2022 Toyota Corolla Cross
Motor Trend|January 2022
Earning the famous nameplate.
By Aaron Gold

Meet the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross, Toyota's new SUV. Not that it bears much resemblance to the Corolla sedan from the outside were we in charge of naming vehicles, we would have called it the Highlandette — but there's plenty of Corolla under the skin and behind the doors. That doesn't matter, though: Toyota's intention is to invoke the familiarity of a name that, for millions, is synonymous with dependable transportation.

This SUV slots between the entry-level C-HR and the ever-expanding RAV4. It rides on the same TNGA-C (Toyota New Generation Architecture-Compact) platform as the Corolla, with the same MacPherson strut front suspension.

The Corolla Cross shares a lot with the existing Corolla sedan, including its 2.0-liter engine and much of the interior.

Front-drive Crosses get the Corolla's rear beam axle, and all-wheel drivers get a multilink. Power comes from the 169-hp 2.0-liter engine, the same one used in nicer versions of the sedan; a hybrid powertrain joins the lineup next year.

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