The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross was initially an international market-only model, but the Japanese car giant unveiled the U.S. spec version of the model back in June. We had some questions about where the Corolla Cross would fit in the company’s utility lineup. Still, the Japanese auto giant has dropped a hint with Toyota reps revealing the official pricing ladder for the Corolla Cross before it goes on sale in October.
Value-Conscious And Proud Of It
The Corolla Cross helps Toyota fill a budget-sized void in its crossover lineup. Base models start at $23,410 when you include the $1,215 destination fee, which is about $3,000 more than a traditional Corolla sedan or hatchback. Like those two, the Corolla Cross will be available in three different guises (L, LE, and XLE). The base L features a 7-inch infotainment screen with standard Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa capability. Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 is also along for the ride and includes goodies such as Automatic Emergency Braking, LED head and taillights, as well as dynamic cruise control.
LE models serve as the figurative $25,760 middle ground trim, with this model adding several features, including push-button start, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, and additional safety equipment. Look for this particular model to be the volume seller for the Corolla Cross model, especially regarding rivals such as the Hyundai Kona and the Nissan Kicks.
Meanwhile, the $27,540 XLE model is the range-topping Corolla Cross and is equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED DRLs, and foglights to complement the LED head and taillights. The interior also gets some luxury touches with Toyota engineers adding dual-zone climate control and synthetic leather seats that actually have leather accents woven right into them. This is a nice touch though we are curious to see how these seats feel out in the real world.
One Flavor Of Performance, For Now
While Toyota still has not confirmed whether the Corolla Cross hybrid will make it to the U.S., it appears that for now, the only engine on hand will be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that’s good for 169 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is a $1,300 extra, but it allows the Corolla Cross to stand out from the rest of the Corolla lineup while also providing some form of four-season capability.
The first Corolla Cross models will make their way to dealerships in October, with the Corolla Cross sharing showroom space with the Toyota CH-R for now. Still, it would not shock us if that model is eventually axed to eliminate any potential redundancy within the broader model lineup.
Carl Malek has been an automotive journalist for over 10 years. First starting out as a freelance photographer before making the transition to writing during college, his work has appeared on numerous automotive forums as well as websites such as Autoshopper.com.
Carl is also a big fan of British vehicles with the bulk of his devotion going to the Morgan Motor Company as well as offerings from Lotus, MG, and Caterham. When he is not writing about automobiles, Carl enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the Metro Detroit area, as well as spending time with his adorable pets.