The Toyota Corolla is the world’s best selling car, with over 1.5 million purchased. Clearly, it’s a vehicle with a lot going for it. Then, in 2021, Toyota added the Corolla Cross, a crossover SUV version with a higher profile and more cargo space. Those are features lots of buyers want, especially those of us in Northern California with active, outdoor lifestyles. Now, Toyota has announced a hybrid version for 2023 that is estimated to get 37 miles per gallon. It is Toyota’s fifth generation hybrid system, which makes further advancements on an already proven platform.
What We Like Most About the Corolla Cross
Whether you opt for the gas or hybrid version, we think the Toyota Corolla Cross SUV is an ideal car for a wide range of car buyers. It’s big enough for a family of four, yet small enough for an individual. It performs well and yet is fuel efficient. It certainly has nice styling, as evidenced by its popularity. Those with active lifestyles love the utilitarian design and ample cargo space. And, of course, it’s a Toyota, so its quality and dependability are ensured.
While on the topic of dependability, we want to mention the benefits of ToyotaCare, the complimentary Toyota Service plan that so many Toyota owners have come to value so highly. As with all new Toyotas, the 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid will come with ToyotaCare’s 2-year/25,000-mile coverage for factory-scheduled maintenance. That means you get complimentary Toyota Service — at Freeman Toyota’s authorized Toyota Service Center — for up to 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. That means with a new Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid in your driveway, you’ll save money on gas and service.
All Wheel Drive for All!
Every 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid will come with All Wheel Drive (AWD). AWD vehicles are increasingly popular for their sure-footedness, handling, and potential to go where other vehicles can’t. For Toyota enthusiasts in Santa Rosa and the surrounding wine country, it’s not uncommon to experience some backroad adventures that might lead to less-than-smooth terrain; the AWD Toyota Corolla Cross should be up to the task. And for Northern California Toyota owners who love to travel to the Lake Tahoe region in the winter to ski, snowboard, or play in the snow, AWD is practically essential.
Five Trim Levels with Lots of Options
The 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid will come in five different trim levels, or “grades”: S, SE, XSE, LE, and LXE. Toyota shoppers will be able to select a trim level to find the optimal combination of features such as 18-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, roof rails, paddle shifters, sport-tuned suspension, LED headlamps, fog lamps, and more.
It’s Almost a Shame to Call It “Practical”
There’s simply no arguing with the superior “practicality” of the new Toyota Corolla Cross, whether you drive the gas or hybrid version. It’s roomy with lots of cargo space, yet small enough to be nimble and fit comfortably into parking spaces. It gets great gas mileage. It has Toyota’s reputation for quality and dependability, plus ToyotaCare’s 2-year/25,000-mile complimentary maintenance plan. It’s also priced below several other SUV’s in its class.
But “practical” denies the Corolla Cross its deserving description as just plan fun to drive. The hybrid model packs 194 horsepower, pushing the Corolla Cross Hybrid from 0-60 mph hour in 8 seconds. The interior is comfortable and filled with high-tech features, such as Toyota’s Multimedia system, Wireless Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and USB-C ports. And those are just the standard features!
Buy or Lease Your New Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid at Freeman Toyota
Naturally, if you decide you want to buy or lease a Corolla Cross, we’d be delighted to be the Toyota dealership you choose. Freeman Toyota prides itself on an impressive selection of new Toyotas, so we expect to see a nice inventory of the 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid when it is released, which could be as early as late summer or early fall. If you think you may be at all interested in owning one, please contact Freeman Toyota so we can get you onto the reservation list for when the first shipments of the all-new 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid arrive.
Freeman Toyota is a family-owned, family-operated, fully authorized Toyota dealership and Toyota Service center. We have served the Santa Rosa community for nearly 60 years with expert advice, incredible selection, and authorized Toyota service. Shop for a New Toyota, Certified Pre-Owned Toyota, or other quality used cars at Freeman Toyota. And when it comes time to service your Toyota, trust the experienced factory-trained Toyota technicians at the Freeman Toyota Service Center in Santa Rosa, California. Freeman Toyota, family-owned and operated – and doggone friendly – since 1963!