Toyota’s Corolla has been the epitome of a reliable, fuel efficient, safe family vehicle for more than five decades. Recently, the automaker has announced that the Corolla family is welcoming a new member in North America: The brand new 2022 Corolla Cross. This vehicle has all the functionality and convenience of the beloved Corolla packaged into a new compact crossover form that already has people talking. Now that it is here on Long Island, we here at Westbury Toyota are happy to tell you a bit more about this exciting debut.
The subcompact sport utility Corolla Cross is available with both front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD). Built on Toyota’s TNGA-C platform, it has some pretty impressive specs: A 2.0 liter (L) Dynamic Force 4-cylinder Engine that gives you 169 horsepower (hp) is paired to a Direct Shift continuously variable transmission (CVT) to guarantee smooth yet adventurous performance capabilities.
To enhance the overall driving experience, the Corolla Cross’s AWD Dynamic Torque Control system can disengage whenever it is not required, which will improve the fuel economy. While the system is engaged it can direct power (up to 50 percent) to the rear wheels should the extra traction be needed.
As far as efficiency goes, this new subcompact SUV is no slouch. Estimated mileage comes in at 32 miles per gallon (mpg) combined for the FWD version while the AWD model comes in at 30 mpg combined. To round off its versatility, every Corolla Cross model will be capable of towing a maximum of 1,500 pounds (lbs.).
The interior of the Corolla Cross is surprisingly spacious, and the storage space in the rear can be adjusted as necessity dictates with the 60/40 split folding rear seats (standard on all trims). In order to ensure you can easily access the cargo area, the vehicle has an available option of a power liftgate with a convenient height adjustability feature. If you need even more storage options, you can opt for an activity mount for your bicycle and a roof rack with crossbars.
You and your passengers will always be able to ride in complete comfort with dual-zone climate controls and heating/air conditioning for everyone riding in the back. For extra luxury, consider the available SofTex trimmed seating, heated front seats, or the 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat.
As you would expect from any of Toyota’s vehicles, the new Corolla Cross is filled to the brim with advanced technology. The Multi-Information Display, which has a digital instrumentation arrangement, is 7 inches and there is also the option for an 8-inch touchscreen for all your multimedia needs. To ensure you can keep connected no matter where your travels take you, the Corolla Cross will feature Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, and Apple CarPlay standard on all trims. You will not need to worry about running low on battery as the LE and XLE trims have wireless charging and two USB charger ports for those seated in the rear.
Those who love music or podcasts for their commutes will enjoy the Audio Plus multimedia system, which has a Remote Connect function and is connected to a JBL nine speaker sound system. Standard with every trim is a three-month SiriusXM All Access subscription, which lets you choose from more than 300 channels for all your music needs.
The 2022 Corolla Cross is proof that good things come in small packages and that looks can be deceiving – this subcompact SUV has plenty of get-up-and-go, lots of room for passengers and cargo, and all the tech and comfort you would expect from full-size sedans or SUVs. For more information about the Corolla Cross as well as our purchasing and leasing options, please do not hesitate to contact us here at Westbury Toyota.