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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.
|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