In the market for a new adventure vehicle? The 2022 Corolla Cross is new to the Toyota crossover lineup. The Corolla Cross has the space and performance capacity of an SUV, but with a more moderate size overall. The Subaru Crosstrek is among the other top competitors in this category.
With a starting MSRP of $22,195, the Corolla Cross comes standard with an entire suite of active safety features. The Subaru Crosstrek has a slightly higher starting MSRP of $22,645. Plus, safety features that are comparable to the ones you get standard with the Corolla Cross will cost extra on the lower Crosstrek trims.
When you’re bringing groceries home or hauling gear for an adventure, the Corolla Cross gives you more cargo room than the Crosstrek. The 2022 Corolla Cross and the Crosstrek are both primed and ready to take you on new adventures, but let’s see which crossover has the features you need at the price you want.
Published Date: 5/12/2022
Active safety features come standard on the 2022 Corolla Cross.
With a starting MSRP of $22,195, the Corolla Cross comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0). That means all models of Corolla Cross have Automatic High Beams (AHB), Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), and Road Sign Assist (RSA). For comparison, Crosstrek drivers have to pay $1,350 more when buying a Crosstrek or one of the Crosstrek premium grades to get the CVT engine if they want EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. Features of this package include Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, a Pre-Collision Braking System, and Pre-Collision Throttle Management. Additionally, High Beam Assist is only offered on the more expensive Crosstrek Limited and the Crosstrek Hybrid trims. The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross has available All-Wheel Drive (AWD) to help you feel more confident when driving over rough terrain or in inclement weather. Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is featured on all Crosstrek models.
When you want a crossover that has some extra power, the Corolla Cross offers more.
The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross comes standard with a horsepower rating that’s higher than lower Crosstrek models. For example, the Corolla Cross L comes with a 169 horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, while the Crosstrek and Crosstrek Premium come with a 152 horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder DOHC engine. Night driving shouldn’t keep you from doing the things you enjoy. The Corolla Cross has LED projector low- and high-beam headlights with Automatic High Beams (AHB) as standard features, along with auto-off to help you maintain optimal visibility when driving at night. The Subaru Crosstrek comes standard with multi-reflector halogen headlights. Only the Crosstrek Limited and Hybrid models come standard with LED Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH). Keeping up with regularly scheduled maintenance can help keep your crossover running its best. The ToyotaCare factory-scheduled maintenance plan comes standard with the Corolla Cross. It covers the first two years or 25,000 miles of ownership. Factory-scheduled maintenance from Subaru is not included standard with the Crosstrek.
The Corolla Cross comes with more standard interior features and space for transporting your things.
If you choose the Corolla Cross FWD, you can carry more gear within its 26.4 cu. ft. of space. You would get less space for your things with the Subaru Crosstrek, which has 20.8 cu. ft. of cargo room in the non-hybrid models and just 15.9 cu. ft. in the hybrid. The Corolla Cross LE and XLE models come with Toyota’s Smart Key System, so you don’t have to get out your keys to unlock the front doors and liftgate. You can also easily start your Corolla Cross with its Push Button Start feature. You would need to upgrade to the Crosstrek Premium with a CVT and an additional optional package to get Keyless Access with Push-Button Start and PIN-Code Access. The upgraded trim and add-ons push the price of the Crosstrek well beyond the base MSRP of the Corolla Cross LE. Even a routine trip to the store can turn into an adventure when you’re driving the Corolla Cross. It comes with a multitude of connectivity features to add some fun to any road trip. Connectivity features that come with the 2022 Corolla Cross include Amazon Alexa, Android Auto™, and Apple CarPlay® compatibility. Plus, everything is displayed on a 7-in. touchscreen. The base model 2022 Crosstrek comes with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, but it doesn’t come with Amazon Alexa integration, and it comes with a smaller 6.5-in. touchscreen.
This head-to-head comparison of the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross vs. Crosstrek explored the crossover newcomer and how it measures up against a popularly known adventure vehicle. The results revealed that to stay competitive, you’ve got to include the latest and greatest features at a lower price. While 2022 is the first year the Corolla Cross appears in the Toyota lineup, it brings plenty of standard safety features, more horsepower, and more interior features than you get with the Subaru Crosstrek. The Corolla Cross has a lot to offer, and one of its biggest benefits is the ToyotaCare factory-scheduled maintenance plan that comes with it. ToyotaCare covers routine maintenance for the first two years or 25,000 miles of ownership. Maintenance plans are not included for any Subaru customers, old or new. We think the results of this head-to-head comparison between two excellent crossovers are clear, and the 2022 Corolla Cross is the winner.