2022 Toyota Corolla Cross vs Subaru Crosstrek AWD Off-Road and Snow

We test the capability of the new 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross XLE’s Dynamic Torque Control all-wheel drive system. How does it compare against the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport when the going gets tough? We test it in a common off-road setting to find out! Then it’s time to play in the snow.

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00:00 – Introduction
00:30 – XLE Features
03:16 – Who is this for?
07:20 – Corolla Cross AWD Off-Road Test
12:44 – Subaru Crosstrek Sport Off-Road Test
15:08 – Corolla Cross AWD Snow Test

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39 thoughts on “2022 Toyota Corolla Cross vs Subaru Crosstrek AWD Off-Road and Snow”

  1. Here is the thing remember Toyota has a certain amount of ownership with Subaru. So with that said you can say Toyota is Subaru

  2. I like your review. Subaru is the bench mark. I wouldn’t buy corolla cross xle for 33k. There are options like Mazda CX-5. Toyota is overpricing their fleet like Honda. Soon they will be taken over by Kia and Hyundai. I paid $33k for cx-5 turbo Carbon edition. Sorry corolla cross.

  3. Nice video!! I was wanting to see how the Toyota Corolla Cross did. Not bad, it needs better tires and a 2 inch lift and a G56 rear locker then it would have done a lot better.

  4. Where is this course near Gold Bar? Are there easier paths that a stock Crosstrek could take without pushing it quite so much?

  5. At 11 sec 0-60 I stopped watching. I’ve lived with a slow car for 17 years. Not gonna buy one that’s off slow brand new.

  6. Instant loss of interest when you said CVT… Was hoping for a proper auto or at least a manual. Disappointing, but not surprising.

  7. If reliability wasn't a factor, I would probably have gone for the Subaru just to get the more powerful engine, but I've heard enough about premature failures of Subaru's CVTs (both from people I know and online), plus the blown gasket issue with their boxer engines, that I've decided I wouldn't risk getting one. I'd, therefore, go with the Toyota, though I'd test drive it thoroughly first to see if I can live with the engine's performance.

  8. I like the Toyota Cross. In your testing I get the impression snow tires would have made a lot of difference in the hill test and driving in the snow.

  9. Reminds me of the RAV4. I know you mentioned they have the same AWD setup but the tuning is different. In your opinion was the RAV4 tuned better?

  10. I bought a 2021 Subaru Forester last year and it's been a great purchase. Why do I keep watching your videos if I have no intention of buying a new car? Well, they're just fun to watch. And when you bring your Crosstrek in for the fun of it, it adds a layer of depth to the video (and for me, something to root for 😬). Great job with this Toyota.

    P.S. I love the gauge cluster on the Toyota, but I hate the way the infotainment system looks. It looks old to me, but some people think it is modern. Is there something wrong with me? 😂

  11. Subaru offers the Crosstrek in 6 speed manual transmission, Corolla doesn't. Subaru already won and my money goes to Subaru because of it.

  12. As a multi car mechanic for 30 years, these are the most reliable brands: 1st Toyota, 2nd Toyota, 3rd Toyota and then Honda and Cummins. Stay away from Chrysler (Jeep, Dodge) and most Ford/ GM entry level vehicles.

  13. I'm glad , I bought my jeep cherokee trailhawk 2021 last year , costed 34000 , I know toyota has a reputation with reliability but da…..amm …

  14. Great review, I think they are two different all wheel drive systems and one thing the Cross will have is bulletproof reliability. It will probably last a very long time. Maybe 2 decades if rust proof with oil base coating.

  15. As per mine opinion, AWD is still weakest place of Toyota’s SUV. And I mean not a mechanics, but soft algorithms which are insane – it does nothing when small push is required or proceeds spinning a wheel without a traction.

  16. Corolla Cross looks great. Nothing against Subarus but after having Corolla alltracs and Tercel 4wds I am looking forward to the Hybrid version coming to the market here in Australia.

  17. I’d love to see the same all season tires on the Subaru for a true comparison apples to apples! Tires make an incredible difference.

  18. Thanks: was very keen to see how the Corolla Cross would do. Would love to see a RAV4 LE/XLE try the same things with the Rock and Dirt mode.


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