2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid: Extra Energy And Higher Mileage

2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid
The 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid will look very like the common gas-powered model, however it will get new front-end styling and extra trim ranges, together with the sporty-looking XSE. Toyota

Toyota is rising its Corolla Cross vary of fashions by including a hybrid model of its latest small crossover for 2023.

Primarily based on the well-known sedan, Toyota launched the Corolla Cross SUV as a gasoline-only automobile final 12 months, slotting between the C-HR and RAV4. Now it’s following the identical technique used for practically its complete lineup by popping out with a hybrid model.

In contrast to the front- or all-wheel drive (AWD) common ‘Cross, the hybrid can be AWD solely. The electrical and gasoline powertrain will produce as much as 194 horsepower and supply an estimated 37 mpg in mixed metropolis and freeway driving. 

That’s 25 extra horsepower and seven mpg higher than the AWD fuel equal, so it’s no shock that Toyota says it would have significantly extra pep in its step, with a zero-to-60 time of 8 seconds. That’s positively sooner than what Forbes Wheels encountered in our latest take a look at of a gas-powered mannequin.

Just like the common Corolla Cross, the hybrid can be inbuilt Huntsville, Ala., at a facility Toyota shares with Mazda. The automaker says it has the capability to construct about 150,000 Corolla Crosses yearly.

2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid dashboard
The inside doesn’t look a lot totally different both, however the 2023 mannequin will get the brand new Toyota Multimedia System, with further capabilities and an improved show from the gas-only 2022 variations. Toyota

Toyota is ready to announce pricing till nearer to when the brand new mannequin goes on sale this fall however plans to promote the 2023 Corolla Cross hybrid in 5 grades: S, SE, LE, XSE and XLE. Of those solely two grades are shared with the gas-only mannequin, telegraphing a wider array of options and worth factors. 

The S and SE grades will come normal with 17-inch Alloy wheels, an 8-inch touchscreen, a sport-tuned suspension, LED head and back lights and sensible key entry. The SE has a number of extra facilities over the S, together with privateness glass, roof rails and paddle shifters. It additionally will get additional security options, akin to blind-spot and rear cross-traffic alerts. 

The XSE grade can be marketed because the Corolla Cross Hybrid’s sportiest providing. It comes with normal 18-inch alloy wheels, premium LED headlamps, taillamps and fog lamps. It additionally heated entrance seats and an influence driver’s seat.

There are various colour choices relying on the trim. The SE and XSE grades 4 two-tone combos all matched to a black roof. They embrace Sonic Silver, Barcelona Crimson, Blue Crush Metallic and Acidic Blast. The one colours embrace Sonic Silver Metallic, Jet Black Mica, Barcelona Crimson Metallic, Cypress, Blue Crush Metallic. There’s additionally Wind Chill Pearl for a $425 upcharge.

2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid Cargo
We don’t have cargo quantity specs but, however the Hybrid Corolla Cross seems to carry just about the identical quantity of cargo that the gas-only model does. It’s a bit much less total than rivals just like the Chevy Trailblazer, however only a few of them provide Hybrids. Toyota

The inside follows the identical sample as the opposite automobiles within the Corolla household. The upper grades have an optionally available energy moonroof and single- or dual-zone automated local weather management. Heating and air con vents for rear-seat passengers are a normal function.

The entire Corolla Cross Hybrid trims have the brand new Toyota Multimedia System because the infotainment system. It follows a verbal “hey Toyota” command to set navigation and different capabilities. The hybrid additionally has wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and USB-C cost ports for charging gadgets. The Corolla Cross has out there Wi-Fi connectivity for as much as 5 gadgets for a subscription charge.

Like Toyota’s different latest fashions, the Corolla Cross Hybrid has an intensive suite of automated security options. It has ahead collision alert with automated emergency braking, a pedestrian detection system, lane departure alert, automated excessive beams, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise management and rear cross-traffic alert. 

2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid Gold
2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid Rear

The 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid will include a 36-month, 36,000-mile guarantee for all elements aside from regular put on and upkeep gadgets. Hybrid-related elements that require repairs to right defects in supplies or workmanship are lined for eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. 

The hybrid battery is roofed for 10 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first, and is transferable throughout possession. Toyota additionally consists of routine upkeep for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first, and two years of roadside help with limitless mileage.

The Corolla Cross Hybrid goes on sale this fall, with extra detailed pricing data to reach later this summer time. Though aimed toward mileage-minded consumers, just like the Hyundai Tucson hybrid the gasoline-electric Corolla Cross will provide superior efficiency to the unique model and higher mileage, which looks like a profitable mixture.


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