New Toyota Corolla Touring Sports review

Category: Estate car

Section: Driving

Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 rear left tracking
  • 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:
  • Engine, 0-60mph and gearbox
  • Suspension and ride comfort
  • Handling
  • Noise and vibration

Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

Engine, 0-60mph and gearbox

Updates to the Toyota Corolla Touring Sports' hybrid system mean that the latest version of the entry-level 1.8-litre engine has 138bhp at its disposal, dropping its 0-62mph time to 9.4sec – the same as our preferred 128bhp 1.5-litre VW Golf Estate. It’s noticeably faster than the 123bhp 1.0-litre Ford Focus Estate (Ecoboost 125), which takes 10.5sec to do the same sprint.

The 1.8 has more than enough performance for everyday driving and getting up to motorway speeds when it’s just you in the car. The only time you may need a bit more oomph is when overtake a dawdling motorist on a country road and you’ve got a car packed to the rafters.

The jacked-up, off-road inspired Trek version has added ground clearance, but that doesn't translate into a more comfortable ride.

Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 2022 rear left tracking

Handling

When driven in a leisurely fashion, the Corolla Touring Sports handles well enough. The steering is fairly accurate and builds weight in a predictable and reassuring fashion. There’s a decent feeling of composure as well, provided you don't expect really quick changes of direction. Trek models handle much the same as regular versions.

When you start to push harder, you notice that the Corolla Touring Sports is less keen to tuck its nose into corners than the Focus Estate or even the Octavia Estate, and runs out of front-end grip sooner than either. Put simply, if you want a car that’ll have you grinning on a challenging road, there are better options. 

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