Toyota Corolla 1.8 Hybrid Excel 5dr CVT Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

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RRP £34,240What Car? Target Price£31,661
Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

The Toyota Corolla is a brilliant family car. It's comfortable, well made, well equipped and remarkably frugal in real-world driving. True, rear passenger space isn’t great, but as long as that flaw isn’t a dealbreaker for you, it's a fantastic buy. We recommend the 1.8-litre hybrid engine with Icon trim.

This range-topping trim is too pricey for us to recommend, although it adds part-leather seats and bigger (18in) alloys to everything that comes with cheaper Design trim.

With 138bhp at its disposal, the 1.8 has a 0-62mph time of 9.2sec, and has enough performance for everyday driving without needing to mash the accelerator into the carpet. It’s the best version based on price, performance and efficiency.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

60.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

361

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

106

g/km