022 AWD Corolla Cross are; L, LE and XLE.

Engine and Fuel Economy

Powering the new 2022 AWD Corolla Cross is a 2.0-liter engine and CVT transmission. Fuel economy estimates are around 30 mpg combined for AWD models. Dynamic Torque Control distributes power when needed for traction, or turns it off completely to assist in better fuel economy.

Corolla Cross SUV

Dimensions and Size

The overall length of the Corolla Cross is 175.6 inches, which makes it 4-inches longer than a CH-R, and 5 inches shorter than a RAV4. Ground clearance is 8.1-inches. Overall height (with antenna) is 64.8-inches and the width is 71.9-inches.

New AWD Corolla Cross

Corolla Cross Features by trim level


Here is some the standard equipment on the entry level L trim;

  • LED Projector low and high-beam with Automatic High Beams.
  • LED stop lights
  • Black grille
  • Black Rocker Body Panels and Black Overfenders
  • Color-keyed outside door handles
  • 17-inch steel wheels with covers
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • Backup camera
  • Cloth seating
  • Safety Connect® button


  • Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal and blind spot warning
  • Color-keyed outside door handles with front row touch-sensor lock and unlock feature
  • Push-button start and Smart Key
  • 17-inch silver alloy wheels
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Black roof rails
  • Front zone auto air conditioning
  • Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging
  • 8-inch touchscreen and 6 speakers


Top of the range XLE trims features;

  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with on/off feature
  • LED stop lights, taillights, and fog lights
  • Black grille with metallic paint surround
  • 18-inch alloy wheels with black finish
  • Chrome side window molding
  • Front dual-zone air conditioning
  • Backup camera with dynamic gridlines
  • Softex (leather-like) trimmed seating
  • 10 way power driver seat
  • Heated seats
  • 7-inch multi-information display screen (for speedometer etc)
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • 6 cup holders
  • Tonneau cover


Across all trim of the Corolla SUV, is Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 which includes; Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams, Road Sign Assist, Lane Tracing Assist, and Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

New AWD Corolla Cross

2022 Corolla Cross Colors

For its release in the fall, the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross is available in the following colors;

  • Wind Chill Pearl
  • Sonic Silver
  • Celestite Gray Metallic
  • Jet Black
  • Barcelona Red Metallic
  • Cypress
  • Blue Crush Metallic
New AWD Corolla Cross
2022 Toyota Corolla Cross. Photo: Toyota.

Hidden pictures

There are 22 hidden icons throughout the car. Will you find them all?

Toyota says information on pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date of the AWD Corolla Cross later this fall. What do you think of the new AWD Corolla Cross, what do you expect the price to be? Let us know in the comments below.

Lauren has been working in the automotive industry both in the U.K and in the U.S. for over 10 years. She has driven hundreds of vehicles, not only new cars but beaters without heaters, fast cars on fire, slow cars in snow, off-road trucks in the mucks, and old pickups with pups. She’s driven heaps of Jeeps, miles in muscle and once took her gran in a car from Japan. Lauren is a member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press Association.

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