2022 Corolla Cross XLE vs RAV4 XLE

What are the main differences? Which one you should buy?
2021 Toyota RAV4 XLE gas

The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross XLE is a vehicle that has been designed for people who need to get from Point A to Point B. It’s not the most exciting car in the world, but it will get you where you need to go while being both comfortable and affordable.

The 2022 RAV4 XLE, on the other hand, is a crossover SUV with more bells and whistles than you can shake a stick at. But it also comes with an increased price tag so if your budget is tight then this might not be the right choice for you.

What are the differences between these cars? Let’s take a look at them below!

Price and Powertrain

 Corolla Cross XLERAV4 XLE
Pricing$33,990$35,550 (+$1,560)
Engine2.0 Litre 4-Cylinder2.5 Litre 4-Cylinder
TrainsmissionAutomatic CVTDirect Shift 8-speed Automatic
Horsepower 169203
Fuel Economy (City-Hwy-Combined)7.6/7.0/7.3 L/100km (FWD)
8.1/7/4/7/8 L/100km (AWD)
8.5/6.8/7.7 L/100km (FWD)
8.8/7.1/8.0 L/100km (AWD)
Length176.1 in. | 447.4 cm180.9 in. | 459.6 cm
Width71.8 in. | 182.4 cm73.0 in. | 185.4 cm
Height64.9 in. | 164.9 cm67.0 in. | 170.2 cm
Ground Clearance8.2 in. | 20.8 cm8.3 in. | 21.1 cm
Towing Capacity1500 lbs1500 lbs. | 680 kg
Manufactured inUnited StatesCanada

The Rav4 is a strong competitor to the Corolla Cross. The RAV4’s 2.5L engine produces 203 horsepower and can tow with its Direct Shift 8-speed CVT system, but it comes at an expense for fuel economy when compared to the Corolla Cross.

If your priority is for general commute then either vehicle should do just fine; however, if power and performance are more important then the RAV4 XLE is the best choice of the two.

Unique Features

Corolla Cross XLERAV4 XLE
Wireless ChargingLED Interior Light
Remote Connect & Service ConnectSport Tuned Front Suspension
Anti-Theft Alarm SystemMulti-Terrain Select
SiriusXM with 3-month All-Access TrialRain Sensing Wipers
Colour-Keyed Door Handles
Available in FWD (Cost around $1,600 less)

Corolla Cross XLE offers a range of features that are not available on the RAV4 XLE. Wireless charging will allow you to charge your phone without plugging it in. There’s an anti-theft alarm system and a trail of SiriusXM comes standard-you get 3 months all-access trial!

The RAV4 XLE is a perfect choice for those who want to be on-the-go and enjoy the outdoors. With its LED interior light, sport-tuned front suspension with multi-terrain select, rain-sensing wipers that turn into intermittent function when it rains or snows outside–this vehicle will have you ready to go anytime!

Similar Features

 Corolla Cross XLERAV4 XLE
Seat MaterialSofTex LeatherFabric
Audio System9 Speakers JBL System6 Speakers
Power Adjustable Driver Seat4-way w/ Lumbar Support8 way w/ Lumbar Support
Wheel Type18" Silver Alloy17″ Light Grey Metallic Alloy
HeadlightsPremium Bi-LEDProjector LED Lo
USB Charge Ports3 Total5 Total (1 USB-A/4 USB-C)

If you are looking for a more economical option, but still want to enjoy nearly all of the features that come with RAV4 XLE, then consider grabbing a Toyota Corolla Cross XLE. They cost several hundred dollar less than their Rav4 XLE counterparts and will offer things like SofTex leather seats as well as JBL audio system!

Standard Features

  • Power Sunroof
  • Power Back Door
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • Smart Key w/ Push Button Start
  • Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Tonneau Cover
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Daylight Running Lights
  • Power Adjustable Heated Side Mirrors
  • Front & Rear Splash Guards
  • Roof Rails
  • Temporary Spare Tire
Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 featuring:
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Bicycle Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Road Edge Detection
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Automatic High Beam

The RAV4 XLE and the Corolla Cross XLE are both great vehicles for driving around town. The first thing that you’ll notice is how similar their features can be compared to each other – there’s a lot of standard equipment on these models!

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