2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid – More Ponies, Quicker, AWD and Fuel Efficient

2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid – More Ponies, Quicker, AWD and Fuel Efficient / ALL-NEW Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid 2023 AWD

The Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid features three electric motors to provide much-needed horsepower while also improving fuel economy.

Instead of the Corolla Cross’s 169 horsepower, the Hybrid boosts that figure to 196 ponies. A 150-hp Atkinson-cycle 2.0-liter inline-four, pairs with three electric motors: two up front, that combine for 111 horsepower, and a 40-hp motor on the rear axle, that enables standard all-wheel drive, as in the all-wheel-drive new Toyota Prius. A small lithium-ion battery is hidden beneath the rear seats, and front-axle torque is delivered by a continuously variable automatic transmission.

Despite its increased power, the Corolla Cross Hybrid promises to be far more fuel efficient than the nonhybrid model. Toyota estimates 45 mpg in the city, 38 mpg on the highway, and 42 mpg combined, compared to 29, 32, and 30 mpg for an all-wheel-drive Corolla Cross, respectively. Acceleration is also improved; Toyota estimates 8.0 seconds to 60 miles per hour, which is more than a second faster than a nonhybrid variant.

The New Corolla Cross Hybrid is the quicker than a nonhybrid model. A sensitive throttle and instant electric torque combine for more off-the-line snappiness than before, and the hybrid does not stall on inclines like the gas version. The new model is far more suitable for joining highway traffic though, as with many hybrids, performance suffers when the battery is depleted.

Because the hybrid has more oomph than any other Corolla Cross variant, Toyota decided to stuff it with sporty elements—and it’s only available in the sportier S, SE, and XSE trims, skipping the LE and XLE. This includes a standard “sport-tuned” suspension, which provides a slightly flintier ride than the non-S trims of the Corolla Cross. Fortunately, it’s not too harsh; aiming for mass appeal keeps things soft, and the steering is over boosted to a fare-thee-well.

The cabin is nearly identical to that of the standard Corolla Cross and only slightly different from that of the Corolla. The dashboard has a lot of unused space, but otherwise, it’s a cozy interior with plenty of hidey-holes to store whatever trinkets fall out of your pockets. On all sides, visibility is excellent. The S, and SE, have some comfortable fabric seats but no heat. Seat warmers are only available at the XSE level, which also includes LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a power driver’s seat.

Toyota also provided the 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid with the most up-to-date infotainment system, which is a good thing because the previous Entune setup left a lot to be desired. Toyota Audio Multimedia is a more polished piece of software that includes standard wireless phone mirroring, over-the-air updates, and cloud-based navigation (with a subscription). On all three models, it is housed within an 8.0-inch touchscreen.

Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 is the umbrella term for Toyota’s driver-assist systems. Automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, automatic high beams, lane-departure warning, and traffic-sign recognition are all standard features. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are standard on SE and XSE models.

While the Corolla Cross Hybrid costs more than its gas counterparts, it is still a few thousand dollars less than similarly equipped RAV4 Hybrid models. The base S Hybrid costs less than $30,000 (at $29,305). Moving up to the more powerful SE raises the price to $30,625, while the XSE tops out at $32,400.

The hybrid is expected to hit dealerships this summer. Given that most small SUVs don’t offer hybrid variants, the 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid could make a big impression with buyers looking for the same frugal experience as the Corolla Hybrid but in a taller package.

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