2022 Toyota Corolla Cross vs. Its Competition

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Small crossovers like the Toyota Corolla Cross try to elevate their game in other ways save for size.

The Honda HR-V has “Magic Seat” flexibility and good efficiency, while the Hyundai Kona gets a newly refreshed body and an electric edition.

The VW Taos goes for unrestrained restraint, while the Kia Seltos spins its turbo and saddles up all-wheel drive for driving flair.

For sporty bona fides, the Mazda CX-30 has the niche mostly to itself, with good handling and turbo power.

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2021 Hyundai Kona2021 Hyundai Kona2021 Kia Seltos2021 Kia Seltos
2021 Mazda CX-302021 Mazda CX-30
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Quick Specs
6.2
With the 2022 Corolla Cross, Toyota borrows from its bestsellers as it downsizes its latest crossover-SUV hardware.
6.2
The Taos offers a winning combination of value, technology, and spaciousness that other small SUVs can’t match.
5.0
The 2021 Honda HR-V leans into hatchback practicality, but its fuel economy and standard safety gear lag.
6.3
The 2021 Hyundai Kona wears like statement jewelry, and drives like a bargain.
5.8
The 2021 Kia Seltos combines the practicality of the hatchback Soul in a larger package with the automaker’s low price and superlative warranty.
6.0
The 2021 Mazda CX-30 is great-looking, spacious, and more polished and fun-to-drive than other compact competitors, but it’s a step behind in value and features.
MSRP From     
$22,195$22,995$21,220$20,500$21,990$22,050
Gas Mileage     
29 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
L 2WD (GS)S FWDLX 2WD CVTSE Automatic FWDLX IVT AWD2.5 S FWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic/CVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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