Corolla Cross – Over the last few weeks, we have had the chance to drive the clever Toyota Corolla Cross in both GX 2WD and Atmos AWD hybrid versions.
This is the entry level and top model respectively and while there are obvious bling and drivetrain differences between them the core underlying vehicle in both is excellent.
Hybrid versions employ a 2.0-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine teamed to an electric motor on the front axle for a combined maximum power output of 146Kw. AWD variants add a second electric drive motor on the rear axle.
Economy for both was around 4.5l/100k and this is outstanding.
Toyota hybrid engine have been around for more than 20 years and they excel in them.
Driving either version is easy, they are zippy around town, cruise comfortably on the motorways and are an ideal urban size. Its like a taller Corolla.
They also happen to look like a smaller RAV4 and that not a bad thing.
However it is a little cramped inside, especially for rear passengers, like many in this size, but it could also do with some more little storage areas.
The Corolla Cross GX 2WD is priced from $35,500 and the AWD Atmos from around $49,000 plus the usual costs and Toyota will sell a heap of them.
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Corolla Cross Quick Thoughts
We have previously written about the model details HERE.
Driving impressions can be found HERE
Corolla Cross Final thoughts
The entry level GX Hybrid is good. There are some limitations but overall, it’s a worthy contender.
The AWD Atmos hybrid is full of the bling and comfort features. It’s the best but priced accordingly.
Somewhere in the middle is the GXL AWD Hybrid or even the Atmos 2WD Hybrid. Reasonably priced, gets all the safety features and same performance.
Corolla Cross pricing*
1 – GX Petrol: $33,000
2 -GX Hybrid 2WD: $35,500
3 – GXL Petrol: $36,750
4 – GXL Hybrid 2WD: $39,250
5 – GXL Hybrid AWD: $42,250
6 – Atmos Petrol: $43,550
7 – Atmos Hybrid 2WD: $46,050
8 – Atmos Hybrid AWD: $49,050
What is good?
What is not so good?
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Toyota Corolla Cross sits in a very competitive segment, the smaller Urban SUV segment is packed with good choices. But hybrids are not as common.
Toyota Corolla Cross
Atmos AWD Hybrid
|2.0L 4 Cyl, Hybrid petrol Euro 5
|1 Sp CVT e-Four AWD
|Battery Capacity / type
|4.08kWh / Lithium Ion
|112Kw @ 6,600 rpm
|190Nm @ 4,400-5,200rpm
|Range (WLTP) / efficiency
|1,000Km ADR 4.4L/100k
|Fast Charge / Home
|5 Star ANCAP (tested Oct 2022)
|7.6secs / 180 km/h
|12mth / 15,000km Capped Price
|5yr/ Unlimited km
|5Yr. conditional roadside assist
*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges).
|Behind the Wheel
|Ride and Handling
|Fit for Purpose
|Style / Appeal
|Technology / connectivity
|Value for Money
|Max ground clearance
|Up to 160mm
|Turning Circle KTK
|Boot Capacity Min
|Boot capacity Max
|Tow Ball rating
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