Toyota Corolla Touring Sports review

Category: Estate car

Section: Costs & verdict

Toyota Corolla Touring Sport infotainment
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 RHD front cornering
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 rear cornering
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 rear seats
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 front seats
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport infotainment
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 RHD front tracking
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 RHD left panning
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 RHD rear tracking
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 front right studio
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 rear left studio
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 front seats
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 boot open
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 RHD front cornering
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 rear cornering
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 rear seats
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 front seats
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport infotainment
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 RHD front tracking
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 RHD left panning
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 RHD rear tracking
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 front right studio
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 rear left studio
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 front seats
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 2020 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

In theory, there’s one truly compelling reason to choose a Corolla Touring Sports as your next company car: low CO2 emissions. The 1.8-litre hybrid model emits as little as 103g/km, which puts it in one of the lowest benefit-in-kind (BIK) company car tax bands in this class, and even the more powerful 2.0-litre hybrid emits less than 127g/km. 

Meanwhile, official fuel economy figures for the hybrid models are among the best in the family car class. We managed a test average of over 60mpg for the 1.8 and close to 50mpg for the 2.0-litre. It is worth noting, however, that hybrids tend to be at their most economical around town, while diesels provide better economy on motorways.

We’d recommend avoiding off-road inspired Trek as it's pretty pricey, even if the electric tailgate and keyless entry that are standard are handy. GR Sport is mainly styling upgrades for the money so not worth it, while Excel models are rather expensive.

Toyota Corolla Touring Sport infotainment

Reliability

The Corolla Touring Sports didn’t feature in the 2019 What Car? reliability survey, but Toyota as a brand finished in second place out of 31 manufacturers, outperforming the likes of Hyundai, Skoda, Vauxhall and Volkswagen. 

Overview

In hybrid form, the Toyota Corolla Touring Sports is a unique and rather convincing proposition in the estate car category, offering exceptionally low running costs, great residual values and plenty of standard equipment. Okay, its boot isn’t quite as large as those found in conventional rivals, but it’s not far off. In short, for buyers looking for an alternative to diesel, the Touring Sports is well worth a look.

  • Impressively low CO2 emissions on hybrids
  • Comfortable ride
  • Lots of standard kit
  • 1.8-litre engine can be a little noisy
  • Below-par infotainment system
  • Relatively small boot by traditional class standards
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