The Toyota Corolla Cross is the SUV variant of the popular Corolla, the bestselling car in automotive history. It has an outstanding array of driver-assistance features and standard amenities — and for the 2023 model year, it gets a new hybrid powertrain that is quicker and more economical. If you’re looking for a reliable ride that checks all the boxes without going over budget, the Corolla Cross is an exceptional choice.
The Toyota Corolla Cross features a 169-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which leverages a continuously variable automatic transmission to send power to the front wheels by default. However, all-wheel drive is offered as an option for drivers expecting to go off the road from time to time, or who simply want that extra confidence in inclement weather. The ride is comfortable and smooth, rewarding shoppers in search of an easygoing commuting vehicle. Better yet, it gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 32 mpg combined, ensuring that you don’t use too much fuel while ferrying the kids around or driving yourself to school.
The Corolla Cross Hybrid’s powertrain combines a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with three electric motors and standard AWD, generating a total system 194 horsepower. Not only does that make it quicker than the gas-only Corolla Cross, it also helps it achieve truly impressive fuel economy: 45 mpg in the city, 38 mpg on the highway, and 42 mpg combined. Overall, the Corolla Cross delivers a solid driving experience with efficient fuel economy for those looking for a reliable and practical crossover.
Every new Corolla Cross comes with Toyota Safety Sense™ 3.0, the company’s most advanced suite of driver assistance technologies. It includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, intersection assistance, automatic high beams, full-speed adaptive cruise control, and road sign recognition. Additionally, all 2023 Corolla Cross models come with a standard rear seat reminder system, blind-spot monitoring system, and rear cross-traffic alert. Front and rear parking assistance with automatic braking capability are optional. All of this makes the SUV one of the best-equipped models in its price segment when it comes to safety.
The 2023 Corolla Cross has a crisp 8-inch touch screen mounted on the dashboard through which you can easily access your favorite multimedia and control most of the car’s systems. You can use simple tap, swipe, and pinch gestures, but natural voice recognition is available if you want to keep your hands on the wheel. Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone connectivity come as standard equipment, making it easy to use your top smartphone apps right from the display. Higher trim levels offer a premium JBL® sound system with nine speakers, wireless device charging, and rear-seat USB charging ports.
The latest Corolla Cross offers a good amount of comfort and premium amenities without breaking the bank. The Corolla Cross LE has keyless entry and ignition and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, while the XLE adds dual-zone automatic climate control, leatherette seating, heated front seats, a self-dimming rearview mirror, and a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. There’s plenty of space to go around, particularly in the back, where passengers aren’t likely to complain about lack of legroom. And the 26.5 cubic feet of trunk space, even with the seats up, is impressive.
The new 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross is a winner. It takes the excellent Corolla — a car packed with features at an affordable price — and makes it bigger, boosting its appeal to small families or individuals who want to feel prepared for a major trip. Visit Krause Toyota in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania, to explore more of the Corolla Cross’s features and take it for a test drive!
 EPA-estimated 31 city/33 hwy/32 combined mpg rating for 2023 Corolla Cross L FWD, LE FWD and XLE FWD; EPA-estimated 29 city/32 hwy/30 combined mpg rating for 2023 Corolla Cross L AWD, LE AWD and XLE AWD; EPA-estimated 45 city/38 hwy/42 combined mpg rating for 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid S, SE, XSE. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.