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I love it so far, I was worried that the 0 to 60 time was going to be a little slower than it was still not fast at all but it should get the job done to get on to the interstate and stuff. I just can't decide on front wheel drive or awd
 

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I love it so far, I was worried that the 0 to 60 time was going to be a little slower than it was still not fast at all but it should get the job done to get on to the interstate and stuff. I just can't decide on front wheel drive or awd
I think it would be best, in keeping with it's low power, to choose FWD because of it's lighter weight.
It would also be interested to see if using the transmission in manual mode would help when you have to speed up quickly. None of the testers tried it during their videos.....one did mention it's existence and thought it wouldn't help.
 

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I like that they made the sunroof optional (I never use it); that the majority of drivers said it was comfortable (as I get older, I prioritize comfort) and handled road imperfections well; that visibility was good (vs the CX-30 for example); that the infotainment and climate systems have knobs and buttons (YEA!); that the AWD has independent rear suspension; disappointed that it seems the rear turn signals are NOT amber (either LED or bulb-amber are IMHO safer); that 1 of the only 2 interior colors that comes in the XLE trim is mocha and tan (might get dirty too easily); that the acceleration was always described as only "adequate". BOTTOM LINE: A really good entry in the small SUV market.
Note: I saw a YouTube video by a rally driver in Malaysia who drove the 1.8l engine and CVT in manual mode (2nd and 3rd gears) and was really tearing up the road....so, that might help to get the CC moving faster.
 

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I just know it has made it harder to make my decision on a new car. I was also looking at the Subaru Crosstrek and the Mazda CX-30 and I just can't decide lol.
 

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I like that they made the sunroof optional (I never use it); that the majority of drivers said it was comfortable (as I get older, I prioritize comfort) and handled road imperfections well; that visibility was good (vs the CX-30 for example); that the infotainment and climate systems have knobs and buttons (YEA!); that the AWD has independent rear suspension; disappointed that it seems the rear turn signals are NOT amber (either LED or bulb-amber are IMHO safer); that 1 of the only 2 interior colors that comes in the XLE trim is mocha and tan (might get dirty too easily); that the acceleration was always described as only "adequate". BOTTOM LINE: A really good entry in the small SUV market.
Note: I saw a YouTube video by a rally driver in Malaysia who drove the 1.8l engine and CVT in manual mode (2nd and 3rd gears) and was really tearing up the road....so, that might help to get the CC moving faster.
That's why I like black interiors and would choose that on the XLE.
I would love to try out manual mode when I get to test drive one. Have link to that video?

Actually am very interested in the "L". It is going to be difficult getting to see one because every dealer I contacted said all their first allotments are LE and XLE.

Funny what you said about sunroofs. I remember a salesman telling me how many people insist on a sunroof and never open them.
 

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Yeah...you're right. At the beginning of the sell cycle, dealers are always sent lots of "fully loaded" models. I'll bet the initial XLE's they receive come with AWD ($1300), the JBL sound system ($1450), sunroof and auto lift gate ($1200) and the adjustable headlight packages ($600)...at about $32k total...
Here's the driving impressions link of the 1.8l from Malaysia:
 

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Yeah...you're right. At the beginning of the sell cycle, dealers are always sent lots of "fully loaded" models. I'll bet the initial XLE's they receive come with AWD ($1300), the JBL sound system ($1450), sunroof and auto lift gate ($1200) and the adjustable headlight packages ($600)...at about $32k total...
Here's the driving impressions link of the 1.8l from Malaysia:
Thanks! That video was great. I have the manual shift mode on my 2015 automatic RAV4 and I never feel it necessary to use it because of sport mode. But it is great to see you can hang out at a lower gear other than 1st on the Cross for that extra oomph when needed. Makes me feel better about the Cross.

It is one of my pet peeves on how dealers load them down with options as they prep them, in addition to coming that way from the factory.
 

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Yeah...that rally driver really hustles! After seeing all the reviewers complaining about the Cross' acceleration, it's good to see an opposing view. Glad you liked it
 

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Yeah...that rally driver really hustles! After seeing all the reviewers complaining about the Cross' acceleration, it's good to see an opposing view. Glad you liked it
I am actually quite surprised so many reviewers didn't even try manual mode. They just complained instead. I certainly would have liked seeing that, especially with a US spec.
 

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all automobiles have their pluses and minuses. It seems that the consensus of the recently released initial videos of the USA built CC is that it looks good, rides good, sight lines from the driver’s seat are good, quality of the interior pieces are good, mileage is good, and predicted reliability is good. Sticker pricing should be affordable, if staying away from pricey trim levels, options and add ons. 0-60 times are slow. And I agree with PNWCCFAN. All things considered, the CC XLE is at the top of my “if I had to buy a vehicle today” list.
I like that they made the sunroof optional (I never use it); that the majority of drivers said it was comfortable (as I get older, I prioritize comfort) and handled road imperfections well; that visibility was good (vs the CX-30 for example); that the infotainment and climate systems have knobs and buttons (YEA!); that the AWD has independent rear suspension; disappointed that it seems the rear turn signals are NOT amber (either LED or bulb-amber are IMHO safer); that 1 of the only 2 interior colors that comes in the XLE trim is mocha and tan (might get dirty too easily); that the acceleration was always described as only "adequate". BOTTOM LINE: A really good entry in the small SUV market.
Note: I saw a YouTube video by a rally driver in Malaysia who drove the 1.8l engine and CVT in manual mode (2nd and 3rd gears) and was really tearing up the road....so, that might help to get the CC moving faster.
 

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all automobiles have their pluses and minuses. It seems that the consensus of the recently released initial videos of the USA built CC is that it looks good, rides good, sight lines from the driver’s seat are good, quality of the interior pieces are good, mileage is good, and predicted reliability is good. Sticker pricing should be affordable, if staying away from pricey trim levels, options and add ons. 0-60 times are slow. And I agree with PNWCCFAN. All things considered, the CC XLE is at the top of my “if I had to buy a vehicle today” list.
Welcome to the forum @Buckeyeboy! Was it the styling that got you interested in the Corolla Cross? Are you planning on ordering one when it comes out?
 
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