Want Your Toyota Corolla Cross to be More Efficient? You are lucky. The Corolla Cross Hybrid marks a new addition to the lineup for 2023, and introduces Toyota’s more efficient fifth-generation hybrid system for the first time.
With standard all-wheel drive – optional on other Corolla Cross models – this hybrid delivers about 37 miles per gallon combined. Powering that is an electric four-cylinder engine producing 194 horsepower (143 kilowatts), which is an increase from 25 hp (18 kW) over the standard non-hybrid model. And with a 0-60 mph time of 8.0 seconds, the Corolla Cross Hybrid is also more than a second faster than the pure gas model.
Minor upgrades have been made to the front fascia, and buyers can now choose from five different trims – LE, XLE, S, SE, and XSE – with the Sport option available on the S, SE, and XSE models. The previous four trims offer standard fabric upholstery on the inside, while the upscale XSE comes with premium SofTex faux leather.
Six solid paint options are available, including Wind Chill Pearl (an additional $425), and there are four colors you can combine with a black roof: Sonic Silver, Barcelona Red, Blue Crush, and Acidic Blast (pictured here), which are all new colors. .
Along with the electrified powertrain, each Corolla Cross Hybrid adopts Toyota’s new and improved infotainment system. The standard 8.0-inch touchscreen now features Apple CarPlay wireless and Android Auto connectivity and a 4G wi-fi hotspot, joining more USB-C ports throughout the cabin. Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 also comes as standard, and includes adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and fixed lane assist with lane centering.
There’s no word on how much the 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid will cost, but it’s expected to pay a bit more than the standard gas model. The 2022 Corolla Cross starts at $23,660 with a destination cost of $1,215 included, so we expect the 2023 hybrid to cost around $25,000 – especially with its upgraded technology and safety suite.