- Toyota expands its legendary Corolla family with an all-new Subcompact SUV that’s prepped for adventures
- Sixmodels, featuring a choice of AWD or FWD powertrains
- Starting MSRP of $24,890
- AWD models add all-weather confidence for just $1,400 more
TORONTO, ON – October 7th, 2021 – Get ready to broaden your horizons, in the most adventurous subcompact SUV yet. All-new for 2022, the Toyota Corolla Cross is the newest member of the most popular automotive nameplate in the world. And with a starting MSRP under $25,000 and an easy step up to the added confidence of all wheel drive, the Corolla Cross is ready to take you on new adventures.
“At Toyota we know that well-designed and engineered small vehicles deliver big driving fun – which is why we created the all-new Corolla Cross,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “Toyota designers crafted a premium-feeling subcompact SUV, and Toyota engineers delivered: The Corolla Cross is stylish, dynamic, and capable – with smart technology features, fun-to-drive performance including sure-footed AWD options, impressive space and versatility, plus Toyota’s unmatched quality and efficiency.”
The Corolla Cross is built on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, which enabled engineers to optimize the balance between handling and ride comfort. Sharp handling includes an excellent turning radius, while the 169 horsepower 2.0L 4-cylinder Dynamic Force engine and CVT transmission with sequential shift mode deliver impressive acceleration.
Canadians will live where the snow flies (and that’s most of us, after all) will love the combination of subcompact form factor and Toyota’s efficient Dynamic Torque Control All Wheel Drive system – included on four of the six available models for a modest step up of just $1,400. On clear roads, this system operates in FWD mode for maximum fuel efficiency. But when thing get greasy under wheel, the system automatically and seamlessly directs up to 50 percent of power to the rear wheels to help drivers maintain control. And it does this with an estimated fuel efficiency of 7.8L / 100 km, city / highway combined.
Those in more temperate climates who are looking for maximum fuel efficiency may choose from two front wheel drive models, which boost fuel efficiency to an estimated 7.3L / 100 km, city / highway combined.
All models feature a rigid body design, electric power steering, and expertly tuned suspensions make the Corolla Cross nimble on city streets, while still impressively comfortable for long highway trips or encounters with rough road surfaces.
The Corolla Cross combines a right-sized body with sharp styling and class-leading cargo space, making it the ideal subcompact SUV for urban expeditions or rural getaways. And as a special treat, every model includes two-dozen Easter Eggs: 24 Corolla Cross logos hidden throughout the vehicle – representing the 24/7 dedication of the team that designed and engineered this outstanding model.
Curbside, the Corolla Cross features styling that promises adventure – with a sporty stance, bold front end, sleek profile with unique bodylines, and flared fender arches. The result is a vehicle that combines premium design with urban toughness, while minimizing driver blind spots. Toyota offers the Corolla Cross in up to seven exciting body colours (depending on trim level): Wind Chill Pearl, Barcelona Red Metallic, Blue Crush Metallic, Jet Black Mica, Celestite, Cypress, and Sonic Silver Metallic.
Inside, the cabin is comfortable, spacious, and uncluttered. Controls and gauges are carefully designed and placed to enhance the driver-focused cockpit. And with 60/40 split rear seats that fold to free up 608L of space, the Corolla Cross combines versatility with impressive cargo space.
As a Toyota, the Corolla Cross is standard equipped with an impressive package of state of the art safety systems – headlined by Toyota Safety Sense 2.0. This bundleof active safety technologies helps extend the driver’s awareness and ability to avoid collisions, or mitigate their effect. TSS 2.0 includes Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Road Edge Detection, Automatic High Beams, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian and Bicycle Detection, Lane Tracing Assist, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Other standard safety features include the Toyota Star Safety System, a back-up camera, and ten air bags, and a tire pressure monitoring system with auto location.
To cater to a wide variety of preferences and budgets, the all-new Corolla Cross will be offered in a range of models, as follows:
The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross L is offered in a choice of FWD (starting MSRP: $24,890) or AWD (starting MSRP: $26,290) powertrain configurations. This model features a 7” Display Audio system with six speakers, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a 4.2” full colour multi-information display, 17” steel wheels, heated front seats, power adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, variable intermittent wipers, bi-beam LED headlamps and LED rear combination lamps.
The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross LE is also offered in FWD (starting MSRP: $27,090) or AWD (starting MSRP: $28,490) powertrain configurations. This model enhances the L series with many upgrades, including an 8” Display Audio system, 17” alloy wheels with wheel locks, integrated signal lamps on the exterior mirrors, a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, rear privacy glass, the Toyota Smart Key System with Push Button Start, a tonneau cover, an anti-theft alarm system, and Toyota’s Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert safety technology.
The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross LE Premium is offered exclusively with all-wheel-drive (starting MSRP: $30,590). It further enhances the LE trim level with a power moon roof, a wireless charging system for compatible smart phones, and roof rails. The LE Premium trim level also introduces the Corolla Cross to Connected Services by Toyota Audio Plus with Remote Connect. This bundle of connectivity features includes Service Connect, Safety Connect, and Remote Connect, plus integrated Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
The top of the line 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross XLE is also offered exclusively with all-wheel-drive (starting MSRP: $33,990). It builds on the LE Premium trim level, upgrading the entertainment system to a nine-speaker JBL Audio system. Other enhancements include a 7” full colour multi-information display, leather-wrapped shift knob, ambient interior lighting, power adjustable driver’s seat, seats clad in Softex upholstery, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, a parking support brake, auto-dimming rear view mirror, and the Back Guide Monitor. Outside, this model’s upgrades include 18” alloy wheels, LED fog lamps, premium bi-beam LED headlamps, premium LED rear combination lamps, and a power back door.
The all-new, 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross goes on sale later this month at Toyota Dealers across Canada. For complete and up to date details and specifications, visit www.toyota.ca/corolla-cross.
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over five million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability to the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than eight million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid. Recent investments at its facilities in Ontario will allow for increased production of the top-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models.