Driven: 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Builds On Sedan’s Legacy Of Affordability And Refinement


The Toyota Corolla was introduced 55 years ago and, with 50 million units, is the best-selling vehicle of all time.

However, a lot has changed in the past five and a half decades so the Corolla is following suit by spawning a crossover variant.

Known as the Corolla Cross, the new model seeks to build on the car’s reputation as being an affordable and reliable people mover. Of course, the company’s ambitions are bigger than that and this is clearly reflected in the decision to build the crossover at an all-new plant in Alabama, which has the capacity to turn out 150,000 units annually.

Not Your Typical Corolla

While the 12th-generation Corolla features an aggressive design, the Corolla Cross goes in a slightly more generic direction which is typical of the segment. It’s far more conventional than the C-HR and adopts traditional crossover styling cues such as plastic body cladding and faux skid plates.

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