2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Interior and Cargo

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Toyota Corolla Cross Interior & Cargo Rating

2022 Corolla Cross Interior

The Corolla Cross shares its interior design with the Corolla sedan, and that's a good thing. It might not be the most striking interior in the automotive world, but it is screwed together properly and feels like it will last a lifetime. This is the kind of car your grandkids will still use 40 years from now to get to college and back, and every single piece of the interior will still operate perfectly.

The cabin is spacious and the seats are comfortable. The base models get a nifty 4.2-inch multi-information display screen in the instrument cluster, while high-end models get a seven-inch display. The dashboard-mounted touchscreen interface is iPad-like, and the system is easy enough to use and understand.

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Seating and Interior Space

As a five-seater, the Corolla Cross is where you learn how it sits between the C-HR and RAV4. The back is roomier than the CH-R and offers enough legroom for adults, although taller adults will be comfier in the RAV4. For kids, though, the rear is perfectly measured for a young family. The extra body width (+1.2 inches) and length (+3 inches) over the C-HR is not a lot on paper, but it makes a meaningful difference to leg and elbow room. Adding to rear comfort are the rear-seat HVAC vents that Toyota is keen to point out are standard through the range.

You have all the comfort and convenience of a Toyota Corolla in the front but with a more upright seating position. Visibility is great until you look in the rearview mirror and see how small the rear window is, but we didn't find it problematic. Even in the basic trim model with manual adjusting seats, it's easy to find a comfortable driving position.

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Interior Dimensions:

Toyota Corolla Cross TrimsLLEXLE
Seating555
Headroom Front Seat38.6 in.38.6 in.38.6 in.
Headroom Back Seat39 in.39 in.39 in.
Legroom Front Seat42.9 in.42.9 in.42.9 in.
Legroom Back Seat32 in.32 in.32 in.
Shoulder Room Front52.7 in.52.7 in.52.7 in.
Shoulder Room Rear52.4 in.52.4 in.52.4 in.
Hip Room, Front52.6 in.52.6 in.52.6 in.
Hip Room, Rear43.8 in.43.8 in.43.8 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

It's a rather basic affair at the bottom of the range but as mentioned, the build integrity of the Corolla Cross is not in question. The entry-level LE comes with a urethane-wrapped steering wheel and the same material covers the shift knob. At this level, you get fabric seats in Light Gray. The mid-range LE adds the additional option of black fabric seats and also gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Finally, the top-spec XLE gets a leather-wrapped shift knob as well as SofTex upholstery in either black or Macadamia/Mocha. This top trim has Satin finish interior door handles instead of the black handles on lower trims.

2022 Corolla Cross Trunk and Cargo Space

This is where the Corolla Cross starts making sense. The sedan's trunk offers 13.1 cubic feet, while the hatchback variant takes it up to 17.8 cubes. In the Corolla Cross, you get a much more generous 26.5 cubes behind the second row or 25.8 cubes when the moonroof is equipped. The AWD models have marginally less space with 25.2/24.6 cubes without/with the moonroof.

It's easily one of the most accommodating compact crossovers in existence, easily beating the funkier C-HR's 19.1 cube trunk. The rear seats can be folded down in a 60:40 split. Doing so will free up 66.8 cubes behind the front seats in FWD models and 65.5 cubes in AWD variants. With the moonroof equipped, those numbers drop by half a cube.

Interior storage is ample. The Corolla Cross has an overhead console, a storage tray under the center console, a total of four cupholders on the lower two trims, large door pockets, and another storage space underneath the center armrest. The top trim has a further two cupholders and a fold-down armrest at the back.

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Trunk and Cargo Space Photos

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2022 Corolla Cross Infotainment and Features

Features

The L specification comes standard with manual air conditioning with rear-seat vents, a rearview camera, a 4.2-inch LCD display in the instrument cluster, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, and the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite. Moving up to the LE trim adds single-zone automatic air conditioning, wireless phone charging, and illuminated vanity mirrors. The XLE grade comes with dual-zone climate control, a rearview camera with dynamic gridlines, a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support, heated front seats, a seven-inch multi-info display in the instrument cluster, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a rear folding armrest, six cupholders, and a tonneau cover.

We're incredibly impressed with the standard safety systems. Even from the base L specification, all of the most essential features are included as standard. In addition to a generous helping of the usual safety kit, every single trim gets full-speed dynamic radar cruise control, a pre-collision system, lane trace assist, and lane departure alert. LE models add a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, while the XLE trim will automatically brake if you don't respond to the above-mentioned systems. It also gets front and rear parking assist with automatic braking.

Infotainment

The base L model comes with a seven-inch touchscreen, while the LE and XLE models have an eight-inch touchscreen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard throughout the range, along with SiriusXM capability with a free three-month subscription. Wi-Fi capability is also standard along with Toyota's Safety Connect. The L model comes with two USB ports, one in the front dash and one in the center console box. Disappointingly, you have to step up to LE or XLE for rear passengers to get a USB charging port. However, both upper trims do come with QI wireless charging in the front.

Audio is channeled via six speakers on all derivatives. However, the top two trims can be optionally specced with a nine-speaker JBL sound system too.

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