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Notable Features in 2020
Five-seat compact sedan
First hybrid Corolla
Front-wheel drive
Automatic transmission
Hybrid has just one trim level
Hatchback only available with gas-only engine

Price Range     $23,100–$23,100
Consumer Rating     (4.6)9 reviews
Combined MPG (Miles Per Gallon)     52
Body Styles     Sedan

The Good
Fuel economy
Sophisticated safety and driver-assistance tech standard
Intuitive multimedia system
Easy-access Latch anchors
Comfortable ride
Off-the-line power

The Bad
No Android Auto
Stingy cabin storage provisions
Pedal feel
Fixed head restraints interfere with child-safety seat fit
Small trunk
Hybrid lacks options available on non-hybrid

The verdict: Life is a constant tug-of-war between needs and wants, and while the 2020 Corolla Hybrid probably isn’t anyone’s dream car, it’s an approachable hybrid that solidly meets everyday needs.

Versus the competition: The Corolla Hybrid matches rivals in fuel economy and price, but falls behind in cabin finishes and cargo room.

The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is all-new, joining the regular Corolla sedan, which was redesigned for 2020, and the Corolla Hatchback, which debuted for 2019; see them compared.

It competes against other compact hybrids, including the Honda Insight sedan and Hyundai Ioniq hatchback; see them compared.

The Corolla Hybrid uses a 1.8-liter four-cylinder gas engine that pairs with two electric motors, and they’re all integrated in a smooth and natural way. That’s no surprise given it’s borrowed from the granddaddy of hybrids, the Toyota Prius.

Power comes on quickly from a stop and builds smoothly for sufficient midrange response. I’m not enthusiastic about continuously variable automatic transmissions, but the Corolla Hybrid’s doesn’t offend as much as others. (Technically, the Corolla’s hybrid drivetrain doesn’t use a belt and pulleys, which is usually what’s at play with a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission); Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive has continuously variable gear ratios and lacks the familiar shifting feel many CVTs now incorporate.)

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Toyota 

New Car Program Benefits
Bumper-to-Bumper     36 months / 36,000 miles
Powertrain     60 months / 60,000 miles
Roadside Assistance     24 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
Maximum Age/Mileage     7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic Warranty Terms     12 months/12, 000 miles
Powertrain     7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer Certification Required     160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside Assistance     Yes


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