After the successful run of Toyota’s popular crossover, the RAV4, they entered the market with one of their popular badge packed in a crossover design. The 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross with its sleek-looking design and offers a spacious cabin with a nicely appointed interior and offers consistent performance. Toyota’s iconic name accounts for affordability but with extra space and practicality. Although it struggles to provide a performance we expect the Corolla Cross manages to offer a deliberately consistent ride.
But the Cross impresses with curb appeal, responsive handling, and mannered driving dynamics like the Corolla sedan. Buyers will have the choice to opt for the 169-hp four-cylinder engine or can pair them with a 194-hp hybrid powertrain. The 2023 Corolla Cross with its broad road presence and appeal offers a comfortable ride with its playful driving manner to keep up with an underpowered engine. The car lacks the desired performance compared to the competition but impresses with its load of driver assistance features and reliable output.
For 2023, Toyota adds a new hybrid powertrain with standard all-wheel drive to the Corolla Cross’s lineup. The hybrid system comes paired with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with three electric motors that make 194 horsepower. The Corolla Cross welcomes new S, SE, and XSE trims to its lineup and comes with an updated infotainment system. While the all-wheel drive is reserved for the hybrid models, all models come standard with a new infotainment system like the new trims.
Engine Specifications & Performance
The 2023 Corolla Cross comes with two powertrain options under the hood with different configurations. All non-hybrid models come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 169 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid models paired with the same 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 3 electric motors make over 194 hp. While the non-hybrid models come with front-wheel drive, the hybrid models come
with standard all-wheel drive. The Toyota Corolla Cross can accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 9.2 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 120 mph. The driving is good with decent steering response and an entertaining ride with the FWD variants. But the hybrid models with their all-wheel drive offer more agility and delightful ride compared to the base variants. The handling is great and for those who want a comfortable ride, you’ll be happy regardless of the model you choose.
|2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Fuel Economy||City||Highway|
|Front-wheel drive||31 mpg||33 mpg|
|All-wheel drive||29 mpg||32 mpg|
The 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross carrying the name offers pleasant and comfortable driving and offers great mileage. The front-wheel drive model will deliver a good fuel economy of 31 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel drive with its hybrid powertrain offers a mileage of 29 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. The Corolla Cross doesn’t offer as entertaining and powerful a ride as compared to the rivals but offers a great fuel economy on the power by the EPA.
Dimensions, Space & Airbags
|2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Dimensions, Space & Airbags|
|Passenger Volume||89 cubic feet|
|Cargo volume||24 cubic feet|
|Curb weight||3384 lb.|
The 2023 Corolla Cross, although sits behind the RAV4, it offers more space in the rear for passengers leaving with good headroom and knee room. The cabin is spacious plus it offers comfortable seats that are wonderful for long rides and comes with the latest tech features. The car packs enough features to play with, but also offers a sweet set of driver assistance features that the competition lacks. Apart from that, it comes with up to 9 airbags while the rivals still offer 6 airbags with their car.
|2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Price||Estimated Price (USD)|
Due to the new addition to the 2023 lineup of the Corolla Cross, the crossover comes with a plethora range of models to choose from. The base L trim with its 4-cylinder engine will start at around $24,000 and the top-spec SXE Hybrid trim will cost $36,000. As you go up the ladder, the optional features go on to be standard. From heated seats, dual-zone climate control, parking sensors, and new wheels, the company offers a ton of features for the price.
Specifications: Acceleration & Top-speed
|2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Specs|
|Engine||2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine|
|0-60 MPH||9.2 sec|
|1/4 Mile||17.0 sec|
|0-100 MPH||39.9 sec|
|Top speed||120 mph|