2021 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid vs Subaru XV: Spec Sheet Battle

Updated Aug 21, 2020
  • Table of contents
  • 1. Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid vs Subaru XV: Crossover clash
  • 2. Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid vs Subaru XV: Exterior
  • 3. Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid vs Subaru XV: Interior
  • 4. Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid vs Subaru XV: Engine and Performance
  • 5. Toyota Corolla Cross vs Subaru XV: Safety features
  • 6. Toyota Corolla Cross vs Subaru XV: Variants and Price
  • 7. Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid vs Subaru XV: Conclusion
Which crossover is better on paper?

1. Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid vs Subaru XV: Crossover clash

Crossovers are taking over the global car market. Here in the Philippines, one of the popular crossovers is the Subaru XV. With that in mind, Toyota Motor Philippines wants to join the tightly contested crossover segment by bringing in the Corolla Cross. 

But which is better on paper? The Subaru XV or the recently launched Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid? Let’s find out.

A picture of the Corolla Cross and the XV head to head.

Let's compare the Toyota Corolla Cross and the Subaru XV

2. Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid vs Subaru XV: Exterior

In terms of dimensions, the all-new Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid measures 4,460 mm long, is 1,825 mm wide, and 1,620 mm high. The Corolla based crossover also has a wheelbase length of 2,640 mm and a ground clearance of 165 mm.

Toyota Corolla CrossSubaru XV

Compare the Toyota Corolla Cross (Left) with the Subaru XV (right) using this slider

On the other hand, the Subaru XV is 4,465 mm long, 1,800 mm wide, 1,615 mm high. The Impreza derived Subaru crossover has a wheelbase length of 2,665 mm and a ground clearance of 220 mm.

To sum it up, the Subaru XV is longer, while the Toyota Corolla Cross is wider. The XV also has a longer wheelbase. Of note, Subaru’s crossover comes with more ground clearance than the Toyota Corolla Cross. 

Toyota Corolla CrossSubaru XV

Which crossover is better looking from the side?

For exterior amenities, both the Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid and the top-spec Subaru XV come with LED headlamps, electronic folding side mirrors with repeaters, rain-sensing wipers, LED daytime running lamps, and a lot of body cladding for that tough look.

3. Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid vs Subaru XV: Interior

For the interior, the Corolla Cross Hybrid and the XV can comfortably seat five people. Both of these crossovers are also equipped with automatic air-conditioning with a vent for rear passengers. The two crossovers also feature leather-clad seating (depending on the variant), electronically adjustable driver seats, a push to start button, and steering wheel-mounted controls with adaptive cruise control.

A picture of the interior of the Corolla Cross.

The interior of the Toyota Corolla Cross. Dark, subtle, and well arranged

With regards to infotainment systems, the Subaru XV comes with an eight-inch touchscreen capable of connecting via USB, Bluetooth, HDMI, and Aux jack. While the touchscreen on the Toyota Corolla Cross is smaller by an inch, it can also connect via Bluetooth and USB. However, the Corolla Cross’ infotainment touchscreen is integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. 

A picture of the interior of the Subaru XV

While the interior of the XV is also well arranged, it does offer a bit more color

Moreover, both crossovers have 12-volt charging sockets and rearview parking cameras. However, the XV doesn’t have an auto-dimming rearview mirror, which is a feature that can be found in the Corolla Cross Hybrid. 

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4. Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid vs Subaru XV: Engine and Performance

Under the hood, the XV only has one engine option, which is the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Boxer engine that can churn out a maximum of 154 horsepower and 196 Nm of torque. All variants of the XV use a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which sends power to all four wheels via an all-wheel-drive system.

The Toyota Corolla Cross, on the other hand, has two engine options. For the entry-level Corolla Cross G, its engine bay contains a 1.8-liter 2ZR-FBE gasoline inline-4 that can produce up to 138 horsepower and 172 Nm of torque.

The highlight of the Toyota Corolla Cross is its hybrid powertrain available in the top-of-the-line variant. It still uses a 1.8-liter inline-4 gasoline engine but it is paired up with an electric motor.

In total, the hybrid system can make up to 120 horsepower and 142 Nm of torque. Both variants of the Toyota Corolla Cross use a CVT, which sends power to the front wheels.

