Toyota Corolla - Review, Specs, Pricing, Videos and More
Toyota’s compact car is a legend in the segment. Having been around for decades, the Corolla is a poster child for good value reliable transportation. In its latest iteration, the car can now be had as a hybrid or with all-wheel drive.
Easy to drive and with great efficiency, the Corolla is still a top choice for those looking for a sensible small car.
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Multiple available body styles, available hybrid (plus AWD), improved infotainment
Tight second row, AWD is hybrid-only, light on in-cabin storage
The Toyota Corolla continues to be a solid pick for drivers seeking reliable and affordable transportation. Its new style and tech really help seal the deal.
Table of contents
- Toyota Corolla LE Vs SE: Which Trim is Right for You?
- Toyota Corolla LE Vs Nissan Sentra SR Comparison
- Toyota Corolla Hybrid AWD vs Mazda3 AWD Comparison
- 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid AWD First Drive Review: All-Weather Fuel Miser
- Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla: Which Compact Sedan is Right For You?
- Toyota Corolla vs Hyundai Elantra Comparison
- Detailed Specs
- Our Final Verdict
Toyota Corolla LE Vs SE: Which Trim is Right for You?
The Toyota Corolla remains a mainstay of the automotive world.
Sure, SUVs have become the fashionable choice—and there’s now a Corolla Cross for just that—but the Toyota Corolla continues to be one of the best-selling cars in North America. It’s easy to see why: a bulletproof reputation, ease of use, and an affordable price tag are hard to ignore.
As part of a refresh for the 2023 model year, the Corolla family grew again, with a whole lot more hybrid availability. We’re sticking to the more affordable gas models for this trim-on-trim comparison, which now all share the same larger (yet more economical) 2.0-liter engine. So which is it that satisfies more, the Corolla LE or SE?
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Toyota Corolla LE Vs Nissan Sentra SR Comparison
So you’ve been called back to the office.
It’s not a full five-days-a-week expectation anymore, which is good, since you moved further out of town. You need a sensible set of wheels, whether it’s to brave downtown, or even just shoot over to the nearby train station.
There are few cars more sensible than the Toyota Corolla. The perennial best-seller saw a useful round of updates for this year. The bulk of the changes focused on the empowered hybrid and it gaining AWD—to say nothing of the riotous GR Corolla. But the humble LE saw a big improvement too, gaining the more powerful and more efficient 2.0-liter engine found elsewhere in the lineup. It also saw a huge infotainment improvement, which should make those early morning commutes easier.
Read the full comparison here.
Toyota Corolla Hybrid AWD vs Mazda3 AWD Comparison
It’s true: the Toyota Corolla Hybrid and the Mazda3 sedan carry the torch, now that the Subaru Impreza has gone hatch-only for 2024. The only other choices are to move up a size or head to SUV town—and even some of those are just skipping AWD altogether.
Despite representing 100 percent of this particular niche, the Toyota and Mazda are quite different in execution. The Corolla saw an update for 2023, improving the hybrid powertrain and adding AWD for good measure. Meanwhile the 3 has been offering all-paw grip basically since this generation launched, and continues to hold a reputation as the driver’s choice in the segment. Managing editor Mike Schlee and I spent a week with these two opposing forces to see which does the job better.
2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid AWD First Drive Review: All-Weather Fuel Miser
It’s not often the new version of a car is priced lower than its predecessor.
Yet that’s just what’s happened with the 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. The LE trim has seen a roughly five-percent reduction, to an entirely sensible $23,895 ($29,310 CAD), including destination.
Not the one I’m driving, though. Along with a model-wide refresh, the 2023 Corolla has gained an AWD option for its fuel-sipping Hybrid model. What Toyota has created here is an honest, utterly sensible confluence of no-frills daily transport and a dash of extra poor-weather capability. Not under the spell of the SUV, and tired of seeing the local gas station employees more than some of your family? Your chariot awaits.
Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla: Which Compact Sedan is Right For You?
Crossovers might be the norm but the compact sedan isn’t out of the running yet.
It’s no secret that compact crossovers are more popular than ever before. They might essentially be large hatches on stilts, but the boxy shape and edgy styling seem to attract customers in throngs. Where some manufacturers have all but given up on the compact sedan, it is heartening to see the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla soldier on.
Where most sedans lose out to compact crossovers, the aforementioned titans of the family sedan segment are still in high demand. The Civic and the Corolla offer an ideal option for anyone looking for a compact, functional and affordable family vehicle. While short on luggage capacity compared to crossovers, their comfort levels and practicality cannot be questioned. With the 2022 Civic, Honda has pushed the compact sedan envelope even further. So does its biggest home turf rival, the Toyota Corolla still stand a chance against the Civic or is the Honda now the go-to choice for compact sedans? Let’s find out.
Toyota Corolla vs Hyundai Elantra Comparison
Last year in the US, the Corolla outsold the Elantra at a rate of over 2 to 1.
The Corolla is a global sales juggernaut: in 2016, Toyota figured over 44 million Corollas had been sold around the world over its lifetime. By our estimates, that puts the total at around 50 million by now.
All that is to say Toyota’s darling is the target for Hyundai’s latest Elantra. We’d say the Honda Civic is—what with it being the segment sales leader in both Canada and the US—but it’s in the process of being replaced. Besides, last time the Civic and Corolla faced off, we gave the nod to the ‘Rolla. Now it must defend its crown.
|Price||$21,550 - $26,600|
|Engine||2.0-liter 4-cylinder / 1.8-liter 4-cylinder + hybrid|
|Power||169 hp / 134 hp|
|Torque||151 lb-ft / 156 lb-ft|
|Drivetrain||CVT / eCVT|
|Transmission||FWD / AWD|
|Fuel Economy (city/hwy)||31–53 mpg / 40–46 mpg|
|Cargo Capacity||13.1 cu ft|
Our Final Verdict
|Quality and Styling||7.0|