2021 Toyota Corolla Cross: The two variants in detail

Wilbert Tan
·3-min read

Launching the Corolla Cross crossover SUV locally last August, it looks like Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) intends its latest model addition as a mid-price crossover option by limiting the variants to just two, priced at PHP1,285,000 for the bass 1.8 G CVT variant and PHP1,650,000 for the 1.8 V Hybrid variant—a PHP365,000 price difference.

https://www.toyota.com.ph/corolla-cross
https://www.toyota.com.ph/corolla-cross

So what features make up the difference in prices? And is the price gap justified? Check out the difference between the two 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross models below.

1.8 V Hybrid

PHP1,650,000

  • Engine Type: 16-Valve DOHC, 4-Cylinder, In-line, Chain drive with VVT-i

  • Engine Displacement (cc/L): 1,798 (1.8L)

  • Maximum Output (hp/rpm): 97 / 5,200

  • Maximum Torque (Nm/Rpm): 142 / 3,600

  • Electric Motor Type: 53 kW

  • Maximum Output (hp/rpm): 71 / 5,200

  • Maximum Torque (Nm/Rpm): 163 / 3,600

  • Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

  • Front Brake/ Rear Brake: Ventilated Discs/Solid Discs

  • Wheels (size): 18-inch Alloy

  • 8-way Power Adjust Driver's seat

  • 8-inch touchscreen with Apple Carplay + Android Auto + Smart Device Link (SDL)

  • Front Grille: Gun Metallic

  • Bi-beam LED Headlamps

  • LED Rear Combination Lamps with Line Guide + Bulb

  • 12V Socket: 1 + Rear USB: 2 Accesory Outlets

  • Rain-sensing Windshield Wiper

  • Front: 2 + Rear: 4 Clearance and Back Sonar

  • Spare Tire: Temporary Tire - Space Saver

https://www.toyota.com.ph/corolla-cross
https://www.toyota.com.ph/corolla-cross

1.8 G CVT

PHP1,285,000

  • Engine Type: 16-Valve DOHC, 4-Cylinder, In-line, Chain drive with VVT-i

  • Engine Displacement (cc/L): 1,798 cc (1.8L)

  • Maximum Output (hp/rpm): 138 / 6,400

  • Maximum Torque (Nm/rpm): 172 / 4,000

  • Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

  • Front Brake/ Rear Brake: Ventilated Discs/Solid Discs

  • Wheels (size): 17-inch Alloy

  • 6-way Power Adjust Driver's seat

  • 6.8-inch touchscreen with T-Link (for Apple and Android) + Smart Device Link (SDL) Audio System

  • Front Grille: Black

  • Halogen Projector Headlamps

  • LED Rear Combination Lamps + Bulb

  • 12V Socket: 1 Accessory Outlets

  • Intermittent + Time Adjust Windshield Wiper

  • Rear: 2 Clearance and Back Sonar

  • Spare Tire: Standard Tire

Powertrain

corolla cross hybrid powertrain
corolla cross hybrid powertrain

Both of the gasoline and hybrid variant are powered by a Euro-4 compliant 1.8-liter gasoline engine, with the latter being aided by a 53kW motor. Gear changes for both cars are handled by an electric continuously variable system, but the hybrid comes with three nifty driving modes (ECO, Power, and EV) designed to enhance driving efficiency.

Interior

https://www.toyota.com.ph/corolla-cross
https://www.toyota.com.ph/corolla-cross

Cabin-wise, the Corolla Cross boasts plenty of piano black surfaces, with an overall design that largely mirrors its sedan counterpart. Upholstery options include leather for the Hybrid, and fabric for the base. The Hybrid steering wheel hosts more functionality options than the CVT, boasting MID, Audio, Phone, Voice, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Tracing Assist switches as opposed to just MID, Audio, and Phone for the latter.

https://www.toyota.com.ph/corolla-cross
https://www.toyota.com.ph/corolla-cross

Safety

The Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid comes with the benefit of the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) suite of driver assistance technologies, which include Pre-Collision, Automatic High Beam, Lane Tracing Assist (with Steering Assist), Lane Departure Alert (with Steering Assist), and Adaptive Cruise Control. Despite not having TSS, the base model still comes with some advanced safety courtesy of Vehicle Stability Control and Hill-Start Assist. ASEAN NCAP safety tests rate the Corolla Cross a five-star car.

Corolla Cross ASEAN NCAP
Corolla Cross ASEAN NCAP

Standard safety features on both models include anti-lock brakes (with brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution), rearview camera, and seatbelts all around. Both models also have clearance sensors, but the Hybrid has more—six (two front, four rear) to the base’s two (rear only).

Options

Both 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross variants have four standard colors to choose from: Red Mica Metallic, Attitude Black Mica, Metal Stream Metallic, and Platinum White Pearl Mica, which costs an extra PHP15,000.

Photo/s from Toyota Motors Corporation

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