New Toyota Corolla Touring Sports review

Category: Estate car

Section: Costs & verdict

Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 interior infotainment
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 front left tracking
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 rear left tracking
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 interior dashboard
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 interior rear seats
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 interior front seats
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 interior infotainment
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 front cornering
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 right tracking
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 rear left tracking
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 front cornering
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 front static
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 rear static
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 above static
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 interior driver display
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 boot open
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 front left tracking
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 rear left tracking
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 interior dashboard
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 interior rear seats
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 interior front seats
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 interior infotainment
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 front cornering
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 right tracking
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 rear left tracking
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 front cornering
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 front static
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 rear static
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 above static
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 interior driver display
  • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 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 Toyota 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 112g/km. 

Official fuel economy figures for the hybrid models are among the best in the estate cars class. We managed a test average of more than 60mpg for the 1.8 and close to 50mpg for the 2.0-litre, and the latest updates to the engines are likely to improve on these figures. It's worth noting that hybrids tend to be at their most economical around town, while diesels provide better economy on motorways.

We reckon Icon Tech is the one to go for though, because it keeps the price reasonable while adding a good haul of upgrades, including sat-nav and parking sensors. The only major omission is rain-sensing wipers – you’ll need to upgrade to Design trim if you want those. Design also adds 17in alloy wheels, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and privacy glass.

We’d recommend avoiding the off-road inspired Trek variant because it's pretty pricey (although its standard electric tailgate and keyless entry are handy to have). The extra cost of GR Sport trim mainly gets you some styling upgrades that we don't think are worth the money. Excel models are rather expensive too.

Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 interior infotainment

Reliability

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
  • Relatively small boot by estate car standards
  • So-so infotainment system
  • 12.3in digital instrument cluster could be easier to use
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