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When You Can Expect 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid (with Video Review)

2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid release date. MPG plus versatility. Cannot wait.


I have been updating Toyota fans about new 2023 model release dates as I get them. Recently I wrote about 2023 Venza and Tacoma and Highlander and when to expect them.

Now, I have news about the new kid on the block.

Corolla Cross Hybrid.

2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid Release Date
2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid XSE Acidic Blast Profile ViewCorolla Cross XSE - Acidic Blast color

Corolla Cross was officially revealed to us earlier this Summer. And there is plenty to be excited about here.
Gas mileage that approaches 40mpg. New trim levels. Great technology, safety, and versatility.

But when will see it?

Early expectations are for a shipment date by the end of this year. Look for the first Toyota dealership arrivals around December time frame. This same timeline goes for the gas-powered Corolla Cross lineup as well.

2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Features

There will be five trim levels to choose from: LE, XLE, S, SE, and XSE. The latter three grades will be sportier than LE and XLE.

VIDEO REVIEW: I compare 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid SE vs XSE

All 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid trim levels are offered exclusively with Electronic All-Wheel Drive (AWD).

Other tidbits and specifications of note: 194 horsepower, a 0-60 time of 8.0 seconds, and a combined 37 miles per gallon.

A New Hybrid System

Corolla Cross Hybrid brings with it the benefits of the Fifth Generation Toyota Hybrid System. It will be interesting to get more powertrain and performance statistics and specifications as we get closer to the official launch date.

More 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid Features
2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid XSE Acidic Blast Profile View Corolla Cross SE Red front end

Toyota Audio Multimedia will make its way to Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid for 2023.

This new system will be incorporated into the full Toyota model lineup as time goes by. It is already found on 2022 Tundra and 2023 Sequoia. Look for it in 2023 versions of Corolla, RAV4, Highlander, Venza, and more.

My favorite features are crisp graphics, extensive and quick command processing speeds, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and the ability to pair two smartphones simultaneously.

Optimal Safety with 2023 Corolla Cross

Plan for standard Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 in all 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid vehicles. Improvements include motorcycle recognition in certain conditions, better lane detection when using lane departure alert and lane tracing assist systems, and intersection support.

Time for Your Corolla Cross Comments

Are you a fan of either Toyota Corolla Cross or Corolla Cross Hybrid? Which one are you leaning toward at the moment?

Do you own a Corolla Cross currently, and if so, how do you like it so far?

Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story.

Jeff Teague - I have been involved in the auto industry for nearly 20 years. I enjoy learning and sharing the most up-to-date news and information. My other talent is creating informative and entertaining automotive videos. I’ve been building and growing my Toyota YouTube channel “Toyotajeff” for the last 5 years. I take pride in delivering informative automotive news, how-to information, and reviews. My background serves me well with my writing. I hope you enjoy the news I bring you. Follow me on Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and send me news tips please.


Edward L Mayer (not verified)    August 29, 2022 - 10:19AM

i would like to know more about yhe corrola cross hybrid when available. thanks Ed Mayer.

John Brews (not verified)    September 1, 2022 - 11:01PM

I drive a 2021 Venza, a hybrid much like the RAV4 hybrid. Often the new Corolla Cross Hybrid is referred to as a “mini RAV4”. If that is accurate, it is good news as the Venza is a fine vehicle.

I hope true hybrids like this underline the deficiencies of the “mild hybrid” with its 12V and 48V batteries that need frequent replacement at great cost to owners. An example of handing off trouble to the consumer without transparency.