Review - 2024 Toyota Corolla Cross

By Alexi Falson on 08 Apr 2024
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OnlineAuto Rating
out of 10
  • Comfortable, versatile suspension package
  • Hybrid variants on offer for all price points
  • Exceptional fuel economy in hybrid form, admirable in base petrol
  • Bland base model interior design
  • Lengthy waitlists for most desirable models
  • Lacks storage options of best-in-segment rivals
Toyota Corolla Cross Atmos Two-Tone 2WD Specs
    • 47L
    • 136
    • 6600 / 4400
    • 5 star
    • Automatic
The Corolla Cross is the latest addition to Toyota’s all-encompassing SUV range that offers a user-friendly footprint with all the practical hallmarks we’ve come to expect from an SUV bodyshape.

The Corolla Cross is aimed at buyers looking for a pint-sized SUV package that is perfect for the urban jungle while still offering enough space to ensure you’re not sacrificing any practical elements.

The good news for buyers is that Toyota offers hybrid versions of the Corolla Cross across each major variant, so let's take a closer look at the range and see how it stacks up against its major rivals in the small SUV segment.

    Toyota Corolla Cross Competition

    Toyota Corolla Cross

    Mazda CX-30
    Honda HR-V
    Kia Seltos
    Subaru Crosstrek
    GWM Haval Jolion Hybrid
    Kia Niro Hybrid
    Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV
    Volkswagen T-Roc
    Nissan Qashqai
    Skoda Kamiq

    How Much Does It Cost?

    The Corolla Cross range is priced from $33,980 for the entry-level Corolla Cross GX, with prices rising to $36,480 for the Corolla Cross GX Hybrid.

    From here, the range moves to the Corolla Cross GXL which is priced at $37,730, with the equivalent Corolla Cross GXL Hybrid priced at $40,230 and the Corolla Cross GXL eFour AWD priced at $43,230.

    The Corolla Cross Atmos is priced at $44,530, with the Corolla Cross Atmos Hybrid priced at $47,030 and the range-topping Corolla Cross Atmos eFour priced at $50,030.

    Keep in mind that these prices are subject to change and do not include on-road costs.

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    Toyota Corolla Cross (ATMOS TWO-TONE 2WD) Specifications

    Model Date 2024
    Make TOYOTA
    Series MXGA10R
    Variant ATMOS TWO-TONE 2WD
    Body 4D WAGON
    Drive FWD
    Engine PDFI
    Engine capacity 1987
    Engine configuration VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM / 16 valves
    Engine RPM 6600 / 4400
    Cylinders 4
    Torque 202
    KW 126
    Fuel tank size 47.0
    Fuel usage specs 6.0 / 0
    CO2 136
    ANCAP security rating 5

    What Features & Specs Does the Toyota Corolla Cross Have?

    Toyota’s entry-level Corolla Cross GX comes riding on 17-inch alloys and receives LED headlights and daytime running lamps, adaptive cruise control, a rear-view camera, cloth upholstery, keyless entry and start and Toyota’s Connected Services system.

    Stepping up to the Corolla Cross GXL adds a set of upgraded LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, a surround-view monitor, dual-zone climate control, partial leather upholstery, roof rails, rear privacy glass and fog lights.

    Toyota’s range-topping Corolla Cross Atmos range picks up a set of 18-inch alloys, a powered boot lift, a panoramic sunroof, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, parking assistant, wireless smartphone charger, power-adjustable heated front seats and upgraded leather upholstery.

    2024 toyota corolla cross atmos interior

    Connectivity & Infotainment Features

    The most affordable member of the Toyota Corolla Cross range, the GX, picks up an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display that is paired with a six-speaker sound system.

    Upgrading to the Corolla Cross GXL adds an upgraded 10.5-inch infotainment display that also receives satellite navigation.

    Does the Toyota Corolla Cross Have Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto?

    Interestingly, Toyota’s infotainment system does indeed offer wireless Apple CarPlay though, unfortunately for Android users, the Corolla Cross requires a wired USB connection to access Android Auto on the move.

    Is the Toyota Corolla Cross Comfortable to Drive?

    Comfort and user-friendliness are two of the most important selling points of any package like the Corolla Cross.

    In this respect, it’s one of the leading options in the segment as an all-rounder for Australian road conditions, offering a versatile platform that feels zippy around town and confident on rougher country roads.

    Non-hybrid members of the Corolla Cross range come powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that pushes out 126kW of power and 202Nm of torque to the front wheels via a CVT automatic.

    2024 toyota corolla cross atmos harbour

    The Corolla Cross Hybrid range comes powered by the same 2.0-litre unit paired with a single electric motor in FWD variants, while eFour AWD variants pick up another electric motor at the rear for added stability.

    Around town, the Corolla Cross is a mighty strong package thanks to its decent acceleration, nimble handling and lightweight steering rack that makes low-speed turns and parking a simple task.

    Hybrid variants of the Corolla Cross also add some effortless, silent acceleration to the mix before the petrol unit kicks into life, making for by far the best engine option, if your budget can accommodate.

    Pick up the pace the Corolla Cross is sure-footed and surprisingly comfortable on moderate bumps and rougher roads, making it one of the most versatile small SUVs outside smooth city streets.

    At highway speeds, it feels compliant and smooth, making for a great long-distance tourer and without a doubt one of the most comfortable in the segment.