 
Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid
Toyota Corolla Cross G
Subaru XV
Engine
1.8-liter Atkinson Cycle Gasoline Inline-4 + Electric Motor
1.8-liter Gasoline Inline-4 DOHC, Dual VVT-I
2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline Boxer engine
Drivetrain
Front-wheel-drive
Front-wheel-drive
All-wheel-drive
Maximum Horsepower
120
138
154
Maximum Torque
142
172
196
Transmission
CVT
CVT
CVT
Front Suspension
MacPherson strut
MacPherson strut
MacPherson strut
Rear Suspension
Torsion beam
Torsion beam
Double Wishbone
Front Brakes
Ventilated Disc
Ventilated Disc
Ventilated Disc
Rear Brakes
Solid Disc
Solid Disc
Ventilated Disc

5. Toyota Corolla Cross vs Subaru XV: Safety features

When it comes to safety, both the Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid and the Subaru XV are well equipped. Both of these crossovers have anti-lock braking with electronic brakeforce distribution, stability control with traction control, brake assist, and an engine immobilizer with anti-theft alarm. On the passive side, both crossover models have seven airbags and come with ISOFIX tethers.

For active safety, the Subaru is equipped with the Subaru Eyesight safety suite that includes features such as emergency braking, pre-collision throttle management, lane keep assist, rear vehicle detection, brake override, reverse automatic braking, and lane departure warning.

The hybrid variant of the all-new Corolla Cross, on the other hand, is integrated with the Toyota Safety Sense tech. The said tech features lane departure alert, automatic high beams, pre-collision system, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring.

As you can see, both crossovers are loaded with safety features that will give you confidence and peace of mind while you’re out on the road. However, the Subaru XV comes with reverse automatic braking as well as a brake override system, which the Corolla Cross doesn’t have.

6. Toyota Corolla Cross vs Subaru XV: Variants and Price

Toyota Corolla Cross variants
Price
Colors available
1.8 V HV
Php 1,665,000
Platinum White Pearl Mica
Php 1,650,000
Metal Stream Metallic
Red Mica Metallic
Attitude Black Mica
1.8 G CVT
Php 1,300,000
Platinum White Pearl Mica
Php 1,285,000
Metal Stream Metallic
Red Mica Metallic
Attitude Black Mica

>>> Check out our Toyota dealerships list

Subaru XV Variants
Price
Subaru XV 2.0i CVT
Php 1,568,000
Subaru XV 2.0i-S Eyesight CVT
Php 1,858,000
Subaru XV GT Edition 2.0i-S EyeSight
Php 1,938,000

>>> Find the nearest Subaru dealerships right here!

7. Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid vs Subaru XV: Conclusion

As you can see from the pricelist above, the Subaru XV is a bit pricier than the Corolla Cross. The reason for that could be attributed to the XV’s larger engine displacement as well as its all-wheel-drive system.  

Both of these crossovers do come with adaptive cruise control, which means that both the XV and the Corolla Cross Hybrid can potentially become really great long-distance runners. Furthermore, both vehicles have comparable safety features and just about the same amount of interior amenities.

Remember though that while the Subaru XV's safety kit does offer a bit more with its rear automatic braking system, the Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid is just as advanced with its pre-collision system. Plus, it has a slightly better infotainment system.

Corolla Cross rearXV rear

Which crossover has a better looking rear end?

Overall, if you’re looking for a vehicle that’s more capable to drive through slippery roads, gravel, or mud, then the Subaru XV is the more suitable crossover for you.

However, if you’re going to use a crossover primarily as a city commuter, then the Toyota Corolla Cross is the ideal vehicle for you. In addition, the top-spec Corolla Cross Hybrid might yield better numbers in regards to fuel economy due to its hybrid powertrain.

For more comparison articles like this, keep reading here on Philktose.com.

 

Author

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar learned how to drive a car years before he got his license. Today, he's still looking for that perfect '90s Japanese coupe to drive into the sunset while listening to Crazy Little Love by Nuage. Also has a thing for badass off-road vehicles and weird engine swaps. 

 

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