The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross is the latest subcompact SUV to hit dealer showrooms in a category that is all the rage these days. Strong sales in the class can be chalked up to affordable prices and cabins big enough for four or five passengers, along with ample cargo capacity and available all-wheel drive.
While there are plenty of models to choose from and more on the way, some, like Toyota’s own C-HR, are focused more on style than substance. Designed more to stand out visually in a crowded field than for actual utility, the C-HR scrimps on interior room, cargo capacity and a lack of available AWD. Toyota is aiming to change that with the Corolla Cross, a scaled-down version of a more conventional SUV.
With its boxier shape, raised roof and all-important available AWD, the Corolla Cross fills a void in the lineup made more significant as compact models like the RAV4 have grown.
The Corolla Cross is an appealing, if not particularly exciting, model and is more than likely destined for success. Toyota’s reputation for reliability will inevitably help boost sales. But not all is perfect with the newest of smaller SUVs.
For Cars.com’s complete evaluation of the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross, hit the link above to read Aaron Bragman’s review. For a quick look at six things we like and four we don’t, read on.