    Is it Fuel Efficient?

    It won’t come as much of a surprise to hear that Toyota’s hybrid members of the Corolla Cross range are by far the most fuel-efficient, though the base petrol model does admirably well in fuel economy tests.

    Officially, fuel economy figures for the Corolla Cross range stand at 6.0L/100km on a combined cycle, which drop to 4.3L/100km in the Corolla Cross Hybrid front-wheel drive, while the AWD eFour Hybrid is rated at 4.4L/100km.

    How Much Fuel Does the Toyota Corolla Cross Use Around Town?

    • Corolla Cross Petrol: 7.4L/100km

    • Corolla Cross FWD Hybrid: 4.5L/100km

    • Corolla Cross eFour AWD Hybrid: 4.3L/100km

    How Much Fuel Does the Toyota Corolla Cross Use on the Highway?

    • Corolla Cross Petrol: 5.1L/100km

    • Corolla Cross FWD Hybrid: 4.1L/100km

    • Corolla Cross eFour AWD Hybrid: 4.6L/100km

    Is it Practical and Spacious?

    While it’s not a game-changer, the Toyota Corolla Cross’ cabin is comfortable, practical and reasonably accommodating for growing Australian families.

    In the front of the cabin, everything is very familiar to the Toyota brand, meaning all the important controls are within reach and easy to access on the move with a great view of your surroundings through the tall windows.

    2024 toyota corolla cross atmos seats

    The design itself is quite bland in the base model, though stepping up to the GXL and Atmos adds a more premium mix of leather upholstery and a more high-tech affair to spice things up.

    Headroom is abundant in the front of the cabin, even for the tallest of drivers, though there is a noticeable lack of storage options when compared to the most practical of the small SUV segment.

    Having said that, there’s still a small storage cubby behind the gear lever, cup holders, storage inside the folding armrest and glovebox, as well as large bottle holders on either side of the cabin.

    Move to the second row and it’s clear the Toyota Corolla Cross is one of the most spacious in the segment, with far more legroom on offer than the standard Corolla.

    2024 toyota corolla cross atmos rear seats

    Adults won’t have any issues with leg or headroom in the rear, which means it’s a great place for young kids.

    The Corolla Cross picks up a pair of ISOFIX anchors and top tether mounts for child seats, as well as USB ports, air vents and bottle holders. 

    How Big is the Toyota Corolla Cross’ Boot?

    The Toyota Corolla Cross has a generous amount of boot space for the segment, though capacities range depending on which engine you’re opting for, with capacity dropping with hybrid and particularly AWD hybrid variants.

    2024 toyota corolla cross atmos boot

    This is due to the hybrid and all-wheel drive systems taking up some precious room in the rear that would otherwise be used to expand boot space figures. 

    • Petrol FWD: 436L

    • Hybrid FWD: 425L

    • Atmos FWD Hybrid: 414L

    • AWD Hybrid: 390L

    • Atmos AWD Hybrid: 380L 

    Is it Safe?

    As standard, every member of the Toyota Corolla Cross range picks up a healthy amount of active safety equipment, which is a nice touch for price-conscious buyers.

    The list includes autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, a rear-view camera, lane-departure alerts, traffic sign recognition, safe-exit assist, automatic headlights and eight airbags.

    Stepping up to the Atmos Hybrid range adds a parking assistant, meaning the majority of safety equipment is bundled in with even the base model.

    Does the Toyota Corolla Cross Have an ANCAP Safety Rating?

    The Toyota Corolla Cross range has been awarded full marks from ANCAP, securing a five-star safety rating from testing conducted in 2022.

    • Adult Occupant Protection: 85%

    • Child Occupant Protection: 88%

    • Vulnerable Road User Protection: 87%

    • Safety Assist: 83%

    What Warranty Does the Toyota Corolla Cross Come With?

    Toyota offers the Corolla Cross range with a five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty that can be extended out to seven years for the drivetrain when serviced within Toyota’s capped-price servicing program.

    The first five services are capped at $230 a piece, with service intervals standing at 12 months or 15,000km, whichever elapses first. 

    Our Verdict: Is the Toyota Corolla Cross Worth it?

    No matter how closely you point the microscope, the Corolla Cross confidently asserts itself as one of the leading options in the world of small SUVs.

    The interior is comfortable and practical enough for a growing family, equipment lists are generous, particularly for active safety gear and the fuel economy figures for hybrid members of the range are some of the best in the business.

    Having said that, even non-hybrid members of the Corolla Cross range are impressively fuel-efficient, so if you haven’t already, be sure to put it atop your shortlist if you’re in the market.

    Be sure to reach out to one of our car buying specialists who can help you skip the waitlists and find a great price for your next car. 

    Five Toyota Corolla Cross Specs You Need to Know

    1. Five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty can extend to seven years

    2. 4.3L/100km hybrid fuel economy, 6.0L/100km petrol variants

    3. 380 - 436L boot space (smallest figures for AWD hybrid)

    4. 12-month/15,000km service intervals

    5. Five-star ANCAP safety rating


    Alexi Falson

    Alexi is an automotive journalist and road tester hailing from Byron Bay. He has an affection for both cars and motorbikes, a great admiration for the simplicity of old-school engineering, and a fascination of new technology making its way to modern cars. When he's not road testing, you'll find him surfing, hiking or helping people find their dream cars.

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