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Hey all, I see that the AWD has a flatter back than the FWD. I want to put a mattress in the back for car camping. Has anyone gotten a mattress pad for their 2022 Corolla Cross? Just trying to figure out if a twin or full mattress would possibly fit.

If you have the dimensions, that would be awesome too. TIA!
 

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Hi @minklyn welcome to the forum! I think at least a twin mattress will fit. Someone in Japan did some camping in their Corolla Cross and you can see their sleeping setup starting at the 10:38 mark of the video. Do you have your Corolla Cross or are you waiting to order it?

 

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The only specs I can find for the Cross’ cargo area are in the rather useless cubic feet. I couldn’t find anywhere that listed the length and width of that space. Maybe someone here who has one can go out with a tape measure for us?

That said, it is almost certain that a mattress will not fit in the Cross. I bought a twin sized memory foam mattress for my 2017 Subaru Outback. The mattress is 75 inches long and 38 inches wide. The Outback was wide enough, but I had to cut 7 inches of length off of the mattress to be able to close the tailgate. That was with the mattress over the folded second row seats. It was just long enough to sleep on comfortably.

I’m going to try to get that same mattress into the Cross, but I know I will have to cut it down even further. That means that one likely will have to lie down diagonally to fit in there, and might have to extend into the front passenger seat (assuming it folds down at all). Without length/width information on that space it’s impossible to know how well it will work (if at all).
 

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Hi @minklyn welcome to the forum! I think at least a twin mattress will fit. Someone in Japan did some camping in their Corolla Cross and you can see their sleeping setup starting at the 10:38 mark of the video. Do you have your Corolla Cross or are you waiting to order it?

I'll be ordering my CC from Japan, as they include that camping package with Japanese dinner included! 😋😅
 

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Hey all, I see that the AWD has a flatter back than the FWD. I want to put a mattress in the back for car camping. Has anyone gotten a mattress pad for their 2022 Corolla Cross? Just trying to figure out if a twin or full mattress would possibly fit.

If you have the dimensions, that would be awesome too. TIA!
It's weird that you never see specs for any dimension other than volume, which for me is always a shoulder shrug. The dealership should be able to provide that from their service manuals... if they can figure out how to read one. I tried to find out the proper idle rpms and they thought I was crazy. For the modern dealer trained mechanic, the proper rpms is when the computer gives 'em a thumbs up!

I doubt that a full-sized mattress will fit, I would recommend getting a foam mattress that you trim to fit, for an exact fit. Also, the dealership could call you to come in and measure when they have one come through for prep before the owner picks up. I got to sit inside one that way.
 

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I measured one at a dealership.
Cargo area rear seats up: 36"wide x 30"deep (to the rear corner).
Cargo area rear seats folded: 36"wide (at wheelwells) x ~60"to ~62", to the back of the driver's seat, which was in hindmost position. Will be bonus inches if the seat isn't all the way back.
Diagonal with rear seats down: ~71", good enough to get my skis in.
 

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You may want to look at the tents that are made to attach to back of SUVs. I have had my cross since late November and have looked at under 1500 lb campers and hassocks that fit under the rear seat to make it level and in the end maybe I just rent a cabin by the Lake don't know yet.
 

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Great to know! Just a few inches smaller than the Outback. A trimmed foam mattress should fit just fine and be big enough to sleep on. In my Outback I have the mattress on a platform with 5 inches of space underneath for storage. With the raised bump that the rear seats have in the Cross, sounds like that might be required to have a level surface all the way back. My platform is made from 3 overlapping pieces of plywood that can “telescope” in a rear crash. (A single solid piece wouldn’t be safe)

I measured one at a dealership.
Cargo area rear seats up: 36"wide x 30"deep (to the rear corner).
Cargo area rear seats folded: 36"wide (at wheelwells) x ~60"to ~62", to the back of the driver's seat, which was in hindmost position. Will be bonus inches if the seat isn't all the way back.
Diagonal with rear seats down: ~71", good enough to get my skis in.
 

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I have a helinox campin cot and used it to sleep In the back of my cross w the front seats all the way forward n upright. It was tight but it worked. I rec using boards under the cot since the wheel cover n back of the seat are flimsy
 

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I'm finishing up my bed build for the Cross this weekend. Here is the basic crash-worthy mattress platform design made out of 37"-wide sheets of 1/4" plywood and 5" high 2x6 supports (in the back and center). There is enough space to fit some tools, umbrella, tripods and a full-size underbed box for storage underneath. I used small brad nails to secure the overlaps. This setup is to allow the platform to "telescope" in a crash instead of acting like a guillotine if I'm ever rear-ended by a semi.

Rectangle Shade Slope Wood Facade

I ended up having to cut an additional 5" off of my memory foam mattress from its Subaru Outback length, but it is still long enough to sleep comfortably when lying diagonally.
 

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I'm finishing up my bed build for the Cross this weekend. Here is the basic crash-worthy mattress platform design made out of 37"-wide sheets of 1/4" plywood and 5" high 2x6 supports (in the back and center). There is enough space to fit some tools, umbrella, tripods and a full-size underbed box for storage underneath. I used small brad nails to secure the overlaps. This setup is to allow the platform to "telescope" in a crash instead of acting like a guillotine if I'm ever rear-ended by a semi. View attachment 599 I ended up having to cut an additional 5" off of my memory foam mattress from its Subaru Outback length, but it is still long enough to sleep comfortably when lying diagonally.
 

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Please post some pics when its all said and done :) I also am wondering if your supports will be feasible. The material of the back of the seat is very thin, as is the wheel cover, I don't think they will hold small surface area/supports, just my opinion. You might need a board underneath those to make sure your plywood doesn't go through the back of the seat or bend the wheel well cover. I only say this bc this was a limitation in my just throwing the cot in back, the legs needed to be positioned just right....
I too am working on a platform that folds up into a small table. 4 pieces that hinge together. You can screw on pipe legs for underneath storage or use pvc or just have it lay flat on the back of the seat/wheel well cover.
 

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I bought the REI trailgate cot 40" which is on sale now and it fits with the seats all the way forwards. It's 72" long which is squeeze but works. Head room is not generous, you can't sit up with the cot in the car but its better than a tent in lightning. The bag/parts itself also is quite large. Just thought I'd share for the non-handy types
 
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